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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

Community EV Charging for Garage-less Calgarians Edited

Community EV Charging for Garage-less Calgarians (in Sunalta)

 

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Installing 7 duplex level two chargers at street level in Sunalta will enable 200 garageless ICE vehicles owners to switch to EVs. This represents 10% of the garageless residents in Sunalta. This will reduce Sunalta's local carbon footprint by 250 tonnes of CO2 per year at a capital cost of roughly $100,000. This project can provide a... 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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Low Carbon & Climate Resilient Building Standard trending idea

In Calgary, roughly two-thirds of measured city-wide greenhouse gas emissions come from energy use in buildings and infrastructure, and as the impacts of climate change increase in Calgary, our buildings will need to be able to withstand greater shocks and stresses. It is not possible to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 without taking bold and transformational action to address the emissions from buildings. The most... more »

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Ambient Temp Neighborhood/District Low-Carbon Energy Utility

The City of Calgary would benefit from a feasibility study and pilot exploring the implementation of low-carbon ambient temperature neighborhood heating / cooling systems, either through private development or as a City-owned utility.

An ambient temperature district energy system is similar to a traditional high temperature district energy system in that energy from a centralized source is distributed to multiple buildings... more »

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Net Zero Plan for Municipalities

Most municipalities have published a goal to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2040 to 2050. While these goals are often possible, most municipalities do not have a detailed plan on how to achieve them. Municipalities are taking steps to track their energy and carbon emissions, but this only shows the magnitude of the problem and not how to solve it.

Buildings within cities consume a great deal of energy and generate... 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.

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

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Ecoplast Solutions - Advancing the Circular Economy trending idea

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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Synthetic Calgary Energy Futures

Energy is all about how it powers people. The disruptive changes required to meet decarbonization goals offer the opportunity to tackle sustainability, equity and resilience and ensure Calgary's net-zero energy future for all.

To get there, our toolset also needs to change. We need compelling new stakeholder tools to model unprecedented futures alongside novel technology adoption and the scenarios need to be localized... more »

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Social Good Credit Grant Program

The SCG Program is an initiative that essentially offers communities a grant that can be used to fund community focussed green initiatives in return for community-led volunteer events that are centred on the environment and environmental stewardship. Once the community association and its volunteers complete an event they would receive the SCG and put it towards green initiatives in their community.

For example, the... more »

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Emissions Reduction through Continuous Monitoring and AI

Setting targets and moving towards net-zero emissions requires accurate baseline and trusted data to measure progress and provide transparency across any industry on the path to a greener energy solution. Greenhouse gas emissions are a growing global concern and innovative solutions to combat their effect on climate change and enable clean energy are critical.

Qube Technologies is a Calgary-based start-up that has developed... more »

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