Things You Can Do

Carbon footprint tips and tools

You can help reduce your ecological footprint by considering how the environment factors into your every day decisions. To calculate your personal ecological footprint, use the Global Footprint Network’s Footprint Calculator.

The Province of BC's LiveSmart BC program includes numerous resources to help you be more efficient and research incentive programs for home, work, and on the road. Tools include the Carbon Calculator to calculate your carbon footprint and compare it to the provincial average. Learn how to reduce that tonnage at 52 Ways to Reduce Your Emissions.

Home Energy Navigator Program

The City of Courtenay has partnered with the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) to launch the new Home Energy Navigator program. This program supports homeowners interested in completing home energy upgrades, and accessing rebates.  

The Home Energy Navigator program will provide:

  • Virtual energy consultation and reports
  • One-on-one consultation with an energy expert
  • Help selecting a contractor
  • Help reviewing quotes and EnerGuide reports
  • Rebate information, including:
    • Customized rebate application guide 
    • Availability and amount of rebates
    • Review of required documentation for application
    • Verification of eligibility 
  • Regular check-ins to ensure progress when needed
  • Assistance on an as-needed basis

Access the Home Energy Navigator Program here: