Sustainable Communities

SESA Seminar: Net Zero Energy - Ready For Prime Time?

Mar 26 2015 - 1:00am

Peter Amerongen, Habitat Studios

Free admission and refreshments - come early for good seating.

After years of pioneering and experimentation Net Zero Energy housing is ready for prime time. National Resources Canada’s R2000 Net Zero Energy Pilot is intended to demonstrate road ready solutions that will work anywhere in Canada, on any site, with readily available products and materials. Detailed tracking of these houses will also be used to support the development of a new Net Zero Energy certification being developed in conjunction with Canada’s new improved Energuide Rating System. Of the 13 projects across Canada, Habitat Studio’s McKernan project in Edmonton will be most northerly and the first completed.

Veteran net zero energy builder, Peter Amerongen, will discuss the solutions that will be part of our carbon neutral future: An optimized blend of integrated design, near Passive House levels of conservation, heat pumps and renewable energy generation. Besides discussing the rational and implications of these measures, he will also present examples of their being applied to larger buildings. Read More

Location

CN Theatre Rm 5-142
MacEwan University City Centre Campus (105 Street Building)
Edmonton , AB

Green Drinks Edmonton: Local Resilience

Feb 5 2015 - 2:00am to 5:00am

From the Local Good website:

 Green Drinks logo

Just ahead  of our first ever Resilience Festival, our upcoming Green Drinks asks the question “What is resilience?”

Come share your opinion and discover the many ways that we are, can be and will be resilient in our wonderful winter city! Each attendee will be provided with a bingo card to help mix and mingle with Edmontonians curious about and building resilience right here.   

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Location

Yellowhead Brewery
10229 105 Street NW
Edmonton , AB

Film Screening: In Transition 2.0

Feb 6 2015 - 1:30am

From the Local Good website:

Are you getting excited for the inaugural Edmonton Resilience Festival, presented by The Local Good and Edmonton Permaculture Guild? Come start enjoying the festival a few days early, with a screening of In Transition 2.0, a film showing the ongoing triumphs and challenges of participating in the Transition movement.

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Location

CKUA Radio Building
9804 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB

Edmonton Resilience Festival

Feb 7 2015 - 7:00am to Feb 8 2015 - 7:00am

From the Edmonton Resilience Festival website:

Mission Statement:

The Edmonton Resilience Festival aims to strengthen community resilience through skill-sharing workshops and other events, inspiring participants to help create a sustainable, creative and promising future. The festival will also help to restore a sense of community that is often lost in cities experiencing rapid development and population growth. By bringing together diverse participants and creating opportunities for learning, sharing and connecting, we hope to expand our horizons, our skill sets and our community networks.

What can we expect?

The inaugural Edmonton Resilience Festival will run February 7 and 8, 2015, at the beautiful Boyle Street Plaza in downtown Edmonton. We  have a mix of hands-on practical workshops, guidedConversation Cafés, art and social events, and a fair showcasing the work of community organizations called the Community Connections Fair.

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Location

Boyle Street Plaza
9538 103A Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB

Green Drinks Edmonton: Shop Local

Nov 6 2014 - 2:00am

From the Local Good:

Green Drinks logo With the leaves turning and pumpkin spice in the air, holidays are around the corner. We hope to lend a helping hand with your shopping lists this year through our next Green Drinks event! Read More

Location

Yellowhead Brewery
10229 105 Street NW
Edmonton , AB

Chasing Net Zero: Edmonton Panel Event

Oct 10 2014 - 1:00am

Join the folks interviewed in the Green Energy Futures' Chasing Net Zero series for a dynamic panel event, and hear the crew tell each of their stories in their own words.

Moderated by Green Energy Futures host David Dodge, the panel will feature:

Location

CN Conference Theatre (5-142, first floor of Building 5)
MacEwan University City Centre Campus
Edmonton , AB

Eco-Solar Home Tour

May 31 2014 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Jun 1 2014 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

From the Eco-Solar Home Tour website:

The 15th annual Eco-Solar Home Tour is coming for TWO DAYS on the weekend of May 31 and June 1, 2014. The tour is absolutely free! You don't need to pre-register but you will need to make your own way to the homes. With 13 homes on the tour it is difficult (but not impossible!) to see them all. There will be 6 different homes open Saturday and 7 open on Sunday. The homes will be open Saturday and Sunday afternoon from noon until 4 pm.

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Location

various locations Edmonton , AB

TWWG Speaker Series: Urban Water Challenges and Solutions for Sustainability

Mar 18 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Presented by Dr. Greg Goss

Drawing on his extensive experience of the challenges related to sustainability issues in urban water supplies, Dr. Greg Goss will describe approaches used in managing potable and waste water and discuss recent trends and scientific research in water treatment and handling. The issue of micro-contaminants in urban waste water will also be addressed drawing on a previous public lecture series entitled "Good Fish Don't Do Drugs". Read More

Location

City Hall - City Room
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton , AB

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