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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

Innovative Energy Solution from the City's Landfill methane Gas Edited

Challenge: Landfill garbage decomposition creates methane gas which is a potent greenhouse gas (GHG). The city's Waste and Recycling Services is expected to expand, install and operate about 40 to 50 landfill gas collection wells, to help reduce the amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) coming from Calgary landfills. The city of Calgary's vertical extraction wells then collect and convert this landfill methane gas to carbon... 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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Existing Building Deep Retrofit and Fuel-Switching Pilot

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Identify an existing City of Calgary owned building that is nearing major system lifecycle renewals and pilot an energy-use reduction and fuel-switching project. The project will focus on the Alberta and Calgary specific barriers encountered in the process of transitioning existing buildings from fossil fuel based systems, to being fully electrified and/or connected to a renewable energy system.

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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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VDQ-NRG Systems Calgary waste reprocessing facility. trending idea

VDQ-NRG is planning the construction of the Calgary Waste Reprocessing Facility (CWRF), an innovative clean technology project repurposing landfill waste into alternative energy sources and valuable byproducts, while being environmentally sustainable and economically viable. The facility will process 40,000 tons of waste per year collected from the restaurant and fast-food industry in Calgary, and offset 60,000 tons of... more »

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Earthware Edited

Reusable container service for restaurant takeout and delivery

Earthware's sustainable initiative aims to unclog some of the waste caused by takeout/delivery containers (single-use plastic, styrofoam containers and even compostables) while simultaneously supporting the vital restaurant industry.

The process is easy - order takeout from your favorite participating restaurant, select the Earthware reusable container option,... more »

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Solar Potential of Calgary Transit Infrastructure

The City of Calgary has an opportunity to take action towards a cleaner energy future for the city, by utilizing existing transit infrastructure for the ease of implementation of solar technologies the City can accelerate its goals of reaching NetZero by 2050. The ownership of ENMAX and the infrastructure allows for an optimal situation in implementing solar technology along transit corridors. The use of solar technology... more »

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Community Hubs Tracking Climate Footprints

The Need

Calgary's carbon footprint is enormous and costly to the environment and the economy. Yet, high quality data is lacking on how the choices and daily activities of Calgarians drive emissions. The data gap is equally huge in terms of how policies, incentives, and initiatives are helping or hindering people to right-size their energy use.

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Through Calgary Climate Hub's established connections with... 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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Outdoor Clothes Drying

Many communities have a blanket ban on outdoor clotheslines or dryers. Changing City policy to ensure that communities cannot ban these would allow people to use outdoor drying, reducing significantly the energy consumption of electric dryers for much of the year.

https://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/article/drying-clothes-with-less-energy

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A System for the Management and Storage of Renewable Energy

Please see the attached document for a system description.  The entire EPCM and manufacturing activities for a development at a commercial level of this system could be accomplished by expertise and capability which presently exists within the City thus creating significant employment opportunities.  Development of the system at a commercial level would also establish Calgary as the leader in this specific technology... more »

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Solar Tiling 10-1000x

Our research at http://www.YSolar.org has noted a remarkable modification, which should be applied everywhere and will improve the efficiency of solar energy systems 10-1000x over traditional. 

 

Our patent-pending technology, if applied in Calgary, with 300+ days of sun a year, could yield from public buildings and spaces sufficient green energy to lead the globe in a revolution of science for health.

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Energy generation from waste

Waste is a non-stop issue globally. The idea we're bringing is to re-think waste as a resource. This encompass planning from consumers site to the final place where waste is converted into a resource. 

The idea we're bringing encompasses environmentally friendly means of collecting waste and proper processing of waste. This process will eliminate waste going to the landfill and produce items used day-to-day. Our goal... more »

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Hazardous Waste to Clean Hydrogen Fuel using "Photoreforming"

Currently, non-recylable and medical waste in Calgary are disposed off by incineration. In contrast to incineration, photoreforming does not generate greenhouse gases and works at ambient temperature. Along with producing hydrogen fuel, the process can also generate organic feedstocks for the chemical industry. The process works by using nanostructured semiconductors to drive the degradation of waste and pathogens with... more »

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Shalimar Garden: An Islamic Persian Style Sustainable Garden

Building a sustainable cultural park that tells the story of Muslims in Calgary and signifies inclusivity by showcasing the rich history of Islamic Heritage, and offering a naturally therapeutic space for people to gather, while preserving biodiversity, and protecting environment is a step forward towards transforming Calgary into a smart city with net-zero emissions. Thus, the proposition is to build Shalimar Garden:... more »

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