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The Energy Efficiency Retrofit Experience
The Columbian Centennial Housing Society in Kelowna recently completed Energy Efficiency Retrofits through the LiveSmart BC Efficiency Assistance Program (LEAP).
We heard about LEAP through BCNPHA and having had some concerns about the energy efficiency of our housing decided to apply. The application process was quite simple and we learned that 157 units in four of our complexes met the program criteria.
The initial audit showed that our units required new fans for better air exchange, increased attic insulation, low flow shower heads, low flow aerators in the kitchen faucets as well as some weatherproofing. The LEAP grant level covered 100% of the costs for the energy efficient upgrades and we agreed to go ahead. Read more in the news section