Virtual Tour – Green Doors Open 2015

Here are video tours of many of the amazing sites that will or may be on the Green Energy Doors Open tour 2015. Check out the video stories from our partners at Green Energy Futures on many of the sites we’re featuring here at Green Energy Doors Open. Take a virtual tour of the sites before you go, or tour the sites you can’t make it to!

 

Concentrated solar thermal in Canada!

Welcome to Canada’s first concentrated solar thermal energy plant in sunny Medicine Hat, Alberta. Discover how “The Gas City” is adding solar and wind to diversify it’s electricity supply in a city endowed with rich fossil fuel resources.

 

The Mosaic Centre is Canada’s first net-zero office building

A net-zero office building is a new wrinkle in the net-zero craze that’s happening in North America.

 

Growing power: Wood waste to energy just makes sense

Whitecourt, Alberta is a forestry town. It has a pulp mill and a saw mill. With those two operations comes a lot of wood waste. We look at how one company got ahead of the curve and instead of just burning it they now turn it into electricity

 

Net-Zero: Go Big or Go Home – A builder pledges all new homes will be net-zero

One homebuilder is planning to build all of their new homes as net-zero ready by 2015. Sound crazy? Hardly. This week we talk to Bijan Mannani, COO of Landmark Group of Builders about their “big hairy audacious goal” of building all of their new homes net-zero ready by next year.

 

Ban the beehive: Why wood waste to energy is a no-brainer

Whitecourt, Alberta is a forestry town. It has a pulp mill and a saw mill. With those two operations comes a lot of wood waste. We look at how one company got ahead of the curve and instead of just burning it they now turn it into electricity.

 

Landfill gas – Turning trash into cash – How Edmonton’s old dump powers 4,600 homes

Most everyone views their trips to the dump as a once-or-twice a year chore. It’s in, out and home again with hardly a thought given to the place you just dumped your old couch or leftovers from your kitchen renovation. But landfills are quickly becoming centres of innovation when it comes to turning what we throw away into energy. Edmonton has had a landfill gas operation since 1992 and it was the first in Western Canada to turn old garbage into a new resource.