New multi-unit residential building rebates

Your next mixed-use, apartment or condominium development project in the Okanagan or Kootenays could be at the forefront of energy efficiency with our rebates for installing high-efficiency lighting, appliances, water heaters and central heating/cooling systems.

Eligibility

  1. The project must be located in a FortisBC electricity service area, including municipal utilities of Grand Forks, Penticton, Summerland and Nelson Hydro.
  2. You must be building new or extensively renovating a multi-unit residential building, such as an apartment or condominium complex that may include commercial space.
  3. You must receive approval before installing eligible energy-saving products.

Review all the terms and conditions.

Rebate details

Choose from a variety of rebates for energy-saving products, both in suites and in common areas.

Central laundry

Product Rebate amount Qualifying criteria

ENERGY STAR® commercial clothes washer—electrically heated water

ENERGY STAR commercial clothes washer—natural gas heated water

$75 per appliance

Central water heating

Product Rebate amount Qualifying criteria
ENERGY STAR certified heat pump water heater (electric) $1,000 per water heater
Storage tank water heater
( 90% TE and higher)
up to 199.90 MBH, $1,000 per unit
200 MBH up to 399.99 MBH, $2,000 per unit
400 MBH and higher, $3,000 per unit
Hot water supply boiler
(90% TE and higher)
$9 per MBH
High-efficiency tankless water heater $1,000 per unit

Central heating natural gas

Product Rebate amount  
Boiler with thermal efficiency (TE) of 85 to 89.99 per cent $4 per MBH, up to $20,000  
Boiler with TE of 90 per cent or higher $9 per MBH, up to $45,000  

Central electric space heating and cooling

Product Rebate amount Qualifying criteria
Cold climate heat pump $500 per ton
Variable refrigerant flow heat pump $600 per ton
Packaged terminal heat pump $80 per unit
Hotel guest room occupancy sensor $90 per packaged terminal heat pump
  • must be installed to control a packaged terminal air conditioner or heat pump with back-up electric resistance heating
  • must have dual technology: passive infrared and motion sensing
  • must have the capability to control heating and cooling at three different temperature setpoints: occupied, occupied/sleeping and unsold/unoccupied

Ventilation system

Product Rebate amount Qualifying criteria
Condensing make-up air unit:
1,500 to 5,000 cubic feet per minute (CFM) $2,000 per unit
  • must be natural gas-fired             
5,001 to 10,000 CFM $4,000 per unit
  • must be a condensing model
10,001 to 15,000 CFM $6,000 per unit
  • must use 100 per cent outside air

Common area lighting

Product Rebate amount Qualifying criteria
LED low-bay luminaire (101W to 150W) $70 per fixture
  • must be listed and approved by the DesignLights Consortium® (DLC), and categorized as indoor - high bay, with low bay luminaires for commercial and industrial buildings as the primary use
LED high-bay luminaire (up to 200W) $90 per fixture
LED high-bay luminaire (201W to 250W) $120 per fixture
LED high-bay luminaire (251W to 300W) $150 per fixture
LED 2 or 4 pin downlights (up to 14W) $7 per lamp
LED 2 or 4 pin downlights (15W to 20W) $10 per lamp
LED PAR style lamp (up to 12W) $8 per lamp
LED PAR style lamp (13W to 24W) $10 per lamp
LED ENERGY STAR fixture (up to 40W) $10 per fixture
LED BR style lamp (up to 18W) $7 per lamp
LED MR16 style lamp (up to 7W) $8 per lamp
LED interior troffer (up to 40W) $35 per fixture
  • must be listed and approved by DLC and categorized as indoor - troffer
LED interior troffer (41W to 80W) $40 per fixture
LED linear ambient luminaire (up to 50W) $40 per fixture
  • must be listed and approved by DLC and categorized as indoor - linear ambient luminaire with direct linear ambient luminaire as primary use
LED linear ambient luminaire (51W to 100W) $50 per fixture
LED low-bay luminaire (50W to 100W) $60 per fixture
  • must be listed and approved by DLC, and categorized as indoor - high bay, with low bay luminaires for commercial and industrial buildings as the primary use
LED low-bay luminaire (101W to 150W) $70 per fixture
LED wall pack luminaire (up to 30W) $30 per fixture
  • must be listed and approved by DLC and be categorized as outdoor with full-cutoff wall-mounted area luminaires as the primary use
  • must be listed and approved by DLC and be categorized as outdoor with full-cutoff wall-mounted area luminaires as the primary use
LED wall pack luminaire (31W to 60W) $60 per fixture
LED wall pack luminaire (61W to 120W) $70 per fixture
LED parking garage luminaire (up to 70W) $60 per fixture
LED parking garage luminaire (71W to 120W) $70 per fixture
LED flood light up (251W to 350W) $150 per fixture
  • must be listed and approved by DLC and be categorized as outdoor with architectural flood and spot luminaires
Occupancy sensor (switch-plate or fixture-mounted) $25 per control
  • switches with a manual "on” switch override are not eligible
  • sensors must be commercial grade
  • principle of operation shall be passive infrared, ultrasonic or a combination only
Photocell sensor $10 per control
  • must be integral to the fixture

In-suite lighting

Product Rebate amount Qualifying criteria
LED bulbs $2 per single pack
  • GU, MR16 and chandelier ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs
  • BR and PAR ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs
$4 per multi-pack
  • packs of 2 to 4 GU, MR16, chandelier, BR and PAR ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs
$10 per multi-pack
  • packs of 5 or more GU, MR16, chandelier, BR and PAR ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs
LED fixtures $10 per unit
  • ENERGY STAR certified hard-wired LED fixtures
  • must have a minimum cost of $30 per unit
Lighting controls $3 per single pack
  • dimmers and occupancy sensors
$6 per multi-pack
  • dimmers and occupancy sensors

In-suite appliances

Product Rebate amount Qualifying criteria
Clothes washers
Qualifying washers
$100 per appliance
  • ENERGY STAR certified
  • Integrated Modified Energy Factor (IMEF) of 2.92 or higher
  • Integrated Water Factor (IWF) of 3.2 or less
Clothes dryers
Qualifying dryers
$100 per appliance
  • ENERGY STAR certified with CEF of 3.93 to 4.3
    OR
  • ENERGY STAR certified gas clothes dryers
$150 per appliance
  • ENERGY STAR certified with CEF of 4.4 to 5.6
    OR
  • ENERGY STAR certified compact (4.4 cubic feet or less) with CEF of up to 5.6
$250 per appliance
  • ENERGY STAR certified
  • CEF of 5.7 or higher

Refrigerators
Qualifying fridges

$50 per appliance
  • ENERGY STAR certified
  • 10 per cent more efficient than the federal standard
$100 per appliance
  • ENERGY STAR certified
  • 15 per cent more efficient than the federal standard
EnerChoice® natural gas fireplace, insert or freestanding stove $300 per unit
Bathroom fan $25 per unit

For suites with individually metered natural gas

Product Rebate amount Qualifying criteria
In-suite storage tank water heater $200 per water heater
In-suite condensing tankless water heater $1,000 per water heater
In-suite condensing storage tank water heater $1,000 per water heater

How to apply

  1. Contact a FortisBC electricity technical advisor or natural gas energy solutions manager to get started.
  2. Submit a completed and signed pre-qualification application by December 21, 2020, to businessrebates@fortisbc.com.
  3. You’ll receive written approval of your pre-qualification application within 30 days.
    Note: energy-saving measures installed prior to written approval will not be eligible for incentives.

We’re here to help

If you have questions, contact your electricity technical advisor or natural gas energy solutions manager or email businessrebates@fortisbc.com.