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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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 »
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 »
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.
Through Calgary Climate Hub's established connections with... more »
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.
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.
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 »