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Welcome to One Day at Home
Here to help you access tools, information, services and savings on energy efficient home improvements.
One Day at Home is part of a bigger vision for our city - that one day Vancouver will be the cleanest, greenest, healthiest city in the world. How? one day, one home, one trip at a time. To learn more about One Day and other opportunities to save money, get healthy, live well, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions outside of your home, visit the rest of the One Day Vancouver website.
Click on a section below to find out more about opportunities to save energy in your home.
Vancouver homeowners can receive thousands of dollars tax free for home energy improvements!
If you are planning a renovation, own an older home, or are really serious about reducing your energy bills the biggest savings opportunities involve improvements to your furnace, weather-stripping, water heater, windows and doors, insulation, or installing a heat pump. This section provides you with a step-by-step guide and information on:
Simple but meaningful low cost ways to reduce energy use in your home or apartment - why not start saving today?
Although apartments and condos use less energy than detached homes, there are lots of opportunities for savings, whether you rent or own.