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,
Jan 10
6:30  – 8:30 pm

What is a Green Mortgage and How Will it Save You Money?

Presented by: RBC Royal Bank

virtual
Wednesday,
Jan 17
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Heating, Ventilation, and House Depressurization

Presented by: CHBA-NB

virtual
Wednesday,
Jan 24
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Incentives 101- The Update on Incentives Available to You

Presented by: NB Power, efficiencyPEI, CMHC

virtual
Wednesday,
Jan 31
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Everything Radon: From What, Where, Why, How

Presented by: Radon Repair

virtual
Wednesday,
Feb 7
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Windows and Doors- How to Choose High Performance Windows

Presented by: Fenestration Canada

virtual
Wednesday,
Feb 21
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Air Sealing & Reducing Drafts and Leaks 

Presented by: CHBA-NB 

virtual
Wednesday,
Feb 28
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Solar- What you need to know!

Presented by: Clean Power Solutions

virtual
Wednesday,
Mar 13
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Reducing Energy Costs for Renters

Presented by: CHBA-NB

virtual
Wednesday, Mar 27 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Save Energy – Water Heating, Exterior Lighting, Automatic Transfer Switches & Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Presented by: NB Power

virtual 

To register for the 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:

General Inquiries

alicia@chba-pei.ca
902-393-2093