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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

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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Calgary Holistic Actions for Renewable Microgrids (CHARM)

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International team including Calgary inventors, entrepreneurs, investors… wants to demonstrate how to standardize microgrids so that they can all talk to each other and interact. That's an absolutely critical step if microgrids are going to be as important and valuable as we think they can be. We suggest that Calgary could show that microgrids can be implemented cost effectively to provide resilience and... more »

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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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Innovative Strategies for Procurement of Renewable Power

1. Legislating New Clean Energy Options- In 2017, the City of Philadelphia released a municipal energy master plan laying out a roadmap to drastically reduce the city's carbon emissions and transition municipal energy use to 100 percent renewables by 2030. To achieve such an ambitious goal, the city needed to locate new sources of renewable energy to meet increasing demand. City staff began exploring the potential for... 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.

Overview

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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Renfrew Solar Garden Green Bonds

The Renfrew Solar Garden @SPARK successfully demonstrated that Calgary communities want to invest in community power infrastructure.

The project has experienced a rollercoaster ride of attention since the award of the feasibility grant in 2019 and was well-positioned to get the green light using stimulus funds allocated in the fall of 2020. This was thanks to its shovel-ready status and innovative approach to seed projects... more »

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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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Paradigm shift - using Calgary's Assets for Renewable Energy

This proposal is to rapidly expand Calgary's renewable energy generation. The current system of approvals and integration into the existing grid is not conducive to the amount of activity required to meet Calgary's goals for renewable energy.

The current policies and systems in place can be modified to make use of the assets the City has: ideal locations, human resources, infrastructure, capital and ingenuity. A policy... 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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GEM, C-ZER, RAZOR, & TEMPERING

GEM: GAS EXHAUST MITIGATION

Houses that use natural gas produce CO₂ and lots of it. The weeping pipe is installed on all new homes at a cost of around $50 a linear meter. The bulk of the cost comes from requiring the rock-slinger truck that provides the gravel. The pipe we all use is cheap, usually made from 100% recycled plastic, and often comes with a nylon sock that further prevents dirt from entering the pipe. This... more »

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Calgary's first Net Positive Water & Energy LBC 4.0 Building

Canadian Wilds Redevelopment at the Calgary Zoo

Calgary's first Net Positive Water & Net Positive Energy Living Building Challenge 4.0 Building

The Calgary Zoo is a globally recognized conservation charity that guides, innovates, and applies scientific solutions to restore some of the world's most endangered species. Locally and globally, we take action in the wild every day to yield powerful benefits for nature and... more »

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Five different ideas for energy solutions

1- Using Peltier circuits in (1.1 - The home warming instead of the furnace which uses gases / 1.2- built-in inside the personal Jackets to give warms at night instead of the outdoor fireplaces).

 

2- Production of cars using solarcells on the car sunroof

 

3- Using the different Bow river's levels to add turbines in a different location across the river to generate Electricity

 

4- Windfarm, to generate Electricity... more »

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Community Renewables

Community Renewables has been created to work towards The City of Calgary's Climate Resiliency Strategy by combining community initiative and clean, affordable, renewable energy to fortify energy security within our city (and province) and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from electricity production and building infrastructure.

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Solar Powered Charging Station for Electric Scooters Edited

The creation of electric vehicles has seen the rise of smart mobility options, such as electric scooters, electric bikes, and electric boards; presented by companies like Lime and Bird, where users can rent electric scooters and bikes to travel to destinations within their cities. Calgary is no exception for this as Lime and Bird scooter companies have laid claim to our city.

While these options present a healthier energy... more »

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3Mt/year Reducton in CO2 Emissions With Airborne Wind Energy Edited

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ENMAX Energy, 100% owned by the City of Calgary, generated 7.64M MWh of electricity for Calgary in 2020 from natural gas, emitting 3M tonnes of CO2 in the process.  This is the City of Calgary's largest source of GHG emissions. Only 8.5% of the electricity generated by ENMAX Energy in 2020 came from renewable sources.

Zen Power is developing a system to generate zero emissions electricity using flying... more »

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