Build energy efficient

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Build to a higher standard with Power Smart

Set your development apart by building to a high standard in energy efficiency.

Power Smart new homes follow the internationally recognized ENERGY STAR® for New Home Standard, which is designed to recognize homes that, on average, are 20 per cent more efficient than homes built to Code. Learn more about ENERGY STAR for New Homes.

As a Power Smart new home builder, you’ll set your development apart and be recognized as a leader in energy-efficient home construction while providing prospective homebuyers with a more comfortable and healthier place to live and the ongoing benefit of lower energy bills year after year.

Get incentives for building energy-efficient homes

We want to make it easier for builders to reach the Power Smart new home standard by offering financial incentives, including up to $2,000 for a single-family detached home that meets the ENERGY STAR for New Home Standard.

We'll also help with:

  • Connecting you with a Certified Energy Advisor trained to provide assistance and advice throughout the building process.
  • Co-op marketing support and promotional recognition through BC Hydro Power Smart.
  • Education on residential new construction and the latest information on energy-efficient best practices.