CMHC Green Home Program

Energy-Efficient Housing made more Affordable with Mortgage Loan Insurance

More than 17 percent of the energy consumed in Canada is used to run our homes. Buying an energy-efficient home or making energy-saving renovations can offer big savings. A 10% CMHC mortgage loan insurance premium refund and extended amortization period without surcharge may be available when you use CMHC insured financing to purchase an energy-efficient home or make energy-saving renovations. For more information, visit CMHC Green Home.

BC Hydro Power Smart New Home Program

Create comfortable homes that cost less to operate

BC Hydro's Power Smart New Home Program encourages builders and developers to build an energy-efficient home. A Power Smart home. Working with builders and developers, BC Hydro Power Smart – in partnership with FortisBC – wants to create homes that cost less to operate and are more comfortable places to live. For more information, click here

BC Government Tax Credits

First-time New Home Buyers' Bonus

The Government of British Columbia has a program for first time home buyers that provide a one-time refundable income tax credit worth up to $10,000. For more information, click here.

BC Hydro Energy Upgrade Grants

Home Renovation Grants

BC Hydro has grants to assist with energy renovation upgrades on existing residential homes. Heating your home with electricity is a requirement. For more information, click here.  

Featured Project


Energy-Efficient Chalet on Hudson Bay Mountain Built with SIPs

When Jodie and Rob Blackburn decided to build a private chalet on Hudson Bay Mountain, they knew a conventional stick-frame construction was not going to be the most efficient building for their needs. 

“I began to research energy efficiency and affordability and your companies’ product quickly became the front-runner,” says Rob. “We chose Net-Zero Structure’s structural insulated panels (SIPs) for many reasons including ease and speed of erection as well as cost and availability.” 


Did You Know?

Exceptional indoor air quality and temperature control. Net-Zero SIPs are manufactered using formeldyhude free resins and are assembled using low-VOC adhesives and sealing foam.

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