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B.C. Government Introduces New Tax Credit to Help Building Owners Reduce Energy

Buildings eligible for the Clean Buildings Tax Credit include residential buildings, commercial spaces and warehouses in the private sector.

July 22, 2022   Logan Caswell

The B.C. Government has introduced a new tax credit to help make energy retrofits for multi-unit residential and commercial buildings more affordable, saving owners 5% on retrofits to help reduce their energy use.

Buildings eligible for the Clean Buildings Tax Credit include residential buildings, commercial spaces and warehouses in the private sector. Examples include office spaces, food retail and purpose-built rentals.

The credit supports work involving building systems, such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning and building envelopes.

To be eligible for the credit, building owners must work with a certified professional to determine that the energy use-intensity of their building has been reduced and is meeting made-in-B.C. targets through a qualifying retrofit before applying for certification with the Ministry of Finance. Qualified professionals include architects, a qualified energy adviser certified by Natural Resource Canada, and engineers.

To find out more, visit gov.bc.ca.

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