Happy New Year – new fridge for a member at Victoria Gardens!

A great way to start the New Year with a new fridge! Another member of Victoria Gardens Housing Co-operative has qualified for a new fridge through the ECAP program.

Spice management Group successfully applied for the funding through the ECAP program managed by BC Hydro, enabling several eligible housing co-op members to receive free energy upgrades to help save electricity and money. Other housing co-ops managed by Spice who have qualified include Heritage and Synala.

The Energy Conservation Assistance Program (ECAP) provides qualified low-income BC Hydro and FortisBC residential account holders with a home energy evaluation, the installation of energy saving products and personalized energy efficiency advice. All of this is free of charge to the participant.

Energy saving products that may be installed include:

  • energy saving light bulbs (compact fluorescent lamps) indoor and outdoor,
  • faucet aerators for the kitchen and bathroom,
  • low-flow showerhead,
  • water heater pipe wrap and blanket,
  • draftproofing, such as weatherstripping, caulking and outlet gaskets,
  • insulation for attics, walls and crawlspaces,
  • low-wattage night light,
  • ENERGY STAR® refrigerator.