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Saanich Community Members Get an Energy Efficiency Boost from BC Hydro Thousands of Saanich residents and businesses accessed energy efficiency grants and information through the Community Energy Manager Initiative.
New Training Opportunities in B.C's Green Economy Vancouver Island University (VIU), in partnership with City Green Solutions, has been awarded almost $250,000 to develop and offer the Residential Energy Efficiency Employment Development (REEED) program.
$370,000 funds energy efficiency in communities A total of $370,000 will support 14 new communities selected to join the expanding Community Action on Energy and Emissions (CAEE), bringing the total number of communities up to 44 - close to an overall goal of 50.
Cutbacks brought big rewards Hydro program shows people are prepared to change their habits.
Campus homes pioneer green heating Verdant boasts a number of green features: healthy, low-VOC interior paints, adhesives and carpets; energy and water-efficient appliances and fixtures; and on-site stormwater detention.
B.C.'s growing green economy offers fresh career options Renewable energy technology is among the fields expected to expand in the future.
B.C. is greening up its building code British Columbia's building code is undergoing a major review that will help the province tackle greenhouse gas emissions and curtail waste of natural resources.
Feds to ban inefficient lightbulbs as part of green plan The federal government will develop national standards for energy efficient lighting by the end of the year and ban inefficient bulbs by 2012.
Vancouver and Salt Spring Island Recognized for Energy Efficiency Leadership The City of Vancouver and Salt Spring Island Trust were selected as winners of a $30,000 Community Challenge prize offered by the Energy Savings Plan (ESP).
City Green Solutions Welcomes ecoENERGY Grant - up to $5000 for Homeowners City Green Solutions is the only non-profit organization in BC to provide home energy efficiency assessments, customized retrofit plans and access to up to $5000 in retrofit grants for homeowners.