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HEAT Loss Maps for Every House & Community in Calgary

PROBLEM: World Wide buildings consume over 40% of all created energy resources while wasting in excess of 50% of the energy used. On average, buildings emit 35% of all Canadian greenhouse gasses and 10% of airborne particulate matter, use 33% of Canada’s total energy production and consume 50% of Canada’s natural resources - of which the majority is used in space and water heating.

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Automated Historical Utility Data Access for Building Owners

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Currently, commercial building owners and operators are constrained in their ability to obtain access to a building's total energy consumption data. In many cases, they have to obtain written and signed permission from each tenant to access their utility consumption information. For large buildings with several tenants, this process can consume a significant amount of time and resources. Along with this, tenants... more »

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Net-Zero Community Association Buildings + CCG

Let's make a net-zero (or near-net-zero) demonstration building for every neighborhood in our city. We can use our community centres to show Calgarians how buildings use energy and how energy efficiency retrofits work.

Calgary's 151 community association buildings are built on leased City land with open field space surrounding them. These are perfect buildings to lead the way in showing Calgarians how we can retrofit... more »

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Existing Building Deep Retrofit and Fuel-Switching Pilot

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Identify an existing City of Calgary owned building that is nearing major system lifecycle renewals and pilot an energy-use reduction and fuel-switching project. The project will focus on the Alberta and Calgary specific barriers encountered in the process of transitioning existing buildings from fossil fuel based systems, to being fully electrified and/or connected to a renewable energy system.

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Low Carbon & Climate Resilient Building Standard trending idea

In Calgary, roughly two-thirds of measured city-wide greenhouse gas emissions come from energy use in buildings and infrastructure, and as the impacts of climate change increase in Calgary, our buildings will need to be able to withstand greater shocks and stresses. It is not possible to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 without taking bold and transformational action to address the emissions from buildings. The most... more »

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Calgary Green - Sustainable Development Standard

Calgary Green provides a comprehensive standard and supportive framework to drive triple bottom line sustainability through the implementation of mandatory requirements for new and existing private development. The requirements are specific, relevant, achievable, quantifiable, and allow for continual improvement and innovation in 12 key performance areas related to: energy, carbon, potable water, stormwater, land, dark... more »

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Solar Tiling 10-1000x

Our research at http://www.YSolar.org has noted a remarkable modification, which should be applied everywhere and will improve the efficiency of solar energy systems 10-1000x over traditional. 

 

Our patent-pending technology, if applied in Calgary, with 300+ days of sun a year, could yield from public buildings and spaces sufficient green energy to lead the globe in a revolution of science for health.

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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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Energy Benchmarking for an Action Plan Edited

Existing buildings in Calgary account for one third of city's GHG emissions. That's great information to start, and access to more refined data could enable the City to create effective policies and incentives to address GHG emissions in the buildings sector. Emissions can largely vary within the buildings sector according to their attributes such as year built, type of occupancy, construction type, systems, etc. With... more »

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Vanadium Redox Battery for Energy Demand and Grid Stabilization Edited

Challenge: In the city of Calgary, electricity and natural gas are used to cool, heat, run appliances, and keep the lights on in buildings, and as a consequence, release almost 65 per cent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Calgary. The City's climate resilience plans in Buildings and Energy Systems proposes investments in building energy efficiency and renewable energy, presenting an opportunity for energy savings... more »

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Reducing Calgary's Buildings Emissions trending idea

CleanO2 Carbon Capture Technologies, based in Calgary, is committed to eliminating carbon emissions from natural gas heating systems in buildings through novel technology and business solutions. We currently operate in several jurisdictions across North America, working with established gas utilities and other strategic partners in Japan, with plans to further expand internationally later this year.

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AI Shading – An energy efficient Smart Blind technology

Summary :

Buildings account for 76% of global electricity consumption and approx. 35% of that total building energy consumption is for air conditioning, heating, and ventilation. It's a tragedy, and an awful waste of energy-saving opportunities, to see window coverings like blinds and shades sitting idle and slacking in buildings. We are going to improve Calgary building energy efficiency one shade at a time.

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Policy for Minimizing Energy Usage/ Light Pollution

Creating a policy that would apply to all City buildings, and eventually extend to all new approved development and redevelopment permits, to require lights to be off in building spaces during unoccupied hours (i.e. from 11 pm till 5 am).  The policy could provide flexibility for on demand pushbutton lighting, movement sensors or other timed technologies (smart buildings) so that lighting would be dependent on human presence. ... more »

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Building Energy Code for Calgary Edited

Buildings account for approximately 1/3 of Calgary's GHG emissions. In order to address this issue, Alberta (including Calgary) has been adopting the National Energy of Canada for Buildings (NECB) under the Building Code for several years. The NECB code is funded, developed and published by the federal government and is voluntarily adopted by provinces and territories as the local energy code. While NECB provides a great... more »

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Net-Zero Carbon - Arena Challenge

CSEC, The City of Calgary, and CMLC have an amazing opportunity to be trailblazers in the nearly once-in-a-lifetime process of constructing a world-class arena. Setting some remarkably ambitious and bold net-zero energy/carbon goals would put Calgary in a position of exceptional climate leadership and would ensure the operational carbon emissions over the long life of the newly constructed building are in line with future... more »

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