BC Hydro Power Smart Program provides financial incentives are provided to organizations which replace inefficient products with energy-efficient technologies or add on products to existing systems to make them more efficient. Separate energy saving programs are available to commercial customers who spend at least $200,000 annually on electricity.
FortisBC PowerSense provides advice as well as valuable rebates on energy efficient technologies and solutions that will help businesses get the most out of their energy dollar. Qualified customers can also take advantage of a free walk-through energy audit conducted by a qualified technical advisor to identify where conservation opportunities exist.
Richmond City Centre Area Plan (CCAP)encourages development of Richmond’s City Centre (2300 acres) in a sustainable way, seeking to enhance the quality of life of its residents, employees and visitors. It includes a network of six “urban villages” in the form of higher-density, transit and pedestrian-oriented communities, intended to help focus new, higher-density development in areas that can provide the greatest local and city-wide benefit – near the Canada Line, Richmond Oval and riverfront. The Plan highlights the desire for pedestrian-oriented retail precincts throughout the City Centre, with a substantial amount of ground floor frontages for shops and restaurants. 61% of the gross land area has been identified for non-residential and mixed-use development.
Village Centre Density Bonus identified several areas as being eligible for a “Village Centre” density bonus for the provision of non-residential uses, provided that the additional density is used in whole or in part for the provision of convenience commercial uses (e.g. larger-format grocery store, drugstore), medical-dental services, pedestrian-oriented retail, or other uses important to the viability of the Village, to the satisfaction of the City.
Retail Continuity – Pedestrian-Oriented Retail Precincts encourages “retail continuity” – the continuity of a substantial amount of ground floor frontagers that are attractive, pedestrian-oriented, rich in detail, and engaging (so as to encourage people to walk and linger) on designated “Retail High Streets” and “Secondary Retail Streets”. Commercial retail units in these areas will be encouraged to have a depth of 8 metres (59 feet) or more.
Trade and Invest British Columbia is a Provincial government resource providing assistance to companies who wish to develop or grow trade relationships outside of BC. Services include market intelligence, in-market representatives, and a free online supplier database.
Richmond Energy Challenge is hosted by the City of Richmond and helps commercial, institutional and multi-family buildings to reduce their energy use, while increasing their operations staff’s skills in energy management.
Richmond Carbon Marketplace Pilot Program invites prospective organizations to submit project plans to the City of Richmond for projects that result in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions. Eligible projects may be able to access support funding in exchange for the associated GHG emission reduction credits.
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