Home Energy Retrofits

Are you looking for opportunities to upgrade your home and reduce your energy bills, while also reducing your greenhouse gas emissions?

We're here to help! We've compiled this list of resources and available rebates to help guide people in our community to save money and the environment. Converting your home from natural gas to a heat pump system alongside some simple insulation upgrades can save you over $2,000 annually in energy bills, and is the equivalent of taking 2 cars off the road per household.

See below for additional information on potential cost savings. 

Table showing benefits of home energy retrofit - see full study

Rebate and Financial Support Programs

Note: Ecotrust Canada is launching a Home Energy Savings Program that offers support and information to people seeking apply to the programs below. For more information, check out their website. 

Below is a list of resources that may help you in retrofitting your home to be more energy efficient:

CleanBC Better Homes (Provincial):

Canada Greener Homes Initiative (Federal):

Additional Programs

Local Energy Advisors

Tara Lindenberger

Coefficient Building Science

+1 800 604 0234



Thomson Energy Solutions

Stuart Thomson    




Are you a certified energy advisor that provides services to Prince Rupert? Please email communications@princerupert.ca to have your name and contact information added to this listing.

Skills training and education

Funding is also available for individuals interested in training and education to join the home energy improvement industry, or to gain additional energy efficiency knowledge.

BC Centre for Women in the Trades (BCCWITT) offers a variety of trades training and employment supports for female-identifying individuals.

The Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP) provides support for individuals looking to working in construction.

For Indigenous individuals: Tribal Resources Investment Corporation (TRICORP) provides general employment skills, and Nisga’a Employment, Skills & Training (NEST) provides supports for Nisga’a citizens.

Further information can be found on https://skilledtradesbc.ca/

Further Reading

The City partnered in 2023 with Ecotrust Canada to complete a Home Energy Retrofit Financing Feasibility study to identify barriers and opportunities for implementing Home Energy Retrofit programming locally. The above information was drawn from that study, which provides significantly more detail on the potential for energy-efficient upgrades and considerations based on the age and vintage of your home.

Find the final report on that work, here:

City of Prince Rupert Home Energy Upgrade Program - Feasibility Study, Final Report (September, 2023)