Solar Hot Water Ready Regulation

Being "solar hot water ready" helps homeowners:

  • Increase energy efficiency
  • Reduce costs of solar installations and energy consumption
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Cost effective: During construction of a new home, the cost to build a roof and walls strong enough to support a solar hot water system is about $200 - $500. A solar hot water system can then be installed at a future date for a lot less than it would cost to upgrade a home that isn't "solar hot water ready".

New homes only: The Solar Hot Water Ready Regulation applies to new single family homes (including ones with a secondary suite).

Community specific: The regulation is only used in communities that have opted to use the regulation.