Solar Hot water systems are in place on the Vancouver Island Conference Centre site and there are a number PV units installed on residential homes throughout the City. The City relaxed building height restrictions within its zoning bylaw to allow for “sustainable building technology” which includes a number of energy generation systems.
The City also looked for opportunities within its water supply system. The main water reservoir into the City receives its water through gravity feed, with no need for pumping. As part of an upgrade to the reservior, a hydro electric generation component was added to the main water lines enetering the reservoir and currently generate enough energy to power 60-70 homes annually.
The City also has created a number of incentives through its zoning bylaw by not restricting