Communities selected to participate in provincial energy conservaton program
A new program will bring together 12 First Nation communities who will participate in the saveONenergy Aboriginal Conservation Program, the first of its kind in Ontario.
This program provides customized conservation services to help First Nation communities, including remote and northern communities, reduce their electricity consumption and improve home comfort.
Communities include Keewayin, Wunnimin Lake, Moose Cree, Pic River, Michipicoten, Munsee-Delaware, Beausoleil, Walpole Island, Saugeen, Nawash, Thessalon and Nipissing.
Members in participating communities will have opportunity to work with a certified energy auditor, who will recommend energy-saving measures based on an assessment of their homes.
These measures could include Energy Star CFL light bulbs, smart power bars, hot water tank wrap and pipe insulation, efficient showerheads and efficient faucet aerators, as well as block heater timers, programmable thermostat or attic, wall and/or basement insulation.
Eligible businesses and facilities can receive assessments for their lighting and water-heating systems as part of the program.
In its inaugural year, the program attracted significant interest -- with more than 30 First Nation communities applying to participate.
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