Maybe it was me not paying enough attention or maybe I wasn't given adequate information, but check this out:
in order to qualify for an Energy Star window rebate, you have to have an energy assessment done on your home BEFORE and after installation of your new windows.
(Let me reiterate: before AND after...not just after). In other words, if you do what I did and wait until the work is complete before contacting the Energy Star folks, it's too late.
Needless to say, I'm a little more than annoyed. It's just a little frustrating, because if the old windows were so flippin' efficient, why would we spend thousands of dollars replacing them?
Anyway, I just wanted to share this nugget of info with anyone out there who might end up in the same boat. If you haven't had your energy related home renos done yet, visit www.livesmartbc.ca FIRST.