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Mehdi's story 

Last summer Mehdi bought a 30 year old townhouse close to the Vancouver-Burnaby border. Although he was happy to move into his new place, it had a bit of a flaw... more 


Insulation Job Pays for Itself

Rob and Monica recently purchased an older house in Mount Pleasant but once the colder weather arrived they noticed it was a bit chilly and there was a draft in the living room.  more


Light House Sustainable Building Centre

Come to learn about the "five Ps" of sustainable building: practices, policies, products, projects and service providers. Light House Sustainable Building Centre is an enterprising non-profit society dedicated to advancing and catalyzing sustainability in British Columbia's built environment. For more on information, click here.

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.

Energy-Efficient Home Improvements 

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:

  • Attractive financing options
  • Planning your improvement
  • Finding a contractor  
  • Up-to-date listing of all the grants and incentives available to help you

Simple, Low Cost Opportunities

Simple but meaningful low cost ways to reduce energy use in your home or apartment - why not start saving today?

Apartments and Condos

Although apartments and condos use less energy than detached homes, there are lots of opportunities for savings, whether you rent or own.

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