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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

Greenhouse heating using existing oil wells

Greenhouses, fish farms and grain drying industries utilize several 1000's GJ of natural gas per year, making heating one of the top operating expenses. With introduction of carbon tax this expense is further increased. We propose utilizing the geothermal potential of suspended oil wells for direct heating purposes. 

Our simple thought is, "When the need is heat, why not use heat directly". Alberta has over 6,000 suspended... more »

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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

GeoExchange Energy Mapping Potential for the City of Calgary Edited

Shallow geoexchange is a low carbon heating and cooling technology which can make a significant contribution in reaching the ambitious net-zero emissions goals for the City of Calgary. The GHG emissions related to the heating and cooling of City facilities as well as at the residential level make up a substantial fraction of the overall GHG emissions as most existing systems are highly dependent on the combustion of fossil... 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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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

Co-Gen energy system for heating & electricity

What if i were to tell you that we could reduce operating costs of sports facilities , old and new, by tens of thousands of dollars per year.

By utilizing our own natural resource efficiently with co-gen to heat and provide electricity we can build the facilities to net zero. 

I am a plumber by trade and have done a lot of research for current customers where utilizing Co-Gen energy would save them tens of thousands... more »

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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

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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