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Kamloops program highlights 'smart' home renovations

DCN-JOC News Services
Kamloops program highlights 'smart' home renovations

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The City of Kamloops announced this month it is launching a new program to encourage “smart” home renovations.

Officials say the program, Renovate Smart Kamloops, offers to help residents get the most out of their home renovation plans by incorporating energy performance improvements that will increase home comfort, reduce energy costs and boost home value.

Homeowners can learn about these improvements through free consultations and virtual workshops.

“Whether you’re planning to replace your siding, furnace, or hot water heater or renovate your kitchen, we want to help you understand all of your options,” said Derek de Candole, Kamloops’ community energy specialist, in a statement.

The Home Energy Consultation involves a one-on-one telephone or virtual consultation regarding renovation plans with de Candole. De Candole will offer advice to improve home energy performance and how to access incentives and rebates.

The two workshops being offered are in a virtual group format. The Home Energy Performance Workshop allows homeowners to explore ideas for enhancing home energy performance while the Carbon Accounting Workshop guides participants on calculating their household’s carbon footprint.

The first Home Energy Performance Workshop is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 16, at 12 p.m., and the first Carbon Accounting Workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. Interested homeowners can register at Kamloops.ca/RenovateSmart.

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