Cutbacks brought big rewards

Source: Scott Simpson, The Vancouver Sun.: May 5, 2007 pg. L.15 It didn’t take a whole lot of effort for Bernie Lyon to change her electricity consumption habits but the rewards were, in her mind, enormous. Hydro program shows people are prepared to change their habits.  Lyon is one of about 2,000 British Columbians who took […]

Saanich sweetens pot for building ‘green’

Municipality to give priority to applications for projects using energy-efficient components Bill Cleverley, Times ColonistPublished: 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 […]

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 […]

A new plan for the province

The Government of B.C. unveiled their new energy plan on February 27th, calling on British Columbians to rethink and reduce their energy usage more than ever before. One of the energy plan’s main goals is to make the province self-sufficient in electricity by 2016. The plan stipulates that consumers must cut their future demands in […]

Throne Speech: Energy, Sprawl, and Local Governments

News Release from the Community Energy Association Yesterday, the Lieutenant Governor, in her speech from the throne, outlined several energy-related initiatives and programs that will affect local governments and the services that they provide across British Columbia. Urban planning, buildings, landfills, transit, and infrastructure are all implicated. As Dale Littlejohn, a staff member of Community […]

Energy Savings Plan Pilot Launched

NEWS RELEASE 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 ( in B.C. will provide a one-stop resource for energy […]