February 2009 (BC Hydro) – Check out at how people in B.C. — both at home and at work — are delivering on energy conservation. Learn how blogger Nola Poirier has made her home office Power Smart and comfortable, how a Victoria woman has delivered on her very public pledge to cut her electricity costs by 20% in a year, and how a Burnaby company became Canada’s most eco-friendly printer. And don’t forget that you can enter to win tickets to the 2010 Winter Games by attending a Spirit of BC Family Skate day event this month.
An efficient home office can be a treasure
You can’t wear felt booties to the office, unless it’s in your home. Some good planning and Power Smart thinking — such as the use of power strips — has helped blogger Nola Poirier put together a home office she loves.
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Canada’s most eco-friendly printer
BC Hydro chose Hemlock Printers as their printers of choice, in part because of their environmental policies. And the Burnaby company continues to walk the walk, earning industry awards for everything from energy conservation to their recycling efforts.
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Anonymous ‘single girl’ feels the power
In November of 2007 a woman from Victoria joined Team Power Smart and pledged — in her blog — to cut her power consumption by 20%. And she delivered, with a little to spare.
If you buy a new window, it must meet a B.C. standard
Thinking about buying new windows? Most windows are now required to be tested and labelled to meet the BC Energy Efficiency Act.