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HEAT Loss Maps for Every House & Community in Calgary

PROBLEM: World Wide buildings consume over 40% of all created energy resources while wasting in excess of 50% of the energy used. On average, buildings emit 35% of all Canadian greenhouse gasses and 10% of airborne particulate matter, use 33% of Canada’s total energy production and consume 50% of Canada’s natural resources - of which the majority is used in space and water heating.

WHY WE CARE: It has be estimated that... more »

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Cost-Effective Long-Distance Conveyance of Heat Energy

Lochterra's innovations and inventions will unlock immense opportunity to utilise GHG-emission-free heat energy from sources such as deep aquifer geothermal, thermal solar, and residual heat otherwise stranded by enabling energy networks to convey heat energy long distances at ambient temperatures via cost-effective systems installable with minimal surface disturbance.

They will change the way green energy is viewed.... more »

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Greenhouse heating using existing oil wells

Greenhouses, fish farms and grain drying industries utilize several 1000's GJ of natural gas per year, making heating one of the top operating expenses. With introduction of carbon tax this expense is further increased. We propose utilizing the geothermal potential of suspended oil wells for direct heating purposes. 

Our simple thought is, "When the need is heat, why not use heat directly". Alberta has over 6,000 suspended... more »

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The SolFood Project trending idea

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Be it destructive hailstorms, as witnessed over the summer of 2020, or the extreme heat and drought which the prairie provinces are contending with, being a farmer or food producer is an arduous role. This is particularly true when one looks at the Calgary area, which faces unique challenges and uncertainty. For context, between the years of 1983 and 2008, insured crop loss claims in Alberta averaged $100mm.... more »

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Skipcrete and Rebelwall

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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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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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Muncipal Solid waste to Renewable Ultra-Clean Synfuels

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Together with Calgary-based Canada Chemical Corporation, and US-based Reform Earth Technologies, we are developing the world's first facility which will take Municipal Solid Waste and plastics and convert it directly into the cleanest burning diesel, or aviation fuel, available. This process would therefore make a substantial contribution to Calgary achieving net zero emissions by replacing fuel for municipal... more »

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