FortisBC has recognized local organizations for their dedication to conserving energy.
Heddlestone Village, a cohousing community on the North Shore that’s home to over 70 people among 24 home sand a common house, was honoured for its energy efficiency. That includes using high levels of batt and cellulose insulation, triple-pane windows, mini-split air source heat pumps and Energy Star appliances. The community also prides itself on its sustainability practices and is home to many electric bikes, hybrid vehicles and actively participates in ridesharing and tool-lending.
The Hume Hotel and its spa, meanwhile, has made energy improvements during renovations over the past five years, including a high efficiency boiler and lighting upgrades in the common areas. All 45 rooms have also been augmented by Energy Star mini-split ductless heat pumps, argon-filled windows, attic and wall insulation, low-flow water fixtures, and LED lighting and controls throughout.
Also receiving top honours was Overwaitea Food Group for upgrades to energy efficient refrigeration at the Nelson Save-On-Foods store.