BCSEA runs formal projects which help to build a sustainable energy future for BC. The projects are often funded by partner organisations, and hire individual professionals and BC companies to work with other agencies, governments and the public to effect positive change.
A program of the BC Sustainable Energy Association, SolarBC has facilitated the installation of 546 solar hot water systems in homes around the province, as well as numerous installations on schools, social housing, and local government facilities. The goal of the program is to influence policy and building regulations, reduce barriers to the widespread adoption of solar hot water, and to make abundant solar energy the preferred choice for British Columbians to meet their hot water needs.For our program highlights from 2008-2011, click here.
Our RetrofitBC program aims squarely at a critical gap in current efforts to foster energy efficiency in BC’s multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs). Because of the “split incentive” between energy users and decision-makers for efficiency investments, cost-effective building upgrades are not undertaken. BCSEA’s Green MURB Pilot Project is testing a new approach to achieving efficiency upgrades with up to 15 MURBs in the City of Vancouver in 2012.
Climate Change Showdown
The Climate Change Showdown is a successful middle school education project which has been presented to over 50,000 students in classrooms across British Columbia. The educational resource encourages team work as students collaboratively move around the game board, learning about positive and negative environmental consequences that result from individual and societal actions and behaviours. The program is free and takes 80 minutes to deliver in class.
Clean Energy Classrooms
Clean Energy Classrooms is the one-stop resource portal to training & education options in Canadian sustainable energy. The comprehensive online resource lists programs, courses and workshops in 6 different regions of Canada.