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Calgary Green Produce Integration trending idea Edited

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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Urban Agriculture for Food Production & Energy System Innovation trending idea Edited

Sunspring Farms - Urban Agriculture for Food Production & Energy System Innovation

Food security is a growing challenge. Over the next 20 years, the global population will rise to over 9 billion people, with close to 80% of us living in urban areas. This increased density will place further stress on local food security and challenge us to create innovative solutions for producing safe and sustainable food supplies for... 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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Net-Zero Community Association Buildings + CCG

Let's make a net-zero (or near-net-zero) demonstration building for every neighborhood in our city. We can use our community centres to show Calgarians how buildings use energy and how energy efficiency retrofits work.

Calgary's 151 community association buildings are built on leased City land with open field space surrounding them. These are perfect buildings to lead the way in showing Calgarians how we can retrofit... more »

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Urban Rooftop art that doubles as mini bladeless windturbines Edited

Rooftops in Calgary are often underutilized. We have seen from the success of places such as the City Centre Parking lot roof art part called High Park, that these spaces can be optimized for better uses. One opportunity to step this up is to add in artwork that also serves through energy creation. Cities around the world are starting to use mini bladeless wind turbines as functional, educational pieces to create beauty... more »

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Low Carbon & Climate Resilient Building Standard

In Calgary, roughly two-thirds of measured city-wide greenhouse gas emissions come from energy use in buildings and infrastructure, and as the impacts of climate change increase in Calgary, our buildings will need to be able to withstand greater shocks and stresses. It is not possible to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 without taking bold and transformational action to address the emissions from buildings. The most... more »

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Vanadium Redox Battery for Energy Demand and Grid Stabilization Edited

Challenge: In the city of Calgary, electricity and natural gas are used to cool, heat, run appliances, and keep the lights on in buildings, and as a consequence, release almost 65 per cent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Calgary. The City's climate resilience plans in Buildings and Energy Systems proposes investments in building energy efficiency and renewable energy, presenting an opportunity for energy savings... more »

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Green Communities with high mobility

The idea I would like to submit for the city's consideration is that of modelling a community in a way that reduces Calgary's carbon footprint by over 95% (or better) in a very short amount of time -- quite possibly a matter of months.

Since my proposal is still being fleshed out and I got to know about the mayor challenge a little later, I would like to only submit the idea.

What reduces the carbon footprint by utilizing... more »

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Online Bid Platform for Residential Energy Efficiency Projects trending idea

On May 17th, 2021 the Government of Canada announced a $10 million commitment to recruit, train, and mentor up to 2,000 new energy advisors across the country to support the Canada Greener Homes Grant, which will provide as many as 700,000 grants of up to $5,000 each to help homeowners make energy-efficient improvements to their homes, supported by an EnerGuide evaluation. The evaluation will give the home an EnerGuide... more »

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Building Energy Code for Calgary Edited

Buildings account for approximately 1/3 of Calgary's GHG emissions. In order to address this issue, Alberta (including Calgary) has been adopting the National Energy of Canada for Buildings (NECB) under the Building Code for several years. The NECB code is funded, developed and published by the federal government and is voluntarily adopted by provinces and territories as the local energy code. While NECB provides a great... more »

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Calgary Holistic Actions for Renewable Microgrids (CHARM)

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International team including Calgary inventors, entrepreneurs, investors… wants to demonstrate how to standardize microgrids so that they can all talk to each other and interact. That's an absolutely critical step if microgrids are going to be as important and valuable as we think they can be. We suggest that Calgary could show that microgrids can be implemented cost effectively to provide resilience and... more »

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Net-Zero Carbon - Arena Challenge

CSEC, The City of Calgary, and CMLC have an amazing opportunity to be trailblazers in the nearly once-in-a-lifetime process of constructing a world-class arena. Setting some remarkably ambitious and bold net-zero energy/carbon goals would put Calgary in a position of exceptional climate leadership and would ensure the operational carbon emissions over the long life of the newly constructed building are in line with future... more »

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Active Transportation Mainstreets: The Franklin SpurLine Edited

There are two ways to meet the clean energy demands of the future – develop and deploy new technologies to capture and deliver the flows of solar, wind and water energy OR technology and behaviour change to reduce energy consumption. Our innovative product, the active transportation mainstreet (ATM), focuses on reduced consumption and behaviour change. 

Calgary is ranked 1st or 2nd in Canada for per capita energy consumption,... more »

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Paradigm shift - using Calgary's Assets for Renewable Energy

This proposal is to rapidly expand Calgary's renewable energy generation. The current system of approvals and integration into the existing grid is not conducive to the amount of activity required to meet Calgary's goals for renewable energy.

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 »

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Net Zero Plan for Municipalities

Most municipalities have published a goal to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2040 to 2050. While these goals are often possible, most municipalities do not have a detailed plan on how to achieve them. Municipalities are taking steps to track their energy and carbon emissions, but this only shows the magnitude of the problem and not how to solve it.

Buildings within cities consume a great deal of energy and generate... more »

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