Category: Environment

Blatchford District Energy Sharing System 2018 Progress

Yes, Blatchford is a statement. A big part of that statement is putting an emphasis on a more sustainable lifestyle, but how will we help residents do this? With its vision of being one of the world’s largest sustainable communities, how residents and businesses receive their energy is a huge component to reaching that sustainable…

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Solar in a box: Seacan project makes solar energy portable for remote industrial sites

NAIT grads bring seacan solar array to Blatchford redevelopment Csilla Harsasi turns student project into new career in alternative energy Driving across the abandoned pavement at the Blatchford redevelopment, it’s easy to forget this sprawling former airport is located in the heart of Edmonton. Just past the fleet of earth-movers, round the pickup parking area…

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Sustainable management of water

Blatchford has the unique opportunity to build environmental sustainability into the community’s infrastructure from the ground up. This means that the cornerstones of sustainability — energy, water, transportation — are all being thoughtfully designed to reduce environmental impact. We have already shared part of our energy strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the community,…

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September 2016 Construction Update

Construction of the first of two stormwater ponds in Blatchford is well underway. Last year, the south pond was excavated, and construction crews are now installing the inlets and outlet to the pond as well as the storm sewer line that will connect to existing sewer lines outside of Blatchford. Why does Blatchford need stormwater…

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