Talks & Lectures

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Solar Energy Society Seminar: PassivHaus Building Design

Dec 9 2010 - 2:00am

PassivHaus Building Design
Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

Stuart Fix, Vital Engineering

Free presentation and discussion. No registration required. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm

Popular in Europe for years, the German PassivHaus design standard aims to design buildings that do not require active heating or cooling systems. In reality this is not possible, but through radical envelope upgrades and optimized solar gain design, a Passive House building will require only 15kWh/m2yr to heat, roughly corresponding to a 90% reduction over code built buildings. Passive House buildings focus on reducing a building’s energy loads to an optimized minimum, before renewable energy technologies are sized. Capital cost savings are generated through reduced mechanical system size, which can nearly offset the capital cost increases due to the envelope upgrades. This presentation will explain the Passive House design method, highlight its advantages & disadvantages, and give an overview of the Passive House movement’s growth in Canada. Read more about Solar Energy Society Seminar: PassivHaus Building Design

Location

CN Theatre Rm 5-142, 105 Street Building
Grant MacEwan University City Centre Campus (105 Street & 104 Avenue)
Edmonton , AB
Event

Re-imagining Existing Buildings Through Sustainable Retrofits

Nov 25 2010 - 2:00am

Free presentation and discussion. No registration required. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm + Read more about Re-imagining Existing Buildings Through Sustainable Retrofits

Location

CN Theatre Rm 5-142 (105 Street Building)
Grant MacEwan University – City Centre Campus (105 Street and 104 Avenue)
Edmonton , AB
Event

AWA Talk: Turkey Vultures - Mother Nature's Cleanup Crew

Nov 24 2010 - 2:00am

Part of Mother Nature’s clean-up crew, turkey vultures have attracted relatively little scientific study.  In 2003 Wayne Nelson and several Alberta Fish and Wildlife Division colleagues  followed up on public reports of vultures on old buildings in eastern and northeastern Alberta and a significant study has arisen.  In 2006 Wayne retired as a wildlife biologist and, along with Rick Morse, carried the vulture project into his retirement and expanded it. Read more about AWA Talk: Turkey Vultures - Mother Nature's Cleanup Crew

Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

AWA Tuesday Talk: The Grizzly Manifesto

Nov 10 2010 - 2:00am

Join Alberta author Jeff Gailus as he reads from The Grizzly Manifesto and discusses the role of protected areas in securing a future for North America’s grizzly bears. Follow along as he explores the world of the Great Bear from Yellowstone National Park, through Canada's Rocky Mountain National Parks, and into the Muskwa-Kechika Wilderness. Along the way, you'll learn something of the grizzly's power, the world in which it lives, and the people and politics that will decide its fate. You will no doubt be surprised at what you learn. Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: The Grizzly Manifesto

Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

CPAWS Northern Alberta AGM & Celebration

Nov 3 2010 - 12:00am to 3:00am

CPAWS Northern Alberta is 42 — Come celebrate at our AGM!

Celebrate with us — Event is free and all are welcome.  Come for all or part. Read more about CPAWS Northern Alberta AGM & Celebration

Location

trathcona Branch, Edmonton Public Library
8331 104 Street
Edmonton , AB
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Sustainability Awareness Week 2010 (SAW)

Oct 17 2010 - 6:00am to Oct 23 2010 - 6:00am

Location: Across all five U of A campuses

A week-long celebration, with more than 60 events, coordinated by the Office of Sustainability with help from 30+ student groups and campus organizations.

The goal of the week is to educate our campus community on how to become more aware of sustainability issues, learn more about campus sustainability and develop sustainability skills of their own.

Website: http://www.sustainability.ualberta.ca/saw.cfm Read more about Sustainability Awareness Week 2010 (SAW)

Locations

University of Alberta (North Campus, South Campus, Campus St.-Jean)
Edmonton
University of Alberta, Augustana Campus
Camrose , AB
Event

The Fight for Water: Challenging Water Markets in Alberta

Oct 27 2010 - 1:00am

Featuring

Maude Barlow

National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians
Senior Advisor on Water to the 63rd President of the United Nations General Assembly

Ian Douglas

National Coordinator, Fair Water Use Australia (via Skype from Australia)

Other speakers to be announced

FREE (donations accepted) Read more about The Fight for Water: Challenging Water Markets in Alberta

Location

Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC) 1-001
University of Alberta Campus (East of 116 Street between 91 and 92 Avenues)
Edmonton , AB
Event

YEP Speaker Event — Walking the Talk: Sustainable Reporting

Oct 13 2010 - 11:30pm

Sustainability is no longer a qualitative concept, today companies must quantitatively prove their commitment to the environment. Dale Friesen, VP Aboriginal Relations, Health and Safety, and Environment at ATCO Group Utilities, talks about environmental metrics, auditing, real reductions and how the power industry maintains it social license to operate. Read more about YEP Speaker Event — Walking the Talk: Sustainable Reporting

Location

Deville's in Arts Central
100 7 Avenue SW (SE corner of second level)
Calgary , AB
Event

Seminar: Motoring Ahead – Why Your Next Car Will Be Electric!

Oct 14 2010 - 1:00am

Speaker: John Stonier, Director - Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association

Free presentation and discussion. No registration required. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm

Electric transportation is here! The electric car is the next great change in the development of the automobile. The consumer benefits are numerous. Read more about Seminar: Motoring Ahead – Why Your Next Car Will Be Electric!

Location

CN Theatre Rm 5-142, 105 Street Building
Grant MacEwan University - City Centre Campus (105 Street & 104 Avenue)
Edmonton , AB

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