Energy Upgrade Rebates

With the re-instatement and expansion of the very successful LiveSmart program, the BC government is encouraging homeowners to upgrade their existing low-efficiency heating systems, insulation and windows, to name just a few. The full range of incentives are listed on their website. http://www.homeperformance.com/bc-rebates-vancouver-victoria-bc-vancouver-island An energy audit conducted prior to beginning the work gives a baseline.  This inexpensive assessment involves a thorough i … [Read more...]

Re-Energizing an Old Cottage!

Spurred by the recent rebate incentives we have just completed an energy retrofit, along with structural and aesthetic renovations, to a quaint 1920’s cottage.  This included replacing an old oil furnace with a super-efficient air source heat pump, trading an inefficient wood burning fireplace for a low emission wood stove and updating plumbing fixtures, as well as adding insulation to previously uninsulated exterior walls and crawlspace. Not only did this work improve the Energuide rating … [Read more...]

Resources for Wilco Clients

Choosing products for your new home or renovation can be a daunting task. That's why we've built an extensive online resource for Wilco customers. We maintain more than 80 links (to thousands of products) organized into 15 topics—everything from appliances to sustainable building information—on a password protected page, just for Wilco customers. There you can learn about the newest energy efficient heating systems, find the right light for over the kitchen island or select quality door har … [Read more...]