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For our 2020-2021 webinar series, see: Training Opportunities

Past Events

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.

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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.



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.

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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