Saturday, April 3, 2010

EcoEnergy program to end

Effective March 31st, the ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program is no longer accepting bookings for pre-retrofit evaluations. The program will continue to be administered until March 31, 2011. If you have already booked an appointment for a pre-retrofit evaluation, have completed an evaluation or applied for re-entry to the program, you remain eligible to apply for a grant.

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Re-purpose Building Supplies

Are you renovating?

Did you know that you can donate your old kitchen cupboards, bathroom vanities and other building materials to Habitat for Humanity?

Through an arrangement with SC Home Renovation Centre, your donations will be re-sold and a portion of the proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity.
SC Home Renovation Centre is on Hwy 97 between Leathead and McCurdy in the Blue Heights Mall. They carry windows, doors and other used building supplies and can help you save thousands on your next build project. While shopping at SC Home Renovation Centre, watch for the Habitat sticker that means your purchase will help fund building projects in your community. And whether you donate or purchase, you help keep used building materials out of the landfill.

Please call us at 250-762-7303. In most cases, we can arrange for pick-up of your donation. Unfortunately, we cannot accept donations of appliances, lighting fixtures, or furniture at this time.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Extra Solar BC Grants

SolarBC is happy to announce that incentives for solar hot water will double during February and March, from $1,000 to $2,000. This investment will support the installation of domestic solar water heating systems for the first 200 homes over the next 2-months. So, if you have been wondering about installing solar hot water but haven’t yet taken the plunge, now might be a smart time to do so.

This extra discount to use perhaps in getting solar panels for your own home, or to help show case solar hot water panels on your show home as an additional option for homebuyers.

Rebates/Grants at a glance are:

SolarBC point-of-sale discount: NOW $2,000 (was $1,000)
ecoENERGY rebate: $1250
*Total rebates: $3,250

* For homes with electrically-heated hot water in the FortisBC area there is an additional $300 available. The total covers roughly half the cost of installation depending on the system chosen.

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EcoEnergy program to end

Be aware that the ecoEnergy program is winding down and the federal government at this time will not be creating a followup program, so do take advantage of the grants and rebates available while possible. The program ends on March 31st 2011, however all installations and final energy audits must be completed before this date and paperwork submitted.

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