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Community leagues set an example for their neighbourhoods. We’d like yours to be an example of energy efficiency and renewable energy to showcase the benefits of energy sustainability and help inspire similar change at a household level.

The Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues (EFCL) Green Leagues program helps set leagues on the path to energy sustainability. Through the program, community leagues can learn about energy efficiency, receive hands-on assistance to apply for funding energy efficiency and solar projects, and access resources to make sustainability happen in their halls.

Workshops

Energy Efficiency 101 Workshop Series

This workshop series focuses on various topics that help community leagues on their path towards energy efficiency, including solar panels.

Workshop 1
Community Sustainability Planning

This session will start with identifying the risks to Edmonton communities from climate change and an introduction of Edmonton’s Community Energy Transition Strategy. From there, groups will be challenged to identify the sustainability goals they are trying to reach and what projects/initiatives will get them there.

Workshop 2
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, power bars, etc. The energy audits process will be covered, as will a discussion about benchmarking building energy performance so that leagues can compare their energy efficiency.

Workshop 3
The Basics of Solar Photovoltaic

An introduction to the renewable energy technology and how it could be implemented in a league building. This session will cover a basic introduction to how the technology works, the economics of solar energy and connecting/selling power to the grid.

Workshop 4
Funding Your Energy Projects

A workshop dedicated to discussing the different funding sources, such as the Community Leagues Infrastructure Program Grant, EcoCity Edmonton, Energy Efficiency Alberta, MCCAC, etc., that are available to leagues to pay for these upgrades.

Workshops are typically held in the fall. Check EFCL Green Leagues for more details, resources and recordings of past workshops and presentations. 

Energy Transition Ambassadors

League members that attend all four workshops will receive a certificate acknowledging them as Energy Transition Ambassadors for their neighbourhood.

Ambassadors will be encouraged to lead their neighbourhoods in energy projects relating to energy efficiency and solar energy. In doing so, they are encouraged to share their knowledge through community league projects, public events and other initiatives.

For More Information

Stefanie Drozda

Title Outreach Coordinator
Telephone

780-496-4782

Email stefanie.drozda@edmonton.ca

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