Energy Efficient Renovations – Private Home in Yellowknife

Background The owners of a home in Yellowknife are expected to save more than $4,800 a year on energy bills because of energy-efficient renovations. Before starting the renovations, the homeowners had the Arctic Energy Alliance complete an EnerGuide home evaluation, which measures the energy used by a house and identifies areas for improvement. The pre-renovated … Read more

EPA Wood Stoves Change-out – Elders in Tsiigehtchic

System Overview: In February 2010, AEA partnered with the Tsiigehtchic Charter Community for a pilot project to replace old inefficient wood stoves with efficient, modern wood stoves. Seven elders were selected by the community to be the beneficiaries of the project. The aim was to spread awareness of clean burning, efficient wood stoves certified by … Read more

Pellet Boiler and Furnace – Doug Whiteman in Norman Wells

In the summer of 2011, Doug Whiteman decided to switch from a wood/oil-fired furnace to a pellet-only furnace in his home and a pellet boiler in his shop. With Alternative Energy Technology Program (AETP) funding from ENR, Doug was able to accomplish his goal. Doug reduced his heating bill by 40% and has realized significant … Read more

Energy Efficient Renovations – 1970’s Trailer in Yellowknife

System Overview: Northlands Trailer Park homeowners began an energy efficiency renovation on their trailer in July 2008. Before starting the renovations, the homeowners had the Arctic Energy Alliance undertake an ecoENERGY home evaluation. The pre-renovated trailer had an EnerGuide rating of 38. Following the evaluation, the homeowners: repaired leaks in the trailer belly bag rewrapped … Read more

Air Sealing a Home – Northlands Home in Yellowknife

System Overview: A Northlands homeowner set out to turn his home into an energy efficiency showpiece. He did this by adding additional insulation to his ceilings, walls and floors; replacing all the old slider, and aluminum windows; and upgrading the mechanical systems. One of the things he has paid the most attention to during the … Read more