The CVRD has launched a new survey aimed at understanding how local residents heat their homes. The survey...
The CVRD has launched a new survey aimed at understanding how local residents heat their homes. The survey will identify perceptions about local air quality as well as wood burning practices during the winter months. All residents are asked to participate regardless of their heating sources, and participants can enter to win a $250 gift card for Quality Foods in Courtenay or Comox.
The survey closes April 7, 2018.
The Ministry of Environment addresses air quality through legislation, codes of practice, permits and standards. The CVRD does not have an air quality service, however has worked with MoE to establish an air quality monitoring station in the Comox Valley, in addition to delivering rebates and community education relating to air quality.
Currently, the Comox Valley Regional District remains focused on eliminating all non-certified wood burning appliances through the Wood Stove Exchange Program. The CVRD has received funding to continue the program in 2018. There are added incentives for residents to install gas or pellet stoves ($600 rebate) or heat pumps ($1000 rebate) rather than receiving a $250 rebate for installing another wood stove.
The rebates for the Wood Stove Exchange Program are on a first come, first serve basis. To take the survey or to learn more about the Wood Stove Exchange Program, visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/woodstove.