The Energy Challenge pitted The Pear Tree Restaurant against the Richmond location of Back in Motion (a rehabilitation and disability prevention company) in a competition to achieve the highest percent reduction in energy use. Each challenger completed energy-efficient upgrades and then during July and August the energy savings were calculated and compared to the same months in 2011 and 2012 to determine a winner.
The Pear Tree Restaurant’s combined technical upgrades and behavioural changes reduced its energy use by 18.5 per cent compared to the same months in 2012.Learn More
The Power Smart Small Business Energy Challenge is a competition where two businesses compete head-to-head to see which company can reduce their energy consumption the most. The company with the highest percentage energy reduction wins. Each business is guided by a Business Energy Advisor who provides expert advice and businesses make energy-efficient upgrades with financial support from BC Hydro.
In addition to reducing the company’s electricity use and learning useful energy management practices, here are the prizes they won: