Cool Drinks is a bi-monthly social and learning gathering to connect and inspire individuals interested in sustainability and climate change. The event lasts 1.5-2 hours, taking place on a weekday evening. Typically, invited speakers share information and perspectives about a sustainability or climate change-related topic followed by discussion. Some events feature tours, practical demonstrations or small group facilitated discussions. Following these events, North Shore residents feel inspired to take action on climate change at home and in their community.
Upcoming Cool Drinks Event
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 7:00-8:30 PM
John Braithwaite Community Centre – Harbour Room
The Value of Energy Efficient Homes: Greater Comfort & Lower Energy Costs
BJ Mayer from BC Hydro will share valuable tips on enhancing the energy efficiency of your home so you can:
- save money on your home energy bills,
- increase the comfort of your home and
- lower your electricity use.
He will also discuss BC Hydro’s current rebates on energy efficient products.
Mark Sakai of the Greater Vancouver Homebuilders Association will introduce the Province of BC’s new Energy Step Code, which aims to increase the number of new energy efficient homes built in BC. Learn about the 5 “steps” or building performance standards, the specific goals of the code, and how municipalities may apply the Energy Step Code in their communities, including the North Shore. This will be of interest to residents looking into purchasing a new home.