Spring into Action with the BCCPA Energy Savings Program

Spring is here and with it brings new energy to accomplish important work to optimize our fullest potential. The BCCPA Energy Team believes that some of this potential can be resonated through Energy Efficiency improvements. We want your care home to do the same amount of heating, cooling, ventilating, and lighting work this year for a fraction of the price!

See our webpage here for important energy information and methods to reduce costs.

Energy Awareness Moment – Carbon Taxes Going Up in BC

The BC Government has announced an increased tax on Carbon Emissions effective April 1st, 2021.  The increase went from $40 per tonne to $45 per tonne of CO2e, which is equivalent to a 12.5% increase. The next FortisBC rate adjustment will be in effect as of June 1, 2021 and we can anticipate for these  increases to be reflected on FortisBC statements this July.  Take a look at the table below to see how the increase will affect our BC Care Members.

Energy Savings Program Table- April 2021

Energy costs are anticipated to increase by an average of roughly 3% monthly, this implies that the implementation of Energy Efficiency can net an additional 3% of cost avoidance, this data illustrates how energy efficient choices can be cost-effective.

Ways to Save this Year

The BCCPA Energy Savings Program (ESP) has only been active since June 2020 but we already have some encouraging data to share! Along with the participation of our members who have been utilizing ESP, we have collected results on how to better understand the needs of care homes while reducing energy costs.

Top Energy Efficiency Measures for 2020

  • Condensing Domestic Water Heaters
  • Energy Star Kitchen Equipment
  • Condensing Heating Boilers

Looking to 2021, we anticipate continued popularity of the Top Efficiency Measures from 2020 as retrofit opportunities. We forecast some new trends underway and below are some other measures we will take on this year.

Top Upcoming 2021 Project Types

  • Oxidization Laundry Systems
  • Waste Water Heat Recovery Systems
  • Condensing Make-Up Air

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions on the technologies we’re working on. Our data shows some of our systems can save up to 50% of system gas loads!  

The BCCPA Energy Savings Team encourages you to Spring into Action by scheduling an appointment with your BCCPA Energy Specialist to learn methods to conserve energy and reduce your carbon footprint!

Visit our webpage or contact our Energy Specialist Jesse Gadzinowski for more information.