Government of Yukon

FOR RELEASE     #10-024
February 10, 2010

Conference to explore energy solutions for northern climates

WHITEHORSE – Delegates from across Canada's North will gather in Whitehorse to discuss and explore energy solutions for northern buildings at the Yukon Inn February 15 to 19.

“The North has unique energy challenges that require innovative solutions,” Energy, Mines and Resources Minister Patrick Rouble said. “Bringing energy professionals and technical experts together to explore northern-specific energy challenges will help identify best practices and solutions tailored to the North."

The conference will focus on practical and current energy solutions for residential, commercial and institutional structures in the North and provide opportunities to tour Yukon projects demonstrating leading edge energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.

Guest speakers will include professionals from HME Engineering, Natural Resources Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Arctic Energy Alliance, and EnerSys Analytics.

Two public sessions will be offered free of charge on February 16 and 17 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Yukon Inn’s Fireside Room. Presentation topics will include Building Envelope – Reducing the Heating Demand of Your Home and Heating and Ventilation Options for Northern Homes.

The conference will be hosted by the Energy Solutions Centre, in partnership with Natural Resources Canada, and with assistance from the Yukon Housing Corporation.
For more information about the conference or to register visit or call the Energy Solutions Centre at 867-393-7063.



Roxanne Vallevand
Cabinet Communications


Ron Billingham
Communications, Energy, Mines & Resources