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Webinar Recordings

The Fraser Basin Council hosts webinars as part of the First Nations Home EnergySave program. Some are featured on this page, and you find a playlist on FBC's YouTube channel. Check it out and subscribe to our mailing list to learn about what's coming up.

Home EnergySave Webinar Playlist

Here's one of our 2023 webinars 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!

 

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Train the Trainer Webinar Video Series

In 2021-2022 the Fraser Basin Council and Richard Hall, an experienced Red Seal carpenter and builder of Nuxalk Nation, delivered Train-the-Trainer: Building Indigenous Capacity for Energy Efficiency, a project in partnership with the Aboriginal Housing Management Association and the British Columbia Institute of Technology. This video series was a feature — take a look!

Session 1 Video: House as a System | June 25, 2021

 


Session 2: Introduction to Zero Energy Buildings  | July 16, 2021

This video, hosted by BCIT, is not available for general access.

Session 3: Resilient and Affordable Building Design | August 6, 2021

  Session 4: Building Condition Assessments | August 27, 2021

 

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Richard and Friends Home Construction Video Series (2022)

Richard Hall of Nuxalk Nation has 35 years of experience in Indigenous housing as a Red Seal carpenter / builder, a capital project and housing manager, a housing consultant and building inspector. He is now designing affordable, sustainable and-efficient homes that complement the climates of British Columbia's west coast and that suit the cultural lifestyles of First Peoples.

Check out the "Richard and Friends" intro — and other videos in the series, linked below.

All Episodes of Richard and Friends

Richard and Friends Episode 1: Introduction

Richard and Friends Episode 2: Building Science

Richard and Friends Episode 3: Plumbing

Richard and Friends Episode 4: Ventilation

Richard and Friends Episode 5: Wood-burning Appliances

Richard and Friends Episode 6: Rainscreens


Home EnergySave Podcast Series (2021)

The First Nations Home EnergySave podcast was a special 12-part series to support BC First Nations in their work to provide people healthy, affordable and energy efficient housing. The podcast was developed in 2021 by the Fraser Basin Council and SES Consulting.

Join host Darla Simpson and her colleagues as they share their experience and expertise on home energy topics and practical tips for Housing, Asset and Energy Managers to support their communities. The podcast covers energy-efficient technologies, energy management strategies and collaborative work with residents. It's available here and via the Apps Store, Google Play, Spotify and other podcatchers.

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Communicating About Energy Efficiency

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Community Energy

  • Indigenous Clean Energy: A social enterprise that's empowering leadership and collaboration with Indigenous peoples on the path to a clean energy future. A social enterprise that's empowering leadership and collaboration with Indigenous peoples on the path to a clean energy future. ICE offers a suite of resources to support community energy planning and community engagement.

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Guides and Website Resources

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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:
www.pluginbc.ca

Emotive:
www.emotivebc.ca

ReTooling for Climate Change:
www.retooling.ca

FBC Youth:
fbcyouthprogram.ca

Climate Action Toolkit:
www.toolkit.bc.ca 

Salmon-Safe BC
www.salmonsafe.ca

Realizing UNDRIP Initiative
www.realizingundrip.ca

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

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