No, it is not a program requirement to complete the recommended retrofits. However, it is the objective of the EcoSave program to encourage participants to improve energy efficiency by completing some or all of the recommended upgrades. Financing options are available.
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The EcoSave Program is a simplified process designed for Nelson Hydro customers, who are homeowners, to have a home energy evaluation completed to determine what energy efficiency upgrades (retrofits) can be done to reduce energy consumption and lower greenhouse gas emissions. This program also offers quick access to current rebate offers.
The EcoSave Energy Retrofits Program is one of the key strategies for the City of Nelsons Low Carbon Path to 2040: Community Energy and Emission Action Plan.
The owner of the home or business may register for the program. The home or business must be located in the Nelson Hydro service area. Rental spaces are eligible; the owner must register for the program. Contact the EcoSave Program Manager for more information at 250-352-8278.
After you submit your registration form, you will be contacted, and a home energy evaluation will be scheduled, you will receive a “Welcome to EcoSave” email with rebate and contractor information.
Energy evaluations are completed by a Certified Energy Advisor who is licensed and certified through Natural Resources Canada and working for a service organization.
Contact the EcoSave Program Manager at 250-352-8278 for current pricing.
Payment is due at the time of the scheduling of the energy evaluation.
The Certified Energy Advisor will mail or email a customized retrofit plan to you. This energy efficiency evaluation report will include all of the recommendations that were discussed during the visit, plus an energy efficiency rating score (EnerGuide label) for your home.
No, there is not an approved contractors list for the EcoSave Program.
Contractors will not be pre-qualified nor referred for the program. It is the sole decision of the homeowner which contractor to hire. For simplicity, we have included a contractor contact list, meant only for convenience. You may choose additional contractors over and above the list. For more information and tips on hiring a contractor, visit Canadian Home Builder’s Association.
An EnerGuide rating, label and report will help you better understand your home’s energy performance, which may help you lower your energy use.