Workshop opens up ‘green’ opportunities

Saving money and energy is the theme behind an energy efficiency workshop on Wednesday.

The workshop, which runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Laurel Packinghouse (1304 Ellis St.), will be of interest to many residents and local industries looking for low-cost ways to retrofit or build according to green standards.

“Cost is one of the major barriers to retrofitting or installing eco-friendly products and practices,” says Don Degen, City of Kelowna utility services manager. “However, there are a variety of low-cost and cost-offsetting options that many people do not know are available. This workshop brings together service providers, customers and incentive programs to help residents reduce their energy consumption with as little impact on the budget as possible.”

“We want to help our customers learn about the options available to them, and ways they can make their homes more energy efficient, which helps to reduce their energy costs,” said Nicole Bogdanovic, with PowerSense at FortisBC. “Information sessions such as this one allow for participants to  ask questions or get help applying for audits or grants.”


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