Rental Apartment Buildings

Last updated: 25 March 2019
More than 80 per cent of BC’s rental apartment buildings are older than 35 years and may not be as energy efficient as they could be.
Energy efficiency changes can be made and help decrease the building’s energy consumption and improve tenant comfort with the Rental Apartment Efficiency Program. The program is offered at no-cost to building owners and property managers.

The building must:
be a purpose-built rental containing a minimum of nine units
receive natural gas from FortisBC under a commercial rate class
have central natural gas water heating
not be slated for demolition
not have water-efficient showerheads and aerators previously installed

Eligible rental apartment building owners, or property managers acting on behalf of owners, are eligible for the following at no-charge:
a water-efficient shower head and a kitchen and bathroom faucet aerator directly installed in each units

Development Authority: FortisBC

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End uses covered
  • Building end-uses
  • Building vintage
  • New buildings