Message from our Board Director -
Neil Andrews

This month, as we gear up to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd, communities across the province are hosting events promoting sustainability.  From informative sessions on heat pumps and e-bikes to hands-on workshops about backyard composting and pollinator gardens, there’s something for everyone to get involved in.

With spring in full swing, now is a good time to turn our attention to cleaning up our carbon emissions.  For many households, home heating and vehicle transport are major contributors to direct emissions.  Planning for fuel switching is key to ensuring a smooth transition. Consider reaching out to a qualified electrical contractor to assess your home’s readiness for a heat pump or EV charger installation. You might even want to have the electrical connections pre-installed to streamline the process.

For strata buildings, fuel switching can be a complex process.  Heat pumps not only reduce electrical loads compared to electrical resistance heating, but also offer cooling capabilities, something that is increasingly becoming a necessity.  Similarly, even the addition of a Level 1 EV charger (standard 120V outlet) can significantly enhance EV accessibility. Remember to consult with a qualified electrical contractor for expert guidance.

At BCSEA, we are launching a series of webinars for the year.  Stay tuned to our social media channels for webinar announcements.  If you miss a live session, don’t worry – recordings are available through our members-only section of the BCSEA website.  Join us as we celebrate 20 years of BCSEA with a lineup of engaging events and initiatives!

Neil Andrews, Board Director, BCSEA