The following is a list of past and present pilots offered by FortisBC. Click the title of each for more information.
This pilot quantitatively and qualitatively evaluates the performance of high-efficiency water heaters installed in full-service restaurants and multi-unit residential buildings. Meters will be installed to quantify the actual natural gas savings versus the standard efficiency baseline. The pilot is now closed to restaurants.
If you are in a multi-unit residential building or hotel with a centralized domestic hot water system that you would like to replace in the near future, and would like to participate, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This pilot assessed the incremental costs and savings potential of radiant tube heaters when used for space heating in place of standard unit heaters.
This pilot project was initiated by the City of Vancouver to promote the installation of variable frequency drive ventilation controls, piping insulation and solar thermal hot water for 15 multi-unit residential buildings in Vancouver. Pilot collaborators committed to gather data and validate energy-savings claims.
This pilot promotes the replacement of standard efficiency residential water heaters with efficient ENERGY STAR® models. The objective of this pilot is to obtain national, installation, performance and customer acceptance information regarding Domestic Hot Water (DHW) technologies with an Efficiency Factor (EF) of 0.80 or better. FortisBC accepted 48 residential homeowners for incentives for 0.80 or higher EF water heaters. This program is now closed to new applicants.
This pilot studied the effect on gas consumption when installing electronic programmable timers on “decorative” gas fireplaces in multi-unit residential buildings. The pilot measured whether timers would reduce instances of customers leaving gas fireplaces burning longer than needed. Offered in the FortisBC Lower Mainland service territory, the timers were only installed in units where the fireplace was not the primary heating source. FortisBC is currently reviewing the savings of the pilot in order to determine if a full program roll out is warranted. For more information email email@example.com.
Since October 2011, 10 participants in single family dwellings have participated in this pilot. The program trained program delivery agents to become familiar with the health and safety policies involved with doing retrofit work in low income households.
This pilot project was initiated by the City of Vancouver, Offsetters, and SolarBC to promote the installation of 30 Solar Hot Water systems in Vancouver. The partners committed to gather data and validate energy-savings claims.
This pilot was a collaboration with FortisBC, the Burnaby School District #41 and Delta School District #37. It facilitated a "proof of concept" study to validate energy-saving claims of adding occupancy controls to unit ventilators to reduce energy costs associated with heating and lighting unoccupied classrooms. The pilot collaborators gathered data and validate energy-savings claims.
This pilot was a collaboration with the City of Courtenay to demonstrate solar thermal pool heating at a popular recreation facility. The pilot collaborators provided incentives to support this project, gather data and validate energy-savings for outdoor recreational pool heating using solar thermal, unglazed collectors.
FortisBC is conducting a pilot study to assess the energy savings of 0.67 EF domestic water heating systems and providing rebates to qualified applicants. The objective of the pilot is to: