October 2015

Fluorescent lights too bright? It's a common problem BC Hydro: Power Smart
 
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October 2015
This month, we're celebrating Offtober and it's small business month. ... If you've covered up overly bright fluorescent lights in your workplace – or if you're tempted to – you're not alone. Temporary solutions that help dim fluorescent light are pretty common. ... If you rely on a space heater to keep you warm during the winter, or if you work with someone who does, don't miss this month's commentary on the portable units.
Fluorescent lights too bright? It's a common problem

Fluorescent lights too bright? It's a common problem

Dawn McKenna, executive director at the Down Syndrome Research Foundation, knows the woes of working under big, bright overhead fluorescent lights. Humming, flickering and overly bright light are just a few of the issues she has with T12s.

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Offtober deals and a chance to win

Offtober deals and a chance to win

Visit powersmart.ca for great deals from our retail partners. Play the Savers Keepers game for a chance to win an amazing Samsung prize package and daily prizes, including $100 gift cards to Best Buy and Philips Smart LEDs. Learn more
Too hot? Too cold? It's a familiar situation in many workplaces

Too hot? Too cold? It's a familiar situation in many workplaces

If you're hooked on a space heater – or if you know someone who is – it may be time to address the bigger issue: heating and cooling in your workplace. Learn more

Also this month

October is small business month in Canada

Small Business Month celebrates the important contributions entrepreneurs make to the B.C. economy and to their local communities. Learn more

Business Energy Advisors on-hand at small business expo

On October 16, 2015 our energy advisors will be facilitating a workshop about energy conservation for small business owners and operators at the SOHO Business Expo in downtown Vancouver. Registration required. Learn more
Advisor service expands
We've added two new Business Energy Advisors to the team to help meet the growing demand for free energy assessments around the province.

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Phone scam alert
The customer service team at BC Hydro receives hundreds of calls each day. Unfortunately, lately many of the calls have focused on one thing: a phone scam targeting small businesses across B.C.

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