Home EnergySave Events & Presentations
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Indigenous Youth Home Energy Workshop
About the Workshop
When: May 27 (5:00-7:00 pm PDT)
Hosts: Fraser Basin Council First Nations Home EnergySave program and Aboriginal Housing Management Association.
Who’s it for?
Indigenous youth (18-30) who are implementing or have an interest in energy efficiency on and off-Nation. This workshop is an excellent opportunity to help strengthen your capacity in planning for or implementing energy conservation.
What to expect
A space where Indigenous youth can come together to build relationships and share stories with their peers. The event will connect like-minded youth to discuss successes, challenges, and better support mechanisms for those working in Home Energy across B.C.
We hope to see you there!
Join us on Thursday, May 27 to learn, connect and collaborate with your peers across BC!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Tom Welfare at FBC.
Webinar | Training Youth in Energy Efficient Construction at Westbank First Nation
February 18, 2021
The Residential Energy Efficiency Works (REnEW) Program was designed by FortisBC to be a community-based program that educates and trains participants, who may have previously experienced barriers to employment, in the field of energy-efficient retro-fitting and construction. Working with and within community provides unique opportunities for participants to thrive and succeed. In this webinar, we review the key components of the program, challenging elements for stakeholders and participants, key factors for success, as well as partner perspectives.
Kevin Ned, Employment & Training Facilitator, Westbank First Nation
Karen Abramsen, Program Manager, Okanagan Training and Development Council
Katheleen Dixon, Marketing Coordinator, FortisBC
Webinar | Funding Programs: Building a Business Case for Energy Efficiency
August 28, 2020
This EnergySave webinar sets out key elements of building a business case for energy-efficient housing and communicating the return on investment to First Nations communities and leadership. Presenters Chief Patrick Michell of Kanaka Bar Indian Band, Areef Abraham, founder of Community Power, and Rick Sabiston, Principal Consultant at 3E Consulting speak about their experiences in building support for energy efficiency projects.
Join this EnergySave webinar to learn about building a business case for energy-efficient housing and communicating the return on investment to First Nations communities and leadership.
Webinar | Green Homes, Warm Homes: Energy Efficient First Nations Housing
May 11, 2018 | Hope, BC
Hosted in partnership by the Fraser Basin Council and Yale First Nation, this workshop offered an opportunity for First Nations communities to learn about improving energy efficiency of homes on reserve. The workshop provided an introduction to energy efficient buildings, highlighted how First Nations are building or retrofitting for energy efficient homes, helped connect communities to funding organizations, showcased an interactive demonstration of air sealing, and showcased Yale First Nation's Passive homes through a field visit.
Workshop | Live Green, Save Green: Taking Action on Energy Efficiency
February 16, 2017 | Workshop: Vernon
Hosted in partnership by the Fraser Basin Council and Okanagan Nation Alliance, this workshop offered an opportunity for First Nations administrative managers, elected leaders and community champions to hear from other First Nations communities about their work in planning for energy efficiency, community engagement on energy, and building community through clean energy projects. In addition, the workshop provided an overview of the upcoming energy step code and how it will support energy efficient building practices.
Workshop | Saving Dollars on Energy: Increasing Energy Efficiency for First Nations Housing
January 26, 2016 | Workshop: Vancouver
This workshop featured the experiences of First Nations communities in building new energy-efficient homes, renovating existing homes and creating housing policy with best practices for energy efficiency. Workshop participants — First Nations housing managers, senior staff and elected leaders — discussed priority actions for housing energy efficiency and connected with funding agencies, community leaders, consultants and training opportunities.
The workshop was hosted by the Fraser Basin Council as part of the First Nations Home EnergySave program.