EcoSave Energy Retrofits Program
Thanks to the support of FortisBC, Nelson Hydro and the RDCK:
Energy assessments are only $60 for Nelson residents, and $35 for RDCK area
View the quick guide brochure for more details. [PDF - 225 KB]
You are invited to:
The Nelson Green Home and Energy Show, Sept 24th, 7pm Prestige Lakeside Resort
'SUSTAINABLE IDEAS AND SOLUTIONS' for new and existing homes.
Over 30 exhibitors featuring renewable technologies, energy conservation and how-to demo's, green products and methods, retrofit specialists, prizes and a tap exchange.
What is EcoSave? View the video to find out.
EcoSave Energy Retrofits Program
EcoSave is an energy retrofits program that offers on-bill financing. Energy retrofits are upgrades that can help to reduce energy consumption and save you money. Upgrades include improving insulation, reducing air leakage, and installing more efficient space and water heating systems.
This program has been established as a key strategy in the City of Nelson's Low Carbon Path to 2040, Community Energy and Emissions Action Plan.This program has been designed to simplify the process for homes and businesses to reduce energy consumption and lower greenhouse gases within the community.
Optional Financing for City of Nelson Residents
On-bill financing refers to the financial loan service that the City of Nelson has made available for energy retrofits. The customer will repay the on-bill financing loan on their regular Nelson Hydro utility bill, through automatic withdrawal. The loan is based on approval and is available to those who reside within the City of Nelson. Residents do not need to provide any personal information such as income/debt/credit details, as the loan is based on payment history and property verification. This makes the process very quick for homeowners to access. See the On-Bill Questions & Answers page for more details.
Financing is not mandatory for participation in the EcoSave Program, Participants decide what options are best for them.
Optional Financing for Non-Residents and Business
Nelson & District Credit Union would like to encourage home and business owners to take action to reduce energy consumption and contribute to a sustainable community, so they have offered those who are participating in the program a financing plan for energy efficiency retrofits. Visit www.nelsoncu.com/energyretrofits for more information regarding their energy retrofits financing option.
Funding For This Program
Nelson Hydro is delivering the EcoSave Energy Retrofits Program with the support of the following funding partners.
Residential Participation Benefits
- Once you register, City Green Solutions will contact you to schedule a home energy assessment, which provides access for up to $4,000 in LiveSmart BC rebates and a customized retrofit plan from the City Green Solutions Certified Energy Advisor.
- You will receive your choice of free energy efficiency products that you can install at the time of your energy assessment.
- An email will be sent to you that includes a contractor list, rebate information and financing options.
- The EcoSave Program Coordinator will be available for assistance through the process.
Business Participation Benefits
Once you register your business, you will receive information on the energy efficiency incentive programs that pertain to business.
Questions and Answers
See the Questions & Answers page.
Step by Step Process
See the Step-By-Step page for details.
Register with EcoSave today and be on your way to start saving energy and money!