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Case Studies

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Below you’ll find a compilation of real-world examples of energy efficiency work that has been completed by Indigenous communities across Canada. These case studies can be examined to identify best practices and to stimulate ideas for housing and energy efficiency projects in your own community.

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Conservation on the Coast

Learn more about how three First Nations in Ontario - Fort Albany, Kashechewan, and Attawapiskat, joined together to deliver their mandated conservation program to perform retrofits and community education. Click Here.

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Key Topics: Case StudyRetrofits, Skills, Training, Design & Construction

Akwesasne Passive House

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne wanted to explore how they could reduce cost of living for their members. Learn more about their Passive House project and how they took it from an idea to reality. Click Here.

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Key Topics: Case Study, Akwesasne, Passive House, New Build, Design & Construction

Whitefish Lake #128

The community of Whitefish Lake #128 needed to change how they deliver housing services to the community. Read about how they involed community members to create a Community Housing Working Group to develop policy. Click Here

Key Topics: Case Study, Community Engagement, Housing, Working Group, Governance

Prince Albert Grand Council

Find out how the Prince Albert Grand Council  has worked to deliver home maintenance training to community members in Saskatchewan and other parts of Canada. Helping Indigenous homes to be healthier, more affordable, and long-lasting. Click Here.

Key Topics: Case Study, Maintenance, Skills, Training

Nuxalk Nation

Nuxalk Nation in Bella Coola, BC has taken control of their housing to create a sustainable, efficient, and climate appropriate future. Learn about how they created their own training program right in the community to build local capacity, and how their own construction support their members. Click Here.

Key Topics: Case Study, Skills, Design & Construction, Employment

Kitasoo / Xai'Xais

The Kitasoo / Xai'Xais village of Klemtu is a small island nation off the west coast of B.C. Read about how they have implemented new energy efficient housing policies to overcome energy limits, creating a more comfortable, healthy, and brighter future for their members. Click here.

Key Topics: Case Study, Governance & Leadership, Design & Construction, Retrofit

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