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The Future of Farming





Modern society has found itself based around sprawling urban hubs. These dense cities, often far from where our food is grown, pose gargantuan logistics challenges, often costing lots of time, money, and fuel. Through urban farming, we are able to not only slash this logistics chain, we are also able to localize the economy, more efficiently... 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

With a STARs roof,... 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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Mountain River Energy Centre (MREC)

*The following IDEA is the result of a collaborative dialogue between EXP Services Inc. and Thin Air Labs.*The IDEA has been nominated to the Commercial Ready Technologies and Process Stream. It will also need to be integrated into the City Planning and Policies Stream.

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To generate sufficient power from the Calgary Region's river water resource displacing all fossil fuel generated electrical power - key to Canada's... 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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