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 .
This training series is made possible through the support of our funding partners at BC Hydro, FortisBC, Real Estate Foundation of BC, Province of British Columbia (Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources) and BC Housing.
Register now for our free 2020-2021 webinar series!
Indigenous Home Energy Management Training Webinars
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:
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.
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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.
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.
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.
ENERGY MANAGEMENT SERIES
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.
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.
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.
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.
Delivered by SES Consulting