EcoSave Energy Retrofits Program


What is EcoSave? View the video to find out.

Registration Form [PDF - 1019 KB]

 3rd Annual Green Home and Energy Show, Tuesday Sept 22nd, 6:30-9pm, Prestige Lakeside Resort

This is a trade show style event featuring green, sustainable options for building and upgrading.  Come and meet those who specialize in energy and water conservation, solar, passiv haus and electric transportation.  Lots of giveaways and prizes, Grand Door Prize is a $1,000 off of a Pedego Electric Bike, (transferable).

There will be presentations from Mandala Homes, Cover Artictechts, Solar, Electric Bikes and the City of Nelson will discuss the water situation and how you can help.  These start at 7pm.

Save Energy, Save Money Event

Register for EcoSave and receive a free post energy evaluation, value of $150 plus tax.  You will have up until March 31, 2016 to complete the work and the evaluations.  The post evaluation is valuable, it will ensure that your home has safe ventilation after you have made improvements, plus give you more access to rebates and generate an updated EnerGuide score.

Initial energy evaluation is only $265.00 (Regular price is over $300.00). Access rebates for insulation, heat pumps, $750 bonus offer and more through the energy evaluation.


FortisBC has many rebates, Nelson Hydro customers are able to access most of them. 

Access rebates for servicing natural gas heating equipment, visit FortisBC TLC Maintenance Program.  (Must complete and apply by September 30, 2015).

Can't afford to save energy?  Let us help with low interest financing, 3.5 % is available with on-bill financing or through the Nelson & District Credit Union.  Contact program coordinator, Carmen Proctor, for loan applications and details.  250.509.2021 or

Register for energy evaluations by calling program coordinator, Carmen Proctor, at 250.509.2021 or (or use registration form above).

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 for more information regarding financing options.

Funding For This Program

Nelson Hydro is delivering the EcoSave Energy Retrofits Program the following were funding partners during the pilot phase of 2012 and 2013, and FortisBC PowerSense continues to support the program.

Residential Participation Benefits

  • Once you register, a service organization that is contracted to supply energy evaluation services will contact you to schedule a home energy evaluation, which provides access for current rebates and a customized retrofit plan from the Certified Energy Advisor.
  • You may receive free energy efficiency products that you can install at the time of your energy evaluation.
  • 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.

Registation Form [PDF - 111 KB]

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!

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