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FortisBC’s Climate Action Partners: Meet Jay Starnino

Our Climate Action Partners program helps governments and organizations achieve their climate action goals. We caught up with Jay Starnino, senior energy specialist with Grand Forks, to learn about how his work helps the community.
March 29, 2021

How Indigenous communities are finding unique ways to improve energy efficiency in their homes

Historical policies continue to impact Indigenous Peoples today as many homes on-reserve land are not energy efficient. However, housing departments are finding ways to improve housing conditions for their community members.
March 4, 2021

How can waste heat be repurposed for space heating?

Heat recovery is an innovation that captures waste heat from a building’s air exchange system and puts it to new use—like space heating.
February 2, 2021

Year in review: progress made to 30BY30 and reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Last year we set our 30BY30 target to reduce our customers’ greenhouse gas emissions 30 per cent by 2030. Let’s look at some of the progress we made this year as we work towards this ambitious target.
December 17, 2020

How a new fireplace can keep you warm and lower your energy bills

If you have an older and possibly inefficient fireplace, it may be time to look at upgrading it to a high-efficiency model. New fireplaces have more energy saving features that can help you lower your monthly energy bills.
November 30, 2020

Innovative builders exceed minimum BC Step Code requirements with natural gas heating

Many home builders in BC are helping to address the challenge of climate change by exceeding the BC Step Code required for their communities. And they’re doing it with natural gas heating systems.
November 16, 2020

REnEW program helps graduates build a better future

The Residential Energy Efficiency Works (REnEW) program helps individuals experiencing barriers to employment. It offers participants skills training and hands-on experience in the energy-efficiency construction industry.
November 4, 2020

Why is FortisBC asking me to use less energy?

We're working toward our 30BY30 target by making energy-efficient appliances and equipment accessible and more affordable to our customers through our rebate programs, helping lower their energy use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
October 27, 2020

FortisBC’s Climate Action Partners: Meet Jay Starnino

Our Climate Action Partners program helps governments and organizations achieve their climate action goals. We caught up with Jay Starnino, senior energy specialist with Grand Forks, to learn about how his work helps the community.
March 29, 2021

How Indigenous communities are finding unique ways to improve energy efficiency in their homes

Historical policies continue to impact Indigenous Peoples today as many homes on-reserve land are not energy efficient. However, housing departments are finding ways to improve housing conditions for their community members.
March 4, 2021

How can waste heat be repurposed for space heating?

Heat recovery is an innovation that captures waste heat from a building’s air exchange system and puts it to new use—like space heating.
February 2, 2021

Year in review: progress made to 30BY30 and reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Last year we set our 30BY30 target to reduce our customers’ greenhouse gas emissions 30 per cent by 2030. Let’s look at some of the progress we made this year as we work towards this ambitious target.
December 17, 2020

How a new fireplace can keep you warm and lower your energy bills

If you have an older and possibly inefficient fireplace, it may be time to look at upgrading it to a high-efficiency model. New fireplaces have more energy saving features that can help you lower your monthly energy bills.
November 30, 2020

Innovative builders exceed minimum BC Step Code requirements with natural gas heating

Many home builders in BC are helping to address the challenge of climate change by exceeding the BC Step Code required for their communities. And they’re doing it with natural gas heating systems.
November 16, 2020

REnEW program helps graduates build a better future

The Residential Energy Efficiency Works (REnEW) program helps individuals experiencing barriers to employment. It offers participants skills training and hands-on experience in the energy-efficiency construction industry.
November 4, 2020

Why is FortisBC asking me to use less energy?

We're working toward our 30BY30 target by making energy-efficient appliances and equipment accessible and more affordable to our customers through our rebate programs, helping lower their energy use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
October 27, 2020

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