The Regional District Central Kootenay (RDCK) is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and saving energy. The Regional Energy Efficiency Program (REEP) has three options 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.







This is for homeowners who are interested in completing a home energy assessment for interest, house sale or are looking at carrying out home renovations:


By registering for REEP, you will recieve:

  1. A dedicated team to support you through your renovation journey
  2. Information on currentl upgrade options, technologies, energy advisors, contractors, rebates, incentives and low-interest financing
  3. Support in booking an EnerGuide audit both before and after your renovation
  4. Register to have an EnerGuide home energy evaluation, and you will learn where heat is escaping and which energy upgrades you should focus on.
    This is also the FIRST STEP required in the Canada Greener Homes Grant (where you can get grants up to $5,000 towards energy upgrades and discounted EnerGuide evaluations 




 FREE to participate: 







If you rent or own your home and qualify based on your household income, this program offers free installation and supply of energy efficient products.


Some homes may even qualify for a free upgraded refrigerator, insulation and/or a new heat pump.





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To support the move to high performance building, there are numerous rebates available for new for exisiting homes.

Rebates can be seen here:


A new home is one of the biggest investments a person will make and will be a huge part of your life for years to come. Get the most out of your home by planning, designing and building a new home informed by energy modeling. Maximizing energy efficiency and minimizing operation costs is most effective and least expensive when done from the design stage. 

The Energy Assessment, combined with air tightness testing allows you to see the performance of your home right from design stage.

The RDCK as per the updated BC Building Code requires every new building to deliver a level of energy-efficiency performance equivalent to 20% more energy efficient over a 2018 baseline building. With this increase in Energy Step Code requirements, small residential homes (Part 9) will be required to meet Step 3, with more complex buildings (Part 3) required to meet Step 2. 

Step Code aims to “building beyond the standard” that requires energy modeling and end-of-construction testing to ensure your home is built to perform well in terms of comfort, energy efficiency and of course safety. 

More information on the Energy Step Code including case studies and building permit processes can be seen on our step code webpage.



The content on this page was last updated January 9 2024 at 8:08 AM