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FortisBC recognizes top energy savers at Efficiency in Action Awards (2023)

June 21, 2023  By  Anthony Capkun

June 21, 2023 – Through its Efficiency in Action Award (2023), FortisBC recognized 10 organizations for their efforts toward reducing energy consumption and GHG emissions.

“Energy efficiency remains one of the most effective and affordable ways to reduce GHG emissions, and the efforts of the winning organizations represent some of the best work we’re seeing in this area,” said Joe Mazza, FortisBC. “We’re thrilled to highlight the ongoing efforts of these organizations through these awards.”

Those 10 honorees are:

• New Chelsea Society
• Prince George School District No. 57
• QuadReal Property Group
• Fort Nelson First Nation
• Town of Creston
• Provincial Health Services Authority
• Canada Place Corporation
• BC Care Providers Association & EngAge BC
• Kalesnikoff Lumber Company
• Bates Restaurants Ltd.


BC Care Providers Association & EngAge BC, is continuously improving energy efficiency across its care homes, helping to control costs, notes FortisBC.

“We’re continuously looking for innovative solutions to reduce energy consumption across our homes and encourage our members to be proactive in looking for energy-efficient upgrades, as they not only help our members to be energy efficient and keep operational costs down, but help in bringing resilience, quality and comfort for the occupants,” said Jasdeep Singh Gulati, energy specialist, BC Care Providers Association.

Canada Place Corp. replaced its old boiler system with high-efficiency equipment, including three high-efficiency hot water condensing gas boilers, to help cut its GHG emissions in half.

Another honoree, QuadReal Property Group, put energy efficiency at the forefront of the early-stage design of its commercial building project, The Post.

“We had an amazing opportunity at The Post to focus on an energy-efficient envelope and a high-efficiency mechanical system that will lead to major reductions in its energy use and carbon footprint,” said Julie Lacasse, QuadReal. “It was our priority to position the property as a leader in performance and sustainability.”

To improve energy efficiency and comfort in its members’ homes, Fort Nelson First Nation participated in FortisBC’s Energy Conservation Assistance Program on a community-wide basis, marking the most participants at one time in the history of the program.

FortisBC says it spent more than $118 million in programs and incentives last year to help customers reduce their energy use and save on their monthly energy bills. This year, they are upping the ante, spending over $155 million on conservation and energy efficiency programs.

Visit the awards page for more information on these recipients.

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