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Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Mitigating flood risks with drone technology

It’s been eight years since the flow of the Bow River peaked at 2,400 cubic metres per second — eight times its regular flow rate. Calgary’s June 2013 flood is no doubt one for the history books, costing the province approximately $5 billion. The city’s infrastructure alone saw an estimated $409 million in damages. A good defense […]

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

How green does your garden grow?

Put on your shades and grab a spade — it’s officially gardening season in Alberta. You might be eager to get those seeds in the ground, but a little planning can go a long way in making your outdoor space more eco-friendly. When it comes to creating “greener” yards, Hayley Puppato — project coordinator with  SAIT’s […]

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Student capstone tees up eco-friendly golf course design

Just off Highway 1A, west of Calgary and towards the Canadian Rockies, sits the National Golf and Country Club at Golden Royale Springs, Alberta’s first environmentally friendly golf course — or it could, one day. A group of SAIT students turned grads — Kyle Shave, Jiayu Wang, Craig Nelson and David Weisbrot — designed the […]

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Good bones: Eco-friendly home wins 2021 Prairie Wood Design Award

“The Confluence,” an eco-friendly home in the foothills of southern Alberta, has won a 2021 Prairie Wood Design Award from Alberta Wood WORKS!. The three-level, 2,238 square-foot dwelling claimed top spot in the Residential Wood Design category. When SAIT, Woodpecker European Timber Framing and an Alberta family set out to build one of the greenest homes on earth, they […]

Red River College

RRC celebrates Earth Day with upcoming installation of new-to-North America sustainable technology

Winnipeg, MB – Red River College (RRC) is leading the way on the use of solar energy-conducting technology, providing opportunities for students and local construction firms to grow their skillsets. Next week, electrical and building envelope crews will begin the installation of approximately 404 Kromatix Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPVs) – the first of its kind in […]

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

SAIT – Building one of the greenest homes on earth

SAIT’s Green Building Technologies, Woodpecker European Timber Framing and an Alberta family have partnered to construct a one-of-a-kind home in the foothills of southern Alberta — one that produces more energy than it uses, captures water on site and creates a positive impact on its people and environment. Together, they hope “The Confluence” will be the […]

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

SAIT – Virtual reality brings water management to life

Hear the words “virtual reality” and you might think video games, like Pokémon GO or Beat Saber. At SAIT, virtual reality is a tool for learning, it’s used to expand knowledge, dial up comprehension and boost confidence. Using virtual reality, students in SAIT’s Integrated Water Management program take virtual tours, practice critical skills, such as measuring the […]

Algonquin College Working Toward a Holistic Version of Sustainability

Thirteen years after becoming the first college in Canada to sign on to the Talloires Declaration, an international agreement that includes a ten-point action plan for incorporating sustainability and environmental literacy into teaching, research, operations and outreach at colleges and universities, Algonquin College took stock of where it stands in its sustainability goals at the […]

Mohawk College

Creating one million jobs requires co-operation

In its September 2020 Speech from the Throne, the Federal government committed to making “the largest investment in Canadian history in training for workers.” That investment will be crucial to achieving the ambitious Federal goal of creating over one million jobs in order to restore employment to pre-pandemic levels. Simply put, achieving that goal will require cooperation between governments, educators, and industry. […]

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