Raven Atherton has joined the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) as the Retrofit Program Coordinator for its new RDKB HomeSmart Program. Her position and the program are outcomes of the RDKB’s commitment to implementing its five-year climate action plan.
Raven grew up in a family of carpenters and earned her red seal carpentry ticket at 21. She is a certified Energy Advisor and brings unique skills to the role to help the RDKB with this important program.
As the RDKB HomeSmart Program prepares for its public launch in January 2024, Raven will play a key role in guiding Kootenay Boundary residents through the complexities of home energy and resiliency retrofits. From planning to helping access rebates, she will provide personalized support and guide residents to the information they need.
Expressing her enthusiasm, Raven shares, “I’m looking forward to helping local people make improvements to their homes that will increase comfort and resiliency. I really enjoy helping people while also encouraging energy-wise practices and advocating for climate resilience. Contributing to a more sustainable future deeply resonates with me.”
Raven will be the first point of call for the RDKB HomeSmart Program, actively engaging with homeowners and communities across the region to deliver it. To find out more, visit homesmart.rdkb.com.
Freya Phillips, RDKB’s Senior Energy Specialist, says, “We’re excited to have Raven join the team. Her hands-on, practical experience as a carpenter and passion for energy conservation, positions her well to help our residents reduce their energy consumption and future-proof their homes. We encourage locals to reach out and benefit from her expertise.”

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