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LiveSmart BC helps British Columbians make green choices that save money at home, at work and on the road. Be part of the solution. LiveSmart: You Choose, You Save.

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April 1, 2014 - LiveSmart BC services transitioning to utilities.

The LiveSmart BC rebate and incentive programmes ended on March 31, 2014. This website will remain active, sharing resources throughout the Province that could help you take energy efficiency action.

Read the News Release to learn more: LiveSmart BC services transitioning to utilities

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March 26, 2013 - CEVforBC Point-of-sale incentive program extended

The B.C. government will carry over $2.5 million from the original $14.3 million Clean Energy Vehicle Program to extend the CEVforBC Point-of-sale incentive program through the 2013-14 fiscal year.

The LiveSmart BC Residential Charging Point Rebate Program – which provides rebates of up to $500 per unit for residential electric charging stations that meet identified eligibility requirements – will carry through the 2013-14 fiscal year.

March 1, 2013 - $1.6M for LiveSmart BC Small Business program extension into 2014

VICTORIA - The $1.6-million LiveSmart BC: Small Business program will be extended another year, until March 31, 2014 announced Rich Coleman, Minster of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas and Naomi Yamamoto, Minister of State for Small Business. Read More

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October 28, 2013 - Celebrating Small Business month with LiveSmart BC: Small Business Program Case Studies!

We've posted a number of case studies from around the province illustrating how small businesses are cashing in on efficiency! Read More.

March 26, 2013

The B.C. government will carry over $2.5 million from the original $14.3 million Clean Energy Vehicle Program to extend the CEVforBC Point-of-sale incentive program through the 2013-14 fiscal year.
The LiveSmart BC Residential Charging Point Rebate Program – which provides rebates of up to $500 per unit for residential electric charging stations that meet identified eligibility requirements – will carry through the 2013-14 fiscal year.

February 15, 2013

BC Interior Retailer Bridges Gap and Sheds New Light on Energy Efficiency Investment

This is the story of Ken and Karin Bridge, small business owners in Cranbrook, who took climate action by upgrading the lighting in their interior furnishings store via provincial rebate incentives coordinated by local Business Energy Advisor Marilyn Christensen. Now they are saving money and the environment.

Karin and Ken Bridge, standing amidst the new lighting in the beautiful showroom of Bridge InteriorsBridge Interiors in Cranbrook recently went through a massive renovation which included upgrading their lighting. The 44,000 sq.ft building used inefficient fluorescent fixtures mounted in high ceilings, incandescent exit signs and incandescent outdoor lighting. Overhead costs associated with inefficient lighting were significant.

...A Cranbrook electrical wholesale outlet had initially talked to owner Ken Bridge about the recent advances in lighting efficiency and how Ken could save energy and money by installing more energy efficient lighting...

...Small Business Energy Advisor Marilyn Christensen provided details about how the LiveSmart BC: Small Business Program, funded by the provincial government, could help reduce the cost of Ken's new lighting (and reduce Bridge Interior's energy use), and also reduce his energy bills...

...Read More

January 15, 2013

The Province released the 2011 "Facility Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report Summaries" as required under the Reporting Regulation of the Greenhouse Gas Reductions (Cap and Trade) Act. Discover the industrial emissions reported in your neighbourhood, including on KML (Google Earth) file... Read More.

January 17, 2013 - B.C. plugging in to electric vehicle fast chargers

VANCOUVER - A $1.3-million investment in direct current (DC) fast-charging infrastructure in 13 communities throughout the province continues to help electric vehicle owners plug in and get charged... Read More (News Release, Webpage)

 

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LiveSmart BC: Small Business Program

LiveSmart BC: Small Business Program

The three year LiveSmart BC: Small Business Program will make it easy for thousands of BC small businesses to save money and reduce their energy consumption..

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Apps 4 Climate Action

Visit our videos page to view our LiveSmart BC channels and watch the latest YouTube videos.

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LiveSmart BC: Efficiency Incentive Program

Efficiency Incentive program

The Province has extended provincial incentives for the popular LiveSmart BC: Efficiency Incentive Program for participants entering the program as of April 1, 2010.

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2011: Year of Efficient Light Bulbs

LiveSmart BC Weekly Tip

New standards for energy efficient alternatives to 75 watt and 100 watt incandescent light bulbs are in effect Jan. 1, 2011.

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