April 15, 2014
City of Vancouver incentivizes energy-saving retrofits for landlords

CALL FOR GREEN LANDLORDS

There is now a convenient way for even more landlords to increase the value of their properties while reducing operating costs. The new Multi-Unit Residential Building Program, offered by BC Hydro Power Smart and FortisBC, offers personal expertise and support by an energy advisor, access to financial incentives through existing utility programs, in-suite incentives exclusive to this program, and communication materials.

Need proof that it works? Recently, a 48-unit low-rise building in the West End participated in a case study that proved they could save energy, water and money with energy conservation measures (such as boiler upgrades, pipe insulation, and high efficiency washing machines, toilets, faucet aerators and showerheads). The landlord was impressed by the expected reduction to his energy bill and anticipated increase in building value upon upgrades.

This was just one of 23 buildings that participated in this case study. Ninety-six per cent of participating buildings had opportunities for cost effective retrofits.

If you live in a market rental building with 15 suites or more in Vancouver, ask your landlord or property manager to visit this webpage for details. The offer expires on March 1, 2015 or when all the funding has been allocated.

YOUR TURN

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April 15, 2014
They lied when they said it would rain.  (at Nanaimo SkyTrain Station)

They lied when they said it would rain. (at Nanaimo SkyTrain Station)

April 9, 2014
Tonight we launch #vancouver’s first-ever #MapJam to map the city’s #SharingEconomy and get to know the sharers and sharing organizations - and attract more to join our tribe! Follow @Share_Vancouver on Twitter and visit our page on Shareable.net to find the map: http://www.shareable.net/cities/vancouver-bc-canada!

Tonight we launch #vancouver’s first-ever #MapJam to map the city’s #SharingEconomy and get to know the sharers and sharing organizations - and attract more to join our tribe! Follow @Share_Vancouver on Twitter and visit our page on Shareable.net to find the map: http://www.shareable.net/cities/vancouver-bc-canada!

April 7, 2014
"what a nice man your partner is. u be good to him, sister. -db"
Roger! (at Modo. The Car Co-op)

"what a nice man your partner is. u be good to him, sister. -db"
Roger! (at Modo. The Car Co-op)

April 3, 2014
And it was just yesterday we were frolicking in the sun… (at Granville Square)

And it was just yesterday we were frolicking in the sun… (at Granville Square)

April 2, 2014
New growth. 

#spring #troutlake #bike

New growth.

#spring #troutlake #bike

March 28, 2014
Thank you. Thank you. (at Beaver Lake Trail)

Thank you. Thank you. (at Beaver Lake Trail)

March 28, 2014
"Flowers from the Holy Land." There’s a reason we have best friends. Thank you, sister.

"Flowers from the Holy Land." There’s a reason we have best friends. Thank you, sister.

March 27, 2014
I take great solace in an empty alleyway at the end of a crowded day. #lifescenes

I take great solace in an empty alleyway at the end of a crowded day. #lifescenes

March 24, 2014

The Modo 8k fun run and Community Fair at Stanley Park went off without a hitch. It was a gorgeous day and everyone had a blast. Here’s to next year and here’s to our Healthy, Connected City!

March 20, 2014
This totally would have been me if I’d known about #Cosplay when I was 15. Also, these kids are totally hip to the rules of consent! When I asked if I could take a pic for #instagram, 3 of them piped up that yes I could take their pic but they couldn’t give permission for any of the others in the group. Wow, we are raising up a rad generation of humans with this batch. #teenagers #springbreak #gratitude

This totally would have been me if I’d known about #Cosplay when I was 15. Also, these kids are totally hip to the rules of consent! When I asked if I could take a pic for #instagram, 3 of them piped up that yes I could take their pic but they couldn’t give permission for any of the others in the group. Wow, we are raising up a rad generation of humans with this batch. #teenagers #springbreak #gratitude

March 20, 2014
It’s the first day of spring and our daffodils are ready to pop!

It’s the first day of spring and our daffodils are ready to pop!

March 12, 2014
A monument to light, vapour and maritime culture, Janet Echelman’s enormous installation art piece hangs over #TED’s new home.

A monument to light, vapour and maritime culture, Janet Echelman’s enormous installation art piece hangs over #TED’s new home.

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March 12, 2014
at Crosstown

at Crosstown

March 10, 2014
Yep, that’s a totally bald eagle. I love this place. #fromwhereirun #vancouver  (at Vancouver Convention Centre East)

Yep, that’s a totally bald eagle. I love this place. #fromwhereirun #vancouver (at Vancouver Convention Centre East)

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