Executive Summary

The Home Performance Stakeholder Council aspires to assist industry stakeholders involved in residential renovation in delivering exceptional services and solutions, priced at affordable levels for consumers, to support the growth of a long-term, sustainable market for home performance related activities that significantly reduce energy use and carbon emissions in homes across the province while enhancing building durability, occupant comfort, and health.

To this end, the HPSC has established six Sector Councils (HVAC, Fenestration, Insulation, Renovation, Energy Advisors, and Utility and Government) composed of key industry players tasked with amalgamating and addressing the fragmented interests, opportunities, and challenges that exist in a home performance industry, which is evolving and growing.

The following Utility and Government Sector Working Roadmap documents the recommendations made by the Utility and Government Sector Council to address the issues and opportunities prioritized by the Sector Council. The recommendations are directed primarily at industry, by industry, but also include recommendations for Utilities and Government. The recommendations are directed at achieving the following goals in response to the issues identified in Table 1 below. The priority of each recommendation is indicated by the following key:

Recommendations are prioritized according to when their development must begin in order to meet the 2025 Vision. Some recommendations are dependent on the development of other recommendations and some will take several years to reach full implementation. High priority recommendations include those whose development needs to start in 2018, and those which can start right away as soon as resources are available.

This Utility and Government Sector Working Roadmap herein organizes recommendations by issue and presents the current situation, goals, and recommendations, along with the suggested lead(s).

This Roadmap has been developed by the Home Performance Sector Council with input from the Utility and Government Sector Council and other industry representatives. The members of the HPSC Utility and Government Sector Council include:

• Tom Berkhout, BC Provincial Government, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
• Pat Mathot, BC Hydro
• Beth Ringdalh, FortisBC
• Melissa Manley, FortisBC
• Tanya Rumak, FortisBC

The information and recommendations within this Roadmap are intended to represent the input of the HPSC Utility and Government Sector Council and other industry representatives. However the
information and recommendations within the Roadmap may not be representative of the views or
opinions of the broader industry.

The primary purpose of the Utility and Government Sector Working Roadmap is to provide input into the broader, cross-sector Home Performance Industry Roadmap.