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BC Communities bundled up for Turn Down the Heat Week

Nov 17, 2017

VANCOUVER, BC – The results are in! This year’s Turn Down the Heat Week campaign resulted in more than 4000 businesses across the province turning down the thermostat to save energy, while collecting a mammoth 2200 items of warm clothing for local charities.

The annual campaign ran from November 4 to 10 and was a joint initiative between Business Improvement Areas of British Columbia (BIABC) and FortisBC, which encouraged B.C. businesses and their customers to turn down the heat and donate warm clothing to those in need. Nearly 20 B.C. business improvement areas (BIAs) took part this year, spanning the province including communities on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast, and in the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, and Thompson-Okanagan.

“We appreciate the Business Improvement Areas of B.C. for bringing attention to saving energy through this annual campaign as well as helping those in need,” said Danielle Wensink, director, conservation and energy management, FortisBC. “We look forward to continuing this momentum though our many programs and initiatives that help businesses manage their energy use throughout the year.”

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