Follow Along With Us: August Update

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 are retrofitting 1 home on COTTFN territory for this round of funding to make improvements that help with energy efficiency and upgrades that will eliminate the use of propane. 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 are nearly complete. We are hosting a Home Retrofit Webinar Series in mid September to go over the various upgrades and learn about the process.  After the retrofit is complete, we will be hosting a tour of the completed project in fall 2022.

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]


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