New Home Builds
Are you building a new home that you want to be both environmentally friendly and energy efficient? If you’re an architect, home designer or builder, Capture Energy can provide sustainable building consulting to help you to build a greener, more energy efficient home.
As Certified Energy Advisors, we can also assess the effectiveness of the systems that have been installed—from building materials, HVAC equipment, windows, plumbing and more. We are certified by both BuiltGreen® Canada and Natural Resources Canada EnerGuide for new houses.
When you build a greener home, the cost of an increased mortgage is often offset by utility bill savings, along with the peace of mind of significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
An EnerGuide rating is required for many new builds, including but not limited to City of Vancouver bylaws, BuiltGreen, and CMHC Mortgage Insurance Rebate. Do you plan to build a home in North Vancouver? The City of North Vancouver has passed legislation allowing for square footage of new homes’ basements to be property tax exempt. In order to take advantage of this tax exemption, you must engage a Certified Energy Advisor and take part in the BuiltGreen program while building your new home, and the home must score 80 or higher on the EnerGuide scale.

We can offer advice and resources to integrate within the construction process to guide you in building a home that:

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Is ecologically sound—traditional homes are responsible for 17% of all energy consumption in Canada. That’s a lot!
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Improves air quality and reduces drafts—air filtration systems can lessen allergens and dust, while air-tightness can a comfortable and even temperature distribution.
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Is energy efficient and lowers costs—save on utility bills and benefit from cutting-edge eco-technology.
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Increases the resale value of your home. As home codes develop and become more green, a greener home would ensure your home stays competitive on the market.
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EnerGuide Evaluations

We are NRCan Certified for existing homes, new builds and MURBS.

An EnerGuide rating shows a standard measure of your home’s energy performance. It shows you (and future buyers) exactly how energy efficient your home is.

The rating is calculated based on standard operation assumptions so that you can compare the energy performance of one house against another.

Clean BC

CleanBC Better Homes New Construction Program

Now accepting registrations

The CleanBC Better Homes New Construction Program provides rebates up to $15,000 for the construction of new, high-performance, electric homes. Through the CleanBC plan, the Province is supporting the adoption of the BC Energy Step Code and making energy-efficient, climate-friendly homes more affordable and accessible for British Columbians. Funding for the program is limited and subject to availability – ensure you pre-register as early as possible.

How to Apply

Carefully read the Rebate Eligibility Requirements and Terms and Conditions to confirm your eligibility.

  1. For building permits issued between September 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022:
    Rebate Eligibility Requirements – Version 1
  2. For building permits issued on or after April 1, 2022:
    Rebate Eligibility Requirements – Version 2
  3. Terms and Conditions

Available CleanBC Rebates

Choose your rebate pathway:

Energy Step Code Pathway

Build a home to BC Energy Step Code 3 or higher that is all-electric (must use electric primary and secondary space and water heating systems and appliances).

 

ESC Step

Rebate

Single-family homes and duplexes

Rebate

Triplexes and row/townhomes with 3+ units

Energy Advisor Support Rebate

Step 3 $8,000 $4,000 $1,000 per individually modelled home or unit
$800 to the builder
$200 to the Energy Advisor
Step 4 $10,000 $5,000
Step 5 $14,000 $7,000
  • A wood or solid fuel heating system may be used for supplemental space heating.

Heat Pump Pathway

Build a home that uses an electric heat pump for space heating and/or water heating, regardless of BC Energy Step Code level.

 

Heat Pump Type

Requirements

Rebate

Air source heat pump Ductless mini-split heat pump, ductless multi-split heat pump, or central ducted heat pump (Tier 2)

  • HSPF ≥10, SEER ≥16
  • Variable speed compressor

Must be on the Qualifying Product List

$3,000
Air-to-water heat pump Must be on the Qualifying Product List $3,000
Combined space and hot water heat pump Must be on the Qualifying Product List $4,000
Heat pump water heater Must be on the Qualifying Product List $1,000
  • Builders are eligible for a maximum of one primary space heating system rebate and one primary water heating system rebate per home or unit, regardless of the number of systems installed.
  •  Heat pumps with fossil fuel backup are not eligible.

Contact Us

Looking for an EnerGuide evaluation?

Request a quote for your new build or your renovation today!

General Inquiries

If you have a question, call us directly, or fill out the form below and we will get back to you right away.

Tel: 604-765-8807​ | Email: appointments@capture-energy.ca

We service BC’s Lower Mainland from Pemberton to Chilliwack to the Sunshine Coast, and everywhere in between.

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