Home EnergySave Resources
We hope this list of resources will help you in your endeavor to reduce energy consumption in your home. Find resources you are looking for in the following categories:
For further inspiration, please visit our Community Successes page.
Fraser Basin Council hosts monthly peer mentorship webinars as part of the First Nation Home EnergySave program. Video recordings of these webinars are available for replay on FBC youtube channel — watch for new videos as they come online!
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Templates and Customizable Training Materials
Chiefs and Council
Maintenance and Operations Staff
Guides, Toolkits and Websites
- Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada (INAC)
A couple of INAC funding options are available to First Nations in British Columbia. The Department’s Housing Subsidy Program and New Approach for Housing Support (NAHS) can assist First Nations with policy development and renovations, including energy efficient retrofits. For further details, please contact your INAC Capital Management Officer at 1-800-665-9320, or 604-775-5100.
- Support Program Guide for First Nations and Civic Community Energy Efficiency & Clean Energy Projects — Updated! A 2016 version of this guide is now available from the BC Ministry of Energy and Mines. Find it here.
- New Market Housing Fund
A national program to increase access to loans for home ownership, renovations and rentals in First Nations communities, and to build community capacity to support the administration of market-based housing programs. Visit New Market Housing Fund.
- CMHC Eligible Energy Efficient Building Programs
Homes built under specific energy-efficiency programs (in BC, new homes under the PowerSmart program) qualify for a 10% mortgage loan insurance premium refund. Learn more on the CMHC website.
- BC Hydro Energy Conservation Assistance Programs
This program offers income-qualifying households access to a free home energy assessment, installation of energy-saving devices and advice to homeowners on improving energy efficiency.
- Community Energy Leadership Program
Community Energy Leadership Program was established through the Provinces Innovative Clean Energy Fund to support local government and First Nations investments in energy efficiency and clean energy projects. Visit CELP program page.
Sample posters for resident outreach