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First 'off-grid' workplace unveiled in Edmonton

CTV Edmonton Summary The first office ever to exist off the electrical grid in Edmonton is open for business. Effect Home Builders, a Holmes Approved Homes builder, turned an old apartment building into one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the city. “This project is very...


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Some Edmonton city councillors questioning Blatchford needs more money

Scott Johnston, Global News Summary A new report released just prior to Edmonton City Council’s utilities committee meeting Thursday calls for another $52 million to be invested in Blatchford’s district energy system. That investment would be on top of the $115 million that appears in the...


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Edmonton’s Blatchford development to be a leader in sustainability

Mona Saeed, Journal of Commerce BLATCHFORD — Envisioned as a carbon neutral community using 100 per cent renewable energy, the Blatchford development in Edmonton will include two residential areas on the east and west sides, a town centre, an 80-acre central park and a civic plaza connecting...


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Edmonton: Building a more sustainable future across Canada

Conference & Meetings World Summary Barb Stuhl-Smith, the business development account manager at Edmonton Tourism, explores how Edmonton is building a more sustainable future by fostering alternative energy innovation across Canada. With over 2,300 hours of sun per year, solar energy as...


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Edmonton to receive $878 million for transit projects under federal-provincial deal

Elise Stolte, Edmonton Journal Sandra Jansen, Alberta Minister of Infrastructure (left) and Amarjeet Sohi, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, sign a bilateral agreement that will provide more than $3.3 billion in federal funding for infrastructure at the Edmonton Transit...


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Reduce or reuse? Edmonton aims for both in new downtown energy scheme

Elise Stolte, Edmonton Journal The sun shines through steam as it rises high above the roofline of the London District Energy building. CRAIG GLOVER / CRAIG GLOVER/THE LONDON FREE PRE Summary An expert citizens’ panel just saved the city from what could have been a major...


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Alberta town hopes to pull new kind of energy from old gas well

Bob Weber, The Canadian Press, CBC News Summary There are no commercial geothermal plants currently operating in Alberta, but new research is exploring that possibility. (Canadian Press) An Alberta town is planning to pull a different kind of energy from the abandoned oil and gas...


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Airport redevelopment project taking off

Sharon Crowther, The Globe and Mail August 4, 2017 Summary Edmonton’s Blatchford project has been plagued by delays, but the heavy equipment is finally at work. It aims to set the bar for carbon-neutral living in Canada and Blatchford , a 217-hectare development on the site of the...


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Federal Infrastructure Bank Could Boost District Energy Projects

Gordon Kent, Edmonton Sun June 3, 2017 Summary The new federal infrastructure bank might help Edmonton finance district energy projects being explored for downtown and Blatchford, Mayor Don Iveson says. The Crown corporation is still being developed, but with $35-billion in federal government...