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Mohawk College

The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation retains zero-carbon performance standard

Building produced more energy to than it consumed in 2021 The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation at Mohawk College retained its zero-carbon building (ZCB) performance certification with the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) in 2021, producing more electricity than it used. The college recently received confirmation that Canada’s first zero carbon dually certified building […]

RRC Polytech

The Heavy Vehicle and Equipment Technology Conference: Driving Innovation in Manitoba

In 2019, RRC Polytech’s Vehicle Technology & Energy Centre (VTEC) hosted the inaugural Vehicle Technology Conference. This past December 7 and 8, 2021, VTEC collaborated with industry partner, Vehicle Technology Centre Inc. (VTC), to host the Heavy Vehicle and Equipment Technology Conference at the Victoria Inn & Convention Centre, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The conference showcased […]

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

SAIT to help Kanaka Bar rebuild

Partners launch resilient housing solutions project to assist with rebuild of fire-ravaged Lytton, B.C. region. Kanaka Bar Indian Band, SAIT, Okanagan College, Foresight Canada and Seko Construction have partnered to harness innovation to provide options for the rebuild of a fire-ravaged region in British Columbia. Also known as “T’eqt”aqtn’mux” or “the crossing place people,” the Kanaka […]

RRC Polytech

BETAC is ready to meet the growing need for building air tightness testing

Red River College Polytechnic’s (RRC Polytech) Building Efficiency Technology Access Centre (BETAC) is providing a breath of fresh air these days. Using high-powered fans and specialized equipment, researchers are pressurizing and depressurizing buildings of all sizes to find out where they leak, and help builders, engineers and property owners meet rising standards of energy efficiency. The value […]

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

New $1-million lab helps future workforce ride the wave of water sustainability

Students interested in sustainable water resource management will have the chance to hone their craft in a new $1-million Water and Wastewater Pilot Scale Treatment Lab on SAIT’s main campus. The lab contains the same state-of-the-art equipment found in an operational water treatment facility — scaled down for learning purposes. “Each unit simulates a different […]

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Breakthrough vanadium energy storage system wins Mayor’s Innovation Challenge

As the demand for electrical energy increases, so does the need to find appropriate energy storage solutions. An innovative research project using a vanadium redox battery system could be an answer — and it’s one of the winners of the City of Calgary’s inaugural Mayor’s Innovation Challenge. Developed by the Centre for Energy Research in […]

Red River College

Going electric in the Sub-Arctic: Frontiers North Adventures and Red River College unveil the EV Tundra Buggy

Winnipeg, MB – Today Frontiers North Adventures (Frontiers North) and Red River College (RRC) unveiled a new zero-emission vehicle technology initiative. The Electric Vehicle Tundra Buggy® (EV Tundra Buggy) is a collaborative, proof-of-concept project that oversaw the conversion of a Tundra Buggy in Frontier North’s touring fleet from diesel-powered to battery electric. The EV Tundra […]

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

5 easy ways to model your home after one of the greenest on earth

It’s no secret extensive time, research and resources went into building ” The Confluence” — a home west of Cochrane, Alberta aiming to achieve the world’s highest standard in sustainable building. In partnership with the Molenaar family and homebuilder  Woodpecker European Timber Framing, SAIT’s Green Building Technologies team supported construction of the sustainable dwelling, which also has a positive impact […]

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 […]

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