City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

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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reduce waste & produce moisture retaining compost trending idea

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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City Policy and Planning Through a Whole Systems Approach

This proposal approaches reducing emissions in Calgary in order to reach its target goals, through environmental policy and city planning using Poland and Dooris' (2010) article as a guide. The guide states that addressing climate change requires the following 6 principles:

• Adopt a 'whole system' approach: i.e., investigate the 'cyclical' nature of implementing policies

o e.g., When citizens choose to walk to work,... more »

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City Policy and Planning through a Whole System Approach Edited

This proposal approaches reducing emissions in Calgary in order to reach its target goals, through environmental policy and city planning using Poland and Dooris' (2010) article as a guide. The guide states that addressing climate change requires the following 6 principles:

• Adopt a 'whole system' approach: i.e., investigate the 'cyclical' nature of implementing policies

o e.g., When citizens choose to walk to work,... more »

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"Alexa, can I recycle this strawberry clamshell container?"

"Yes! You can, please add it to your recycle bin if it has a recycling symbol of 1-7" is the answer that Alexa would give in the very near future if City of Calgary will fund and help develop my very simple idea!

A 2019 black cart composition study for single and multi-family dwellings showed that 28% of the black cart content were compostable and 16% were recyclable. Unfortunately, a significant amount of waste that... more »

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Advancing vertical farming technologies - a path to net zero

There is no reason to grow food at the expense of the environment. At Allpa Vertical Farms we have dedicated the last few years to developing the next generation of Vertical Farming Technology that will allow this statement to be closer to reality by transforming farming from one of the main contributors to climate change to one of its solutions. The currently available systems and technologies are far too dependent on... more »

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Calgary's Municipal Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) Program

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) refers to the voluntary or regulated activities of companies that serve to responsibly integrate social, environmental and economic goals into their operations. As CSR is gaining traction with top corporations around the world, it is not limited to conventional for-profit corporations. Structured like a corporation but with an innate duty to serve its citizens, local government is... more »

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Hubble

Home Energy Experiences with AI

Hubble is on a mission to improve energy usage across the globe to reduce carbon emissions. We recognise the importance and long-term benefits of strategic partnerships between startups, businesses, and government to reduce our carbon footprint on a scale and solve other social challenges.

Hubble is a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that reduces the complexity of 'Energy Efficiency'... more »

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Low Carbon District Energy and Water at Taza Edited

Low Carbon District Energy & Water at Taza: something wondrous is coming!

Countries and cities are racing to rapidly transition to low carbon energies and develop new technologies to minimize the worst impacts of climate change. This movement presents an opportunity for Taza to become a leader in environmental stewardship and innovation. To embody the historical Tsuut'ina lifeways informed by and guided in the preservation... more »

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SolarSteam + Platform Calgary Solar Thermal Rooftop Installation Edited

IDEA: SolarSteam + Platform Calgary Solar Thermal Rooftop Installation

In response to the Mayor's Innovation Challenge we propose a new, lightweight solar thermal roof over the existing Platform Innovation Centre. There are very few roof-top applications of this technology anywhere else in the world and we have a novel idea that will help establish Calgary as a world leader in energy transformation and innovation. SolarSteam... more »

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Ciclo Technologies Inc.

Ciclo Techologies produce clean hydrogen through a self-sufficient cyclic technology at low cost and low-carbon emissions.

 

What is our proposed idea about?
Chemical Looping Reforming (CCLR) is a new proprietary process capable of producing hydrogen or syngas without external energy or combustion-related carbon emissions. This novel configuration considers a cyclic reduction of the metal oxide to carbide producing... more »

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Futureproofing: Designing for Future Net-Zero Retrofits

Many affordable housing providers in Calgary aim to keep costs low and build as many units as possible. This results in providing homes for as many people as possible on a budget, but it results in buildings that are not necessarily energy-efficient or striving towards net-zero. Reaching net-zero energy with any building is a costly endeavour, as it requires building to a much higher standard. However, there is the opportunity... more »

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AI assisted worker of the future for oil & gas sector

Calgary's energy sector will spend $2.3 billion on digital transformation from 2022 to 2024. O&G industry heavily relies on operator's and engineer's experience to achieve higher operational efficiency. We envision a more empowered and productive worker of the future, augmented by AI assisted tools and data like:

AI Based Prognostic Asset Management

AI Based Product Quality Prediction

NLP Based Scheduling Activities... more »

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Construction 3D Printing Addresses Carbon Reduction/Housing Need

Calgary is a dynamic and diversified city, yet it is overwhelmed with the same problems that plague every community across Canada; a lack of affordable housing and a loss of housing affordability. Based in Calgary, 3DPHC - 3D Printed Homes Corporation is a pre-commercial construction company created specifically to address this issue.

Using large-scale 3D print technology, 3DPHC is on the cusp of introducing printed... more »

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Calgary Green - Sustainable Development Standard

Calgary Green provides a comprehensive standard and supportive framework to drive triple bottom line sustainability through the implementation of mandatory requirements for new and existing private development. The requirements are specific, relevant, achievable, quantifiable, and allow for continual improvement and innovation in 12 key performance areas related to: energy, carbon, potable water, stormwater, land, dark... more »

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