New Home Energy Navigator Program Launched

February 13, 2024

Via the Comox Valley Regional District:

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is working with the City of Courtenay and the Village of Cumberland to launch the new Home Energy Navigator program. This program is designed to help homeowners understand the process to complete home energy upgrades and access rebates. This new program is a recommended action from the Residential and Emissions Reduction Action Plan adopted by the Board in October 2023 to help look at ways to reduce residential greenhouse gas emissions in the Comox Valley.

“The Residential and Emissions Reduction Action Plan shows us that oil and gas heated homes contribute a significant amount of greenhouse gas emissions in the Comox Valley, and by electrifying your heating source, emissions would be reduced,” explains Alana Mullaly, General Manager of Planning and Development Services.

“The new Home Energy Navigator program will provide residents, when they are needing to replace their current systems, a centralized place to help understand the process for electrifying their home and the financial assistance to help make them make the switch.”

The program will also assist residents who are looking to increase the efficiency of their current system through building envelope upgrades. If you live within one of the CVRD’s Electoral Areas, the City of Courtenay or Village of Cumberland, you will be able to access the Home Energy Navigator service free of charge on a first come first serve basis.

The Home Energy Navigator service will provide:

  • Virtual energy consultation and reports
  • One-on-one consultation with an energy expert
  • Help selecting a contractor
  • Help reviewing quotes and EnerGuide reports
  • Rebate information, including
  • Availability and amount of rebates
  • Review of required documentation for application
  • Verification of eligibility
  • Regular check-ins to ensure progress when needed
  • Assistance on an as-needed basis

To learn more about the program and participate visit:

The Comox Valley Regional District is a partnership of three electoral areas and three municipalities operating on the unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation, the traditional keepers of the land. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on providing sustainable services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.