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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 […]

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 […]

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