Energy Retrofit Program

If you are a non-profit organization operating affordable housing in the Basin in need of energy retrofits, this program could help support the upgrades. The Columbia Basin Trust Energy Retrofit Program is delivered by the BC Non-Profit Housing Association in partnership with BC Housing.

The goal of this program is to help Basin residents have access to housing that meets their needs. This program will help ensure existing affordable housing units are maintained, cost-effective, energy-efficient and comfortable for residents.

Through this program, non-profit organizations that operate affordable housing in the Basin may be eligible to:

  1. perform energy assessments and develop plans
  2. access existing rebate programs
  3. help pay for retrofits through Trust-funded grants

Energy retrofits include activities like improving or replacing:

  • boilers
  • heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems
  • hot water heaters
  • lighting
  • insulation

Energy retrofits will enhance the quality and sustainability of existing affordable housing by:

  • lowering operating costs
  • improving comfort level with more efficient heating systems and climate control
  • assisting with long-term asset management

You may apply if you represent a non-profit organization that operates affordable housing in the Basin.

This program is now closed.

Applicants for the 2021 intake will be contacted by BCNPHA regarding the outcome of their Expression of Interest. Shortlisted non-profits will be contacted for more information such as project scope details, including quotes, energy studies or other information if required, prior to final selection and approval of funding.

There are additional programs available to support energy conservation and upgrade projects. See the funding available to your organization, business, or home at the links listed below.

First Nations and Local Governments