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Approaching Net Zero Energy at the Lowest Possible Cost: A Step-by-Step Path

Apr 14 2010 - 7:00pm

Peter Amerongen, Habitat Studio and Workshop Ltd.

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

Getting as close as possible to Net Zero Energy here on the northern prairies can be a daunting and expensive challenge. With our cold weather and long winter nights it requires a careful blend of conservation in all its forms, passive and active solar collection, as well as solar electricity.

Having worked through the obstacles to net zero energy for three successful projects to date Peter Amerongen, of Habitat Studio and Workshop Ltd, has begun to identify a logical series of steps for designing for maximum net energy reduction at the lowest incremental cost. The sequence that he will present will apply as well to net zero ready and near zero projects. Read more »

Location

CN Theatre Rm 5-142
Grant MacEwan University — 105 Street Building (105 Street and 105 Avenue)
Edmonton, AB

Posted April 7, 2010 by Anonymous

The City of Edmonton's Earth Hour Celebration

Mar 27 2010 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Join the Global Earth Hour Movement: Support Action on Climate Change

Turn off your lights and come celebrate Earth Hour in front of City Hall. The celebration will be a family-friendly event of local entertainers, kids’ activities and free refreshments.

Participate in the countdown to 8:30 p.m. when the City of Edmonton will switch off the lights of City Hall and other downtown buildings.

For more information visit www.edmonton.ca/EarthHour

Register your participation by visiting www.wwf.ca/earthhour

Location

City Hall Plaza
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 26, 2010 by Anonymous

Earth Hour in Calgary

Mar 27 2010 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

EcoLiving Events and The City of Calgary presents “Earth Hour in Calgary” at Olympic Plaza. Come out and show that Calgary supports this global initiative.  Activities start at 8:00pm and conclude at 9:30pm. Particpate in our countdown, listen to local musicians, discuss climate change solutions and have some hot chocolate heated by the solar power.

Registration is not required but comments are encouraged on either the EcoLiving or Footprint Facebook Site.

Location

Olympic Plaza
Calgary, AB

Posted March 16, 2010 by Anonymous

A Super-Insulated Retrofit —The Option for Existing Houses

Mar 10 2010 - 7:00pm

Presented by Harold Orr

Free presentation and discussion. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm +

Start with your existing house to save energy, money and green house gas emissions! Come and hear Canada’s legendary figure in energy efficient construction present the findings from his latest project. This talk will be of interest to home owners, builders, engineers and architects. Read more »

Location

CN Theatre Room 5-142, 105 Street Building
Grant MacEwan University (105 Street and 105 Avenue)
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 3, 2010 by Anonymous

SESCI Seminar Series: Extreme Energy Efficiency - The Nuts and Bolts of a Better Building Envelope

Jan 13 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Say goodbye to your furnace? Habitat Studio and Workshop has successfully built three homes in Edmonton that are so efficient that they can be each be heated on a -30C day with a few hair dryers. How did they do it? The builders of these homes will be sharing detailed tips and techniques on how to do this without breaking the bank. This presentation on the future of cold-climate construction will be of interest to builders, designers, and homeowners. Read more »

Location

CN Theatre, Room #5-142
Grant MacEwan University, 105 Street Building (105 Street and 104 Avenue)
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 7, 2010 by Anonymous

2009 EcoLiving Fair and Speaker Series

Sep 26 2009 - 10:00am - Sep 27 2009 - 4:00pm

The 2009 EcoLiving Fair & Speaker Series pdf (250 KB) is a two day showcase where indiviudals and groups come together to share information about initiatives and environmental experiences with Calgarians.

Location

Mount Royal College — Centre for Continuous Learning Building
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, AB

Posted September 8, 2009 by Anonymous

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

To register: http://www.solaralberta.ca
For information: 780.439.5608 / Reg. Fee: $250.00
Class runs Sept. 1 - Oct. 20 Tuesdays (6:30 - 9:30 p.m.)
Grant MacEwan College City Centre Campus Room 5-158

The Solar Energy Society of Canada and Grant MacEwan College present an expanded eight-week evening class focusing on Energy Efficiency; Solar Electricity; Solar Hot Water; Passive Solar Design, Non-toxic building and Green Transportation. Read more »

Posted August 25, 2009 by Anonymous

Riverdale NetZero Open House Tour — Last Chance

Jul 18 2009 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

We're going to open the Riverdale NetZero energy house one last time for a tour before the new homeowners move in. Several people have said that they've missed seeing the house. Read more »

Location

Riverdale NetZero House
9926 87 Street
Edmonton, AB

Posted July 14, 2009 by Anonymous

Edmonton's 10th Annual Eco Solar Home Tour

Jun 6 2009 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

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! Read more »

Location

Various locations Edmonton, AB

Posted May 21, 2009 by Anonymous

The Carbon Charter: Moving to Carbon Zero in Ten Years

May 12 2009 - 7:00pm

by Godo Stoyke

Free refreshments at 6:30 pm

Berkeley California is offering “free” solar systems. By 2016 all homes in England must be zero carbon. Buses and trains have no fares in Hasselt, Belgium. All new buildings in Germany are now required to be heated by renewable energy. Read more »

Location

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

Posted May 11, 2009 by Anonymous

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