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See Who's Coming to the Kamloops Energy Fair!

These organizations are all coming to the Kamloops Energy Fair with products, services and ideas about using energy more sustainably! See their displays at the McArthur Island Sports Centre in Kamloops on June 19.

For more information about the event, see our Energy Fair story.

BC Hydro Power Smart: Myles Gregory at (250) 851-8050, www.bchydro.com.  Gold Plus Sponsor. British Columbia is facing an enormous conservation challenge, to offset half the expected increase in electricity demand by 2020 through conservation.  We need your help.  Join Team Power Smart at bchydro.com and start thinking about conservation.  You’ll save energy and save money and members receive exclusive rewards offers.

City of Kamloops: Glen Farrow at (250) 828-3802, www.kamloops.ca  Gold Sponsor.  At the City's booth you'll learn where to borrow an energy meter for free to test appliances around the home, and how to make the switch to taking the bus, carpooling, cycling, or walking - reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, and save money!

BC Sustainable Energy Association: Cheryl Kabloona at (250) 318-6483, www.bcsea.org  Host Organization for the Kamloops Energy Fair, promoting sustainable energy and energy efficiency in BC.

Canadian Aerothermal: Kathy McKenzie at 250-486-6472, www.aerothermal.ca.  Canadian Aerothermal specializes in residential and commercial heating & cooling systems that can reduce your utility bills by up to 50%. It is easy to go green when you deal with "The Aerothermal Specialists" where "no ducts are no problem."

Built Green (TM) BC Program: Vanessa Joehl at 604-432-7112, www.builtgreencanada.ca.  Built Green (TM) BC is an industry-driven voluntary program that promotes "green" building practices to reduce the impact that building has on the environment. It benefits the homebuyer, the community and the environment and is an opportunity for choosing a "green" future.

Canadian Home Builders Association Central Interior: Jackelyn Krahn at 250-828-1844, www.greendreamhome.ca The Green Dream Home is an EQuilibrium (TM) Sustainable Home. It demonstrates the design, building and construction of a net-zero home.

Riverside Energy Systems: Paul Fletcher, Ben Giudici at 250-578-0620 or 1-866-288-1517, www.riversideenergy.ca PV, wind and microhydro, consulting, sales and installation for offgrid and grid tie. Applications specializing in active solar tracking to maximize energy harvest for solar electric applications. Commercial, residential, & recreational.

Ferguson Equipment: Darren or Cassandra Wilkinson at 250-372-3579, www.fergusonequip.com  EPA approved pellet and wood stoves.

Kamloops Garden Box Project: Joel Dyck at joelfish@hotmail.com, www.kamloopsgardenboxes.wordpress.com  Sponsored by the BCSEA.  This volunteer-driven project is offering handmade planter boxes to individuals who want to learn about growing food. Joel will share gardening expertise, develop instructions for building garden boxes, and teach students to build the boxes in a shop class environment.

Green Energy Contest projects: Student projects about sustainable energy are being submitted to the Green Energy Contest. Open to students from K to grade 12. See posters, models, and demonstrations by our enthusiastic young people! Prizes will be awarded at the Fair.

Darfield Earthship: Chris Newton & Sandra Burkholder at 250-672-2420, www.darfieldearthship.com  Chris and Sandra are back to share their progress on their earthship near Barriere.  The tires are complete and work has started on the front wall, roof and planters. Donations of pop/beer cans at the Energy Fair will be gratefully accepted for the interior walls! 

Terasen Gas: Beth Ringdahl at 604-592-8265 or 1-866-884-8833, www.terasengas.com  Bronze Sponsor.  Terasen Gas will be on site to provide tips on ways to save energy in the home, promote energy efficient rebate programs, and hand out fun, energy conservation prizes.

Split Rock Sustainable Technologies: Wendy McLean at 250-318-7524, www.splitrockst.com.  We integrate site analysis, building science, energy conservation and renewable energy technologies to allow us to assist you to find the best possible combination of systems and products to suit your resources and needs.

Advanced Geothermal Systems Inc: Roger Jung at 604-657-0645, www.geodx.com. DX Geothermal Heating & Cooling.

Windcor Power Systems Corp: Peggy Siemens at 250-851-2922, www.windcor.com.  Windcor Power Systems Corp is Canada's turn-key wind energy development company with a unique vision and dynamic future.  We have developed projects and provided development services to the wind industry since 2002 and are now working in all the western provinces and Ontario.

Guest Automation Inc.: Mark Bagg at 250-574-8658, www.guestautomation.com. Guest Automation provides web-based energy management solutions to reduce energy consumption and increase building efficiency giving you the ability to control and monitor your HVAC, security, lighting, power and equipment from anywhere in the world while saving energy!

CR Sundquist Homes: Chris Sundquist at 250-852-2979, www.crs-homes.com.  Formerly ThinkTank Designs, we continue to offer unique high-efficiency home plans, particularly straw-bale and other non-standard styles.

The Garlick Press: Diane Parker at 250-320-5002, www.garlickpress.ca. The Garlick Press invites readers on a journey towards a sustainable food economy and lifestyle. We promote the economic, environmental and health benefits of eating real foods through educational and entertaining articles about organic gardening, local producers, recipes, and more.

Centra Windows Inc.: Reena Prasad at 604-882-5010 or 1-888-534-3333, www.centrawindows.com.  Specializing in manufacturing and installing of energy-efficient vinyl windows and entry doors. We keep everything in-house - manufacturing, installing and servicing - resulting in consistently high quality products and worry-free renovation. Visit the Centra showroom nearest you located throughout BC.

Grasslands Conservation Council of BC: Catrina Crowe at 250-374-5787 ext 203, www.bcgrasslands.org.  Discover the wonder and value of BC's grasslands.  Learn how they contribute to our healthy communities - through recreation, filtering water, ranching, and storing carbon in a time of climate change.  Then join us in caring for these unique lands.

Optimum Air: Jim Robinson/Geoff Shimmin at 250-851-6981, www.optair.ca.  We supply & install solar thermal systems.  Solar thermal systems provide the highest return on investment of all renewable energies.  We are CANSIA certified and a solar registered contractor, and can help with Solar BC $2000 grant applications.

Rocky Mountain Solar Co.: Roy Howard at 250-968-4490, www.rockymountainsolar.ca. Supply and install renewable energy systems: solar PV, wind, microhydro; solar hot water; smokeless wood-fired hydronic heaters; hydraulic rams; composting toilets.

Champion Chimney Services: Brian Alexander at 250-851-5594, www.championchimneyservices.com.  Serving Kamloops and surrounding communities since 1998.  Cleaning, brick repairs, installation & replacement lifetime warrantee metal chimney. Sales of EPA certified wood stoves and hi-efficiency fireplace inserts (as well as WETT); inspections for insurance company requirements.

Amerispec Home Inspection Services: Bill Johnson at 250-377-0026, www.amerispec.ca/kamloops.  Certified energy advisors and registered home inspector.  Provide energy efficiency evaluations and pre-purchase home inspections.

Rotary Club of Kamloops: Arjun Singh at 250-377-1797, www.rotaryKamloops.org.  Silver Sponsor.  The Rotary Club of Kamloops is extremely pleased to support efforts to promote sustainable energy locally and around the world.  We offer opportunities for leadership development, for fellowship, for community service and for professional and personal development.

Solar BC: Emily Kendy at 1-866-650-6527, www.solarbc.ca.  Solar BC makes it easy for people to install solar hot water in BC.  We have incentives of over $2000 available to help out with the cost of installation on your home.

Select Solar Systems Ltd.: Gord or Janine Hogan at 250-835-2208, www.selectsolarsystems.com.  Select Solar Systems in Sorrento manufactures and installs customized solar hot water systems.  Solar isn't just for heating domestic hot water.  Think Solar to heat your house & pool or heat water for restaurants & hotels.

Black Creek Ranch: Marla Ronnquist at 250-314-6804, www.blackcreekranch.com.  Black Creek Ranch is a cooperative of Grass-fed Beef producers that grow beef without the use of growth promoting hormones in a natural environment.

Energy West Power Solutions: Paul Wende at 250-306-7697, www.energywest.ca.  We are an alternate energy company that installs wind turbines, solar electric panels, inverters, battery back up systems, micro hydro projects.  We offer system design and consultation.  Grid tied or stand alone off grid systems.  Serving all of BC.

The Commuter Scooter Store: Angela Hambrook at 250-554-8776, www.thecommuterScooterStore.com.  We offer energy efficient electric scooters and power assist bikes, ideal for local commuting and saving money.  Park your vehicle and drive green this summer.

Your Kamloops: Arjun Singh at 250-377-1797, www.yourkamloops.com.  Join the Kamloops Energy Fair remotely on June 19 through live streaming courtesy of Your Kamloops.  Tune in to www.yourkamloops.com/energyfair for pre-recorded and live interviews with exhibitors, workshop presenters and visitors.

ProCad Designs Ltd. & DG Project Management: David Graham at 250-828-0321, www.procaddesigns.com. Sustainable Custom Home and Renovation Design, Built Green and LEED Construction. Certified Energy Advisor for Energuide Label, Plan Evaluations and Blower Door Testing. Experience with alternate sustainable design and construction methods including Stacked Cordwood and Passive Solar. PMP and GSI Certified.

Thompson Nicola Regional District: Martin Dickson at 250-377-8673, www.tnrd.bc.ca.  Benefits of waste reduction and diversion in the TNRD: reducing household waste throughout the TNRD cuts down on hauling costs and vehicular emissions of personal vehicles and waste hauling trucks.  Recycling conserves energy, preserves resources, minimizes need for landfills and generates economic activity.

Park Williams Homes Ltd.: Dale Williams or Sunghae (Sunny) Williams at 250-434-4449 www.parkwilliamshomes.com.  Park Williams Homes: Building Green since 1982. Back then we installed HRV's that dated back to WWII. Today, in Kamloops, we build homes for sale that will meet Building Code requirements 30 years from now. Very Low Energy use homes.

Shine Energy Systems Inc.: Chris Koch at 250-377-1216, www.shine-energy.com.  Shine Energy Systems Inc. has been working in the Interior of BC since 2006. We are a full service geothermal design and installation company. For every residential-sized system we install, we remove more than 2 cars worth of emissions.

Earthcare Kamloops Vegetarian Potluck: Erin at earthcarekamloops@yahoo.ca. Earthcare Kamloops is a non-profit group of caring citizens who promote a plant-based diet and support local, sustainable farming practices. We strive to create a healthier, more connected community by discussing environmental and health issues at our monthly vegetarian potlucks (Sept to May).

Volkswagen of Kamloops: Gerry Tewnion at 250-374-3000, www.volkswagenofkamloops.com.  2010 Volkswagen Clean Diesel. Benefits over gas engine *20-40% better fuel mileage *up to 50% more torque *about 25% lower emissions *3 times the engine life **if only 15% of the vehicles in North America were diesel powered more than 17 billion gallons of fuel would be saved over the vehicles' useful lives.

Opt4 Renewable Energy Systems Inc.: Rene van Amerom at 250-377-0993, www.opt4re.com. Opt4 Renewable Energy Systems provides sustainable energy solutions for residential, commercial and industrial applications. Services include energy conservation strategies, engineering, procurement, and commissioning of grid-direct or off-grid solar photovoltaic (electric), domestic hot water, space heating and pool heating solar thermal systems.

Nufloors: Dave Callaghan at 250-372-8141, www.nufloors.ca/kamloops. Nufloors offers quality flooring products in the newest styles and designs. Our Earth-Friendly Products include cork, a renewable resource; carpet made of 100% recycled plastic bottles; 100% recycled leather flooring; and vinyl, a biodegradable, low toxic, and hypoallergenic flooring option.

Advanced Wood Heat: Gord Bullen at 250-675-4270, www.woodheating.ca.  Advanced Wood Heat is the B.C. dealer for EconoBurn Wood Gasification Boilers. Burn wood efficiently, economically and cleanly: smoke and emissions are burned off at 2000 degrees with a secondary burn chamber.