Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Interesting Program to allow low income homes become more energy efficient

I found this on Craigslist today and thought it might be of interest to people:

The Government Wants to Help You Renovate!
The Energy Conservation Assistance Program (ECAP) provides BC Hydro residential account holders on limited budgets with a home energy evaluation, the installation of energy saving products, and personalized energy efficiency advice. All of this is free of change to the participant.
Every home is different. Your home evaluator will determine which energy efficiency upgrades your home is eligible for. The installation of some products may require multiple visits.
To qualify for this program you must be a BC Hydro residential customer with moderate to high electricity consumption (more than 8,000 kWh/yr, which is approximately an electricity bill exceeding $500 per year) living in the Lower Mainland, on Vancouver Island, or the Southern Interior.
Applicants must provide proof of income for every member of the household 18 years or older by providing a Notice of Assessment from the Canada Revenue Agency. Your combined household income must be below the Low-Income Cut-Off (LICO) as published by Statistics Canada. Low-income cutoffs vary by where you live (population) and by the number of people in your household.
You can view the LICO table on the Energy Conservation Assistance Program application form. This can be found on www.citygreen.ca/bc-hydro-energy-conservation-assistance-program-ecap
Contact Information
Glenys Verhulst ecoenergy@citygreen.ca (250) 381 9995 x11
Eligibility: If you do not qualify for the ECAP program, you can order an Energy Saving Kit, sign up for a home energy assessment for LiveSmart BC grants, or check out the Affordable Warmth incentive database for other programs to help you make your home more energy efficient.

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