Non-profit and Aboriginal housing upgrades

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Improve the efficiency and comfort of your housing units

Non-profit housing providers and aboriginal communities can get free help upgrading their housing units with energy efficient products to help tenants and members save on their electricity costs and improve their overall comfort.

All upgrades are completed by a professional contractor at no cost to you or your tenants. The contractor will evaluate each home's efficiency to determine the necessary upgrades. They'll also provide tenants with tips for how they further reduce their electricity use.

How it works

  1. A home energy evaluator visits your community or housing complex and completes a free home energy assessment of each eligible unit to examine their efficiency and identify areas for improvement. 
  2. Energy-saving products are installed throughout each home. Products installed include things like efficient light bulbs, water-saving showerheads, and weatherstripping to reduce drafts. Some tenants may also qualify for an ENERGY STAR® refrigerator, insulation in their walls, attic, and/or crawlspace, or a high-efficiency gas furnace*.
  3. The energy evaluator then provides each tenant with advice and tips to help them further improve their home’s efficiency. You’ll also receive a report of what was installed in each unit.

*To be eligble for the furance offer, you must be a FortisBC natural gas customer, meet the income qualification, and minimum consumption requirement. Mobile homes are not eligible.

Read how Saddle Mountain Place – a senior's facility in Lumby – received efficiency upgrades and new ENERGY STAR refrigerators for their units.

Available upgrades

Single-family detached homes, townhomes, row homes, duplexes, apartments and mobile homes are all eligible. The exact upgrades installed will be determined by the housing type and individual characteristics of each home.  

Housing Type Available upgrades
Single-family detached
  • Installation of energy-saving products
  • ENERGY STAR fridge
  • High efficiency furnace
  • Insulation in walls, attic, or crawl space
Row/townhome/duplex
  • Installation of energy-saving products
  • ENERGY STAR fridge
  • High efficiency furnace
  • Insulation in walls, attic, or crawl space
Mobile home
  • Installation of energy-saving products
  • ENERGY STAR fridge
Apartment/condo
  • Installation of energy-saving products


Get started

To learn more about eligibility requirements or to get started, please contact our partner Carillion Canada at 1 877 806 3242.

We're working with FortisBC to help you save energy.