Compared to all other industry sectors, the tourism industry is one of the highest consumers of energy per square foot. Hotels, motels, and resorts use large amounts of energy to wash linens, prepare meals, and make their guests feel more at home. Restaurants are also high energy consumers per square foot. In British Columbia, FortisBC and BC Hydro offer the Business Energy Advisor Program and Small Business Engagement Program. These are great opportunities to get FREE expert advice to learn how your business can reduce its energy consumption.
These programs are specially designed to help businesses who have plans in the next year for an energy efficiency upgrade such as lighting, air compressors, HVAC, boilers or refrigeration. A BC Hydro/FortisBC energy advisor will conduct an onsite assessment of your business that will identify opportunities to reduce your energy use and inform you of any upgrades, incentives, or programs that can help you reduce the cost of your retrofit. Your Business Energy Advisor will help walk you through the rebate application process – perfect for busy business owners such as yourself.
Sustainable Tourism’s mother company, GreenStep Solutions, can help you with these programs. To request an energy consultation with a Business Energy Advisor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-800-469-7830.