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Playground for Children of All Abilities – Health

Playground for Children of All Abilities - Health

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

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Sustainability Tour Site

Objective:

This large playground in Brewer Park provides outdoor fun for children with physical, developmental, cognitive, learning, hearing or visual disabilities and impairments. Other children like it too. There are also shaded areas to take a break out of the sun.

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Children’s Garden at Robert Legget Park

Children's Garden at Robert Legget Park

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 5 – Food, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Sustainable Living Ottawa East

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Sustainability Tour Site

Objective:

Children design and operate this garden that features organic food, perennial plants, shrubs and trees. They create elaborate signs for their individual plants, while adults help with some of the heavier work and organize group activities. A colourful picket fence surrounding the garden makes it very easy to find.

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Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) Building

Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) Building

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

Organization: University of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Sustainability Tour Site

Objective:

Completed in 2012 to house the Faculty of Social Sciences, the university’s newest tower is environmentally friendly with a heat-recovery system (the building does not need to be heated unless the temperature goes below -17°C) that won the building a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification of “gold”.

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Corktown Footbridge

Corktown Footbridge

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

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Sustainability Tour Site

Objective:

The Corktown Footbridge takes pedestrians and cyclists across the historic Rideau Canal, the world’s longest skating rink in winter. The bridge connects the Rideau Canal’s Eastern and Western Pathways, which are important cycling and walking paths.

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Major’s Hill Park – Sense of Place

Major's Hill Park - Sense of Place

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: National Capital Commission

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Sustainability Tour Site

Objective:

Major’s Hill Park is Ottawa’s oldest park, formally established in 1875, and covering just over five hectares in the heart of the capital. A large lawn forms the centre of the park. Many of the walkways surrounding the lawn offer views out over the Rideau Canal and the Ottawa River.

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OC Transpo Garage LED Retrofit

OC Transpo Garage LED Retrofit

(Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: OC Transpo & Energy Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Completed 2012

Objective:

OC Transpo, the transit service provider for Ottawa, Canada, has cut its lighting costs by 43 percent at its St. Laurent garage, following an LED retrofit by Energy Ottawa.

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Moose Creek Landfill Generating Facility – Methane Gas to Energy

Moose Creek Landfill Generating Facility - Methane Gas to Energy

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Energy Ottawa and partner Integrated Gas Recovery Services Inc

Timeline for Completion: Completed 2013 Ongoing

Objective:

Landfill gas-to-energy generating plants turn landfill gas from decomposing waste into electricity. The new facility at Moose Creek generates enough green electricity to power 4,000 homes and divert more than 100,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions from being released into the atmosphere.

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Trail Road Landfill Generating Facility – Gas to Energy

Trail Road Landfill Generating Facility - Gas to Energy

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Energy Ottawa in partner with Integrated Gas Recovery Services Inc.

Timeline for Completion: Completed 2007 Ongoing

Objective:

The Trail Road Landfill Gas to Energy Facility converts landfill gas at the City of Ottawa’s Trail
Road Landfill site into 5 MW of renewable “green” power. This is enough power to serve 5,000
Ottawa homes.

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