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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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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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Shalimar Garden: An Islamic Persian Style Sustainable Garden

Building a sustainable cultural park that tells the story of Muslims in Calgary and signifies inclusivity by showcasing the rich history of Islamic Heritage, and offering a naturally therapeutic space for people to gather, while preserving biodiversity, and protecting environment is a step forward towards transforming Calgary into a smart city with net-zero emissions. Thus, the proposition is to build Shalimar Garden:... more »

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Futureproofing: Designing for Future Net-Zero Retrofits

Many affordable housing providers in Calgary aim to keep costs low and build as many units as possible. This results in providing homes for as many people as possible on a budget, but it results in buildings that are not necessarily energy-efficient or striving towards net-zero. Reaching net-zero energy with any building is a costly endeavour, as it requires building to a much higher standard. However, there is the opportunity... 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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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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Commuter bike lanes to parallel transit/BRT corridors

A healthy and green city. A city that moves. A city of safe and inspiring neighborhoods. Reduced carbon emissions. Healthier people. Reduced traffic congestion. Reduced traffic accidents. These are the objectives of the City of Calgary and its constituents.

These objectives can all be achieved by amending the standard design guidelines and creating a policy to mandate separated, protected commuter bike lanes as part... 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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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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Ecoplast Solutions - Advancing the Circular Economy

Ecoplast Solutions - Composite Building and Advancing the Circular Economy

The world is facing a plastics crisis. In 2018, global plastic waste totaled 260 million metric tons; by 2030, that number is estimated to rise to 460 million. Although plastics have many societal benefits that make life more convenient, the system is broken. As a result, single-use plastics are the leading waste polluters harming our environment.... 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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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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Rhea the Recycling home energy appliance and priority control

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Rhea is our Recycling Home Energy Appliance. Rhea is also the Greek Goddess of everything that flows. A very appropriate name when you consider that everything that can flow, flows through Rhea. Due to its invention, we were able to develop an entirely new and novel building system we call Rhea Building Logic or ReBeL for short. It's very fitting that Rhea, the mother of the Gods, is perhaps the original Rebel,... more »

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