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Low income housing made by stylish shipping container apartments

Cheap, durable, and stylish shipping containers are the solution to the problem.
Many urban developers have heard of the shipping container home, but still making full fledged homes out of containers is still costly.

So lets instead make hipster apartment complexes that targets millennials and young people who are struggling to move out of their parents basement.
For this project to work, costs for the occupants must... more »
Why is this an ambitious idea?

If done properly we can solve the problem of our youth living with their parents through most of their 20's and early 30's. An initiative like this has never been done by the backing of a city, Calgary will show its creative and entrepreneurial side when solving problems

How do we measure the effectiveness of this idea?

Before construction officially begins, this low income housing project should be advertised all over with its low rent being the focal point of the advertisement. If at least 50 people show genuine interest in moving into these apartments the project should be accepted.

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

The only reason this project works is because of how globalized we are. Since North America imports more than it exports we have a surplus of shipping containers, making their prices really cheap. There isn't new ground breaking technology at play here, just creative thinking

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Hydrogen and natural gas blend for City facilities and homes trending idea 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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Online Bid Platform for Residential Energy Efficiency Projects trending idea

On May 17th, 2021 the Government of Canada announced a $10 million commitment to recruit, train, and mentor up to 2,000 new energy advisors across the country to support the Canada Greener Homes Grant, which will provide as many as 700,000 grants of up to $5,000 each to help homeowners make energy-efficient improvements to their homes, supported by an EnerGuide evaluation. The evaluation will give the home an EnerGuide... 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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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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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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STARS, STEM, STEALTH, AND SHIELD

THE 4 S-MEN

STARS, STEM, STEALTH, & SHIELD

Rhea Building Logic has developed over a dozen novel innovations to affordably reduce the energy load of today's homes. Once the concept of a recycling home energy appliance was born the need for a building system that could take advantage of Rhea's capabilities was created. These are the 4 S men of the ReBeL system.

STARS: Solar Thermal-Air Roofing System

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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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