Ecolighten is pleased to announce that FortisBC has officially released the High-Efficiency Furnace Installation Guide for Existing Homes as part of their 2017 Furnace & Boiler Rebate Program.
Earlier this month, Ecolighten was pleased to attend the 2017 FortisBC Efficiency in Action Awards where the City of New Westminster was recognized for support of FortisBC's Rental Apartment Efficiency Program (RAEP).
As part of Ecolighten’s work with the City of New Westminster and Energy Save New West, we’re pleased to announce details for the “Spring 2017 - Builder & Designer Breakfast” event planned for Thursday, April 20th at the Anvil Centre from 7:30AM to 9:30AM.
Ecolighten is pleased to be supporting FortisBC with its upcoming Trade Ally Network Trade Show. The regional trade show in BC brings together contractors, manufacturers, distributors and suppliers to learn about developments in FortisBC and its Trade Ally Network and hear the latest in HVAC industry news and technologies.
What is all this discussion about the upcoming Energy Step Code in BC anyway? Well, the Government of BC’s introduction of an Energy Step Code represents a new innovative pathway to support the design and construction of higher performing buildings in the Province.
As part of Ecolighten’s Energy Services work with the City of New Westminster and Energy Save New West, we’re pleased to announce details for the Fall 2016 - Builder & Designer Event planned for Thursday, November 17th at the Anvil Centre from 7:30AM to 9:30AM.
This event is designed specifically for local builders, architects and designers to learn about upcoming program and policy initiatives designed to support energy-efficient new construction for Part 9 buildings in the City of New Westminster. The workshop will include a fully catered breakfast, sponsored by BC Hydro and FortisBC.
Did you know that a home is typically the largest purchase that someone will ever make yet there are some things we can’t see when deciding which home to buy, like energy use and costs? To address this, Metro Vancouver has launched a new program that encourages voluntary disclosure of home energy labels and Ecolighten is proud to support this initiative through Energy Save New West.
Did you know that new homes built to the ENERGY STAR® for New Homes standard is on average 20 percent more energy efficient than a home built to code? Developed by Natural Resources Canada, the ENERGY STAR® for New Homes program provides builders with the ability to construct energy-efficient homes in a timely, simple and cost-effective manner using common building practices.
Ecolighten is pleased to support the City of New Westminster with their community energy program Energy Save New West. The program provides local homeowners and business with access to energy evaluations, energy upgrades, utility rebates and incentives.
As part of launching a new $1,250 “Top Up” bonus incentive designed to encourage deeper energy retrofits, the Royal City Record interviewed local participant Brenden Kennedy about his renovation project aimed at improving the energy efficiency of his 1924 home in the Moody Park neighbourhood.
The Kennedy story is a great example of the local homeowner’s experience with Energy Save New West including energy coaching, access to rebates and the improved comfort and reduced energy bills that Brenden and his family are now enjoying. We hope that story’s like Kennedy’s will motivate others to take advantage of the many benefits that completing home energy upgrades provide.
- Royal City Record: “New West family finds comfort in energy retrofit”
- Digital Video: “Newwestcity.ca”