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First Nations Home EnergySave

Ask an Energy Specialist

The Fraser Basin Council invites Indigenous communities in BC to participate in the "Ask an Energy Specialist" Project


Project Overview

"Ask an Energy Specialist" aims to support First Nations communities that have an interest in housing energy efficiency. The program offers short-term guidance (3-18 hours) from an Energy Specialist on energy efficiency planning and implementation.

How it Works

When you contact us, the Fraser Basin Council will ask you some questions to help get an overview of the energy efficiency work to date and identify specific areas you are looking for guidance.

The areas of support may include: 

  • Community Energy Planning
  • Financing and Funding Resources
  • Finding and Selecting Contractors 
  • Building Enclosure and Systems 
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning 
  • Lighting, Appliances and Home Automation
  • Monitoring and Benchmarking Performance 
  •  General Energy Management for Housing and Planning
  • Project Management
  • Community Engagement / Working with Residents 

When the focus area is decided, FBC will arrange a series of consultancy meetings with an Energy Specialist to help guide your community towards the desired outcome.


Thanks to Vancity for funding the Ask an Energy Specialist service.

Contact Us

The Fraser Basin Council manages the Home EnergySave program, including the Ask an Energy Specialist service. Don't hesitate to contact us!

Erin Pedersen, Program Lead

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in British Columbia.

Where We Work

We are grateful to live and work on the unceded ancestral territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.

Our Vision

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

Strategic Priorities

At the Fraser Basin Council, our strategic priorities are to take action on climate change, support healthy watersheds and water resources, and build sustainable and resilient communities.

With our partners, we work on a range of collaborative, multi-sector initiatives, such as those focused on flood management, community wildfire planning, air quality improvement, energy-efficient buildings, green transportation (including the uptake of electric vehicles and expansion of charging infrastructure), watershed planning and youth-driven climate action projects.

FBC Program Sites

Plug in BC:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Realizing UNDRIP Initiative

Contact Us

FBC staff work from our Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George offices, and from several other locations.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff or contact our administration office:

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

T: 604 488-5350