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BC ups the ante for efficiency upgrades

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April 27, 2012

The provincial government has extended the LiveSmart BC program and increased the incentives, with more than $7000 in rebates now available to BC homeowners. LiveSmart BC incentives, provided in partnership with BC Hydro, FortisBC, and the Province of BC, are available to BC homeowners who: get an initial (pre-retrofit) energy assessment performed on or after April 1, 2011 and complete a follow-up (post-retrofit) energy assessment by March 31, 2013.

Which incentives have been increased?
Of the 54 incentives offered under the program, 35 have now been increased, including:
Up to $1500 for exterior wall insulation, up from $400.
Up to $1500 to install heat pumps, up from $1450.
Up to $1200 for basement insulation, up from $500.
Up to $750 to install attic insulation, up from $310.
Up to $500 to upgrade air tightness, up from $280
Up to $500 to install electric heat pump water heater, up from $130
Up to $70 per window, door and skylight replacement, up from $40 each.

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