All posts tagged with: Energy Savings

Disclosing Building Energy Use Creates Jobs

In today’s economy, finding a proven catalyst for job growth-one that comes with no taxpayer price tag-is cause for excitement. Better yet: a jobs catalyst that saves consumers and businesses money and benefits the environment.

Two new reports from the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) show how a new kind of energy policy is creating skilled, export-proof jobs in cities across the United States. Under this type of policy, called building energy rating and disclosure, owners of large buildings track exactly how much energy their properties use. Armed with this information, they can make changes that reduce their utility bills and those of their tenants-helping everyone’s bottom line. Read more

New Fortis Rates to Benefit Natural Gas Customers

March 12, 2012, Surrey, B.C. – The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) confirmed today that, most of FortisBC’s natural gas customers will see a commodity rate decrease starting April 1, 2012. This also includes piped propane customers living in Revelstoke.  Midstream and delivery rates for customers are not affected by this decision. Read more

Cloud Computing to Reduce Energy

A good article posted by Euractiv.com highlights the potential energy and emission savings that can be achieved by companies migrating to cloud based computing and data storage.  The article states that up to 50% in carbon emissions can be achieved, translating to billions of dollars in annual savings when applied across large company implmentations.  Read more

Thrifty Foods: An Energy Management Example

As printed in the Autumn 2001 issue of Fresh Magazine (produced by Thrifty Foods), there were several highlighted project references that provided great examples of an organization committed to energy management. Thrifty Foods has indicated that they have established an environmental committment to reduce their energy consumption by 13% and overall carbon footprint by 15%.  Read more

Voyant works with BC Credit Union to Identify over 20% in Annual Savings

Through an operational expenditures assessment, Voyant helped to identify over 20% in annual utility savings for the fifth largest credit union in British Columbia.

To read more about the energy and cost saving recommendations presented by Voyant, click here.

Terasen Gas Partners with BC Government

In addition to the BC Government releasing $25 million of investment towards public sector energy retrofits, Terasen Gas has now joined the BC Government’s Public Sector Energy Conservation Agreement (PSECA) to help promote energy conservation.

Previously, PSECA’s partners included BC Hydro and SolarBC.  The addition of Terasen’s conservation and awareness promotion will further assist BC in meeting its reduction targets.

Read the full news release here.

Voyant Helps Identify 27% in Energy Savings for a National Health Care Organization

As part of a national energy management project, Voyant performed a comprehensive energy audit for a Canadian health care organization’s Vancouver facility.  In performing the audit, Voyant identified energy savings measures that would help the client reduce their annual utility consumption by over 27%.

To read more about the energy and cost saving recommendations presented by Voyant, click here.