When it came time to tally up the LEED points for a local Burnaby residence, it wasn’t just the usual suspects that added up to gold. The 1.2 kW photovoltaic (PV) system installed by VREC was also part of the … Continue reading
Author: Rob Baxter
The LEED buildings being used for the winter Olympics are often described as “leading edge.” LEED certification does mean that a building has a significantly better energy performance than the average North American building. But if one takes a global … Continue reading
This March (2007) VREC is in the process of installing a solar hot air system to heat the basement of the Society Promoting Environmental Conservation using the sun’s heat. The rather chilly basement area is home to the office of … Continue reading
Langara College, Saturday, March 4, 2006, 10 am to 5 pm BC Hydro’s new net-metering program has created an unprecedented opportunity for ordinary people to become producers of clean environmentally friendly power. This course introduces participants to the different types … Continue reading
Incentives in the legislation would make solar electricity systems for homeowners pay for themselves, and encourage WA production of renewable energy equipment. If BC doesn’t follow suit, we may lose our renewable energy companies to the neighbours. The measure is … Continue reading
Mounted on a sunny south-facing side of your house, this inexpensive panel provides free heat from the sun to warm up your winter and save on heating costs.
BCSEA Report says 400,000 new jobs and 84,250 Gigawatt Hours of electricity could be generated in BC from sustainable, renewable energy.
The Vancouver Renewable Energy Coop (VREC) has launched a brand of Renewable Energy Certificates also known as Carbon Offset Credits. These are the first and only RECs to support local renewable energy projects in the Vancouver area.
The Vancouver Renewable Energy Cooperative (VREC) and CCEC Credit Union are pleased to announce the availabililty of prime plus one financing for people buying renewable energy systems from VREC.
15-year limit set for switch to renewable energy; Biofuels favoured over further nuclear power.