Free Energy Efficiency Sessions Available for Homeowners

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association of PEI (CHBA-PEI) has launched the fall/winter schedule for its Energy Efficiency Sessions for Homeowners Series.

The series is designed to help homeowners improve the energy efficiency of their homes. The sessions are free, and the series includes both in-person and virtual options to ensure the training is accessible to all Islanders.

CHBA-PEI partnered with its New Brunswick counterpart on the project to have CHBA-NB Energy Efficiency Manager Lauren Lipka lead the training sessions. Lipka is a certified energy advisor who specializes in energy efficiency consultations, air tightness testing, and developing efficiency housing strategies.

CHBA-PEI, with support from the PEI Government through the Climate Challenge Fund, is hosting sessions in communities across the Island over the next two years. The series will be broken out into 12 topics, including:

 

■ National Building Code Section 9.36

■ All Things Foundation

■ Building Envelope Barrier System and Insulation

■ Energy Efficiency of Window and Doors, Sealing, and Condensation

■ Heating, Ventilation, and House Depressurization

■ Air Sealing and Reducing Leaks

■ Renewable Energy (PV, Solar, Thermal and Energy Storage)

■ Funding Programs and Grants 101 (information on available Provincial and Federal funding for Efficient Retrofits, upgrades and new builds)

■ Living in an Apartment — 10 things you can do to save on your energy bill

■ Radon Gas — what you should know!

■ Electronic Vehicles — Preparing for your EV purchase

■ Terminology — Understanding Construction Lingo

Each session will be approximately two hours and repeated throughout the year to ensure participants have the opportunity to take part in as many sessions as they wish. Participants can choose to take part in all 12 sessions or pick and choose which ones they feel are most beneficial. Advanced registration is required for both the in-person and virtual sessions.

Each session will be approximately two hours and repeated throughout the year to ensure participants have the opportunity to take part in as many sessions as they wish. Participants can choose to take part in all 12 sessions or pick and choose which ones they feel are most beneficial. Advanced registration is required for both the in-person and virtual sessions.

Wednesday,
October 12
6 – 8:30 pm National Building Code – Section 9.36 virtual  
Wednesday,
October 26
6 – 8:30 pm All Things Foundation virtual  
Wednesday,
November 2
6 – 8:30 pm Building Envelope Barrier System & Insulation virtual  
Wednesday,
November 9
6 – 8:30 pm Energy Efficiency of Windows & Doors, Sealing, and Condensation virtual  
Wednesday,
November 16
6 – 8:30 pm Heating, Ventilation, and House Depressurization virtual  
Wednesday,
November 23
6 – 8:30 pm Air sealing & Reducing Leaks virtual  
Wednesday,
November 30
6 – 8:30 pm Renewable Energy (PV, Solar, Thermal, and Energy Storage) virtual
 
Wednesday,
December 7
6 – 8:30 pm Funding Programs & Grants 101 virtual  
Wednesday,
December 14
6 – 8:30 pm Living in an Apartment – Energy Savings virtual  
Tuesday, September 20
6 – 8:30 pm​
Terminology – Understanding building lingo ​​
in-person
Lanes Riverhouse Inn – Montague
Thursday, September 22
6 – 8:30 pm​
All Things Foundation ​​
in-person
Summerside Credit Union Place
Wednesday, October 12
6 – 8:30 pm​
National Building Code – Section 9.36​​
virtual
Wednesday, October 19
6 – 8:30 pm​
All Things Foundation​​
virtual
Wednesday, October 20
6 – 8:30 pm​
Building Envelope Barrier System & Insulation ​​
virtual
Wednesday, October 27
6 – 8:30 pm​
Energy Efficiency of Windows and Doors, Sealing, and Condensation ​​
virtual
Wednesday, November 2
6 – 8:30 pm​
Heating, Ventilation, and House Depressurization ​​
virtual
Thursday, November 3
6 – 8:30 pm​
National Building Code – Section 9.36​​
in-person
Stratford Town Hall
Saturday, November 5
6 – 8:30 pm​
All Things Foundation​​
in-person
Hunter River Community Centre
Wednesday, November 9
6 – 8:30 pm​
Air sealing & Reducing Leaks​​
virtual
Wednesday, November 16
6 – 8:30 pm​
Renewable Energy (PV, Solar, Thermal, and Energy Storage)​​
virtual
Wednesday, November 23
6 – 8:30 pm​
Funding Programs & Grants 101​​
virtual
Wednesday, November 30
6 – 8:30 pm​
Living in an Apartment – Energy Savings​​
virtual
Wednesday, December 7
6 – 8:30 pm​
Radon Gas​​
virtual
Wednesday, December 14
6 – 8:30 pm​
EV’s – Preparing for your EV purchase ​​
virtual
To register for the fall/winter CHBA-PEI Energy Efficiency Sessions for Homeowners Series, visit:

To register for the fall/winter CHBA-PEI Energy Efficiency Sessions for Homeowners Series, visit: