Built Environment

Event

Eco Solar Home Tour

Jun 4 2011 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Better Choices. Better Homes. Better Lives.

  • Energy costs are rising.
  • Daily news is loaded with examples of the effects of climate change.

There has never been a more compelling time to shrink our ecological footprint. You can take action yourself!

When is the Tour?   

The Tour is on Saturday June 4th, 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
Event

Living in the Natural Environment 2011

Feb 4 2011 - 11:00pm to Feb 5 2011 - 4:00am

The M.D. of Bighorn is again presenting Living in the Natural Environment on Friday February 4, 2011.

This year’s event will be at the Cochrane RancheHouse from 4-9pm. As we have in the past, the Hall of Vision has been rented to provide an opportunity for non-profit organizations like yours to showcase their work and provide resources at no cost to your organization.

If you haven’t been to Living in the Natural Environment before, here are a few details: Read more about Living in the Natural Environment 2011

Location

Cochrane RancheHouse
Cochrane , AB
Event

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
Story

What lies beneath? Accessing environmental information on real estate

The Environmental Law Centre has made the materials from their "What lies beneath? Accessing environmental information on real estate" webinar available to view online or download.

"I would never have bought if I knew..."

 

Are you a homebuyer, seller, real estate agent, or lawyer? Whether your concern is "due diligence" or "buyer beware," the practical challenge is the same: at this time there is no one-stop shopping for environmental information in Alberta.

 

On October 13, Environmental Law Centre Staff Counsel Adam Driedzic presented a webinar about accessing environmental records. This session gave special attention to the property condition and emerging online services.

Read more about What lies beneath? Accessing environmental information on real estate
Event

The New Sustainable Home — Going Beyond Green: Building Holistic, Healthy, Traditional Earth Buildings

Jun 16 2010 - 12:30am to 3:30am

Marcus McCabe, director of Hempire Building Materials is an accomplished scientist, plasterer, hemp-lime builder, straw bale builder and Permaculturalist who has been researching experimental building materials since the early nineties. He is going to be in Calgary this month speaking at an information/ Q&A evening for both public and industry interested in sustainable building technologies for both residential and commercial applications. 

$15.00 (Calgary Dollars accepted) Read more about The New Sustainable Home — Going Beyond Green: Building Holistic, Healthy, Traditional Earth Buildings

Location

3rd Floor, Calgary Public Library
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary , AB

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