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Calgary Green Produce Integration trending idea Edited

The Future of Farming





Modern society has found itself based around sprawling urban hubs. These dense cities, often far from where our food is grown, pose gargantuan logistics challenges, often costing lots of time, money, and fuel. Through urban farming, we are able to not only slash this logistics chain, we are also able to localize the economy, more efficiently... more »

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Calgary Transit Idea: Transit Card Passes & Fares

The change with Calgary Transit Passes to Card passes is to reduce the monthly fee payment among transit riders and citizens of the costly transit passes that are very close to reaching $100 per pass. The simple way we can reduce the cost of passes and fares is to replace them with new Card Passes and Fares.
Card Passes and Fares will replace a the majority of the paper pass and fare, the costly price of the monthly... more »

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Innovation- Recycling- Manufacturing- Economic Diversification

The premise of this proposal is to use Alberta's existing petroleum production and incorporate environmental sustainability and manufacturing diversification to become a leader in material conversion.
Currently there are no facilities in North America that truly convert petroleum bi-products into raw materials that include nylons, polyesters and natural fibers. We used to ship significant quantities to Asia however that... more »
Why is this an ambitious idea?

This idea is ambitious because it could render Calgary and Alberta a global leader in materials conversion, recycling and re-use. It could reduce waste and improve the environmental health of Calgary, Alberta and Canada. It would enable economic diversification with the use of existing petroleum products, reduction in dependence upon new petroleum products and help us move towards sustainable innovation.

How do we measure the effectiveness of this idea?

The effectiveness of this idea can be measured by considering how much daily material waste is collected; what happens to it and how it impacts the environment. We can then consider what the economic benefits would be if we converted these products locally and see the change in economic stimulus through petroleum bi-product conversion, manufacturing, wholesale and retail sales.

How is this idea attainable through the use of technology or data?

This idea is attainable through technology because innovative technology would be required to create the new facilities, develop advanced sorting systems and conversion processes. Data is limitless as the research and innovation possible with a mega-site would enable us to study and determine optimum conversion processes, means to convert, analysis of materials discarded and potential reuse, sales and market potential, domestic use and foreign use. This facility could render Calgary a legitimate leader in materials processing incorporating technology, data analysis, manufacturing strength and equipment innovation.

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Join Us In Building A Next-Generation Traffic Light Edited

Standard Traffic is a Calgary based technology startup focused on creating the future of traffic safety infrastructure. Our flagship product, the Standard Traffic Light, utilizes modern artificial intelligence technology to create a system that is able to detect potential collisions and alert drivers before they occur. We believe that by targeting the most significant source of traffic accidents in cities we can dramatically... more »

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Community EV Charging for Garage-less Calgarians Edited

Community EV Charging for Garage-less Calgarians (in Sunalta)

 

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Installing 7 duplex level two chargers at street level in Sunalta will enable 200 garageless ICE vehicles owners to switch to EVs. This represents 10% of the garageless residents in Sunalta. This will reduce Sunalta's local carbon footprint by 250 tonnes of CO2 per year at a capital cost of roughly $100,000. This project can provide a... 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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Hydrogen and natural gas blend for City facilities and homes Edited

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I would like to propose a 20% greenhouse gas emission reduction in Calgary by mixing 20% hydrogen gas with natural gas. The existing natural gas supply pipeline network can handle a 20% hydrogen mix therefore this process will not require major infrastructure capital expenses to the city. Hydrogen will increase the heating value of the supplied gas. If this method is implemented citywide then the overall gas house... more »

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Geothermal energy for snow cleanup, heat and electricity Edited

It is a solution for Calgary city's snow. The idea is to use geothermal heat to melt the snow into the water before releasing it into the bow river. If the city pays for the CAPEX, a private operator can run the service for a fee to the city.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR5OWJXCqQY

When it is not snowing and on summer days, the geothermal heat can be used to generate power that will be sold to the grid.

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VDQ-NRG Systems Calgary waste reprocessing facility.

VDQ-NRG is planning the construction of the Calgary Waste Reprocessing Facility (CWRF), an innovative clean technology project repurposing landfill waste into alternative energy sources and valuable byproducts, while being environmentally sustainable and economically viable. The facility will process 40,000 tons of waste per year collected from the restaurant and fast-food industry in Calgary, and offset 60,000 tons of... more »

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Attract High Tech Companies from China

 As the development of green energy, urgencies of climate change, economic downfall of Calgary from the past decades, we shall realize that the oil industry make Calgary reach a Y intersection and have to make a decision to shape the City in the long run. China is developing in a incredible speed and has shown the resilience to counter COVID-19. Also it is current the biggest market and manufacture in the world and expected... more »

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Energy generation from waste

Waste is a non-stop issue globally. The idea we're bringing is to re-think waste as a resource. This encompass planning from consumers site to the final place where waste is converted into a resource. 

The idea we're bringing encompasses environmentally friendly means of collecting waste and proper processing of waste. This process will eliminate waste going to the landfill and produce items used day-to-day. Our goal... more »

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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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Low Carbon District Energy and Water at Taza trending idea Edited

Low Carbon District Energy & Water at Taza: something wondrous is coming!

Countries and cities are racing to rapidly transition to low carbon energies and develop new technologies to minimize the worst impacts of climate change. This movement presents an opportunity for Taza to become a leader in environmental stewardship and innovation. To embody the historical Tsuut'ina lifeways informed by and guided in the preservation... 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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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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