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Business partners

This area provides links and information about local businesses that are offering discounts to members as well as bulk purchase projects. As we grow, the greater numbers will make it easier to convince businesses that they will be getting their name out to the right people.

Please note that Sustainable Ottawa has a statement regarding these links that formally and explicitly disclaims Sustainable Ottawa Community Energy Co-Operative Inc. from any associated liability for using these goods & services.

Universal Appliances

1915 Bank Street, Ottawa

Special discounts to members on high quality and energy efficient home appliances.

Discounts will be anywhere between 5 and 15% (typically) and will depend on the make and model since margins differ on various products. Please call Darrel to make an appointment at 613-521-5002.

Universal Appliance has been locally owned since 1953 and prides itself on being the most knowledgable appliance salespeople in the nations capital. In its 6000-square foot store on Bank Street, Universal Appliances showcases the best that technology has produced in Europe, the United States and Canada, and more of it than anywhere else.

Note – If you’re looking for a new appliance, check out the Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) online database. You’ll be able to find most of the highest efficiency products at Universal Appliances.

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Modern Dry Cleaners

571 Bronson Avenue

20% discount for members.

Modern Dry Cleaners, conveniently located at the corner of Bronson and Catherine is a certified environment dry cleaner. Family run since 1948, Modern not only meets all environmental regulations and training requirements, but also provides a solvent free cleaning option.

Modern has also retrofitted their delivery vehicle to run on natural gas. You can read the whole communique here. And to top it all off, the owners have natural gas vehicles as well. They talk the talk and walk the walk.

The Healthiest Home and Building Supplies

135 Holland Avenue Richmond (corner Holland & Wellington)

(613) 715-9014

10% off select sustainable building supplies.

The Healthiest Home is a full service green building solutions center. A complete ONE STOP ECO SHOP: Retailing exclusively green building products including kitchen, bath and custom cabinetry, a wide range of flooring, tiles, paints, etc … Guided by The Healthiest Home principals of indoor air quality and sustainability full home renovation and construction services are delivered, as well as innovative design consultation. Applying healthy, sustainable construction methods to all of our projects, The Healthiest Home creates well designed, healthy green spaces for both the residential and commercial markets.

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Vert Design

279 Crichton Street, Ottawa


1 hour green design consultation either in person or over the phone.

Vert Design is a green planning and architectural design firm. Specializing in residential, recreational, commercial, and community projects of a human scale, we realize projects that people can relate to. Our multi-disciplinary team turns spaces into living places in urban and rural environments.

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Ottawa Real Estate

100 Gloucester Street, Suite 334 Ottawa, ON K2P 0A4?

(613) 706-0199

Free online membership

An online service that allows Ottawa home buyers to connect to real esate professionals. Also provides MLS listings of Ottawa homes & condos for sale, rentals and commercial property.

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The Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association

108-30 Concourse Gate, Ottawa Ontario K2E 7V7


Contact for special member benefits

The GOHBA represents home building professionals in the Ottawa area including builders, renovations specialists, contractors, designers and more.

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bullfrog power

$25 off for new accounts.

Bullfrog Power provides Canadians with a convenient way to support locally generated renewable power. All of Bullfrog’s power comes from clean, emissions-free sources like wind power and low-impact water power instead of carbon-intensive sources like coal and oil. And all of the power is sourced exclusively from generators who meet or exceed the federal government’s Environmental ChoiceM Program EcoLogoM standard for renewable electricity. Choosing green, carbon-free power is an easy way to do your part to help fight climate change and create a healthier environment for future generations. That’s why more and more homes and businesses are choosing to go green with Bullfrog Power.

Making the choice for clean, green power is a breeze. Sustainable Ottawa Community Energy Co-Operative members will receive $25 off their first residential bill when they quote the following promotional code: SOCECO. Simply enter this code when you sign up with Bullfrog.

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Black Cat Chimney Sweep

48 Rue Thomas, Aylmer


10% off services.

Black Cat Chimney is a service company that deals with all aspects of wood heating. They install wood stoves and fireplaces, as well as upgrading already existing systems. They also do finishing work such as stone, ceramic, and brick around fireplaces.

Last but not least there is regular upkeep of chimney cleaning. Black Cat Chimney Sweeps is WETT certified, and a member of the Heat Green Council. Sustainable Ottawa members get 10% off of Black Cat’s services.

Trillium Bakery

209 Belmont Ave, Old Ottawa South


10% off cakes.

The Trillium Bakery has been a reliable source of whole grain products for those who are careful about the way they eat since 1981. With more than 20 types of whole grain breads available, several types of croissants, muffins and cookies, plus a wide variety of cakes, pies and quiche, they have become a sought-after destination for new and returning customers alike. Trillium offers a selection of what and dairy free products as well as choices appropriate for diabetics.

Unlike many store-bought breads, a loaf from Trillium uses as little yeast as possible. This means more time being kneaded and more time spent rising, but being able to use 80 per cent less yeast than most other breads. This results in a superior texture and flavour which is worth the extra effort. Finally, processed sugars are replaced with maple syrup and natural honey for sweetness that not only tastes better, but is better for you.


110 Laurier Avenue West (City Hall)

$25 off an ecoEnergy audit

The Envirocentre is the City of Ottawa’s not for profit partner for delivering energy efficiency services. You can book an ecoEnergy audit on-line. The enviroBoutique, located at City Hall (open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm) stocks hard to find environmental products like water and energy saving devices.
Other services provided by the envirocentre include draft sealing for homes and businesses, as well as CanBike courses.

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Ottawa Solar Power

864 Clyde Avenue (near Carling)


Special pricing for solar domestic hot water systems.

Since 1997 Ottawa Solar Power (OSP) has been engineering solar electric and solar thermal solutions which are efficient (cost-effective), clean (non-polluting) and responsible (renewable). OSP designs, purchases, installs and maintains solar power systems to generate electricity and heat water for homes, cottages, swimming pools, and commercial, industrial and public buildings. OSP is an eligible Solar H2Ottawa installer.

CAREarth Inc.

349 Terry Fox Drive
(613) 276-3326

Special pricing for solar domestic hot water systems.

CAREarth is a leading provider of integrated energy solutions with renewable energy products and energy efficient products. We offer cutting-edge solar products and services through a network of regional distributors and dealers in Canada and the United States. We also serve the commercial, institutional, industrial and residential markets in the Greater Ottawa area and surrounding communities. CAREarth systems are eligible for the Solar H2Ottawa incentive.


Michel Leblanc, Independent Distributor

613-526-3595 / 613-806-9502 (Canada) (USA)

Discount of 15% and potentially more, depending on products, including free delivery in the Ottawa area.

For over 50 years, generations of families have counted on us to do what no other company can do quite like Shaklee—make products that are naturally safe AND proven effective.

Our mission at Shaklee is to provide a healthier life for everyone and a better life for anyone. We do it by making natural products that are so exceptional, you just have to tell your friends. Every product that goes into every Shaklee bottle is designed to improve health, work without compromise, and be gentle on the planet.

So whether you’re interested in Healthy Nutrition, Healthy Home, Healthy Beauty, or Air & Water Treatment Systems, when you pick Shaklee, you will know three things to be true. It is always safe. It always works. And it is always green.

Sustainable Ottawa Members are invited to browse the Shaklee Canada website or by contacting the distributor listed below to more information and details.

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