- /LiveSmart BC
- Connect with LiveSmart
- LiveSmart at Home
- LiveSmart at Work
- LiveSmart on the Road
- LiveSmart in your Community
- Climate Education
- A4CA - Apps for Climate Action
- Incentive & Rebate Programs
- Efficiency Incentive Program
- On Bill Financing Pilots
- Small Business Program
- Transportation Rebates & Incentives
- Media Room
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.
NEWSFLASH: $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. This successful program, launched in January 2011, will continue to help British Columbia small businesses save energy and money by making energy efficient improvements such as replacing incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs. The program has served over 10,000 British Columbia businesses, helping them save 150 gigawatt-hours of electricity or enough to power 13,500 homes for one year. It has also saved over 1,620 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions... Read More...
NEW 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
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.
Bridge 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...
NEW 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.
NEW 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)
- LiveSmart Highlights
- News Releases
- Events Calendar
- RSS Feeds
LiveSmart BC Highlights
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..read more >>
Visit our videos page to view our LiveSmart BC channels and watch the latest YouTube videos.read more >>
LiveSmart BC: 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.read more >>
2011: Year of Efficient Light Bulbs
New standards for energy efficient alternatives to 75 watt and 100 watt incandescent light bulbs are in effect Jan. 1, 2011.read more >>
18 Nov 2011
VICTORIA – Job training, joint ventures with industry and exploration of clean energy developments are some of the ...
View all News Releases >>
View all LiveSmart BC Events >>