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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

Tech Innovation Through Greenhouse Gas Elimination

Green house gases from gasoline use are an issue. This issue can be solved and would greatly be in the greater interest of oil and gas.

 

I suggest creating an innovation tech award for an aftermarket commercial installable vehicle green house gas elimination scrubber.

 

Make the award something that the city owns the patent for, to be paid out the technology must be developed in Calgary. this will drive technology... more »

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The Grid Sandbox: An Open Electric Grid Innovation Platform Edited

While traditional power systems and markets are built to be rigid and hierarchical, the pace of new grid-connected technologies being deployed worldwide is driving a thirst for innovative AI/ML and energy solutions to accommodate them. People are purchasing electric vehicles, installing rooftop solar, installing energy efficient appliances, and generally becoming more self-aware about their energy use, generation, and... more »

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Skipcrete and Rebelwall

Wattle and daub have been used for at least 6,000 years and are still important construction materials in many parts of the world. Many historic buildings include wattle and daub construction, and the technique is becoming popular again in more developed areas as a low-impact sustainable building technique. Unfortunately, wattle and daub have nowhere near the strength that concrete has and perform poorly in earthquake... more »

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Wanted: 1 Million Tons of Mined Plastic

My name Is Jonathan Hammond and want to mine 1 million tons of plastic.

Not from the ground but from the discarded plastic that has already served it's initial purpose and is perceived to be worthless. There's been time and resources spent on plastic and it can be used over and over again so it's not worthless. There's also a misconception that plastic in itself is harmful to the environment. A more accurate statement... more »

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Leverage Gartner Global Technology Insights and Best Practices

Technology-driven innovation changes how energy is sourced, delivered and consumed. Enmax has the opportunity to lead in transforming your organization into a digital utility. As digital change accelerates, you need help seeing around corners, avoiding pitfalls and learning from what others have done. By uncovering flaws in the wrong investments and pointing toward the right ones, you can build impactful, transformative... more »

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Installation of Hydronic Additive into applicable boiler systems

This submission proposes the pilot / use of hydronic additives within buildings owned and operated by the City of Calgary

Hydronic Additives are a new concept within energy management. The emergence of the EndoTherm technology has established a new market sector which looks at ways to improve the way water carries heat around a building from point source (typically a boiler but could also be a chiller, heat pump, heat... more »

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STARS, STEM, STEALTH, AND SHIELD

THE 4 S-MEN

STARS, STEM, STEALTH, & SHIELD

Rhea Building Logic has developed over a dozen novel innovations to affordably reduce the energy load of today's homes. Once the concept of a recycling home energy appliance was born the need for a building system that could take advantage of Rhea's capabilities was created. These are the 4 S men of the ReBeL system.

STARS: Solar Thermal-Air Roofing System

With a STARs roof,... more »

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Bioplastic Alternatives and the Circular Economy trending idea

Resolving the global plastic waste problem requires a multi-faceted approach - legislation, scientific innovation, and changes to consumer behaviour.  We hope to provide bioplastic alternatives to single-use plastics that are dissolvable in water, made from food grade items/food waste, and are completely compostable in your backyard.  We're not talking about PVA, PLA, or PVOH. 

What started as a passion project has fully... more »

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Emissions Reduction through Continuous Monitoring and AI

Setting targets and moving towards net-zero emissions requires accurate baseline and trusted data to measure progress and provide transparency across any industry on the path to a greener energy solution. Greenhouse gas emissions are a growing global concern and innovative solutions to combat their effect on climate change and enable clean energy are critical.

Qube Technologies is a Calgary-based start-up that has developed... more »

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20 Minute Neighbourhood

Imagine this. On a blustery autumn day, you leave your house and you take a 10 minute walk to the gym where you workout. After biking to work you try a new cafe for lunch. After work, you walk your dog around the nearby park. You eat dinner and have a restful evening. You go to bed peacefully and stress free. This could be any neighborhood in Calgary.

Currently, however, this is not the case as Calgary has the problem... more »

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ZS2 Technologies- Construction Solutions for Building a Better trending idea

ZS2 technologies is a leading-edge innovation company located in Calgary, Alberta. We develop novel Magnesium Carbonate based cement that sequesters significant CO2 and utilizes wastewater from existing industries. Our research is intended to result in a proprietary, Alberta made, highly sustainable, commercial building product that will open up jobs, market towards the global construction industry, while prioritizing... more »

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Lightspark Software Submission for Mayor's Innovation Challenge

By the year 2050, Calgary has committed to an 80% reduction in city-wide emissions below 2005 levels. The City of Calgary's Climate Resilience Strategy has identified addressing emissions from the residential housing sector as a critical plank in ensuring its sustainable

Prosperity. According to the most recent census data, Calgary has over 400,000 single family homes so figuring out how to renovate the current housing... more »

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The SolFood Project

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Be it destructive hailstorms, as witnessed over the summer of 2020, or the extreme heat and drought which the prairie provinces are contending with, being a farmer or food producer is an arduous role. This is particularly true when one looks at the Calgary area, which faces unique challenges and uncertainty. For context, between the years of 1983 and 2008, insured crop loss claims in Alberta averaged $100mm.... more »

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Urban Rooftop art that doubles as mini bladeless windturbines Edited

Rooftops in Calgary are often underutilized. We have seen from the success of places such as the City Centre Parking lot roof art part called High Park, that these spaces can be optimized for better uses. One opportunity to step this up is to add in artwork that also serves through energy creation. Cities around the world are starting to use mini bladeless wind turbines as functional, educational pieces to create beauty... more »

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Loan Guarantees for Net-Zero Emissions Projects

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A partial loan guarantee program for property owners financing innovative retrofit projects on the path to net-zero emissions.

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Mobilizing private capital for innovative energy projects will be critical to put Calgary on the path to net-zero emissions. Accessing affordable capital is a barrier for many property owners, especially when considering completing a deep energy retrofit. Planning... more »

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