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Riverdale NetZero Energy House Tours

Edmonton’s first two net zero energy homes

Self-Guided Open Houses

Most Saturdays, 1pm to 4pm

9926 87 Street in the Riverdale neighbourhood (from Jasper Avenue, go south on 95 Street and follow the road next to the river valley for 1 km)

What is it 

  • two beautiful new houses that generate all their own heat and electricity for space heating, hot water, lighting and appliances over the year
  • one of 12 homes in CMHC’s world-class EQuilibrium Sustainable Housing Initiative, www.cmhc.ca
  • EQuilibrium houses are helping Canada’s home building industry meet peoples’ concerns with environmental damage, energy security and utility costs.
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Sierra Club Monthly Meeting: Greening your home and greening your life

Nov 6 2008 - 2:00am


The Built Green Program (www.builtgreencanada.ca) and Eco Education (www.greenplan-it.ca)

The next monthly meeting of the Sierra Club Canada's Chinook Group is on
Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 7 pm at the Calgary Area Outdoor Council (CAOC) building
at 1111 Memorial Drive NW on the Bow River pathway (upstairs, entrance at the
back). Read more about Sierra Club Monthly Meeting: Greening your home and greening your life


Calgary Area Outdoor Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW (on the Bow River pathway)
Calgary , AB

Open House Tour: Riverdale NetZero Energy House

Oct 4 2008 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

We are pleased to announce that the Riverdale NetZero energy home is now finished construction and open for viewing! We will be having a public open house tour on Saturday, October 4 to celebrate it. If you've missed the tours before, now is the time to see it as finished. Read more about Open House Tour: Riverdale NetZero Energy House


Riverdale NetZero House
9926 87 Street NW
Edmonton , AB

Thoughtful Tuesday Documentary: "Garbage Warrior"

Oct 1 2008 - 1:00am

90 minutes 2006

The epic story of radical Earthship eco architect Michael Reynolds, and his fight to build off-the-grid self-sufficient communities


This is part of the "Thoughtful Tuesday" film/documentary series. It will be held on each Tuesday of the week and at Steeps Tea Lounge (space is limited to about 30 people - first come first seated - no reservations). Read more about Thoughtful Tuesday Documentary: "Garbage Warrior"


Edmonton's 9th Annual Eco-Solar Home Tour

Jun 7 2008 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Eco-Solar Home Tour

Concerned about the recent announcement of the natural gas price going up by 70%? Now is the time to get ready for it by becoming energy efficient before everyone else joins the rush.

We have a great line up of sites this year, showing solar power, solar water heating, geothermal heating, energy efficiency, and what you can easily do to make your home heating, electricity and water bills plummet, along with your contribution to our province's air pollution.

There are 7 sites on the tour this year — we could have easily had 30! 4 sites are new.

The tour is free and is open to the public. All of the sites are visited as an open house. We will have an Edmonton Transit bus to tour to three of the sites. See our web site at www.ecosolar.ca for all the details. Read more about Edmonton's 9th Annual Eco-Solar Home Tour


Various locations Edmonton , AB

Eco-Solar Home Tour Presentation & Discussion

Jun 6 2008 - 1:00am

Eco-Solar Home Tour

Sustainable Homes — from Top to Bottom

Free presentation and discussion evening. No need to register. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm.

Find out: What others have done • What they’ve learned • What is now possible • What you can do

At the Presentation — Thursday, June 5th

Find out about the 7 sites to visit, what you can learn at them. Talk to the owners and designers of these cutting edge projects. Choose what you would like to see on the Tour. Get an update on what they have learned over the winter heating season at the Riverdale NetZero energy house. Read more about Eco-Solar Home Tour Presentation & Discussion


TELUS World of Science
11211 142 Street
Edmonton , AB

Alberta Prairie Green Roof Conference & Tour

Jun 9 2008 - 7:00am to Jun 12 2008 - 12:00am

Greening Alberta… One Roof at a Time


The Alberta Ecoroof Initiative is co-hosting, with the Calgary Zoo and various local organizations, a regional conference on green roofs. Primary objectives of the conference are to demonstrate the benefits of a green roof system, share information on challenges and advance an action plan to establish a local green roof industry through case study review, research and policy development. The Alberta Prairie Green Roof Conference will be held at the Calgary Zoo & Botanical Gardens on June 9th to 11th, 2008.

For conference registration & program, go to www.calgarytechnologies.com and select Alberta Prairie Green Roof Conference under CTI News & Events. Read more about Alberta Prairie Green Roof Conference & Tour


Calgary Zoo Calgary , AB


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