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Full Title: MIA (Ch.8) Staying Warm (Ep.4) Passive Solar House

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Passive Solar House  

The Atchisons of Edmonton built a house that has used half the energy of a typical Edmonton house over the last 25 years. But there’s many more benefits to these ancient design principles than just saving money.

About Chapter 8: Staying Warm

The Energy and Utilities Board says our natural gas supplies are in decline. Heating fuel is not a luxury in Alberta so this issue hits close to home, literally. What are the new technologies that will keep us warm in future Alberta winters?

About Made-in-Alberta (MIA) Series

Energy, water and climate, these are hot topics for the 21st Century. With conventional fuel reserves running out, water tables running low, and global temperatures running high, 96 percent of Albertans now want new energy solutions. Since 2004, Barb Allard and her Made-in-Alberta team have been finding these solutions and bringing them to community television and the world wide web.

For more information about Made-in-Alberta.

Locations: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Length: 4 min

 Date Produced: November 29, 2008

Production Company: RBCC

Produced in partnership with: Solar Energy Society of Canada, Inc. – Northern Alberta Chapter

Broadcaster: Shaw TV, Capital Region 

Broadcast Shaw TV, Capital Region, November 2008
Uploaded to YouTube, November 2008

Available on DVD? - pending

Executive Producer for RBCC: Barb Allard
Written & Directed: Barb Allard
Expert researcher: Cheryl Atchison, Gordon Howell
Cinematography & DOP: Kyle Schneider, Jeremy Rittwage
Additional camera: Jimmy Bustos
Editor: Kevin Burdett
Phil Stoffer, U.S. Geologicial Survey
Bruce Blacklock
Motion Graphics: Kyle Schneider
Original Music: Garage Band licensed music library 

Interviewees & Experts (in order of appearance):
Rob Harlan, Solar & Energy-efficient Building Expert
Garry Atchison, Meteorologist, Passive Solar Home Owner 
Cheryl Atchison, Passive Solar Home Owner

Additional Thanks to:
Jerry Shaw, Passive Solar Designer and Owner
Ed Moline, Passive Solar Home Designer and Owner
Bruce Donovan, Passive Solar Designer and Owner

Perry Kinkaide, Alberta Council of Advanced Technology
Ernest Siu, Technology Transfer Officer

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