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First Nations Home EnergySave

BC First Nations communities have some amazing home energy champions. Find out what’s being done to renew housing, conserve energy and save money.

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Old Massett Village Council saw annual heating and hot water costs at the local community Adult Centre drop from $3,200 to $1,300, a 60% savings, thanks to solar installations and energy efficiency improvements. Read about it in Community Successes.

About the Program

Are you looking for ways to reduce home energy costs in your community? You’ve come to the right place.

The Fraser Basin Council is working with First Nations communities and support organizations to reduce energy use, share success stories, and build local capacity and economic development through the Home EnergySave program.

The High Cost of Heat

Families in BC First Nations communities typically face high home energy costs. By rough estimates, these costs may be overall double those of other BC families, mainly because of a legacy of poor quality reserve housing and insufficient upgrades. For people living in remote communities, where diesel power is common, the costs may be as much as triple.

Keys to Lower Energy Costs

One key to saving energy is quality home construction. Constructing new homes that meet high quality standards is the best way to prevent heat loss and other problems — and it’s a good investment.

Effective renovation is also important. There are thousands of homes in First Nations communities that need upgrades to make them safe, liveable and energy-efficient. The First Nations Home EnergySave program is here to support communities with learning opportunities.

Learn About and Share Information on Home Energy Savings!

Interested in home energy savings? Sign-up for our newsletter mailing list to find out what other communities are doing, and to receive invitations to free training and webinars under the Home EnergySave program.

If you have an energy success story to share, we’d like to hear from you

Contact Us

The Fraser Basin Council is managing the Home EnergySave program. Find us here:

Jim Vanderwal, Fraser Basin Council
T: 604 897 5350 | Email: 

Eliana Chia, Fraser Basin Council
T: 604 488-5377 | Email:

 

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

FBC Project and
Partner Sites

E3 Fleet/Green Fleets BC:
www.e3fleet.com

Plug in BC:
www.pluginbc.ca

BuySmart Network:
www.buysmartbc.com

BC Rural Network:
www.bcruralnetwork.ca

Rethinking our Water Ways:
www.rethinkingwater.ca

ReTooling for Climate Change:
www.retooling.ca

Climate Action Toolkit:
www.toolkit.bc.ca

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
F: 604 488-5351
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