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Feature Projects

Using both social and technical innovation to investigate viable alternatives for sustainable solutions.

T’Sou-ke Centre for Sustainability Housing Innovation

CleanTech Community Gateway and T’Sou-ke First Nation are partnering to develop innovative housing solutions for Indigenous communities in BC. The project will be led by T’Sou-ke First Nation with all activities directed through the T’Sou-ke Centre for Sustainability. The purpose of this project is two-fold: First, we aim to function as an incubator for capacity building within participating communities, and second we aim to test various technologies for energy efficient housing. Our goal is to place an emphasis on both social and technical innovation.

Phase 1 – Initiate

The first phase of the project will involve engaging a diverse range of stakeholders, subject matter experts and Indigenous communities to investigate the challenges and opportunities for housing on reserve.

Phase 2 – Incubate

The second phase will involve mentorship with T’Sou-ke First Nation for Comprehensive Community Planning, housing strategy development, skills training and organizational planning.

Phase 3 – Innovate

The final phase of the project will involve prospecting and implementing clean technology solutions for affordable, energy efficient and culturally appropriate housing.

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We are grateful to our funding partners for their support on this multi-year housing, cleantech and social innovation project:



The Council of the Haida Nation

The CleanTech Community Gateway’s first initiative was with the Council of the Haida Nation (CHN) to assist residents in achieving their stated vision of having local energy requirements met wholly through renewable resources. The CHN expressed interest in moving away from diesel to renewable energy sources for electricity and to enhance the environmental, social and economic prosperity of the Haida Islands’ community. This project focused on identifying, evaluating and recommending integrated energy system options for the CHN to put into action.

Additional Projects

CTCG has been involved in a wide variety of projects since its inception, including:

  • Investigating the business-case for renewable energy technologies for remote communities in Canada
  • Evaluating the economic feasibility of renewable electricity paired with storage technologies in remote micro grids
  • Assessing potential uses for waste heat from a biomass power plant, including district heating and greenhouse feasibility
  • Developing CTCG’s Planning for Prosperity series consisting of briefing papers tackling cleantech issues of relevance to rural and remote communities