There are many opportunities for a mix of housing types and construction in the 7 member Columbia Valley communities.
For specific building requirements, zoning and permiting, you are encouraged to work with each specific community’s planning and building staff.
Community Energy Association
The Regional District of East Kootenay is a member of the BC Community Energy Association.
Community Energy Association (CEA) supports local governments in developing and implementing community energy and emissions plans (also known as climate action plans, community energy plans, and local action plans). We also help local governments with carbon neutral action plans for their operations. Current research and implementation includes biomass district heating, electric vehicles, home energy retrofits, and green economic development. CEA facilitates the BC Mayors Climate Leadership Council.
The Community Energy Association has created several short videos through the “Building a Legacy” initiative to address this question. Each video is now available to view on CEA’s YouTube channel.
These new “Building A Legacy” productions, created in the East Kootenay, interview municipal staff, builders and energy advisors, and show high efficiency home case studies, offer lessons learned by builders, and provide commentary on the role and training of energy advisors.
The case studies introduce audiences to the BC Energy Step Code and how communities and builders are embracing and seeing benefits from its implementation.
For more information about the “Building A Legacy” initiative, contact Gaëtane Carignan at firstname.lastname@example.org.