Energy Save New West is deeply grateful for the continued support from our local residents and program partners in these challenging times.  This past year, we’ve been able to achieve tremendous success with our existing programs and new initiatives to improve the energy efficiency of buildings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the City of New Westminster.  
As we close on 2021, we’d like to take the time to highlight some of the notable achievements from this past year as well as some of the exciting new initiatives launching next year to support our local community with better program solutions to save energy, reduce carbon footprint, and improve the comfort of your home.

Total participants in Existing Homes program with 120 new additions in 2021.

e-News subscribers and
monthly newsletters issued.  

Registrations at the Considering a Heat Pump webinar, hosted by the City and CleanBC to support enhanced electrification and decarbonization.

Increased Awareness
Promoting Greener Homes Grant and CleanBC Better Homesprograms to support the federal and provincial energy efficiency programs.  

Properate Pilot 
Launched new pilot to provide a Properate report with  details on costs and benefits  of energy upgrades to complement EnerGuide evaluation report. 

Pumping Up Savings in Heating
Supported program design for “one-stop-shop” 2022 pilot program from Community Energy Association designed to support heat pump retrofits for existing homeowners.

Total participants in New Homes program with 8 new additions in 2021. 

e-News subscribers and
monthly newsletters issued.  

High performance new homes completed construction in 2021.

Attendees to Virtual Builder & Designer Breakfast events in 2021.
One (1) event hosted for New Westminster only and two (2) events hosted in collaboration with City of Richmond and City of Surrey. 

Better energy performance achieved new homes built in New West compared to code-built homes.

Mechanical HVAC Design Offer
Assisted local builder participation in BC Hydro and FortisBC programs supporting best practices in mechanical HVAC sizing, installation and commissioning.

Industry Training
A new training program to be launched in 2022 that subsidizes BCIT high performance building courses to support industry development.   

Multi-language workshops hosted by Empower Me to support equity and inclusion of hard-to-reach communities in New West.   

Mysa smart thermostats sold during the Fall Campaign with total estimated annual energy saving of 44,250 to 70,500 kWh. 

Total renewable energy generated to date by the Urban Solar Garden arrays located at the Queensborough Community Centre  & City Public Works Yard. 

New Resources
Website updated and new Infosheet published with multi-lingual approach. New high performance home case studies also added. 

Enhanced Communication
Local residents’ engagement significantly improved through utilization of City’s social media channels – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  

Multi-Unit Residential Buildings
New program ‘Strata Energy Advisor’ being designed in collaboration with Metro Vancouver. Rental Apartment Efficiency Program outreach to be re-initiated for high-rise apartments & hotels in 2022. 

Homeowner Education
New pilot to be launched in 2022 to support homeowners through workshops and webinars.

In the new year, we’ll be announcing our new program solutions to increase participation, deliver deeper energy reductions, and support City of New Westminster program/policy objectives (e.g. Energy Step Code and Low Carbon Energy System relaxation for Part 9 homes).  Please stay tuned!

On behalf of the City of New Westminster, we want to thank everyone again for your continued support and best wishes for 2022!