Built Environment

Jane’s Walk: Downtown Sustainability Stroll

May 2 2015 - 6:00pm

Are you looking for an opportunity to get to know your city a little bit better? How about a unique way to learn more about sustainability and Edmonton’s efforts at becoming an environmentally friendly low carbon city? Here's your chance.

You'll meet Robyn Webb from City Environmental Strategies Section in the City Room for the Downtown Sustainability Stroll Jane’s Walk. Read more about Jane’s Walk: Downtown Sustainability Stroll

Location

City Hall - City Room (bottom of stairs to Council Chambers)
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton , AB

Solar Drinks

Mar 25 2015 - 11:00pm to Mar 26 2015 - 1:00am

Solar Drinks is an opportunity to network, meet people in the solar industry and enjoy a meal or a drink before SESA seminars. Solar Drinks will take place in the back room at the classic Mercer Tavern (10363 104 St.) two blocks from MacEwan University's CN Theatre, the site of the seminars. Come enjoy some good conversation and nourishment before the seminar. Read more about Solar Drinks

Location

Mercer Tavern
10363 104 Street NW
Edmonton , AB

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

Location

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

Read more about Chasing Net Zero: Edmonton Panel Event>

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.

Read more about Eco-Solar Home Tour>

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 about TWWG Speaker Series: Urban Water Challenges and Solutions for Sustainability

Location

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

Net Zero Building Design— Finding the Sweet Spot

Jan 23 2014 - 2:00am

A Green Builders Forum

  • Peter Amerongen - Habitat Studio
  • Dave Turnbull - Landmark Group
  • Stuart Fix - Senior Sustainability Engineer, City of Edmonton
  • Moderated by Brandy Burdeniuk - EcoAmmo

Read more about Net Zero Building Design— Finding the Sweet Spot

Location

MacEwan University - CN Theatre Rm. 5-142
10700 104 Avenue NW (105 Street Building)
Edmonton , AB

Green Drinks Edmonton — Alternative Energy

Feb 6 2014 - 2:00am

From the Local Good website:

The Local Good’s own Green Drinks Edmonton returns with the first event of 2014! This month the theme is alternative energy. We’ll bring together local experts on energy issues to discuss the two (or three!) perspectives sides of energy issues. The evening will host a series of bar-table debates on key topics. Guests will be invite to sit-in, participate and meander from one electifying debate to another.

Read more about Green Drinks Edmonton — Alternative Energy

Location

Yellowhead Brewery
10229 105 Street NW
Edmonton , AB

SESA Seminar: Alberta Solar PV Performance - The Real Scoop

Nov 14 2013 - 2:00am

Speaker: Gordon Howell, P.Eng, Howell-Mayhew Engineering

Solar electricity is growing by leaps and bounds in Alberta.  Some reports suggest that solar electricity is cheaper now than grid electricity.  Are you thinking about a solar-electric system on your own house? Read more about SESA Seminar: Alberta Solar PV Performance - The Real Scoop

Location

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

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