City Green Receives Saanich Business Environmental Award

For Immediate Release - (Victoria BC) June 14, 2010

District of Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard and the Saanich Environmental Advisory Committee presented City Green Solutions with the Saanich 2010 Business Environmental Award at a reception last evening.

City Green was commended for helping more than 1300 homeowners in the District of Saanich access home energy efficiency assessments and rebates for their upgrades. City Green helps residents and municipalities take action to reduce the more than one third of greenhouse gases produced by residential, commercial and institutional buildings.

"We are proud to play a role in helping the District of Saanich become a leader in sustainable practices," said Peter Sundberg, Executive Director of City Green Solutions. "We greatly appreciate this award and look forward to working with other Saanich community members ready to reduce their home or business energy use."

City Green's current energy efficiency services include air leakage testing, thermal imaging (using an infrared camera to reveal where heat is escaping from the home), the ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes service (through which homeowners can access the LiveSmart BC grants for home energy efficiency upgrades), as well as the EnerGuide Rating Service and ENERGY STAR energy labelling services for new homes.

The Saanich's Environmental Advisory Committee recognizes people and organizations that made a positive contribution to the natural environment in Saanich each year.

"Our focus is on reducing energy use in buildings but at the awards ceremony, it was great to feel we are part of a broader group of Saanich community members working to protect the local environment," said Paula Steele, Communications Director for City Green, "There were so many inspiring projects included amongst the winners and honorable mentions.”

City Green congratulates all of this year’s Saanich Environmental Award winners, including: Gorge Waterway Initiative (volunteer organization), Lynda Grant (Individual Citizen), Lochside Elementary School (Youth Group/School), Horticultural Centre of the Pacific (Biodiversity Conservation Award), Lawrence Bomford (Long Term Achievement), and the Gorge Tillicum Urban Farmers (Sustainability).

City Green is the only non-profit provider of the LiveSmart BC grants and ecoENERGY program in BC. To book a home energy assessment, contact City Green at 250.381.9995, savings@citygreen.ca, or see www.citygreen.ca .

Media Contact: Peter Sundberg, Executive Director, 250.381.9995 x102, manager@citygreen.ca

Our Commitment: City Green Solutions is an enterprising non-profit with a mission to excite, inspire and lead British Columbians in finding innovative home and building energy efficiency solutions. We are the only non-profit provider of the in BC. We reinvest profits in energy saving programs for the affordable housing sector (www.affordablewarmth.ca).

Our Services: We offer Energy Modeling on Homes and Buildings, Thermal Imaging, Combustion Spillage Testing, Green Building Rating Consultations, Customized Energy Efficiency Outreach Programs, Research and Evaluation Services, and Energy Efficiency Education and Training. City Green has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Book a home energy assessment today!

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