About the Program

Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Treaties, Land and Environment Department, with the London Environmental Network, have partnered to help residents save money and reduce their GHG emissions, while providing a demonstration project for the community to learn about clean energy technologies.

We have retrofitted 1 home on COTTFN territory make improvements that help with energy efficiency and upgrades that will eliminate the use of propane in the home. Upgrades include; increased insulation, new windows and doors, electric heating and cooling system, electric hot water system, efficient appliances and a solar array.

The updates were completed in September 2022. We also hosted a Home Retrofit Webinar Series in mid September to go over the various upgrades and learn about the process.  You can watch the webinar series using the links below.

We have gathered utility data (hydro and gas bills) from before the retrofit and will compile it with data from post retrofit to complete case studies and share them in 2023.  For more information, email [email protected]

Webinar One: Retrofit 101 What is a sustainable retrofit? Net-zero ready? Guest Speaker Lynne Strickland from The Canadian Home Builders Association 

Webinar Two: Building Envelope; All about air sealing + insulation,  Windows and Doors Guest Speakers Kai Millyard from Green Communities Canada, and Steve Sponseller & Stephen Kenny from Net Zero Insulation

Webinar Three: Building Envelope; All about air sealing + insulation,  Windows and Doors Guest Speakers Kai Millyard from Green Communities Canada, and Steve Sponseller & Stephen Kenny from Net Zero Insulation

Webinar Four: All About Energy Loads, Appliances & Solar Renewable Energy - How it Can Make Your Home More Sustainable and Resilient

Webinar Five: Managing Your Water Conservation, Waste and Green Space

Webinar Six: Tools To Help You on Your Retrofit Journey: Project Neutral and Greener Homes London Resources

Capacity Building & Mentorship Opportunities

  • Staff mentorship and training in residential sustainability programming and community outreach
  • Community, youth and trades education and skills training in sustainable retrofit technology and building science
  • Demonstration and pilot project of a (near) net zero retrofit 
  • Online webinars to share with other remote communities
  • Next steps plan development for community residential energy efficiency program delivery,
  • Professional case studies, mail outs and storytelling 

If you'd like to read up on home to make your home more sustainable, download this free Sustainability Guide.

 

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Project Supported by:

Natural Resources Canada | URISA