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The Regional District Central Kootenay (RDCK) is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and saving energy. The Regional Energy Efficiency Program (REEP) has three routes for saving energy and money in your home. By participating, you will access help through the process such as next steps, energy advisors, contractors, rebates, and low interest financing.

Which Program is best for you?

*The EnerGuide Evaluation is required for the NEW Greener Homes Grant

EnerGuide Evaluation

If you own your home and are looking to renovate this program gives you access to an EnerGuide home energy evaluation which includes:

  • Pre-Retrofit Evaluation
    • Blower door test
    • Guidance through next steps
    • Access to rebates, incentives, and financing
  • Post-Retrofit Evaluation
    • Blower door test
    • Updated EnerGuide rating, so you can see how much energy savings you achieved

Income Qualified (free)

If you rent or own your home and qualify based on your household income, this program offers:

  • Free Energy Evaluation (not EnerGuide)
  • Free installation of energy efficient products

And some may qualify for:

  • Free energy efficient refrigerator
  • Natural Gas Furnace
  • Insulation

Energy Conservation Assistance Program (FortisBC/BC Hydro/Nelson Hydro)

New Homes

If you are looking to build a new home, either yourself, or with a contractor, this program will provide:

  • Information on energy efficient, high performing homes
  • Information on the BC Step Code
  • Information on incentives available
  • Advice on heating systems
  • Support on Integrated Design Process
  • Step Code Information Pack

Not sure about registering? You can contact the program manager to determine which program is best for you.

Are you a business? Learn more about rebates here.

The City of Nelson launched EcoSave in 2012 to provide a simple, accessible and locally focused way to help residents save energy. After great successes in Nelson, The City partnered with the RDCK in 2019 to enhance and expand the program across the RDCK to benefit all residents within the region. To date over 1,000 people have registered.

What Participants Say About the EcoSave Program

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