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Uplifting the community by turning down the heat

November 4, 2017
FortisBC and the Business Improvement Areas of B.C. begin Turn Down the Heat Week November 4 - 10

The Business Improvement Areas of British Columbia (BIABC), in collaboration with FortisBC, are providing warmth to communities across the province this November. Turn Down the Heat Week runs from November 4 – 10, 2017 and encourages residents and businesses alike to reduce their energy consumption by turning down the heat, donning a comfy sweater and providing for those in need. This year, close to 20 Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) from across Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island, and the Okanagan are dialing down their thermostats to bring awareness to this important issue.

“Being aware of energy use and using it efficiently is good for business. It can reduce costs and preserve resources,” said Danielle Wensink, FortisBC’s director, conservation and energy management. “Turn Down the Heat Week highlights the small changes businesses and residents can make that together have a big impact, all while supporting worthwhile community causes. It’s a win-win for everyone and we’re proud to be a part of it.”

See a list of participating Business Improvement Associations.