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Next Webinar: Lighting, Appliances and Home Automation (Feb 2)

Join us for February webinar!

Lighting and appliances account for almost 25% of an average home’s energy use — so it’s good to find some quick and easy ways to tackle this expense. The next First Nations Home EnergySave webinar is February 2 @11 am, and it’s all about energy-efficient lighting, appliances, home automation technologies, plus best practices for maintenance.

2020-2021 Webinar Series on Home Energy Management

A new series of free Home Energy Management Training webinars will be delivered over six months, from Fall 2020 to early 2021.

There are three program streams:

  1. Technical Series
  2. Energy Management Series
  3. Community Series.

The first workshop kicks off on September 9. The introductory webinar "Building as a System" will explore how major building systems (envelope, heating, ventilation, cooling, etc.) interact and affect the performance of a home.

Webinar Flyer - download for reference

See our webinar flyer

To learn more about the series, see:

Webinar series flyer | Webinar schedule

How to Register

Register below for the following free webinars in our Home Energy Management training series. Priority in registration will go to First Nations communities and organizations in British Columbia. All class times are Pacific Time.

Each webinar requires separate registration. You can register for the webinars most helpful to you in any or all of the three series.

Free EnergySave Webinars: Descriptions and Registration


Building as a System (Sept 9, 2020 | 11:00 am PDT)

Building Enclosure for New Construction (Oct 6, 2020 | 11:00 am PDT)

Building Enclosure for Retrofits (Nov 3, 2020 | 11:00 am PST)

Drafts and leaks may force you into urgent Building Enclosure Retrofits. This can be an excellent opportunity to include energy efficiency improvements at a relatively small cost. In this webinar, we’ll look at strategies for identifying and prioritizing energy efficiency building enclosure retrofits before they become urgent as well as maintenance best practices to prolong life.

Mechanical Systems | Heating & Hot Water (Dec 1, 2020 | 11:00 am PST)

Heating and hot water make up just over 75% of an average home’s energy use. With new technologies like heat pumps emerging, it can be difficult to determine the best retrofit option. In this webinar, we’ll review the most dominant heating and hot water technologies, how they work, what limitations they have, and what are the key considerations for energy efficiency and performance.

Register today!

Mechanical Systems | Ventilation & Cooling (Jan 5, 2021 | 11:00 am PST)

Depending on where you live in the province, you'll have different ventilation and cooling challenges. This webinar will look at the importance of fresh air, indoor air quality and moisture management when thinking about energy efficiency, as well as the rising demand for cooling under climate change.

Register today!

Lighting, Appliances & Home Automation (Feb 2, 2021 | 11:00 am PST)

Lighting and appliances make up almost 25% of an average home’s energy use. They are also the quickest and easiest way to start reducing energy costs. In this webinar, we’ll look at energy efficient lighting, appliances and home automation technologies and at maintenance best practices to save energy.

Register today!


The Financial Case for Energy Management (Sept 22, 2020 | 11:00 am PDT)

Benchmarking Performance (Oct 20,2020 | 11:00 am PDT)

Benchmarking Energy Performance can be a useful tool to prioritize renewal projects and verify performance of retrofits. In this webinar we’ll discuss a variety of benchmarking tools and how to use this information to manage your housing portfolio.

Finding and Selecting Contractors (Nov 18,2020 | 11:00 am PST)

Finding and selecting the right contractor can make a huge difference in the success of your project. In this workshop we’ll look at best practices in preparing and evaluating Request for Proposals, including how to review project requirements of homeowners and when you should include specification documents.

Register today!

Procurement Strategies (Dec 15, 2020 | 11:00 am PST)

Group buying, or bulk purchasing models can help organizations negotiate better prices and have advantages for simplifying maintenance and repair. In this webinar, we’ll discuss different procurement strategies and suggestions to help reduce the time required to apply for incentives.

Register today!


Home | Low-cost / No-cost Solutions (Jan 19, 2021 | 11:00 am PST)

How residents use energy at home can significantly impact energy bills. In this webinar, we’ll look at low-cost and no-cost solutions for saving energy and improving comfort, as well as strategies for promoting energy efficiency in communities.

Register today!

Home | Ventilation & Managing Moisture (Feb 17, 2021 | 11:00 am PST)

In this webinar on Ventilation and Managing Moisture, we’ll discuss how moisture issues can affect a home, how to identify moisture issues, and strategies to avoid moisture build-up and address known problems.

Register today!

Delivered by SES Consulting

Training Workshops

The Fraser Basin Council is offering free training workshops as part of its First Nations Home EnergySave initiative. If you or your community is interested in hosting a workshop please contact .

This training series is made possible through the support of our funding partners at BC Hydro, FortisBC, Real Estate Foundation of BC and the Province of British Columbia (Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources).

Opportunity for External Training 

BCIT Course: CESA 1005 - Zero Energy Buildings All-In-One: Fundamentals, Airtightness, Assemblies, and Mechanicals.



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