GN to conduct energy audits in Rankin Inlet
Audits reveal how housing construction, lifestyle affect energy consumption
Looking to cut back on your heating and electricity costs?
If you live in Rankin Inlet, the territorial government might be able to help.
The Government of Nunavut is looking for 10 homeowners in the Kivalliq community who want to get a free energy audit done at their home in October.
“This is a great opportunity for homeowners,” said Monica Ell, the minister of energy in a Sept. 29 release. “This audit rates the energy performance of your home and identifies energy saving measures.
“Not only does it assist homeowners, but the audits also help the community understand how housing construction and our behaviours affect our overall energy consumption.”
A certified energy management specialist will visit Rankin Inlet between Oct. 8 and 15 to conduct the three-hour audits, which will look at energy performance and offer homeowners a report on potential savings.
The information gathered from the audits will also provide the GN with more data to promote energy efficiency standards and measures territory-wide.
Interested homeowners can apply by writing to [email protected] by Oct. 5 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
Residents of Rankin Inlet are also invited to an Oct. 14 workshop on energy-saving measures and solar technologies, at 7:00 p.m. at the Siniktarvik hotel.