Let LiveSmart Live!
Murray Coell, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands
BC Sustainable Energy Association
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WHEREAS the Province of BC has made a legislated commitment to reduce BCs greenhouse gas emissions by 33\% by 2020, and
WHEREAS buildings produce 12-13\% of BCs greenhouse gas emissions, and
WHEREAS the LiveSmart BC program of incentives to encourage green and efficient building upgrades was very popular and successful,
WHEREAS building efficiency retrofits can stimulate the development of the new, green economy, through demand for skilled, local workers,
THEREFORE we do most urgently request that the government find new funding to continue the LiveSmart BC program.
We further request that government make a policy commitment to support a general efficiency upgrade to BC's building stock, and develop ways to leverage investment energy efficiency upgrades, through low-interest "pay-as-you-save" loans repayable through utility bills.