Viridian Energy Co-operative is a group based in the Cowichan Valley of Vancouver Island, BC. By offering design, installation and consulting services, we provide renewable energy and energy recovery options. Our driving purpose is the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fossil fuels.
We are first and foremost a workers’ co-operative: the workers are the owners. This collaboration was born out of a desire to create a business model with a view towards the long term sustainable development of the renewable energy sector, with a community empowering approach.
The six founding members make up a highly skilled and experienced group. VECoop is an alliance of three journeyman electricians, a journeyman plumber, two renewable energy specialists and an electrical engineer. Together we aim to contribute to a world where clean, renewable energy is the established method for powering energy efficient, environmentally friendly, healthy and resilient communities.
Our services include renewable energy and energy recovery options to industrial, agricultural, public sector, commercial and residential clients.
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To contribute to a world where clean, renewable energy is the established method for powering energy efficient, environmentally friendly, healthy and resilient communities.
To provide the best services and products which optimize energy use and reduce the reliance on fossil fuels by using a co-operative, community-empowering business structure.
why a co-operative?
This business structure allows the specialists in our team to work together in a cost effective way while focusing on their individual disciplines. This allows for cross-disciplinary synergy, mentoring and ultimately the development of a true team approach. Our team is also inter-generational, drawing on the deep experience of our more experienced members and the energy and technological savviness of our younger members to combine in positive ways. We are a collective of passionate and self-motivated individuals with a strong vision towards the future of energy in our communities.
The co-operative approach also provides the best format for an employee-owned company. It allows equality, solidarity and ultimately provides the greatest job satisfaction. Happy people make for great workers, great service and a great relationships. It also allows us to bring in our core personal values into the business allowing us to shape the business to reflect the needs of the communities and families we serve.
Viridian Energy is a licensed and bonded electrical contractor. #22258
meet the team
- Renewable Energy Technicians