Air-Source Heat Pumps

An air-source heat pump provides an efficient and renewable way to heat and cool your home. The use of a heat pump results in reduced consumption of energy, significant financial savings, and a cleaner environment.

Because of the versatility of air-source heat pumps, they provide an ideal heating and cooling solution for almost any building.

(Did you know that) installing an air-source heat pump could reduce your home’s GHGs by up to 6 tonnes in one year!

How They Work

Air-source heat pumps transfer heat by circulating a liquid/gaseous substance called a refrigerant through a cycle of evaporation and condensation. The refrigerant absorbs heat from the outside air and evaporates.…

Vancouver and Sat 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). Each community will receive $15,000 to be used toward a showcase energy efficiency project.

ESP is a provincial pilot project aimed at improving the energy efficiency of homes and commercial buildings in BC. Implemented in partnership by City Green Solutions, Light House Sustainable Building Centre and Homeworks Services, ESP was created to help the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources (MEMPR) meet its energy efficiency targets set out in the BC Energy Efficiency Plan for Buildings.…

Saanich sweetens pot for building ‘green’

Municipality to give priority to applications for projects using energy-efficient components

Bill Cleverley, Times Colonist
Published: Friday, April 06, 2007

Saanich is launching a program to help residential builders cut red tape and cash in on government programs for building “green.”

The municipality will give priority to applications for housing projects using energy-efficient components and provide those builders rebates of up to 30 per cent on building-permit fees. The program could be up and running in six weeks.

Saanich will also designate an employee to serve as an energy adviser, directing builders to available green rebate programs and in many cases even filling out the applications for them.…

ESP Team Member Receives Premier’s Partnership Finalist Award

2006/07 Partnership Finalist Award Recipient – Energy Efficiency and Community Energy Solutions Team

  • Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources – Andrew Pape-Salmon, Liz Kelly, Christina Ianniciello and Keith Veerman, Dan Green, Sharon Jorgensen – Victoria
  • BC Hydro – Patrick Mathot – Burnaby
  • Building Owners and Managers Association of BC – Paul LaBranche – Vancouver
  • Canadian Home Builders Association of BC – M.J. Whitemarsh – Burnaby
  • CityGreen – Peter Sundberg – Victoria
  • Douglas First Nation – Chief Darryl Peter – Tipella and Port Douglas
  • Fraser Basin Council – Jim Vanderwal – Vancouver
  • FortisBC – Brian Parent – Kelowna
  • Gitga’at Nation – Dan Cardinall – Hartley Bay
  • Kitasoo-Xaixais Nations – Percy Starr – Klemtu
  • Kyuquot / Checklesaht First Nations – Kevin Head – Kyuquot
  • Natural Resources Canada – Anne Auger, Louis Marmen – Ottawa
  • Taku River Tlingit Nation – Peter Kirby – Atlin
  • Terasen Gas -Sarah Smith – Surrey

ESP team member, City Green Solutions, was included with a list of partners for the Premier’s Innovation and Excellence Awards for 2006/2007 for its involvement with the Energy Savings Plan project.…