Climate Action

MCSPBThe City of Coquitlam has committed to address climate change by signing the Climate Action Charter in 2007. In early 2017, the City set new targets to reduce corporate GHG emissions by 40% below 2007 levels by 2025.

The City is actively identifying and implementing energy conservation measures to fulfill the City’s corporate Climate Action commitments. Energy conservation measures have included the installation of two energy-sharing (Thermenex) systems, LED lighting, lighting controls, programmable thermostats, waste heat recovery systems, and electric fleet vehicles. The City has also initiated a tracking system to manage building energy consumption.

The 2018 Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) report highlights the actions the City has taken to reduce GHG emissions.

Clothes Washer Rebate 

For a limited time Coquitlam residents can qualify for a $100 rebate on select Energy Star® clothes washers. Sponsored by BC Hydro and the City of Coquitlam.

Visit ​bchydro.com/appliances to check the Product Eligibility Search Tool for qualifying models and to apply for your rebate. Eligible clothes washers must be purchased between ​​​October 4 and ​​​November 29, 201​9, or before funding is exhausted. Must be a City of Coquitlam resident to qualify.

Energy Saving RebatesResidential Energy Rebates

A home energy makeover can improve your comfort level and air quality, while putting money back into your pockets and reducing your carbon footprint. There are many rebates and incentives that home owners can take advantage of to help ease the financial pain of investing in energy efficiency. The City would like to share the following resources currently available to residents:

FortisBC

Upgrading your heating equipment (such as your water heater) can improve its efficiency and lower your utility bills. Visit FortisBC's rebates page for detailed information.

Tips for Saving Energy At Home

Save money while keeping your home comfortable. Take advantage of these LOW/NO cost opportunities to improve the efficiency of your home.

  1. Wash your clothes in cold water for up to 90% energy savings, hang to dry for even more savings.
  2. Install low-flow shower heads & faucets. A five minute shower with a low-flow shower head uses up to 70% less water than the standard, saving both energy & water costs.
  3. Run your dishwasher only when it's full and skip the drying cycle. If hand-washing, rinse dishes in cold water. Better yet, use a basin of cold water instead of running the tap.
  4. Try lowering your thermostat temperature overnight and when you are away from your home. You can save 2% on your heating bill for every 1ºC you turn down your thermostat. Programmable thermostats make this easier by automatically adjusting the temperature to preset levels.
  5. Instead of cranking up the heat, put on a sweater. Not only will you feel cozy, it's another way to save money on your heating bills. 
  6. Replace your old incandescent bulbs with energy efficient CFLs or LEDs. CFLs use approximately 75% less energy and can last up to 10 times longer than standard incandescents, LEDs save even more energy and last even longer! 
  7. Reduce standby power use. Unplug home electronic, chargers, & small appliances when not in use.
  8. Adjust blinds to deflect heat in the summer, and keep heat in during the winter.
  9. Heat only the rooms you’re using. Close warm air supply registers, or lower the thermostat if you have baseboard heaters, in rooms you’re not using. Avoid heating non-insulated spaces such as a garage, crawl space, attic or storage shed.
  10. Adjust your hot water heater. The hot water temperature in many homes is too hot. Turning down your water heater thermostat (no lower than 55ºC and no higher than 60ºC) can pay off in savings of up to 5% for every 6ºC.​

For more energy saving tips and to watch DIY How-To videos, visit:

Small Business and Commercial

No matter the size of your business, there are tools available to help save money and improve efficiency at your facility There are rebates available for upgrading: lighting, water heaters, cooking equipment, and more. Contact the City’s Energy Specialist today to find out about opportunities available to your business.

Call 604-927-4304 or email energyspecialist@coquitlam.ca for more information.

Property Developers & Builders

Rebates and offers for New Homes and New Construction projects help you build high-performance, energy-efficient buildings. Check out the City of Coquitlam’s Green Development Guide which highlights development practices that are applicable to development conditions within Coquiltam.

Engineering & Public Works Customer Service

Engineering Emergency Services for Water, Sewer and Roads

24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week

Phone: 604-927-3500

Engineering Customer Service Email: epw@coquitlam.ca

Please Note - The Engineering and Public Works email address is only monitored during regular business hours (Monday to Friday:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.).​