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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

Wanted: 1 Million Litres of Water

My name is Jonathan Hammond and I want to save 1 million litres of water.

Water conservation may move more and more into the forefront of the environmental protection spectrum in the coming years and decades. The best way to start saving water is by not wasting it and we can start right in our own homes.

The City of Calgary does an excellent job providing clean, great tasting water to its citizens. It is pumped into... more »

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Calgary's first Net Positive Water & Energy LBC 4.0 Building

Canadian Wilds Redevelopment at the Calgary Zoo

Calgary's first Net Positive Water & Net Positive Energy Living Building Challenge 4.0 Building

The Calgary Zoo is a globally recognized conservation charity that guides, innovates, and applies scientific solutions to restore some of the world's most endangered species. Locally and globally, we take action in the wild every day to yield powerful benefits for nature and... more »

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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

Community Renewables

Community Renewables has been created to work towards The City of Calgary's Climate Resiliency Strategy by combining community initiative and clean, affordable, renewable energy to fortify energy security within our city (and province) and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from electricity production and building infrastructure.

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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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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

Project Leo Scalable Passive Housing

Homes and buildings account for 13% of Canada's overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Cumulative impacts are the total impacts  when all of an areas or industries impacts are added together. Focusing on Calgary's housing market offers a great opportunity to implement large scale change because of it's potential to attack cumulative impacts if these changes are made affordable to the average populace.

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Unlocking the potential for downtown Calgary rooftop PV solar

Who:

• Integral Group

What

• Installation of solar PV panels on mechanical penthouse

When

• Ongoing

Where

• Enmax network area, Calgary downtown core

Why

• An innovative approach to merge building envelope design and renewable energy generation. The metal panels originally planned for cladding the building's penthouse can be replaced with solar panels connected to the building distribution system. The panels... more »

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Alberta Solar Co-op - Community Generation Project

The Alberta Solar Cooperative ("ASC") Board membership and founding team, along with its advisory consultant ASCENT Energy Partners Ltd., collectively comprise a wealth of expertise and experience related to the development, engineering, procurement, construction, and operation of solar systems. Further, the team has invested significant resources into the planning and development of the ASC including its funding model... more »

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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

Bow Bioenergy converting waste into low carbon fuel

Problem:  Landfills create 3.2 tonnes of CO2 equivalent for every tonne of waste landfilled.  For Calgary, that is over 600,000 tonnes of CO2 emitted annually.

Solution:  Bow Bioenergy will convert municipal waste into a low carbon fuel using the WastAway technology.  This low carbon fuel will reduce fossil fuel usage, further reducing CO2 emissions.  The WastAway technology creates high quality, virus-free  fuel which... more »

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City Policy and Planning Through a Whole Systems Approach

This proposal approaches reducing emissions in Calgary in order to reach its target goals, through environmental policy and city planning using Poland and Dooris' (2010) article as a guide. The guide states that addressing climate change requires the following 6 principles:

• Adopt a 'whole system' approach: i.e., investigate the 'cyclical' nature of implementing policies

o e.g., When citizens choose to walk to work,... more »

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Solar Potential of Calgary Transit Infrastructure

The City of Calgary has an opportunity to take action towards a cleaner energy future for the city, by utilizing existing transit infrastructure for the ease of implementation of solar technologies the City can accelerate its goals of reaching NetZero by 2050. The ownership of ENMAX and the infrastructure allows for an optimal situation in implementing solar technology along transit corridors. The use of solar technology... more »

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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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Community Hubs Tracking Climate Footprints

The Need

Calgary's carbon footprint is enormous and costly to the environment and the economy. Yet, high quality data is lacking on how the choices and daily activities of Calgarians drive emissions. The data gap is equally huge in terms of how policies, incentives, and initiatives are helping or hindering people to right-size their energy use.

The Proposal

Through Calgary Climate Hub's established connections with... more »

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City Policy and Planning through a Whole System Approach Edited

This proposal approaches reducing emissions in Calgary in order to reach its target goals, through environmental policy and city planning using Poland and Dooris' (2010) article as a guide. The guide states that addressing climate change requires the following 6 principles:

• Adopt a 'whole system' approach: i.e., investigate the 'cyclical' nature of implementing policies

o e.g., When citizens choose to walk to work,... more »

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Cocoflo Gamification of Utilities for Citizens

"The transition to a cleaner, prosperous economy needs to be both an immediate priority and a sustained effort over the years and decades ahead." -Challenge Champion: Mayor Naheed Nenshi

A small shift in customer consumption and education will have an immediate impact on the sustainability efforts. If citizens are able to see the immediate benefits of starting a load of laundry to run overnight or setting their electric... more »

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