As of the year 2025, all new buildings in Victoria, BC will have to be Zero-Carbon.

5 years ahead of the provincial requirements, the City of Victoria just announced that as of 2025, all new buildings will have to be Zero-Carbon. This will take effect following the introduction of BC Building Code carbon pollution standards in December of this year. Greenhouse emissions from new builds are...

What does the US lifting their Tariffs on Canadian-made Solar products mean for Canada?

Last year the Canadian government, led by Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business, and Economic Development, Mary Ng, called for a trade dispute panel to investigate the tariffs on Canadian-made Solar products, saying they violated the terms of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Early in July, that panel came...

Greener Homes Loan

Shift has some exciting news to share! Your dream of an energy efficient home is now more real than ever! The Canadian government has now opened applications for the Greener Homes Loan. This is phase 2 of their Green Homes Program. Available to you is an up to $40,000 interest-free...

City of Victoria Releases New Solar Rooftop Tool

A recent collaboration between the city of Victoria, UVIC, and UBC has produced a free-to-use online tool that will show home and business owners what their rooftop solar production potential is. The tool functions as an ariel view heat map that will show your roof’s potential to produce energy in...

Canada Greener Homes Grants Program

We are excited about the newly announced Federal Rebates for home energy retrofits. In response to this program, we would like to provide you with as much information as we currently have. More details are available on the program website:  https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/make-your-home-more-energy-efficient/23443   Key highlights of the Canada Green Homes Grant program In order to be...

Are you affected by changes to BC Hydro Net Metering? Probably not.

A month or so ago I switched on the TV in my hotel room in Prince George to see a news headline reading; “BC Hydro cancels Solar Incentive Program”. I poured myself a glass of wine and proceeded to listen to the Global BC News anchor report on anything but...

Service Station LED Lighting Retrofit

Shift Energy Group has been completing Service Station LED lighting retrofits for several years now. The consumption savings are dramatic. On average, we’ve reduce the entire station lighting consumption by 80%, here’s how: Canopy Lighting Driving down the street it’s hard to miss a service station that has undergone an...

Multi-unit Residential Building Electric Vehicle Charging rebate program 2017

Good news today for people looking to get an Electric Vehicle Charging station installed at their multi-unit building. The Province of British Columbia has temporarily re-introduced funding for installations of Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in multi-unit residential buildings as a part of the MURB Charging Program. Funding is...

The easiest way to add $25,000 to your bottom line in 2017

Looking to increase your company’s bottom line this year? You can do one of two things, increase revenue or cut overhead. One of the easiest way to cut a significant amount off your overhead is to reduce your energy consumption by investing in LED Lighting. Some of our clients have...

Shift Energy Group Awarded Exterior LED Lighting Contract with Ivanhoe Cambridge

Shift Energy Group Inc “Shift” announced today that it has received a contract to retrofit the exterior lighting at Ivanhoe Cambridge’s Woodgrove Centre location. The lighting upgrade will replace all existing high pressure sodium high-mast fixtures with high output LED’s. As well, decorative post-top fixtures, wall-pack fixtures and entrance pot...

New government grant available! Receive up to $5,000 from the Canadian federal government for going solar.  Request your personalized quote today.