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  11 June 2024   

See if you Qualify for a Free Portable Air Conditioner

Summer is coming! Portable AC units can help cool homes during extreme heat events.

If you live in a qualifying household, you may be eligible for a free portable air conditioner and installation.

Learn more about BC’s Free Portable Air Conditioning program.

  7 June 2024   

Energy Efficiency Upgrade Rebates for Co-op Homes

Is your co-op looking at upgrades to improve energy efficiency?

The CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Program provides rebates for improving your home’s energy efficiency through select upgrades.

Qualifying co-op homes can access rebates for heat pumps, water heaters, insulation and window upgrades, and more.

  24 May 2024   

Go Green and Save! Free Co-op Energy Benchmarking and $500 Incentive

Is your housing co-op interested in environmental sustainability and energy efficiency? If so, CHF BC may be able to help – check out our FREE Energy Benchmarking Program!

Co-ops that sign up for benchmarking with the help of CHF BC and are Vancity members may be eligible for an incentive of up to $500!

  9 February 2023   

Granville Gardens’ Sustainability Grant Project

Granville Gardens Housing Co-operative in Richmond was selected as the recipient of our 2022 grant.

With the help of the Sustainability Grant, the co-op installed a heat pump in its community hall, along with a mist station and shading to create an outdoor cooling area. Co-op members were able to make use of the spaces during its summer BBQ and throughout the warm months.

  14 November 2022   

Join CHF BC’s Climate Emergency Task Force

We’re looking for people who are keen to get involved and passionate about housing co-ops. Applicants must be from CHF BC member organizations.

  19 July 2022   

CHF BC Sustainability Grant 2022

CHF BC and the Sustainability Grant Committee are pleased to announce that Granville Gardens Housing Co-operative in Richmond is the recipient of our 2022 Sustainability Grant.

  2 June 2022   

Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program

National Resources Canada’s Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure (ZEVIP) funding program can help housing co-ops looking to support the adoption of zero emission vehicles by members.