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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
While these options present a healthier energy... more »
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 »
• Integral Group
• Installation of solar PV panels on mechanical penthouse
• Enmax network area, Calgary downtown core
• An innovative approach to merge building envelope design and renewable energy generation. The metal panels originally planned for cladding the building's penthouse can be replaced with solar panels connected to the building distribution system. The panels... more »
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 »
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 »
A partial loan guarantee program for property owners financing innovative retrofit projects on the path to net-zero emissions.
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 »