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First Things First Okanagan hosted its 4th Alternate Energy Symposium.
Expert Speakers

Experts from clean energy fields will share their knowledge on how to make changes in  transportation, housing, and lifestyle.

Take in the free talks offered every 30 minutes. 

Speakers - Merlot Room 

10:15 am, Bryce Hayes, Skyfire Energy

Solar in the Okanagan.

11:00 am, Tami Rothery & Peter Robinson, Community Energy Association  What can BC communities do about climate change?

11:30 am, Noura Seifelnasr, Properate,

Free Online Home Energy Audits.

12:00 pm,  Plug In BC, Jean Michel Toriel

The Benefits of EVs in the Okanagan.

12:30 pm, Draydan Power, FortisBC

EV Charging and Our Electric Grid.

1:00 pm, David Kassian, City of Penticton

The Home Energy Loan Program.

1:30 pm, Gilles LeSage, Total Home Solutions, What to expect in a Home Energy Audit.

2:00 pm, Canadian Aerothermal

Electric heat pumps- ideal for the Okanagan

2:30 pm, Carol Suhan, FortisBC, Make your home energy efficient and use rebates to help you do it.

3:00 pm, Chris Allen. Landform Architecture

Our journey to a carbon neutral home.

3:30 pm, Jeremy Dresner, RDOS

Challenges and Opportunities adapting to extreme heat.

Clean Energy Job Idea

Interested in clean energy trades? Explore Okanagan Colleges Sustainable Building Technology Program. 

Expo Booths

Meet suppliers and installers of home energy retrofits including heat pump and solar energy systems. Learn about geothermal heating and cooling systems. Check out electric bike and car dealers.

Sit behind the wheel of a variety of electric vehicles (EVs) on display in the hotel parkade and chat with electric vehicle owners about their experience.

Explore how you can electrify your travel, housing, business, and recreation.

Electric Car Charger

Home Retrofits

Learn about FortisBC and City of Penticton home energy upgrade programs that include loans and cash-back rebates. Did you know you can get a free on-line home energy assessment?

How does your home rate?

Confused about where to start with home improvements? Talk to a registered Home Energy Advisor. 

The future is electric and includes opportunities to switch to quiet and efficient home and landscape equipment and appliances.

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First Things First Okanagan’s mission is to educate the public on the challenges and solutions to climate warming and to work with all levels of government, business, and individuals to find solutions that help our planet.
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