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New Vancouver Bylaw Facilitates Energy and Financial Savings for Homeowners Starting January 1st, homeowners in Vancouver seeking a home renovation permit will first need to complete an EnerGuide home evaluation, which helps homeowners access thousands of dollars in rebates for home energy improvements and achieve hundreds of dollars in energy savings every year.
Energy efficient home-building is catching on, and getting easier "We have definitely seen an increase in demand, both among homeowners who are working with a builder, as well as builders who are building larger complexes of homes," says Peter Sundberg, executive director of City Green Solutions.
After 10 months on a bus, B.C. family builds a super efficient home With an extremely well-insulated envelope, Rob Mickelberry's Victoria home delivers an 88 EnerGuide rating, which should result in energy savings of approximately 59 per cent.
Consider heat pump, electronic thermostat to save money on home heating VICTORIA - Turning up the heat during the cold winter months often means increases in energy bills, but simple, cost-efficient fixes like replacing furnace filters may conserve energy and reduce expenditures.
EVENT: Nelson Green Home and Energy Show Meet over 30 sustainable and conventional building specialists:
Short lease? Energy-efficiency upgrades can deliver quick payback There are cost-effective upgrades that will improve retailers' energy efficiency, even if you don't own your building.
New Westminster offering home-energy assessments In partnership with B.C. Hydro and FortisBC, the city is launching the Energy Save New West program this month.
Free EcoSave Energy Retrofit seminar can save dollars down the road At this free seminar, Nelson Hydro and FortisBC customers can register for $60 home energy assessments, and learn about rebates, low-interest financing options and FortisBC's Kootenay Energy Diet.
City's, BC Hydro's Energy Challenge heating up among local families The Power Down Campbell River home energy video challenge has five families fighting to lower their energy bills and capture the funniest video footage during their energy conservation journey.
Saving Money and Taking Action, Tap by Tap The Tap by Tap Program, first piloted in 2011, is targeting bathroom and kitchen retrofits in 3,000 residential units across the capital region to save a projected 72,000,0000 litres of potable water and nearly 500 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually.