You could get a $10,000 rebate when you build a home that uses 50% less thermal energy than one built to the 2015 National Building Code.
Apply for the rebate
- Contact a certified energy advisor and schedule a plan construction upgrade service. They will identify ways to meet the 50% thermal energy target.
- Build the home.
- Schedule a return visit with the advisor to confirm that the final build meets the target. The advisor will provide you with a thermal energy report and an energy label for your home
- Fill out the new home rebate application.
- thermal target report provided by the energy advisor; and
- occupancy permit.
- Submit your rebate package to the Energy Branch.
In person: 206A Lowe Street (across from Riverside Grocery), Whitehorse, Yukon. We are open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Government of Yukon
Energy branch (EMR-206)
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
50% thermal energy target
The 50% thermal energy target means the home must use half the heating and hot water energy as the same home built to the current building code. This is a challenging but achievable goal. Ways to reduce thermal loads include:
- adjusting siting to maximize solar gains;
- increasing insulation levels;
- achieving very air-tight building envelope;
- upgrading, relocating or reducing windows; and
- installing a drain-water heat recovery.
What will it cost?
The cost to achieve the 50% thermal energy target are incremental and in most cases will be offset by the energy cost savings of the home over time. Incremental costs may include:
- updating build plans to include 50% thermal energy target;
- material costs associated with additional insulation if needed; and
- labour costs of additional insulation installation and detailing.
Incremental costs will be unique to each home. We recommend getting multiple quotes and following this guide to hiring a contractor for the construction of a new home.
What will I save?
The money you save in heating a super-insulated home will cover the incremental costs of building it. Super-insulated homes also tend to be more comfortable and quieter than standard homes.
Contact the Energy Branch to arrange a time to discuss your potential cost savings. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 867-393-7063.