First Nations Home EnergySave
The Fraser Basin Council is working with First Nations communities and support organizations to reduce energy use, share success stories, and build local capacity and economic development. Take a look at the program and other energy initiatives underway!
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New Webinar! Heat Pumps in Indigenous Communities
Join a free webinar all about heat pumps in BC Indigenous communities! The event is on Thursday, December 7 from 11:00 am – 12:15 pm PST and hosted by FBC’s First Nations Home EnergySave Program. You’ll learn from Skidegate's Climate Action Coordinator about her community's experience installing and using heat pumps, discover funding options for heat pumps in your community, and find out what to look for when choosing a heat pump contractor.
We hope to see you there! Mark your calendar and register today!
New! Building Homes for the Future in Skeetchestn
Over the past 20 years, Skeetchestn community members have worked to develop Skeetchestn Dodeca-Homes, a business that sells kit homes based on a traditional Secwepemc pit house design. The homes are energy efficient, robust, durable and quick to assemble. The business is 100% Skeetchestn-owned, and the hope is that these homes will provide much-needed housing on First Nations reserves across Canada.
Take a look at this community success story!
Ask an Energy Specialist Service
Ask an Energy Specialist is a program to support First Nations communities in BC that are interested in improving housing energy efficiency while in the early stages of project planning or implementation. Your community can access free guidance (3-12 hours) from an energy consultant to help get your energy efficiency work underway.
Ready to learn more? Take a look!
First Nations Home EnergySave Webinar
Check out the video of our July webinar Building a Sustainable Future: Experiences Adopting Energy-Efficient Building Policy within First Nation Communities! The event featured housing experts Leo Hebert and Richard Joseph who shared their insights on the BC Energy Step Code and opportunities to advance energy-efficient building practices. Thanks to all who joined us live! For other videos, see our FNHES playlist on YouTube.
Learning Grant Program
Applications accepted on a continuous basis
The First Nations Home EnergySave (FNHES) Learning Grant Program is a Fraser Basin Council initiative aimed at building the capacity of Indigenous individuals to advance energy efficiency through training and skills development.
Learn more on the Learning Grants page.
Is your community seeking funding for home energy efficiency projects? An online database is at your fingertips!
Check out the BC Community Climate Funding Guide for Indigenous communities & local governments, a project of Clean BC.