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community league building with solar panels

Green Leagues logoCommunity leagues set an example for their neighbourhood. We’d like yours to be an example for energy efficiency to help inspire energy sustainability at a household level.

Learn about energy sustainability and receive hands-on assistance to apply for funding energy efficient upgrades to your community building.

There will be an opportunity at the first workshop for leagues to register their interest to invest in a broader program component and participate in extra services.

The Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues (EFCL) and the City of Edmonton are exploring the idea of offering free solar site assessments and energy efficiency audits to a select number of Leagues. Additional program partners are being sought to make this a reality.

Workshops

Workshop 1
Greening Your Neighbourhood: A workshop on community sustainability planning

This session will start with an introduction the Edmonton’s Community Energy Transition Strategy and Report on the Environment. From there group will be challenged to identify the sustainability goals they trying to reach and what projects/initiatives will get them there. What are their values? How far does the group want to go? Riverdale and Evansdale Community Leagues will share their sustainability journeys with the group.

Workshop 2
Here Comes the Sun: The basics of solar photovoltaic (PV)

An introduction to the renewable energy technology and how it could be implemented in a league building or household. This session will cover a basic introduction to how the technology works, the economics, connecting/selling power to the grid. The Solar Power Investment Cooperative of Edmonton will deliver this workshop.

Workshop 3
Saving Energy, Saving Carbon, Saving Money: An introduction to energy efficiency

An exploration of the easily adopted electrical energy efficiency upgrades that could be undertaken by leagues, including efficient lighting in the building and rinks, light sensors, emergency lighting, and power bars. The energy audits process will be covered, as will a discussion about benchmarking building energy performance so that leagues can compete against one another to improve their building’s energy efficiency.

Workshop 4
Paying for Your Dreams: Funding your energy transition project

A workshop dedicated to discussing the different funding sources, such as the Community Leagues Infrastructure Program Grant, EcoCity Edmonton, new Provincial Solar Program, and Enmax appliance program that are available to leagues to pay for these upgrades. The session will be hands on and we will focus on actually understanding the funding process by filling out funding applications on site.

Registration

Workshops are typically held in the fall. Check EFCL Green Leagues for more details and registration.

Energy Transition Ambassadors

Those who attend all four workshops will receive a certificate acknowledging them as Energy Transition ambassadors for their neighbourhood.

Ambassadors will be encouraged to hold their own public friendly events related to solar energy and energy efficiency. They will also be invited to future learning events and to volunteer for City Environmental Strategies events.

For More Information

Robyn Webb

Title Environmental Engagement Coordinator
Telephone

780-442-0259 

Email robyn.webb@edmonton.ca

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