Nelson Hydro’s EcoSave Energy Retrofits Program has exceeded the two-year pilot phase target in just three months. The goal was to have 200 homes register for a home energy assessment during the pilot phase of 2012 and 2013. This number has already been exceeded and continues to grow. The benefits of registering with EcoSave are READ MORE
After being on an energy diet for close to half a year, the residents of Rossland have reduced their annual energy use substantially—more than 2,220 gigajoules (GJ) of natural gas and 1,478,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity, all through making energy efficient renovations to existing homes and small businesses. This was accomplished through the first ever READ MORE
Last month, thirty-six BC communities adopted a policy requiring all new homes to be solar ready, meaning they will be built with space to accommodate a solar hot water heating system. The Canadian Solar Industries Association(CanSia) is pleased with the policy noting that “Solar energy creates more jobs than any other energy resource through production, READ MORE
The Canadian Opera Company in Toronto is doing their part to stop the decline of bee populations in North America by installing two honey bee hives on the roof of their building. Recent studies have shown that urban bees often fare better than their rural counterparts due to lower pesticide exposure. Read about the project READ MORE
Toronto city councillors have approved a new bylaw that will require green roof coverage on all multi-unit buildings and residential dwellings. On a similar note, councillors also approved the development of bike lanes on Jarvis Street. Read the full details of these decisions at Treehugger .