Renewables & Alternatives

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

Public Presentation: Wind Energy in Alberta – Beyond Tokenism

By Tim Weis, Pembina InstituteFree presentation and discussion. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm Wind energy one of the fastest growing sources of energy in the world, and the province of Alberta has one of Canada’s best wind regimes but is still only harnessing less than 1/10th of its potential. How can the Province and individuals take advantage of this renewable resource? What barriers does the technology face? How can wind energy be moved from the margins to the mainstream?

Seeing the light: Sustainable lighting as a tool for development and ecological conservation

Sierra Club of Canada - Chinook Group Monthly MeetingFor more information or to RSVP: http://www.sierraclubchinook.orgDescription: Sierra Club member Grady Semmens spent 3 weeks in May 2007 visiting rural communities in central Africa with the University of Calgary-based Light Up The World Foundation.

Riverdale NetZero Energy Home Tour

Where:Riverdale NetZero House, 10004 87 Street, open to all, free When:Saturday, November 17, 11:00 am to 4:30 pm What: Installed solar heating and solar power systems, high performance windows, partially-insulated walls, insulation details, ultra efficient wall construction, air tightness, and heat recovery water and ventilation.

Riverdale NetZero Energy Home Presentation

Presentation: Tuesday, October 30 Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm (or so) with questions and answers time Where: U of A, Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC)Room ETL-E 1-017 on the first floor. Cost:Free, no need to register. Who:General public, first come, first seating (come early) Speaker: Gordon Howell, P.Eng., Howell-Mayhew Engineering, Edmonton Sponsors:

Alberta's 8th Annual Eco-Solar Home Tour

We have a very exciting line up of sites this year, showing solar power, solar water heating, ground 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 9 sites on the tour this year -- we could have easily had 30! 7 sites are new.The tour is free and is open to the public. All of the sites are visited as an open house. Because of huge demand this year, we will have three buses to tour to the sites, courtesy of Edmonton Transit.

Cityfarm Solar Workshop

Want to heat your home’s water with sunshine? Come to Cityfarm for the basics!On Saturday June 23rd and Sunday June 24th you could be taking your first steps toward greening your home’s hot water budget. Learn from our instructor from Trimline Design Centre - local experts in renewable energy. Join us to learn about:

Renewable Energy Course: The Path to Energy Independence - Reducing Our Footprint and Utility Bills

Dr.J.W.Grant MacEwan Environmental Studies Institute &
The Solar Energy Society of Canada - Northern Alberta Chapter

The Path to Energy Independence: Reducing Our Footprint and Utility Bills

What is your carbon footprint? How can you reduce it?

Energy Efficiency - Solar Electricity - Solar Hot Water - Passive Solar Design - Green Transportation

  • Each student will develop their own energy independence map
  • Tools will be provided to determine your own energy usage
  • A wide variety of alternative energy systems will be introduced
  • Solar equipment will be demonstrated


May 29 ­ July 3 /Tuesdays, 6:30 -9:30pm
Grant MacEwan College, City Centre campus

Registration Fee: $200
Instructor: Rob Harlan, Executive Director - Northern Alberta Chapter, Solar Energy Society of Canada
Registration: (780) 439-5608

A joint project of:

Dr.J.W.Grant MacEwan Environmental Studies Institute &
The Solar Energy Society of Canada - Northern Alberta Chapter

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