Built Environment

Open House: Edmonton's Net Zero Energy homes

Mar 14 2009 - 5:00pm to 10:30pm

The interest in net zero energy houses continues to grow. The Riverdale NetZero energy house is open for tours and will soon be occupied by its new owners; the Mill Creek NZE house is now fully insulated; the Belgravia NZE house starts construction in May; the South Windsor Park NZE house is being designed. We are learning so much about the costs and performance of these revolutionary houses and are seeing more and more opportunities for optimisation and cost reduction. Read More


Mill Creek NetZero House
9805 84 Avenue
Edmonton , AB
Riverdale NetZero House
9926 87 Street
Edmonton , AB

Re-Shaping the City — An Interdisciplinary Talk

Mar 2 2009 - 11:30pm to Mar 3 2009 - 1:00am


FREE, but registration recommended; Limited Seating.
Register at: [email protected] or call 780.492.9957

How Global Building Types are Influencing Urban Form

Overview: internationally acclaimed author on cities and urban form, Anthony King will discuss global trends in architecture and planning and its lessons for local designers, architects, and decision-makers. Dr. King will speak on global building types such as arenas/stadiums, art galleries, airport terminals, retail parks, and internationalized models for downtown housing. Dr. King is Emeritus Professor of Art & Architectural History at Binghamton University in New York, and has done extensive research throughout Europe, China and Asia, and the US. Read More


Room 2-926 Enterprise Square
10230 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton , AB

SESCI Talk: Net Zero 2 — Edmonton's Mill Creek House

Jan 14 2009 - 2:00am

The Future of Cold Climate Home Construction

by Conrad Nobert

Free presentation and discussion. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm Read More


TELUS World of Science - Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre
11211 142 Street
Edmonton , AB

YEP Speaker Event: Carbon Busters

Dec 11 2008 - 12:00am

Young Environmental Professionals — Edmonton

Godo Stoyke and Shantu Mano, Carbon Busters

Come and learn about the first zero carbon village in Canada and its comprehensive strategy to reduce its carbon footprint and ecological impact. The aim of the Village is to: Read More


Remedy Café
8631 109 Street
Edmonton , AB

SESCI Talk: Living Lightly with Solar Energy

Dec 10 2008 - 2:00am

25 years of comfort and low utility bills in Edmonton

By Garry and Cheryl Atchison

In 1983 Garry and Cheryl Atchison created an energy efficient/passive solar/partially earth-sheltered home in our climate - on a budget. Solar homes do not have to be big or expensive. Come hear the human practical side of living in a solar/energy efficient house in Edmonton. Their well thought out design has withstood the test of time.

How did they do it? What would they do differently? How is it to live in a solar house? Read More


Telus World of Science - Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre
11211 142 Street
Edmonton , AB

SESCI Talk: Carbon Buster's Eco Village

Nov 19 2008 - 2:00am

Canada's First Zero Carbon Sustainable Community

Godo Stoyke and Shanthu Mano, two internationally renowned sustainability experts will be presenting their latest project planned for right here in Northern Alberta!

With the help of sustainable building & community experts from six countries, and specialists from provincial and municipal departments, Carbon Busters has developed a truly cutting-edge sustainable community design. Some of the features include:

  • 256 zero carbon buildings
  • Solar heating, solar hot water and solar electrical systems
  • Community utility grid-tied wind power
  • Early Childhood to Grade 12 sustainable school
  • Community food production infrastructure
  • Innovative systems for water conservation
  • Community green transportation system

Free presentation and discussion. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm. Childcare available. Read More


TELUS World of Science - Star Theatre
11211 142 Street NW
Edmonton , AB

YEP Speaker Event: Raising Spaces - Green Home Improvement

Nov 13 2008 - 12:30am

Young Environmental Professionals - Edmonton

Speaker: Andrea Jones, Raising Spaces

After dabbling with personal home renovations in 2003, it became painfully clear that finding greener building products in Canada was way more difficult than it should be. So, in the fall of 2007, Andrea launched Raising Spaces - a small business geared to spreading the use of greener building materials and systems in Canadian homes. Raising Spaces offers Articles ~ Tools & Resources ~ Green Building Blogs ~ Green Building Forum ~ Do it yourself projects ~ News & Events ~ Definitions, and lots of other goodies. Energized by both the challenges and opportunities offered in the business world, Andrea enjoys dreaming up new elements and features to help folks build greener.

Come and get ideas from Andrea on how to make your own space a greener place to work and live. Read More


Remedy Café
8631 109 Street
Edmonton , AB

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.

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


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


Riverdale NetZero House
9926 87 Street NW
Edmonton , AB


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