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Training Opportunities

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 .


Register now for our new 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:

  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.

Learn More

See our webinar flyer

To learn more about the series, see:

Webinar series flyer | Webinar schedule

How to Register

Register below for the following 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.

Technical Series

Building as a System (Sept 9, 11:00am PT): Register here

Building Enclosure for New Construction (Oct 6, 11:00am PT): Register here

Building Enclosure for Retrofits (Nov 3, 11:00am PT): Register here

Mechanical Systems | Heating & Hot Water (Dec 1, 11:00am PT): Register here

Mechanical Systems | Ventilation & Cooling (Jan 5, 11:00am PT): Register here

Lighting, Appliances & Home Automation (Feb 2, 11:00am PT): Register here

Energy Management Series

The Financial Case for Energy Management (Sept 22, 11:00am PT): Register here

Benchmarking Performance (Oct 20, 11:00am PT): Register here

Finding and Selecting Contractors (Nov 18, 11:00am PT): Register here

Procurement Strategies (Dec 15, 11:00am PT): Register here

Community Series

Home | Low-cost / No-cost Solutions (Jan 19, 11:00am PT): Register here

Home | Ventilation & Managing Moisture (Feb 17, 11:00am PT): Register here

Delivered by SES Consulting


Air Sealing for New Construction Workshop

Watch for updates on this workshop

This one-day training covers air-tightness from top to bottom in a day. Starting with a short discussion on what an air barrier is, and how to define it on your project, the day quickly becomes a hands-on class that details how an air barrier is made, how it fits at a ceiling junction, how it connects to the foundation or slab how it works around balconies, decks, and overhangs, and how it connects to plumbing, sprinklers and vents. A mock blower door test helps participants see the success (or failure) of their air tightness sealing during the class and understand how to remedy any deficiencies that are found.

This training workshop on new construction practices that aligns with the BC Energy Step Code airtightness standards.

The workshop will teach participants:

  • What is an air barrier and how to define it in your project.
  • How to make air barriers with different air-sealing materials to create airtight buildings.

Delivered by Small Planet Supply


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.

FBC Project and
Partner Sites

Plug in BC:
www.pluginbc.ca

BuySmart Network:
www.buysmartbc.com

BC Rural Network:
www.bcruralnetwork.ca

Rethinking our Water Ways:
www.rethinkingwater.ca

ReTooling for Climate Change:
www.retooling.ca

Climate Action Toolkit:
www.toolkit.bc.ca

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
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