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Call for Delegate: CASA Indoor Air Quality Project Team

Application Deadline: 
29 Feb 2008 (All day)
Background: 

The Alberta Environmental Network is seeking a representative to serve on the Clean Air Strategic Alliance's Indoor Air Quality Project Team. This delegate will serve as a replacement for a member who is stepping down.

The goal of the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Project Team is that the indoor air where people live, work and recreate will be free from physical, chemical and biological contaminants that adversely affect the health, safety and comfort of the occupants. Key tasks of the project team include:

  1. Identifying opportunities to improve knowledge and coordination of stakeholders respective roles and jurisdiction in IAQ initiatives and responsibilities.
  2. Improving our collective ability to address IAQ issues in Alberta.
  3. Increasing public awareness on IAQ issues.
  4. Identifying key issues pertaining to IAQ management in Alberta including recommended strategies to address those issues.
  5. Facilitating an Indoor Air Quality educational symposium.

Posted February 25, 2008 by Anonymous

Riverdale NetZero energy house update, and other events...

Just thought to send you a wee note updating you on the Riverdale NetZero energy house.

  1. Lots is happening. We put in 200 cubic metres of cellufibre insulation into the house before Christmas. The drywall is installed, the walls covered up. We are taping the drywall now. NAIT is constructing a model wall for us so that we can show the wall construction details when people come to visit the house. We expect to be turning on the solar power system this week. (We're wanting a nice clear day to commission it.) We're about to be doing the air leakage test rating on the house to see if we got down to our 1/2 air change per hour target -- which would be one of the lowest in Canada. We are about to start plumbing the solar heating system. We are heating the houses at this time with a tiny 1500 watt heater -- this is approx the same size as a toaster, equal to two 2-slice toasters or two hair dryers. We are now developing our monitoring plans.

    We are also now working on three more NZE houses in Alberta. Check out www.greenedmonton.ca and www.triciagreen.ca.

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  2. Posted January 22, 2008 by Anonymous

Cross Conservation Area Winter 2008 Programs: Building Green

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Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area Building Green Get the scoop on what’s happening in the sustainable housing market. Join Built Green, a Canadian certification organization, and discover how they work with home builders to promote sustainable building practices. Open doors to green building materials and construct new ideas on how to make improvements to your home. Read more »

EcoLiving Events AGM: "Choosing a Smart Home: Economically, Socially & Environmental"

Description:
EcoLiving Events Annual General Meeting Refreshments available to everyone in attendance We are accepting applications for board and committee members. Please submit your application to info [at] ecolivingfair [dot] ca Include your contact information; the role you are interested in filling (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary or a Director) or the committee (Fair, Tours, Speakers, others), information about your past experience and 2 references. Read more »

U of A EcoHouse Open Day & Presentation

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University of Alberta EcoHouse tours & open house 4pm-7pmPresentation: Introduction to Green Living in Edmonton 5pm Read more »

Low Impact Development Conference: Innovations in Urban Development

Description:
Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership and the City of Edmonton are pleased to present a low impact development conference, "Innovations in Urban Development". The goal of the conference is to provide an opportunity for participants to gain a greater understanding of low impact development concepts and real life initiatives. The conference will include a workshop as well as key presentations over a wide range of topics. Topics will include storm water management, wetland and riparian area protection, land use bylaws, LID practices in urban drainages and more. Read more »

Riverdale NetZero Energy Home Tour

Description:
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. Read more »

Riverdale NetZero Energy Home Presentation

Description:
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:

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RCA Newsflash "RCA Participating in Buildex Calgary"

The Recycling Council of Alberta is participating in the eighth annual Buildex Calgary Conference and Exposition as an education initiative to inform the construction, renovation and demolition sector of recycling opportunities for related materials (e.g., wood, drywall, concrete, metal). Feel free to visit our booth and others which include green procurement product exhibitors. Read more »

Posted October 11, 2007 by Anonymous

Encore Screening of "A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil"

Description:
A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil is an informative, inspirational documentary aimed at sharing ideas to provoke environmentally-friendly and cost-effective changes in cities worldwide. The documentary focuses on innovations in transportation, recycling, social benefits including affordable housing, parks and the process that transformed Curitiba into one of the most livable cities in the world! Read more »

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