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How to build high-performance homes to the BC Energy Step Code

Consider these energy solutions when building to higher levels of the BC Energy Step Code.
December 8, 2021

Tank or tankless? How to find your perfect match in a water heater

Shopping for a new water heater? You’ve got lots of choices. But which one is right for your household? We’ll help you find your perfect match!
November 18, 2021

5 cautionary tales to ensure safe digging

Last year, there were more than 972 incidents of damaged natural gas lines. Find out what happens after a homeowner or contractor damages a line.
July 13, 2021

What it takes to restore power after a winter windstorm

A January windstorm brought with it some of the most extreme and challenging conditions our power line technicians face in the field.
February 11, 2021

7 ways to help you manage winter energy bills

Cooler winter weather means heating systems are working more often to keep our homes cosy and warm. Using more energy can lead to higher monthly bills, but we have some tips to help you manage your winter energy use.
January 12, 2021

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

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

Calling all gamers: how virtual reality is keeping us safe

The use for virtual reality extends beyond games and entertainment—it’s helping provide our staff with the skills they need to work safely on our equipment while they maintain and modify the system. Here’s how.
July 27, 2020

How to build high-performance homes to the BC Energy Step Code

Consider these energy solutions when building to higher levels of the BC Energy Step Code.
December 8, 2021

Tank or tankless? How to find your perfect match in a water heater

Shopping for a new water heater? You’ve got lots of choices. But which one is right for your household? We’ll help you find your perfect match!
November 18, 2021

5 cautionary tales to ensure safe digging

Last year, there were more than 972 incidents of damaged natural gas lines. Find out what happens after a homeowner or contractor damages a line.
July 13, 2021

What it takes to restore power after a winter windstorm

A January windstorm brought with it some of the most extreme and challenging conditions our power line technicians face in the field.
February 11, 2021

7 ways to help you manage winter energy bills

Cooler winter weather means heating systems are working more often to keep our homes cosy and warm. Using more energy can lead to higher monthly bills, but we have some tips to help you manage your winter energy use.
January 12, 2021

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

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

Calling all gamers: how virtual reality is keeping us safe

The use for virtual reality extends beyond games and entertainment—it’s helping provide our staff with the skills they need to work safely on our equipment while they maintain and modify the system. Here’s how.
July 27, 2020