Thermal Imaging for co-ops in Vancouver - deadline January 31

The City of Vancouver is offering a thermal imaging program aimed at reducing the City’s greenhouse gas emissions. Housing co-ops have successfully used thermal infrared imaging in the past to examine envelope issues, including heat loss due to poor insulation and sealing. The Agency for Co-operative Housing has confirmed that housing co-ops located within the City of Vancouver and a maximum of four storeys high are eligible to participate in the program. Interested housing co-ops that meet these two criteria should submit an e-mail application prior to the January 31, 2017 deadline. There are no costs associated with the application.

To apply, your housing co-op should send an e-mail to thermal.imaging@vancouver.ca with the e-mail subject line “Opt In”.

The body of the e-mail must include:

  • a single introductory line expressing interest in the program;
  • your co-op’s legal name;
  • the date your co-op was built;
  • the co-op’s physical address; and,
  • co-op contact information (name, phone, e-mail and address of a single contact)

At this stage of the process, the City of Vancouver is looking to identify buildings in greatest need, and may provide assistance regarding possible grants and rebate programs. Here's additional program information. The Agency has confirmed that co-ops located outside of the City's five listed pilot neighbourhoods are eligible as long as they meet the above noted criteria and apply before January 31, 2017.

Even if your co-op is not selected as a fit for the full program, copies of the co-op’s thermal imaging results will be provided. In order to read the results correctly, free training is available in the following webinar on Building Moisture Inspection Basics

Additional information is available on the City of Vancouver website.