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Riverdale Netzero Part One: Building Net-zero Video Info

Full Title: MIA (Ch.10) Eco-buildings (Ep.3) Riverdale NetZero Part One: Building Net-zero

Short Title and Description:
Building NetZero  

Riverdale NetZero collects an equivalent amount of energy from the sun as the homes and occupants use over the course of a year. In part one of our special feature, more than half of this achievement comes from the building design.

About Chapter 10: Eco-buildings

Environmentally friendly buildings enhance the collection and storage of heat and light, making the need for purchased energy almost nil. New materials and design strategies are being innovated right here in Alberta. What will the homes and public buildings of the future look like?

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, visit

Locations: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Length: 4 min

Date Produced: March 2009

Production Company: RBCC

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

Broadcaster: Shaw TV, Capital Region

Uploaded to RBCC WebTV, March 2009
Broadcast Shaw TV, Capital Region, March 2009
Uploaded to YouTube, March 2009 

Available on DVD? - pending

Executive Producer for RBCC: Barb Allard
Written & Directed: Barb Allard
Cinematography & DOP: Ric Gustavsen, Kyle Schneider, Jimmy Bustos, Jeremy Rittwage
Editor: Jeremy Rittwage
3-D Animation: Peter Amerongen
Motion Graphics: Kyle Schneider
Music: Final Cut Studio Pro music library 

Interviewees & Experts (in order of appearance):
Peter Amerongen, Habitat Design Studios

Additional Thanks to:
Gordon Howell, Solar Engineer

Tags: Edmonton Alberta Riverdale net zero passive solar efficient energy environment equilibrium green eco clean diy independent climate global warming peak new future

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