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Integrated Home Energy Solutions Pilot

Friday, September 25th, 2015
Integrated Home Energy Solutions Pilot

Ecolighten is proud to be supporting the Integrated Home Energy Solutions (IHES) pilot.  The objective of the (IHES) project is to advance innovative, cost-shared, multi-stakeholder home energy-efficiency solutions that will:

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Smart Thermostat Program from City of Vancouver supported by Ecoligthen

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
Smart Thermostat Program from City of Vancouver supported by Ecoligthen

Ecolighten along with our project partners City Green Solutions are proud to support the City of Vancouver’s recently announced Smart Thermostat Program.  Through our Energy Services division, Ecolighten is helping the City of Vancouver with research design, implementation and evaluation of the Smart Thermostat Program.

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ENERGY STAR for New Homes Challenge

Friday, July 31st, 2015
ENERGY STAR for New Homes Challenge

Ecolighten is proud to announce an exciting new incentive contest for local home builders in New Westminster.  Titled the “ENERGY STAR for New Home Challenge” and brought to local builders through City of New Westminster's Energy Save New West with sponsorship from BC Hydro and FortisBC, local builders are eligible to access a full package of incentives and administrative support to construct a new home to the ENERGY STAR® for New Home standard. 

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Ecolighten helps launch High Performance New Home program

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
Ecolighten helps launch High Performance New Home program

To encourage the design and construction of ultra-low energy homes, Ecolighten is working with City of New Westminster to launch a High Performance New Home Program to support local residents and builders with resources to encourage growth and adoption of green building practices in New Westminster.

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Presentation to CHBA on Flag Hause

Sunday, March 29th, 2015
Presentation to CHBA on Flag Hause

Special thanks to the Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA) – Sea to Sky Chapter for providing Ecolighten an opportunity to present our Home Performance Design service offering including a case study on the new Flag Haus in Whistler.

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Ecolighten Presentation for CHBA Sea-to-Sky Chapter

Friday, February 27th, 2015
Ecolighten Presentation for CHBA Sea-to-Sky Chapter

Ecolighten is proud to sponsor and present at the March 2015 Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA) – Sea to Sky Chapter luncheon in Whistler, BC.  The luncheon will provide local builders with an overview of Ecolighten’s innovative Home Performance Design service including a case study on the new Flag House in Whistler, British Columbia.

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Ecolighten @ Buildex 2015

Friday, January 16th, 2015
Ecolighten @ Buildex 2015

Ecolighten is proud to be participating in 2015 Buildex Vancouver conference as panel member on The Rise, Fall, and Potential Rise of BC’s Home Performance Industry:  Where Do We Go From Here?  The presentation and panel discussion will share insights from past industry experiences, recent industry research, and new industry-led initiatives currently underway to grow the home performance industry and market opportunities in BC.

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Ecolighten supports Energent & Climate Smart with Solutions Provider Pilot

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
Ecolighten supports Energent & Climate Smart with Solutions Provider Pilot

Ecolighten is pleased to have teamed with Energent to support Climate Smart’s innovative Solutions Provider pilot designed to develop resources that provide businesses with the tools they need in order to lower energy usage and GHG emissions.

This new program builds on the partnership Ecolighten has developed with Energent to promote Energy Management Information System (EMIS) solutions for commercial and industrial businesses in Western Canada. 

The program will operate on a referral basis, where Climate Smart Client Advisors identify business needs and then refer them to the appropriate Solution Provider. For those companies seeking best in class solutions in energy management information systems, Energent is the preferred Climate Smart partner. 

To view the official press release and find more information on the Solution Provider Pilot, click HERE.

 

 

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Ecolighten & Energy Save New West in 2014 Profiles of Excellence

Monday, December 1st, 2014
Ecolighten & Energy Save New West in 2014 Profiles of Excellence

Through our Work with the City of New Westminster and Energy Save New West, Ecolighten is proud to be included in the 2014 Profiles of Excellence.

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High Performance New Home Workshop

Friday, October 31st, 2014
High Performance New Home Workshop

As part of Ecolighten's Energy Services support for Energy Save New West, we're pleased to help facilitate and participate in the City of New Westminster's "High Performance New Home" workshop.  The October 2014 workshop  brought together City planners, engineers, building officials and policy makers to discuss green building and municipal policy levers to support high performance new home construction.  Additional participants in the workshop included representation from other municipalities in the Lower Mainland, FortisBC, BC Hydro and building industry professionals.  Some of the highlights of the session include:

  • Building Energy 101 - Current construction techniques and improving envelope and systems, energy modeling, codes and standards and bylaw changes. 
  • Certifications & Accreditation - Exploring LEED, Passive House, Living Building and new BC Building Code Section 9.36 implications.
  • Role of Local Governments - Results from other jurisdictions including policy, exemptions, bylaws, planning and general regulatory considerations for peak performers. 

To learn more about how Energy Services from Ecolighten can help your government and utility energy efficiency programs, please contact us at [email protected] or 604-971-2088.

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