Certified Energy Advisor (CEA)
If you are thinking of building or renovating a home, consider options for improving your home’s energy efficiency. Financial rebates and incentives are available from BC Hydro and Fortis BC. These financial incentives include working with a CEA.
Energy Advisors must have a strong understanding of building science principles, write and pass Natural Resources Canada’s exams (Foundation Level and Energy Advisor) and work within a strict code of ethics. They must also be registered through a licensed Service Organization.
Tracy is registered through Home Tech Energy Solutions.
As a registered and licensed Energy Advisor Tracy can provide both energy modelling and airtightness testing for new homes. These two services are needed to demonstrate compliance under the BC Energy Step Code for Part 9 - Residential Buildings.
Municipalities throughout BC have had implemented different requirements and timelines, but the entire province will be meeting Step Code 3 by January 2022.
Here are some current financial rebates/incentives for builders:
Speaking with an Energy Coach through BetterHomesBC.ca is recommended to get good overview of ALL current rebate information at 1-844-881-9790.
City of Kamloops has a new program called “Renovate Smart Kamloops” which offers to help residents get the most out of their home renovation plans by incorporating energy performance improvements that will enhance home comfort, reduce energy costs, and increase home value and marketability.
The program also offers free consultations and virtual workshops for homeowners.