Incentive Programs and Rebates

The City of Kimberley offers incentive programs and rebates from time to time to encourage energy efficiency and/or new investment in the community.

Current initiatives are:


Energy Efficient Building Incentive Program

The City of Kimberley’s Energy Efficient Building Incentive Program encourages energy efficient new construction and renovations to existing buildings in Kimberley.  This program is intended to encourage builders and renovators to employ energy efficient techniques and build with materials that will reduce the energy demand associated with the heating and cooling of buildings.  Eligible projects will be refunded a percentage of Building Permit fees based on the EnerGuide rating of the building after the project is completed.

Eligibility for the Rebate

  • All new buildings (residential and commercial) and renovations to existing buildings with Building Permits issued after January 1, 2014.
  • An Energy Efficient Building Incentive Program Application  must be submitted for each project to confirm eligibility.  Projects must involve a Building Permit  in order to be eligible for the rebate.
  • Following project completion, an EnerGuide Energy Efficiency Evaluation report from a registered Energy Advisor must be submitted showing either the final EnerGuide level for a new building or the pre- and post-project EnerGuide levels for renovations to existing buildings.
  • Rebates will only be issued after completion of the Building Permit final inspection and the issuance of an Occupancy Certificate.
  • Rebates for renovations to existing buildings will be issued based on the improved EnerGuide rating achieved between the pre-renovation evaluation and the post-renovation evaluation.  A rebate of 1% of the building permit fee will be issued for each EnerGuide point improvement (e.g. Improve EnerGuide rating by 20 points = 20% rebate).
  • The rebate amount for new buildings will be determined by the EnerGuide rating of the completed building as set out below:

EnerGuide rating based on post-construction assessment

Rebate Amount (% of Building Permit fee)

78-79

10

80-82

20

83-85

40

86-90

60

91-100

80

 

Contact the Building Inspector at 250.427.9655 or BuildingInspector@kimberley.ca for more information.

 

High-Efficiency Toilet Rebate Program

The City of Kimberley’s High-efficiency Toilet Rebate Program aims to reduce the amount of clean water needed to flush toilets as well as reduce the amount of water treated as sewage.  Older high-volume toilets result in a substantial amount of water usage in a typical family home where toilets are flushed on average 5 times/day or more.  100 high-volume toilets have been replaced through the program resulting in an estimated water savings of 1.5 million litres of water each year!

Unfortunately all rebates have been allocated and the program is presently closed. If you have any questions about the benefits of high-efficiency toilets and other water efficient fixtures, please contact the Building Inspector at 250.427.9655 or   BuildingInspector@kimberley.ca

Investment Incentive Program

The Kimberley Investment Incentive Program provides opportunities for municipal tax exemption to encourage investment in commercial and industrial properties, cultivate business opportunities and support business retention and expansion.

For more information, click on this link:  Investment Incentive Program Details