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

Net-Zero Moricetown Housing Project

Net-Zero completed four homes for the Moricetown Band earlier this year, built with Structurally Insulated Panels and screw pile foundations. 

The 833 square foot houses come with two bedrooms and one bath as well as high efficiency wood stoves, the smallest houses Net-zero has built so far.


Did You Know?

As the difference between ambient air and the air encapsulated in the EPS foam in a Net-Zero SIP panel become more and more pronounced, the r-value of the foam increases. The practical implication is that the colder it gets, the more insulation value the foam has.  Read more...

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