Our Story

City Green Solutions

Established in 1999, City Green’s roots were planted by delivering a wide range of environmental programs – sustainable transportation, urban gardening, green home visits and climate change education.

In 2005, City Green incorporated as a non-profit society and made the strategic decision to exclusively focus on energy (and water) efficiency in homes and buildings. At the same time, we evolved into a social enterprise that uses commercial strategies to maximize improvements in environmental well-being and to promote, encourage, and make social change happen.

As an enterprising non-profit:

  • We only provide home and energy building services that result in a positive environmental impact – reducing energy and water consumption in homes and buildings.
  • We dedicate our time and experience to make energy efficiency programs better, to inform policy and regulations, and to grow the home energy performance industry.
  • We aim to increasingly operate in environmentally responsible ways.
  • We provide transparent and impartial services.

Enterprising non-profit

City Green Solutions is an enterprising non-profit with a mission to excite, inspire and lead British Columbians in finding innovative home and building energy efficiency solutions.

Our Mission

Our Environmental Mission: To excite, inspire, and lead British Columbians in taking both simple and extraordinary actions to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions of homes and buildings. Our Economic Mission: To operate as an enterprising non-profit, demonstrating excellence in building energy efficiency sector and growing the green economy through innovation, collaboration, education, and training.

Our Vision

All BC residents enjoy living and working in healthy homes and buildings that are constructed and operate at maximum resource efficiency and with minimal environmental impact.


City Green is honoured to have received the following awards for our leadership and service excellence.

  • 2018: Green Community Member of the Year, Green Communities Canada
  • 2017: ENERGY STAR Canada Award for New Homes in the Sustained Excellence category
  • 2017: Finalist, Sustainable Business Practices Award, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce
  • 2017: Co-winners of the Heritage BC Award in the Heritage Planning and Management category
  • 2012: Green Community Member of the Year, Green Communities Canada
  • 2010: Environmental Award, District of Saanich
  • 2010: Innovation Award, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce
  • 2010: Business of the Year (26-75 Employees) Award, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce
  • 2007: Co-Finalist, Premiers Partnership Award for Innovation and Excellence, Province of BC
  • 2007: EcoStar Award for Leadership on Climate Change, Capital Regional District

Rated A+ BBB

The A+ rating represents the highest rating available to businesses, showing that we are operating in a trust worthy manner and will make a good faith effort to resolve any customer concerns filled with BBB. The BBB has been tracking City Green since January 2002.

Unbiased + Neutral

We are not salespeople! Our goal is to help you improve your home's overall energy efficiency, inform you about energy efficiency grants, and to help lower your energy bills by recommending the most cost effective energy efficiency product options for your home.

Customer Service

Our staff work to ensure our clients are well-supported through each step of the grant application process. From booking your first appointment, to receiving your home energy evaluation report, your satisfaction is our number one concern.

Land Acknowledgement

City Green acknowledges that we conduct our business on the ancestral and unceded homelands of the Lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples who have been stewarding these lands, along with the waters and all that is above and below, since time immemorial. The land and water, in turn, cares for all who dwell here. We recognize this ongoing connection between the land and the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees), Xwsepsum (Esquimalt), W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip), BOḰEĆEN (Pauquachin), SȾÁUTW̱ (Tsawout), W̱SIKEM (Tseycum), Sc'ianew (Beecher Bay), T’Sou-ke, and Pacheedaht, MÁLEXEȽ (Malahat), and Pune’laxutth’ (Penelekut) Nations.  City Green acknowledges that we are guests on these lands and as newcomers to the Salish Coast, we are on a journey to reciprocate by working towards reconciling with all our relations here and beyond.

To learn on whose ancestral homelands you live and work, you are encouraged to visit native-land.ca.