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Energy audit opportunity for Rankin Inlet homeowners

29 September 2015 

News Release

For Immediate Release

Energy audit opportunity for Rankin Inlet homeowners

IQALUIT, Nunavut (September 29, 2015) – The Government of Nunavut, in partnership with Arctic Energy Alliance, is offering free energy audits to ten Rankin Inlet homeowners.

"This is a great opportunity for homeowners," said Monica Ell, Minister of Energy. "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."

The three-hour audits take place October 8 to 15, 2015, and allow certified energy management specialists to perform energy audits through home inspections and blower door tests. Each participating homeowner then receives an energy report. Information gathered from the audits provides the Government of Nunavut with more data in order to promote energy efficiency standards and measures in the future.

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. (EDT) on October 5, 2015. Residents in Rankin Inlet are also invited to an evening workshop at the Siniktarvik Hotel, Salon A, on October 14, 2015, from 7-9 p.m., where energy-saving measures and solar technologies will be discussed.

The energy audits are a continued step in moving to develop more energy efficient and economical solutions for communities.

For more information, please contact the Energy Secretariat at nunavutenergy@gov.nu.ca or by phone at 867-975-7809, or visit nunavutenergy.ca.

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Media Contact:

Matthew Illaszewicz

Manager, Communications

Economic Development and Transportation

867-975-7818

millaszewicz@gov.nu.ca