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Ottawa Energy Management Case Studies Project

Ottawa Energy Management Case Studies Project

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: Sustainable Eastern Ontario

Timeline for Completion: Started 2018 Ongoing

Objective:

Through production of the case studies, and targeted outreach to similar organizations, we hope to celebrate the steps already taken towards sustainability by municipal departments, transit services, hospitals, and others, as well as ensure that further steps continue be taken.

The benefits of improving energy management go beyond sustainability to include cost savings, increased safety and comfort, and public health benefits, but the perceived complexity and expense of these projects is often a barrier for organizations taking action, or even realizing they could take action. We hope that by raising awareness about practical projects that are already underway or have been completed, in combination with concrete information regarding cost, payback time, and incentive programs, we can tilt the balance towards action for many others.

Case Studies: Entire Booklet (all 20 studies):
http://sustainableeasternontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/SEO_Ottawas_Energy_Outlook_20_Energy_Management_Case_Studies_2018_Reduced_SizeRED.compressed.pdf

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Help Secure Affordable Housing Near Rapid Transit

Help Secure Affordable Housing Near Rapid Transit

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Healthy Transportation Coalition

Timeline for Completion: Start 2018

Objective:

More than 40,000 families in Ottawa do not have housing they can afford. National trends indicate that housing costs increase near rapid transit hubs. The City’s plan to expand the Light Rail Transit system causes concern for an increase in housing costs where modest income populations are at a disadvantage. Affordable, inclusive, and equitable Transit-Oriented Development is needed to foster safe and healthy communities, people, and a strong economy. With your help, we can make this issue a City Council priority.

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Stage 2 Rail – East, West & South. Let’s Build it Together.

Stage 2 Rail - East, West & South. Let's Build it Together.

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Start 2019 to 2023

Objective:

Stage 2 will change the way we move around Ottawa. Think about it: 44 kilometres of rail and 24 new stations. That means shorter commutes, cleaner air, and a stronger economy.

You will be able to get on a train as far east as Trim Road, travel traffic-free through the downtown tunnel, and arrive as far west as Algonquin College or Moodie. If you’re coming from the south, Stage 2 will extend the existing O-Train Trillium Line to Riverside South, while adding stations along the way at Walkley and Gladstone, along with a link that will take you all the way to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport.

Upon completion in 2023, Stage 2 will bring 70% of residents within five kilometres of rail.

We need to stay ahead of the gridlock being experienced in other cities. With Ottawa projected to grow to 1.14 million people by 2031, we need to make sure the nation’s capital continues to be one of the best places in the world to live and work.

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“Northern Nomad” tiny house – Net-Zero Energy Footprint

“Northern Nomad” tiny house - Net-Zero Energy Footprint

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 3 – Design)

Organization: Carleton University – Faculty of Engineering and Design

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

“The primary purpose of this project is to build an energy and water autonomous house. “Northern Nomad” tiny house demonstrates how an Ottawa-based home can have a net-zero energy footprint and on-site water generation.

The innovative 220-square-foot house started as a fourth-year capstone class project. The home uses state-of-the-art technology to ensure optimal efficiency and helps to sustain itself by storing solar power and collecting atmospheric water.

The house is equipped with sensors and monitors which researchers will use it to collect data and perform energy research over the next few years.

Video can be found on You Tube:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/qBhCpIsOgHo

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The Log Farm Farmers Market – A Farmers Market on a Farm

The Log Farm Farmers Market - A Farmers Market on a Farm

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: The Log Farm

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

Welcome to The Log Farm Farmers Market. We are situated in the west end of the city (670 Cedarview Rd) . Established in 2017 our second year (2018) is going to be even better. Set on the grounds of The Log Farm (www.thelogfarm.com), it is a beautiful setting and we think perfect for a farmers market. We have a wide variety of vendors, so please check out our vendors page in the menu. Plenty of free parking as well.

OPEN SATURDAYS 9AM-2PM FROM MAY 12TH THROUGH OCTOBER 13TH

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Wakefield Market – A local producers’ market for farmers and artisans

Wakefield Market - A local producers' market for farmers and artisans

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Wakefield Market

Timeline for Completion: Started 1997 Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

There must be something about the natural beauty around Wakefield, which inspires farmers and artisans alike to create exceptional things from the region’s natural surroundings. Whether you’re looking for delectable local ingredients to fill your pantry, or stunning works of art, the Wakefield Market has it all.

Open Saturdays, 9am to 1pm, from May 19 to October 20, at the Centre Wakefield La Pêche, 38 Chemin de la Vallée de Wakefield

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Carp Farmers’ Market – Fresher by a Country Smile!

Carp Farmers’ Market - Fresher by a Country Smile!

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Carp Farmers’ Market

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

We are the largest producer-based Farmers’ Market in Eastern Ontario and are used as a model for other Ontario markets.

Join Us: Saturdays May to October 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Carp Fairgrounds, 3790 Carp Road

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National Launch of Love Food Hate Waste in Canada

National Launch of Love Food Hate Waste in Canada

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 7 – Waste, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Love Food Hate Waste Canada

Project Start Date: July 2018Ongoing

Objective:

A national Love Food Hate Waste campaign launched today, which aims to change Canadians’ behaviours around food and dramatically reduce the significant amount of food wasted across the country every day.

Love Food Hate Waste is here to help us all make the most of the food we love.

Waste-Free Summer Produce Guide
The abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers’ markets and in grocery store makes it easy to enjoy healthy, delicious produce all summer long. Use our waste-free summer produce guide to store your fruits and veggies so they stay fresh, and learn to freeze or use up what you don’t eat right away.
https://lovefoodhatewaste.ca/keep-it-fresh/produce-guide/

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Flora Footbridge – Linking Old Ottawa South, Old Ottawa East and the Glebe Neighbourhoods

Flora Footbridge - Linking Old Ottawa South, Old Ottawa East and the Glebe Neighbourhoods

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Summer 2019

Objective:

Flora Footbridge has been chosen as the name for the new crossing being built between the Glebe and Old Ottawa East. Council on Wednesday (July 11, 2018) was unanimous in voting to name the bridge after the late Flora MacDonald, who represented Kingston as an MP in the 1970s and 1980s and lived in the area where the bridge will be located. She died in 2015. MacDonald, the first female foreign minister, was considered a bridge-builder in her career as a politician and humanitarian.

This project provides the missing link in an east-west cycling route through the city; provides a safe shortcut that will save people huge amounts of walking travel time over the course of a year; offsets the impact of the City’s planned intensification of the midtown area by making non-motorized transport much easier; and builds the customer base for businesses in the midtown area.

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Greystone Village awarded LEED® ND v4 SILVER

Greystone Village awarded LEED® ND v4 SILVER

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 3 – Design, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Regional Group and partner eQ Homes – Greystone Village

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Regional Group’s Greystone Village has been awarded LEED® ND v4 SILVER, the first project in Ontario to be achieve this designation. LEED® ND v4 SILVER has been achieved to date by only eight projects in North America, three of them in Canada.

Greystone Village achieved LEED for Neighborhood certification for implementing practical and measurable environmental strategies and solutions via:
•sustainable site development
•wetland conservation,
•wildlife habitat restoration
•sustainable landscape design,
•preservation of historic buildings
•walkability and vehicle-restricted areas
•access to transit, and overall connectivity and interactivity with the surrounding communities

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