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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

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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Solid Oxide Fuel Cells in Landfills: Creating Energy from Waste trending idea

The Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) utilizes electrochemistry to breakdown methane gas, a GHG, to produce energy. SOFC technology has been tested and utilized at dead well sites in Alberta. The SOFC is fed exhaust gas, and removes the methane to charge a battery. Our proposal is to apply this promising technology to new applications here in the city of Calgary to not only reduce emissions, but also create novel energy from... more »

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reduce waste & produce moisture retaining compost

We are currently reducing GHG by reducing the amount of waste headed to the landfill. The moisture retaining compost that is created is excellent for use on all kinds of locations, gardens, farmlands, yards etc.

In Calgary alone there are approximately 90,000 diaper aged children, they use on average 5,000 diapers from newborn to potty trained, that is over 110,000,000 diapers a year! This does not include any adult... more »

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The Viability Index: A Tool for a Resilient City

The Viability Index is a prototype emerging from the Better Housing Lab - a CMHC-supported solutions lab focused on exploring how environmental performance can be integrated into the economic model of affordable housing projects in order to enhance the long-term livability and viability of projects. As an interdisciplinary team of city-builders looked to answer this challenge, a core question emerged: 'How might we surface... more »

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