Feb. 4, 2010
1. “Energizing NetZero” (4
Riverdale NetZero utilizes four forms of solar energy and a
super-efficient design to create a house that will have zero net carbon
emissions over time. Edmonton celebrates as we raise the bar for
Canadian building standards.
2. NEW: Made-in-Alberta – Mandate Feb
Energy, water and climate - these are hot topics for the 21st Century.
In 2007, 96 percent of Albertans said they personally believe in new
energy solutions. Barb Allard and her Made-in-Alberta team have a proven
track record of investigating and sharing this growing movement in their
home province in Canada. You may not know that, with your help, she is
also developing a free-enterprise model for sharing new energy stories
from around the world.
Extreme Energy Efficiency – The Nuts and Bolts of a Better Building
Solar Seminar Repeat - February 22, 7:00 to 9:00 at Grant MacEwan
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. Peter Amerongen and
Adam Larson return to share detailed tips and techniques on how to do
this without breaking the bank. Please note we are back at Grant MacEwan
University for the rest of the Season: CN Theatre, Room 5-142. Come at
6:30 for snacks and a warm, solar meet and greet. For more info visit:
Barb’s Field Notes: Forecasting the new energy transition
a look at “Energizing
NetZero”. In a segment from the opening ceremony in Sept 2008. Mayor
Mandel says he hopes that Riverdale NetZero will inspire many local
builders to offer more energy efficient, renewable energy housing in
Edmonton. Less than two years later, based on the large crowds turning
up at the Solar Seminars and my growing collection of business cards, he
may have been right on the money.
We can’t offer money, but if you can guess all four types of solar
energy that are utilized in Riverdale NetZero we will give you a fun
Made-in-Alberta gift package. Email or phone in your answer.
Please also have a look at the Made-in-Alberta mandate. It’s what I
would call a first draft – needs work. However, we put it on the web
site as a first introduction to what’s happening behind the scenes here
at RBCC and where we are going. The Made-in-Alberta project is, to my
knowledge, unique. We strive to blend the strength of community
broadcasting, the resilience of independent media, the beauty of media
arts, the purity of social activism, and the practicality of a small
business. I would like your feedback.
Made-in-Alberta is a media project designed specifically for this age of
new energy transition. The proto-type is basically complete, and we’re
moving on to the next stage. If you are on this email list, then you had
a hand in its creation and continue to play a role in its growth. More
on this to come ...
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