FortisBC donates energy house for auction

An online auction has been set up for the energy house kitchen, laundry room and patio set.

  • May. 18, 2015 10:00 a.m.
The kitchen of the FortisBC Energy House.

The kitchen of the FortisBC Energy House.

The FortisBC Energy House, with a retail value of more than $14,000, will be auctioned off with the proceeds to benefit the Kelowna chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

The FortisBC Energy House was a display tent used for trade shows and includes a full kitchen with cabinets, countertops, energy efficient appliances and even the kitchen sink.

The auction proceeds will be used to continue Habitat for Humanity’s efforts to build affordable homes for Okanagan families.

An online auction has been set up for the energy house kitchen, laundry room and patio set.

The FortisBC Energy House is now available for viewing at the Kelowna ReStore, recently opened at 800-2092 Enterprise Way.

“FortisBC serves Kelowna and is committed to giving back to the community. That’s why we support Habitat for Humanity’s vision and look forward to seeing the funds raised go to such an important cause,” said Michael Mulcahy, president and CEO of FortisBC.

“We’re also committed to helping all of our customers save energy.

“High-efficiency appliances, like the ones we’re donating, are a great way for customers to reduce their energy use.”

From May 13 to 29, go to or to the online auction for a fabulous kitchen, laundry room or patio set. Bids will close at noon on Friday, May 29.

The winning bids will be announced at the ReStore Kelowna grand opening Saturday, May 30, 11 a.m.

“Since 1992, Habitat for Habitat Kelowna has helped 27 families in the Okanagan and it is thanks to our community partners like FortisBC and donations that help make this possible,” said Ed McLean, board chair for Habitat for Humanity Kelowna.

“I would like to invite everyone to come see the  FortisBC Energy House  at our new Kelowna ReStore and on your way down bring your unneeded building materials, furniture or working appliances to our ReStore to keep them out of the landfill.”

The Mission of Habitat for Humanity (HFH) is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership helping families build equity.

HFH Kelowna has already started its next build project of three duplexes in the Peachland community, fulfilling the dream of home ownership for six more families.


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