Built Environment

SESA Seminar Series: Net Zero Energy Buildings— How Are They Working?

Jan 26 2012 - 2:00am

A panel discussion with designers and builders.

Free refreshments. Free discussion.

Are net zero energy houses really net zero? Northern Alberta has at least eight net zero homes. Some of them have been in operation for two years. We now have some preliminary data. Are our energy performance modeling tools sufficiently accurate? What more do we need to do to optimize the design? What improvements are possible? What new technologies are becoming available? The Solar Energy Society of Alberta is bringing together a distinguished panel of builders and designers to look at how we are doing and where we are headed in our quest to build completely self sufficient buildings in our Northern climate. Read more about SESA Seminar Series: Net Zero Energy Buildings— How Are They Working?

Location

CN Theatre Room 5-142
Grant MacEwan University — City Centre Campus
Edmonton , AB

SESA Seminar Series: A Commercial Net Zero Remodel

Dec 8 2011 - 2:00am to 3:30am

A seminar by Warren Sarauer — Chair, Solar Energy Society of Alberta

How do you take a building whose business purpose is no longer viable due to market conditions and transform it into what will be the future in buildings - a carbon neutral footprint in a NetZero energy building? Business owner Warren Sarauer will offer a step-by-step portrait of the process of taking a fifty year old building and renovating it to the highest standards in energy efficiency without a sacrifice to function or aesthetics. Read more about SESA Seminar Series: A Commercial Net Zero Remodel

Location

CN Theatre Room 5-142
Grant MacEwan University — City Centre Campus
Edmonton , AB

Health Canada's Hazardcheck

Oct 29 2011 - 4:00pm to Oct 30 2011 - 9:00pm
Nov 5 2011 - 4:00pm to Nov 6 2011 - 10:00pm

Time: 10am-3pm

Did you know? Canadians spend an average of 90% of their time indoors, so it’s important that our homes are safe and healthy places to live. At the Hazardcheck event, a Summerhill Impact representative will provide information on health risks that may be present in your home, such as carbon monoxide, radon, lead and mould, and their potential health impacts. For more information, and a list of store locations near you, visit: www.summerhillgroup.ca/hazardcheck. Read more about Health Canada's Hazardcheck

Locations

Select Home Depot locations Edmonton , AB
Select Home Depot locations Calgary , AB

Green Building & Solar Tour

Oct 15 2011 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm

Thanks to Gordon Howell of Howell-Mayhew Engineering for pointing us to this open house opportunity

We have invested literally hundreds of hours into this learning curve and have networked with some of the most knowledgeable people in the sustainable building industry in Alberta. On Saturday, October 15th, we will be opening our home to the public to come and meet some of these forward thinking people and learn some of the many ways we can live a greener, healthier, more sustainable life. Read more about Green Building & Solar Tour

Location

Spruce Grove , AB

Passive House Design & Construction Training Course

Sep 12 2011 - 6:00am to Sep 16 2011 - 6:00am

Join us for our 2011 Passive House Training Course in Calgary, AB September 12-16, 2011.  Each course is a challenging and intensive full week of instruction, and is aimed at Canadian building professionals who have a passion to learn the art of Passive House design, the world’s leading standard in low‐energy, sustainable construction. This is the only course in North America based on the 2010 international Passive House training program (CEPH). We work in collaboration with the Passivhaus Institut in Germany, the world authority on this type of construction, and with the international Passive House community. Read more about Passive House Design & Construction Training Course

Location

CMHC Office
Suite 200, 1000 7 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB

Eco Solar Home Tour

Jun 4 2011 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

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!

When is the Tour?   

The Tour is on Saturday June 4th, from noon to 4 pm. You will be able to soak up the first-hand experience of homeowners and other experts with a wide variety of energy and water resource-saving technologies in new construction and retrofit applications. Read more about Eco Solar Home Tour

Location

various locations Edmonton , AB

Living in the Natural Environment 2011

Feb 4 2011 - 11:00pm to Feb 5 2011 - 4:00am

The M.D. of Bighorn is again presenting Living in the Natural Environment on Friday February 4, 2011.

This year’s event will be at the Cochrane RancheHouse from 4-9pm. As we have in the past, the Hall of Vision has been rented to provide an opportunity for non-profit organizations like yours to showcase their work and provide resources at no cost to your organization.

If you haven’t been to Living in the Natural Environment before, here are a few details: Read more about Living in the Natural Environment 2011

Location

Cochrane RancheHouse
Cochrane , AB

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