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Save energy, money at Green Home and Energy Show

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
September 23rd, 2018

Everyone likes to save money. And the 6th Annual Green Home and Energy Show is a great opportunity for home owners to start.

Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m. in the Prestige Lakeside Resort, this year’s show will help save energy and money as Nelson Hydro’s EcoSave Program and West Kootenay EcoSociety join to showcase green and sustainable options for building, renovating and transportation. 

This year, the Home Show has two areas — one for one-on-one consultation from experts and the other showcasing local presenters.

Presentations begin at 7-9 p.m.; the feature presentation by Lukas Armstrong from Cover Architectural Collaborative Inc. starting at 8 p.m. Armstrong will discuss the benefits and challenges associated with the Passive House construction strategy and present some interesting projects.

The Province has committed to taking incremental steps to increase energy-efficiency requirements in the BC Building Code to make buildings net-zero energy ready by 2032. The BC Energy Step Code, a part of the BC Building Code, supports this effort. The Passive House standard results in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling.

Here are some examples of what you can expect to see/learn at the show:

  • Locals who specialize in energy retrofits, insulation specialists and experts in heat pumps and high efficiency gas furnaces and boilers;
  • Learn about Tiny Homes, smart thermostats, sustainable window coverings, Leeds Certified flooring and solar attic fans;
  • EcoSave Program featuring – ‘The Great Escape’, is heat escaping from YOUR home? View an aerial infrared heat map of your roof and learn about rebates and on-bill financing;
  • Electric transportation – learn from community members who own different makes and models of Electric Vehicles and want to share their personal experience, as well as the electric bike from Pedego Canada;
  • Mandala Home – proud builder of BC’s first Energy Star home, will educate you on why a round home is a greener home; and
  • FortisBC – rebate guides for new and existing homes, LED’s (the Fall Lighting Campaign).

Nelson’s EcoSave Program simplifies the process of making your home more energy efficient. There will be information at the show about energy assessments and how you can take advantage of the 3.5% financing loan for energy upgrades which is then repaid on your Nelson Hydro electric bill.  Come out and meet your local energy advisors for both new and existing homes as well as valuable information from more than 30 local vendors.

This event has something for everyone, including many giveaways and a chance to win the grand prize of $1,000 towards an electric bike from Pedego Canada.

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