Free Event to Help Residents Build a Better Home

Free Event to Help Residents Build a Better Home
Posted on 04/11/2019
The City of Charlottetown, in partnership with efficiencyPEI, will host an event on Tuesday, April 30 with a panel of industry professionals discussing ways to build long term energy savings and climate protection into your home.

Build a Better Home, will take place from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30 at the PEI Brewing Company (96 Kensington Road). The panel of experts will include Lorrie Rand, Certified Passive Home Designer; Andy Collier, Energy Program Officer at efficiencyPEI; Mel Cheverie, Building Inspector with the City of Charlottetown’s Planning Department; and Cheryl Evans, Director of the Home Flood Protection Program from the Intact Center of Climate Adaption. The panel will provide practical information for contractors, and anyone who plans to renovate or build in the near future, with a focus on design and construction elements that build long-term energy savings and flood protection into the home.

Each panellist will offer a brief introduction and presentation, followed by discussion and an open Q+A with the audience. There will be live tweeting throughout the event and community members can participate on social media using #BetterHomesPEI. Follow @ChtownPE and @efficiencyPEI on Twitter and #BetterHomesPEI to follow along or submit a question. Participants will receive a ballot for a chance to win a heat pump and installation, valued at up to $5,000. The draw will take place on April 30 (must be a Charlottetown resident to enter the draw).

This event is free to attend, and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, visit the Community Energy page under Environment and Sustainability. 

Through the events this month, the City aims to raise awareness about the Community Energy Plan and of the existing energy efficiency rebates offered by efficiencyPEI. By providing information on how the public can take steps, big or small, to build homes that are more efficient and resilient to costly flood damage the City hopes to significantly improve the energy efficiency of buildings and equip residents with useful climate change adaption tools. Energy efficient homes save Islanders money, and reduce greenhouse gases emissions contributing to climate change mitigation efforts and creating a better, more sustainable place to live.

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Media contacts:

Alicia Packwood
Social Media and Communications Assistant
City of Charlottetown
902-629-4149
apackwood@charlottetown.ca

Mike Proud
Senior Manager, Energy Policy and Programs
efficiencyPEI
902-620-3690
mproud@gov.pe.ca