About the First Nations 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.
About the Program
The First Nations Home EnergySave (FNHES) program is here to support communities with learning opportunities.
Through the FNHES program, Fraser Basin Council works with First Nations communities and support organizations to reduce energy use, share success stories, and build local capacity and economic development.
Empower First Nations communities in BC to transition towards energy efficient housing.
Support peer learning and share success stories among First Nations communities to reduce home energy use and build local capacity.
Learn & 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. Please reach out to , Program Lead.
Thanks to the BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, Real Estate Foundation of BC, BC Hydro, FortisBC, the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Vancity for supporting the First Nations Home EnergySave initiative.
The Fraser Basin Council manages the Home EnergySave program. Don't hesitate to contact us:
Erin Pedersen, Program Lead, Climate Change