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  • We are excited to bring Green Energy Doors Open to BC!

    Green Energy Doors Open

    Join us for another exciting showcase of clean energy projects across British Columbia. Events are free to participate in as a host, partner or attendee. 

    Friday, September 22nd - Sunday, September 24th, 2017.

Green Energy Doors Open

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Green Energy Doors Open is a campaign and showcase of individual, community, and commercial sustainable energy projects. It is spearheaded by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association and has mobilized people across Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia for several years. The initiative aims to showcase advancements in the sector, demonstrating how provinces are on the path to building a clean, sustainable energy system.

                  Join the Vancouver sustainable energy community in kicking off GEDO weekend at the September 21st social event

                                                                

List of Events

September 23rd
9:00am - 2:00pm

Solar Now engages Canadians in solar renewable energy and global efforts to address climate change through the installation of solar arrays on prominent public buildings and sites. 

RR5
Invermere

September 23rd
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Cowichan Energy Alternatives is a British Columbia Non-Profit society, and our organizational objective is to research and implement projects that help communities, local governments, and businesses throughout British Columbia to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

3900 Drinkwater Road
Duncan , BC

September 22nd
12:30pm - 1:15pm

For a university located on a National Historic Site with a castle as its crown jewel, reducing energy and related emissions presents unique challenges.

2005 Sooke Rd
Victoria , BC

September 24th
10:00am - 2:00pm

9 kw fixed solar array, grid tied, mounted on shop roof.  3 strings of 12 panels feeding through combiner to main panel. On net metering with BC Hydro. 

2536 Blind Bay Road
Sorrento , BC

September 22nd, 23rd, 24th
Various Tour Times

Based on 17 years of energy records (oil & electricity), we have reduced our CO2 emissions by 90% by replacing windows and doors, upgrading basement insulation and replacing the old oil furnace with a high-efficiency Mitsubishi Zuba Central heat pump.


September 23rd, 24th
10:00am - 2:00pm

This 84 panel solar array was built by Saltspring Islanders in 2014. It was funded by a large number of private individuals, community groups, the Salt Spring Island Foundation, community service groups, a provincial Carbon Neutral Capital Grant, and Bullfrog Power.

232 Rainbow Rd
Ganges , BC

September 23rd, 24th
1:00pm - 4:00pm

8 solar panels generating about 2000kWh/year were installed on a small house in Kamloops.  In 2016, all of the electricity needed by Nancy and her cat, plus some surplus, were generated from the panels. 

1052 Nicola Street
Kamloops , BC

September 22nd
1:00pm - 2:00pm

When you wash dishes or take a shower, the energy that goes into heating water is typically wasted down the drain. The Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility recycles this waste heat back into the community

1850 Spyglass Place
Vancouver , BC

September 22nd
Various Tour Times

Vancity and SES Consulting invite you to a guided tour of Vancity’s head office to learn more about their award-winning energy efficiency retrofit and the potential of waste heat recovery.

Suite 100 - 183 Terminal Ave
Vancouver , BC

September 22nd, 23rd, 24th
11:00am - 3:00pm

We are developing a microgrid solar + storage project for the small community of 100 residents. This community is currently dependant on diesel electricity. We intent to showcase the viability of solar in Northern Locations.

Highway 37 mile 740
Good Hope Lake , BC

September 23rd
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Peace Energy Renewable Energy Cooperative based in Dawson Creek in northeast BC has been contracted to install 500 kW of grid-tied solar for the District of Hudson's Hope on several of their municipal buildings and District facilities.  

1204-103rd Ave
Dawson Creek , BC

September 23rd
11:00am - 2:00pm

IPS has installed a solar grid-tie system on their commercial office/warehouse building in West Kelowna.  Participants will be able to view the installation as well as real time monitoring.  

101-2387 Dominion Rd
West Kelowna , BC

September 23rd
10:00am - 11:30am

This Jane's Walk featuring the Dockside Green Neighbourhood in Vic West is jointly sponsored by The One Planet Region Collaborative. Dockside Green, located between Tyee Rd. and the Gorge from the Johnson St. Bridge to the Bay St. Bridge is one of Victoria's most visionary projects.  It transformed a brownfield site into what it is today - an extraordinary, vibrant ecosystem.

G1-395 Tyee Road
Victoria , BC

September 22nd, 23rd, 24th
By appointment

Remote (boat or hike access) waterfront home, designed by owner who is retired engineer who offers free RE advice.  Contact owner prior to coming to get assistance with directions/GPS co-ordinates.  Scenic location.

188 Phillimore Point Road
Galiano Island , BC

September 24th
11:00am - 2:00pm

Canada's first solar sidewalk is a joint venture between Thompson Rivers University and Solar Earth Technologies Inc.  It involves a team of more than 30 faculty members, staff, students and community members.  

House 4, Thompson Rivers University
Kamloops , BC

September 23rd
10:00am - 3:00pm

The largest privately owned solar tracker in B.C.  Uses net-metering to provide energy payback in winter.

8829 Westsyde Rd
Kamloops , BC

September 24th
10:00am - 4:00pm

As Tim & Sarah approached retirement, they wanted to reduce their expenses as much as possible.  About 8 years ago they replaced their furnace, got on-demand hot water and a heat pump, and now their gas bills are less than a quarter of what it was.

256 Poplar Street
Kamloops , BC

September 23rd
Various Tour Times

Central Park Condominiums in downtown Victoria is one of the first stratas in BC to put grid-tied solar (photovoltaic) panels on their existing building.  Their 60 panels have been producing power since June 2015 with minimal
maintenance.

909 Pembroke St.
Victoria , BC

September 22nd
10:45am - 12:00pm

Join us for a tour of the Seabreeze Dairy Farm biogas facility in Delta to learn firsthand how methane gas from agricultural and food processing waste is captured and cleaned to make it pipeline ready.

4790 112th street
Delta , BC

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September 22nd, 23rd
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Ayo Smart home is a company that provides affordable and energy efficient homes to indigenous communities. Our highly insulated building envelope maintains home temperature, reducing energy consumption.

5935 Agronomy Road
Vancouver , BC

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September 22nd, 23rd
Various Tour Times

Get a behind the scenes view of a community Rec Centre and discover how an innovative retrofit is reducing GHG emissions by 50% and saving the district an estimated $100,000 in energy each year.

2300 Kirkstone Road
North Vancouver , BC

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September 23rd, 24th
10:00am to 12:00pm

Rob and Susan are actively supporting a green transformation their home.

Confirmed Upon Registration
Kamloops , BC

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September 22nd
1:00pm to 4:00pm

UBC's Bioenergy Research and Demonstration Facility (BRDF) is the first facility of its kind in North America.

2337 Lower Mall
Vancouver , BC

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September 22nd
7:30am to 3:30pm

This is the Main Campus Energy Center that serves as the peaking plant for UBC's Point Grey Campus.

6130 Agronomy Rd
Vancouver , BC

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September 22nd, 23rd, 24th
Various Times

This 1950-built home was heated by natural gas and had R-8 walls and little insulation in the attic and none in the basement/crawl.

Confirmed Upon Registration
Nanaimo , BC

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September 22nd, 23rd
Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm - Saturday 1:00pm to 4:00pm by appointment

We have changed our lighting from fluorescent to LED, redesigned our heating system, traded 2 of our cars in for Electric vehicles, installed a Level 2 charging station and a 10.4 kW solar array on our roof.

201 - 7426 Hedley Avenue
Burnaby , BC

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September 22nd, 23rd
Friday Sep 22 3pm - 5pm. Saturday Sep 23 12pm - 3pm.

Laneway House with numerous innovative energy efficiency features.

Confirmed Upon Registration
Kamloops , BC

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September 22nd, 23rd
12:00pm to 4:00pm

This is a retrofit of an 1890's home to achieve Net Zero Energy use.

Confirmed Upon Registration
Victoria , BC

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September 22nd
2:00pm & 3:00pm

Leed platinum targeted wood post and beam office building, incorporating passive wind towers, on site energy capture and storage and geothermal wells, bioswales and high efficiency building envelope.

1077 Great Northern Way
Vancouver , BC

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September 22nd, 23rd
Various Tour Times

Learn more about BCIT's Factor Four pilot project (reducing GHG emissions in 6 buildings by 75%, i.e. by a factor of four) and how the project is "en-route" towards a 70% GHG reduction by fall 2017.

3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby , BC

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