Workshop Series Provides Tools for Sustainable Future

Interested in pursuing a career in the energy efficiency or renewable energy sector? Do you want to help transform B.C.’s energy future? If yes, then the Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Energy Technology workshop series at Langara College, sponsored by City Green Solutions and Vancity Credit Union, may be for you.

Starting this fall, participants can choose from a wide range of workshops including: Wind Energy Development in BC, Solar Hot Water Heating, Architecture for Urban Independence, Community Energy Planning, Reducing Energy Consumption in Buildings, Energy Reduction through Integrated Design, Net Metering in Renewable Energy and Shifting from Knowing to Doing.

“British Columbia has world-class professional expertise in the sustainability sector, but there have been few focused educational opportunities that combine theory and the practical expertise of industry professionals,” says workshop instructor and City Green energy advisor, Philip Be’er.…

Local Partners Pledge Suppot to REEP, Residents on Clean Air Day

Residents of Waterloo Region can breathe a sigh of relief today as they observe National Clean Air Day. Despite abrupt withdrawal by the federal government from the highly successful EnerGuide for Houses program in May, home and property owners will still be able to access the service in Waterloo Region thanks to tremendous support from local partners, and in particular, from the three area electric utilities.

It seems fitting that the pledge of local support to keep the Residential Energy Efficiency Project (REEP) offering home energy evaluations in this community coincides with national Clean Air Day. This day, devoted to increasing awareness of clean air and climate change, is celebrated across Canada during Environment Week June 4th to 10th, 2006.…

A Do-it-Yourself Guide to Home Sealing

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Home Sealing is the quickest, cheapest way to a better performing home – and you can do it yourself.

Use the ENERGY STAR® Home Sealing Guide to:

  1. Learn how to find and seal hidden attic and basement air leaks
  2. Determine if your attic insulation is adequate, and learn how to add more
  3. Make sure your improvements are done safely and result in a healthier home
  4. Reduce energy bills and help protect the environment

Download the guide from the ENERGY STAR webite at www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=home_sealing.hm_improvement_sealing.

Energy Savings Plan Pilot Launched

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Energy Savings Plan Pilot launched to test impact of additional incentives toward more energy efficient buildings in BC

Pilot delivery team contract awarded to partnership of City Green, Sustainable Building Centre and Homeworks

Victoria B.C. – A new Energy Savings Plan pilot program (www.saveenergynow.ca) in B.C. will provide a one-stop resource for energy efficiency in buildings including an exciting new residential incentive in participating communities. Presenting the Energy Savings Plan is the partnership team of City Green, Sustainable Building Centre (SBC) and Homeworks Services (Homeworks), contracted by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources as part of the Community Action on Energy Efficiency (CAEE) program.…