Vancouver Green Building Code Tip#1 – Home Energy Monitors

As part of the City of Vancouver’s recently adopted “Green Building Code” all new homes must have an energy use monitor installed to pass final inspection, but it is also a really neat gadget to help everyone in the house be more aware of their hydro consumption and easy to install too. A bit of patience is required mounting the wireless sensor in the precise location on the Hyrdo meter to accurately read, but only a few minutes to program the hand held or table top digital readout unit for inside the home. Not all energy monitors are compatible with BC Hydro, so it may be wise to call them before making a purchase. We have had good success with Blueline Innovations Monitors as an option.