Renewables & Alternatives

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Eco Solar Commercial Tour

Jun 4 2012 to Jun 8 2012

The capital cost of a commercial building is only 8% of the life cycle costs. Come and visit a new breed of commercial building being built now in Edmonton!

The Inaugural Eco Solar Commercial Tour

After many years of arranging tours of homes in Edmonton the Eco Solar Tour is branching out to commercial buildings. This year as part of Environment Week we have arranged tours of 5 different commercial buildings to demonstrate energy efficient practices. Read more about Eco Solar Commercial Tour

Location

various locations Edmonton , AB
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Eco Solar Home Tour

Jun 9 2012

There has never been a more compelling time to shrink our ecological footprint. Come and see how you can take action with your own home!

When is the Tour?

The 13th annual Eco Solar Home Tour is onSaturday June 9th, from noon to 4 pm. You will be able to soak up the first-hand experience of homeowners and other experts with a wide variety of energy and water resource-saving technologies in new construction and retrofit applications. Read more about Eco Solar Home Tour

Location

various locations Edmonton , AB
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Solar Seminar: The Future of Transportation - Meet the Designers and See the Cars

Apr 25 2012 to Apr 26 2012

Seminar and Car Show

Car Show: 5-9pm Seminar: 7-9pm

Free admission. See the Poster.

Matthew Sponier, the project manager for the University of Alberta Eco Car Project, will speak about their recently completed hydrogen fuel cell car just back from racing in the the 2012 Shell Eco Marathon. Read more about Solar Seminar: The Future of Transportation - Meet the Designers and See the Cars

Location

CN Theatre – Room 5-142
Grant MacEwan University — 105 Street Building (City Centre Campus)
Edmonton , AB
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SESA Seminar Series: Net Zero Energy Buildings— How Are They Working?

Jan 26 2012

A panel discussion with designers and builders.

Free refreshments. Free discussion.

Are net zero energy houses really net zero? Northern Alberta has at least eight net zero homes. Some of them have been in operation for two years. We now have some preliminary data. Are our energy performance modeling tools sufficiently accurate? What more do we need to do to optimize the design? What improvements are possible? What new technologies are becoming available? The Solar Energy Society of Alberta is bringing together a distinguished panel of builders and designers to look at how we are doing and where we are headed in our quest to build completely self sufficient buildings in our Northern climate. Read more about SESA Seminar Series: Net Zero Energy Buildings— How Are They Working?

Location

CN Theatre Room 5-142
Grant MacEwan University — City Centre Campus
Edmonton , AB
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SESA Seminar Series: A Commercial Net Zero Remodel

Dec 8 2011

A seminar by Warren Sarauer — Chair, Solar Energy Society of Alberta

How do you take a building whose business purpose is no longer viable due to market conditions and transform it into what will be the future in buildings - a carbon neutral footprint in a NetZero energy building? Business owner Warren Sarauer will offer a step-by-step portrait of the process of taking a fifty year old building and renovating it to the highest standards in energy efficiency without a sacrifice to function or aesthetics. Read more about SESA Seminar Series: A Commercial Net Zero Remodel

Location

CN Theatre Room 5-142
Grant MacEwan University — City Centre Campus
Edmonton , AB
Call for Input

Call for Input: Consultation on wind-power generation regulatory permitting

Initiative: 
Consultation on wind-power generation regulatory permitting
Deadline: 
30 Nov 2011

The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) has announced a consultation initiative to potentially revise the AUC's application process for wind turbine development in Alberta.  The Commission is seeking to determining if there are differences between wind-power generation projects and other energy generation projects that may require a different regulatory approach.

See announcement:

http://www.auc.ab.ca/news-room/bulletins/Bulletins/2011/Bulletin%202011-25.pdf Read more about Call for Input: Consultation on wind-power generation regulatory permitting

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Green Building & Solar Tour

Oct 15 2011

Thanks to Gordon Howell of Howell-Mayhew Engineering for pointing us to this open house opportunity

We have invested literally hundreds of hours into this learning curve and have networked with some of the most knowledgeable people in the sustainable building industry in Alberta. On Saturday, October 15th, we will be opening our home to the public to come and meet some of these forward thinking people and learn some of the many ways we can live a greener, healthier, more sustainable life. Read more about Green Building & Solar Tour

Location

Spruce Grove , AB
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SESA Seminar Series: Germany’s Remarkable Renewable Energy Revolution

Sep 14 2011

Dr. Christine Worlen, Director of Renewable Energies
German Energy Agency

The Solar Energy Society of Alberta seminar series is starting this month! The keynote presentation for the seminar season opener will be straight from the renewable energy capitol of the world: Germany. Germany just announced that in the first half of 2011 it has met 3.5% of its needs for electricity using solar technologies.  This compares with a rate of 0.1% in North America. With the help of the German Embassy and the Pembina Institute we are bringing Dr. Christine Worlen to Alberta. An internationally renowned authority on renewable energy global best practices, she has advised over 60 countries. Dr. Worlen will address the all important question of how Alberta can make the transition to truly sustainable sources of energy. Mark it in your calendar and don’t miss this evening of inspiration. Read more about SESA Seminar Series: Germany’s Remarkable Renewable Energy Revolution

Location

CN Theatre Room 5-142
Grant MacEwan University — City Centre Campus ( 105 Street Building)
Edmonton , AB
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Photovoltaics for Electricians Class

Oct 29 2011 to Oct 30 2011

This class is designed for electricians or those with electrical experience and an understanding of electrical theory and electrical terminology. The class will overview system design, siting, shading and maintenance issues. Photovoltaic equipment including modules, racking systems, inverters, charge controllers, and batteries will be introduced. Section 50 of the Canadian Electrical Code will be interpreted.

October 28-30, 2011 Read more about Photovoltaics for Electricians Class

Location

Room X-105
NAIT Main Campus
Edmonton , AB

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