Grant Name: Rental Apartment Efficiency

Status:

Active

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Deadline:

Ongoing

Description

This Program helps apartment building managers and property owners make simple changes to their building to save money, energy and water and improve tenant comfort. A building energy assessment with engineering consultants will help identify no- and low-cost ways to improve a building’s energy efficiency. Rebates are also offered for upgrading to high-efficiency space and water heating systems.

Eligibility

The building must:

  1. be a purpose-built rental (apartment building, hotel or motel) containing a minimum of nine units
  2. receive natural gas and/or electricity under a commercial rate class from FortisBC or municipal electricity of Grand Forks, Penticton, Summerland and Nelson Hydro
  3. have central electric1 or natural gas water heating
  4. not be slated for demolition
  5. not have water-efficient showerheads and aerators previously installed in the rental suites

How to Apply?

  1. Submit a completed and signed Rental Apartment Efficiency Program application to suitesavings@fortisbc.com.
  2. Allow a minimum of 30 days to process your application.
  3. If your application is approved, we’ll contact you to schedule a date for the building energy assessment and the direct installation of showerheads, faucet aerators and light bulbs (if applicable). Installations will happen on a weekday. We can also provide apartment building owners and managers with posters to display in common areas of the building to remind tenants of the scheduled upgrades.

Funding Amount

Based on individual applications

Contact Information

Processing Fee

N/A

Location/Classification

British Columbia

Environmental

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