Cowichan green-building initiatives net $48,000
Two green-building initiatives in Cowichan have a little more money to grow their projects after receiving grants from Vancity and the Real Estate Foundation of B.C.
Cowichan Green Community has netted $38,000, and the Cowichan Station Area Association another $10,000, for green building projects that will make their facilities more sustainable.
"By making their own facilities more sustainable, Green Building Grant recipients are contributing to healthier, more resilient B.C. communities," Jack Wong, CEO of the Real Estate Foundation, stated in a media release.
"I would like thank these groups for inspiring all of us to employ greener solutions."
According to Vancity and the Real Estate Foundation, the funds can be used for building renovations and retrofits to existing buildings, regulatory changes that advance green building development, and education that inspires new green building initiatives by providing models, tools and information for the public and other practitioners.