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About Us

Founded In 2020

Since 2020, HomeZero Collective Society has been hard at work on the plans that will give Vernon neighbourhoods the chance to embrace clean energy retrofits with the greatest ease, efficiency, quality and affordability.

 

We’re a collective and a non-profit because we know that when we bring together those who share our passion and a common desire to make change—neighbours, industry, government—we can lead in making homes and communities greener.

 

HomeZero’s extensive feasibility study demonstrates that doing clean energy retrofits on a neighbourhood scale, rather than one home at a time in different areas, makes it easier and more affordable for homeowners to make the switch to green home technology. The unique retrofit model we’ve developed, in consultation with government and private sector stakeholders, is now being tested in a pilot project that will launch in September 2023.

 

From retrofit start to completion, residents will see exciting results of 85-100% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Of course, this is just the beginning of creating a lower-carbon future for our community.

 

With many eyes on Vernon watching for the success of this unique retrofit model pilot, together, we have a rare opportunity to inspire change across Canada and beyond.

Amandeep SIngh

Amandeep Singh was a born behind-the-scenes change maker. Over the years, he’s led several projects that tested, incubated and proved innovation across a range of industries. Since founding HomeZero Collective in 2020, he’s developed the clean energy neighbourhoods model and feasibility study that will begin to pave the way for an exciting, carbon neutral future in Vernon and beyond.

Founder 

Amandeep Singh

Kazai Mullin

Kazia Mullin brings a wealth of experience bringing big ideas to life. As a former marketing consultant and project manager, and now as the Business Services Manager at Community Futures North Okanagan, Kazia is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and social enterprises thrive at all stages.

Director

Kazia Mullin

Keli Westgate

With a passion for all things climate positive, Keli has sat on numerous non-profit boards, worked with municipalities on green initiatives, managed community engagement and public education, as well as marketing projects locally, provincially and nationally. As a homeowner going through retrofits, she understands the importance of detail, climate adaptation and sensitivity to cost.

Community Engagement Manager

Keli Westgate

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Federation Of Canadian Municipalities

Federation Of Canadian Municipalities

FCM has been the national voice of municipal government since 1901. Their members include more than 2,100 municipalities of all sizes, from Canada's cities and rural communities, to northern communities and 20 provincial and territorial municipal associations.

 

FCM has provided HomeZero funding for this pilot project through the Green Municipal Fund’s (GMF) Community Efficiency Financing (CEF) program.

Okanagan Geothermal

Okanagan Geothermal

OGL specializes in providing solutions to homes and light commercial projects providing services for: conventional HVAC systems, geothermal systems, Solar PV, plumbing, gas, and more. They provide custom mechanical designs to meet the individual needs of your home or building.


OGL has been collaborating with HomeZero on various aspects of this project since 2020. They have been serving the Okanagan region for over 25 years.

Ground Source Drilling Ltd.

Ground Source Drilling Ltd.

Ground Source Drilling offers geothermal drilling for residential, multi-family and commercial/institutional projects. They have been serving the Okanagan region since 1987. Their drillers are certified by the Canadian Ground Water Association as well as by the Ministry of Environment, and their installation crews are certified by the Canadian GeoExchange Coalition.

Ground Source Drilling has been engaged with the HomeZero initiative since 2020.

Our Partners

Our partners have supported the HomeZero project since 2020 -- first with a comprehensive feasibility study and now a pilot project.

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