October 15, 2020
North Central British Columbia – Takla Nation is taking a major step in making their community more energy efficient by partnering with Community Power, a Vancouver-based social enterprise dedicated to co-developing and implementing custom energy, housing and climate solutions for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities.
Community Power and Takla Nation are developing a results-driven Energy Action Plan, which will provide the Nation a path forward in pursuing their energy management goals, including:
- Reduction of energy costs and make homes healthy, safe and comfortable
- Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
- Identification of renewable energy opportunities
“Community Power is helping our community to get a clear picture of the state of our homes and helping us determine what we can do next to ensure safer warmer homes,” said Takla Nation Housing Manager George Richardson. “The CP team members have engaged positively with the many home occupants in the process of carefully examining each home with advanced equipment that identifies issues invisible to the naked eye. We welcome this opportunity to help us ensure that our community has well-constructed and maintained homes for generations to come.”
Takla Nation is also working with Community Power to further develop their “Northern Cabin” single family Passive House to a level of Net Zero Certification—an achievement that will make the Passive House up to 80 per cent more energy efficient than a conventional home.
“Our team is thrilled to be working collaboratively with Takla Nation in achieving their energy goals,” said Karim Abraham, Chief Executive Officer of Community Power. “We’re excited to spend time in the community and really get to know the unique needs of its residents so we can create a Path to Action that is meaningful for everyone involved.”
The Community Power Energy Services Team has now visited Takla Nation over a series of COVID-compliant visits where together they will create a holistic plan for the Nation’s long-term energy management.
About Community Power
Founded in 2009, Community Power (CP) is an equity-based Social Enterprise that has worked collaboratively with over 60 Indigenous Nations to improve housing conditions, build skills within the community, and reduce energy consumption. With qualified specialists in-house to cover the full scope of project delivery, CP has become an industry leader in providing holistic solutions to hard-to-reach demographics that reflect the unique needs of each community. For more information visit www.communitypower.ca.
About Takla Nation
Takla Nation is a First Nation community consisting of one main reserve at Takla Landing and 17 satellite reserves located around Takla Nation territory. The traditional territory of the Takla First Nation is in North Central British Columbia, and totals approximately 27,250 square kilometres. The territory is a rich environment of lakes, rivers, forests, and mountains, bordered on the west by the Skeena Mountains and on the east by the Rocky Mountains. Takla Landing is located approximately 320 km north and west of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. Takla Nation has approximately 840 members. For more information visit www.taklafn.ca.
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