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Green Living BC Hydro Energy Conservation Assistance Program for low income households

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by milquetoast, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    As an initiative for helping low income families that may not be able to afford energy efficient solutions, BC Hydro has created a program that offers a home energy evaluation in addition to energy efficiency upgrades to help these families reduce their consumption and save money on their bills. All of this is free of charge to the participant.

    Energy saving products that may be installed include:

    * Energy saving light bulbs (compact fluorescent lamps) indoor and outdoor
    * Faucet aerators for the kitchen and bathroom
    * Low-flow shower head
    * Water heater pipe wrap and blanket
    * Draft proofing, such as weatherstripping, caulking and outlet gaskets
    * Insulation for attics, walls and crawlspaces
    * Low-wattage night light
    * ENERGY STARĀ® refrigerator

    To qualify for this program you must be a BC Hydro residential customer with moderate to high electricity consumption (more than 8,000 kWh/yr) living in the Lower Mainland or on Vancouver Island.

    Applicants must provide proof of income for every member of the household 18 years or older by providing a Notice of Assessment from the Canada Revenue Agency. Your combined household income must be below the Low-Income Cut-Off (LICO) as published by Statistics Canada. Low-income cutoffs vary by where you live (population) and by the number of people in your household.

    Renters can also apply by getting their landlords to fill out a special application.

    To apply for this program or for more information visit: http://www.bchydro.com/powersmart/residential/ps_low_income/energy_conservation.html

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