CEA has advanced knowledge of the technical solutions available to communities to lower emissions and build resilience in the built environment. By integrating this expertise with an understanding of local circumstances, our team identifies and implements low-carbon pathways for buildings and other local infrastructure that advances community priorities.
Built Environment Resources
Income Assistance for Home Energy Upgrades
Watch a presentation about FortisBC's Energy Conservation Assistance Program (ECAP) and other home energy upgrade rebates available.
Rebate Programs for Building Envelope Upgrades
Rebate Programs for HVAC Upgrades
Built Environment Events
Quality First Principles of Moving Air course – Cranbrook
Quality First Principles of Moving Air course – Castlegar
Building Science Fundamentals: A virtual lab
Recent Built Environment News
Future-proofing the family home
Heat pumps – Not just a load of hot air
Built Environment Projects
Thank you to our KCET funders.
The Kootenay Clean Energy Transition (KCET) is a multi-year project that will build awareness and workforce capacity for a low carbon and clean energy transition in the Kootenays.
The initiative’s focus is on reducing GHG emissions by targeting the two highest emitting sectors - the built environment (heating & cooling of buildings) and transportation and address key barriers to low carbon technology adoption, including lack of knowledge, increased cost and local access to equipment and installers.
Retrofit Assist is a free service, facilitated by the Community Energy Association (CEA) in partnership with local governments, that guides homeowners through the process of energy retrofitting to make it easy and hassle-free.
Participants access the concierge service to ensure that their retrofits are executed properly and that they are able to maximize the rebates available.
The program is currently being delivered in Rossland, Squamish and Whistler.
Since 2021 CEA has delivered Building A Legacy North in collaboration with the Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA) of Northern BC. The initiative supports the building industry and local governments to implement the BC Energy Step Code and Zero Carbon Step Code in Northern BC. The initiative offers training, resources, and educational opportunities and develops case studies and communications materials to advance high performance building practices in Northern communities.
Home Performance Contractors Network
The Home Performance Contractor Network (HPCN) is a database of retrofit contractors that meet specific trade designation and training qualifications established by the Home Performance Stakeholder Council. HPCN registration is mandatory to access many CleanBC rebate programs.
To find or become a registered contractor, please follow the links below:
Our Built Environment Team
Understands workforce challenges in rural contexts, and applying this to engage the building sector in upskilling for deep energy retrofits.
Leads built environment projects to create capacity and support the transformation of the building sector at regional and local levels.
Here to guide you through our Retrofit Assist program – from initial interest through to installation and applying for and receiving rebates.
Building energy performance expert including applying Energy Step Code in rural, cold climates. Deep knowledge of all things food systems and organic waste.
Working on the frontline of the Retrofit Assist program, assisting homeowners through the process.
Responsible for leading the implementation of the dynamic and growing Retrofit Assist Program. Responsibilities include engaging with partner communities, overseeing the program delivery and expansion, and participating in strategic development.
Leads complex built environment projects that will transform the building sector and create capacity at regional and local levels.