Fort Simpson Owners Receive Rebates for Energy Saving Renovations

Posted 2014-01-20
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Two businesses located in Fort Simpson, The Willows Inn and The Janor Guest House, both owned by Leah Keats and Colin Munro, have received more than $8,000 in rebates from Arctic Energy Alliance (AEA). The Willows Inn, formerly a local craft shop, was renovated to be used as an Inn and upgraded to make it as energy efficient as possible. The first rebate The Willows Inn received from AEA was through the Energy Efficiency Incentive Program (EEIP) in the amount of $1,775 for installing new Energy Star Zone “D” windows and doors, and low flow toilets. A variety of the other renovations were eligible for support through the Commercial Energy Conservation and Efficiency Program (CECEP) that the AEA also administers on behalf of the GNWT Department of Environment and Natural Resources. They also received $6,546 of CECEP funding to offset the installation costs of installing a high efficiency propane boiler, increasing the insulation in the walls, attic and floor, and installing fluorescent high efficiency lighting.

In addition, the renovations at The Janor Guest House are still ongoing but Keats and Munro have applied for rebates through the CECEP program for the Energy Star Zone “D” windows that they have recently installed and are also considering more renovations.

Keats and Munro have worked with Teresa Chilkowich, AEA’s Dehcho Regional Energy Project Coordinator whose office is located in Fort Simpson, and AEA Yellowknife Staff, to access this funding and a variety of helpful energy efficiency advice along the way.

The picture below shows Nick Walker (Energy Management Specialist from AEA’s Yellowknife Office), Leah Keats, Colin Munro, and Teresa Chilkowich (AEA’s Dehcho Office).