Posts Categorized: 2017

Sustainability Program

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Located on the shores of one of the world’s most picturesque lakes, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is tasked with minimizing its impact on the environment it inhabits. Through innovative practices and employee engagement, the hotel rises above and beyond expectations, becoming a role model for the hotel industry around the globe.

Some of the initiatives at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise include: an extensive recycling ...

NAIT Boreal Research Institute

NAIT

Boreal Research Institute (BRI) was initiated in 1996 as a post-secondary – forest industry research partnership. Today, BRI has expanded to 14 industrial partners, five industry sectors; 11 research collaborators, and a wide range of field trials across the boreal region; including Shell Canada Limited (Peace River oil sands), West Fraser (Blue Ridge), Apache Canada Ltd. (Zama oil field), ConocoPhillips Canada (Surmount) and Imperial Oil (Cold Lake oil ...

Bullfrog Power

Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, offers individuals and businesses clean, renewable energy solutions. By choosing Bullfrog Power’s green energy, Canadians can reduce their environmental impact, support the development of new, community-based renewable energy projects across the country and help transition Canada to a cleaner, healthier future. Together with its customers, Bullfrog is helping to reshape the energy landscape in Canada. When homes or businesses sign up ...

Regional Industry Caribou Collaboration

Devon Canada

Boreal woodland caribou populations are listed as “threatened” under Canada’s Species At Risk Act. In Alberta, their large ranges also overlap with significant oil, gas and timber resources. Due to their wide-ranging nature, caribou recovery requires a coordinated approach, implemented at the caribou range scale, to be most effective. The Regional Industry Caribou Collaboration (RICC) is a group of energy and forestry companies operating in the Cold Lake ...

Alternative Energy Technology Program

NAIT

NAIT’s Alternative Energy Technology program was launched in 2011 with the goal of developing highly skilled, specialized workers to fill roles in Alberta’s nascent renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. The interdisciplinary program focuses on technical design and project development in areas as diverse as solar PV, biorefining, geothermal and energy management. Based on these bedrock technologies, students are able to create hybrid systems tailored to both the ...

Advancing Environmental and Energy Education in Alberta

Alberta Council for Environmental Education (ACEE)

 

The Alberta Council for Environmental Education (ACEE), a non-profit with charitable status, just celebrated the end of its first decade. Their mission is to work in collaboration with others to advance environmental education in Alberta. In 2005, they engaged the community across Alberta who created the “Framework to Advance Environmental Education in Alberta,” which provided a blueprint for ACEE’s work: annual provincial environmental education conferences ...

Mattress Recycling

Re-Matt

Mattresses take up huge amounts of space in landfills and cannot be compressed because the metal springs are very hard on landfill equipment. Mattresses have a compaction rate 400% less than regular garbage and they can take decades to decompose, causing additional strain on landfills. Generally, each mattress contains steel springs, foam, wood, felt and cotton. Re-Matt has found a solution. The first company in Alberta offering mattress-recycling ...

Leading By Example

Devon Tim Horton's

Devon Tim Hortons owner Brian Hicks and his staff have moved his business forward, taking on innovative, significant local initiatives to reduce his restaurant’s environmental footprint through the diversion of as much material as possible from the landfill. He has championed these actions locally, and has gone above and beyond to communicate the positive outcomes within Tim Hortons corporation to influence other restaurants to adopt similar initiatives and ...

Worthington Water Closet

Worthington Construction Ltd

Worthington Construction Ltd. (WCo.), which has been providing construction services in the residential, industrial and agricultural sectors since 1979, is expanding its business offerings by developing and manufacturing an innovative, off-grid, portable washroom product, the Worthington Water Closet (WWC). The WWC is uniquely designed and uses multiple sustainable-building technologies, including desiccating bio-digester technology, rainwater harvesting, solar-thermal heating, solar electricity and battery storage, and pre-manufactured envelope techniques for increased ...

Decentralised Energy Canada

In 2001, Alberta’s electricity market fully deregulated. Industry saw an opportunity for Decentralised Energy (DE) to substantially reduce emissions, energy costs and system losses while diversifying Alberta’s economy and creating jobs. In response, a small group of stakeholders established Decentralised Energy Canada (DEC) to connect and support businesses in the DE industry and to drive a paradigm shift from a carbon intensive, centralised energy system to a cleaner, ...