Using large-scale 3D print technology, 3DPHC is on the cusp of introducing printed... more »
Placing a shelf on the outside of recycling bins (residential and/or public) where empty bottles and cans can be easily accessed by "bottle pickers". This will decrease the need for these individuals to hunt through garbage/recycling bins.
Can reuse for Construction (for mixing with concrete). Can be sold to concrete mixing companies as well.
Year round Community gardens using certifiably organic growing technique of aquaponics. We can sustainably and consistently grow organic food while creating an amazing atmosphere year round.
I'd like to see more natural stormwater management beyond just creating giant storm water ponds in new communities. I think the City needs to exploit natural streams and creeks that may have been undermined by construction in the past... It's happening everywhere else and creates a more resilient storm system. We need to bring water back into the city.
Earthware's sustainable initiative aims to unclog some of the waste caused by takeout/delivery containers (single-use plastic, styrofoam containers and even compostables) while simultaneously supporting the vital restaurant industry.
The process is easy - order takeout from your favorite participating restaurant, select the Earthware reusable container option,... more »
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 »
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.
How the... more »
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 »