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