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Energy Saving Ideas - Part 2

This is part 2 of Energy Saving Ideas.  With all of the snow that we have had around Calgary this year, I thought it would be a good idea to go over some of the easy and cost effective ways to reduce your carbon foot print.  What follows are some energy saving ideas that most everyone can implement.  These systems are standard design protocol for our office.

Occupancy Sensors  

An occupancy sensor is a lighting control device that detects occupancy of a space by people and turns the systems on or off automatically, using infrared or ultrasonic technology. Occupancy sensors are typically used to save energy, provide automatic control, and comply with building codes.



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Energy Saving Ideas - Part 1

With all of the snow that we have had around Calgary this year, I thought it would be a good idea to go over some of the easy and cost effective ways to reduce your carbon foot print.  What follows are some energy saving ideas that most everyone can implement.  These systems are standard design for our office.

Outdoor Reset on Heating Boilers

In order to provide accurate indoor temperatures, the heat supply to the building must equal the heat loss from the building. The greatest factor affecting how much heat a building requires is the outdoor temperature. Even in a well-insulated building, heat loss increases as the outdoor temperature falls.

A boiler heating system is typically designed to always operate at the highest temperature possible to match a building's heat loss on the coldest day of the year. Most North American locations have less than 10 days in a year that actually require this high temperature.

 

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Kensington Road Legion Branch partners with Developer

Legion Branch No. 264 on Calgary’s Kensington Road is the latest branch of Canada’s largest veteran support service to secure its long-term future by monetizing valuable land assets, thanks to a unique partnership with Truman Homes.

As the branch prepares to open the doors of its new facility to members, the project team involved says partnerships between asset rich non-profits and developers looking to densify inner-city neighbourhoods are viable and valuable to both parties.

What’s more, Oliver Trutina, vice-president of Truman Development Corp., is “throwing down the gauntlet” to developers in Toronto and Vancouver to “step up and start conversations with other Legion branches and social organizations whose futures depend upon innovative new revenue streams.”

“We’ve looked at other sites and have also been approached by other Legions and non-profits in similar situations across Canada. Right now, I can’t divulge more than that,” he says. “We’re working to make this project a huge success so that others can see what’s possible. We want it to be a beacon.”

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