July 2017

Retrofit or rebuild?
 
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Smart energy management for BC industry

July 2017

Retrofit or rebuild? This month, we're bringing you the stories of two buildings in B.C. – North Vancouver's Karen Magnussen Community Centre and Haida Gwaii Hospital and Health Centre – where differing approaches were applied. Also, how a key performance metric, the BEPI, is keeping Thompson Rivers University on track.

District of North Van sees old building from new perspective

District of North Van sees old building from new perspective

Karen Magnussen Community Centre was well run and had lots of happy visitors for years. But it was using more energy than any other facility in the district. Something had to change.

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Hospital in Haida Gwaii sets a new standard with HVAC and more

Hospital in Haida Gwaii sets a new standard with HVAC and more

Northern Health leaned on BC Hydro's New Construction program to help a new hospital save an estimated $19,000 a year. Learn more


Key metric drives efficiency at Kamloops university

Key metric drives efficiency at Kamloops university

Thompson Rivers University's energy manager uses a building energy performance index to watch over the institution's energy use. Learn more


In case you missed it

BC Hydro moves to flat rates for businesses

The BC Hydro electricity rates for Large General Service (LGS) customers and Medium General Service (MGS) changed on April 1, 2017. Learn more

Metal halide, high pressure sodium luminaires, eligible for LED upgrade incentive

The 1500-2000W HID category has been added to our list of configurations and products eligible for incentives. Learn more

Bakery cuts in-store heat by removing halogen lighting

If you can't stand the heat... find a way to make your bakery café cooler. That's exactly what The Bakehouse at Dundareve accomplished with a switch to LEDs. Learn more

Use MyHydro to get ahead

Our free MyHydro tool allows businesses to measure their performance, eliminate any guesswork, and see tangible results from their energy-saving efforts.

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Success stories by sector

Find out what other companies have done to become more energy efficient, saving not just electricity, but money too.

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