CityMash.com - Vancouver’s always been one of the most energy conscious cities in North America, and this week that reputation only grows stronger.
The city will host a series of workshops for local homeowners so they can learn how to use a new kind of thermal imaging that identifies which part of your house wastes the most energy. It could be a window, or an out-dated part of the greater structure missing insulation.
On January 15th, the city will scan five Vancouver neighbourhoods, Dunbar-Southlands, Strathcona, Hastings Sunrise, Victoria Fraserview, and Riley Park, using this thermal imaging technology. It will then collect the data and take the next steps necessary to correct these issues.
The city will offer a list of grants to all homeowners that participate, with each grant corresponding to the severity of energy loss in the house.
The project will cost $100,000 and will be paid for entirely by the city. Information sessions are to be held Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm at the Dunbar Community Centre, Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Kensington Community Centre, and Thursday from 5pm to 7pm at the Templeton Park Pool.
This sounds like a great way to incentivize Vancouverites to become even more energy conscious than they already are.
Stay green, Vancouver.