Sustainable Infrastructure

Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative (APGCI)- Saskatoon

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Doug Wakabayashi, Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation
Email address of primary contact person: 
doug.wakabayashi@gov.sk.ca
Describe the project (This description appears in your map point. Insert a photo if you choose by selecting the "tree" icon): 

Two projects, totalling $20 million in APGCI funding, are being undertaken by the City of Saskatoon. Two freeway interchange projects will be at Lorne Avenue and Circle Drive, and at Idylwyld Freeway and Circle Drive. These projects will complement the proposed South River Crossing, which will provide a bypass link between the southeast and northwest parts of the city. The projects will also improve access to the Canadian National Railway's (CN) intermodal freight terminal located in Southwest Saskatoon, and facilitate Saskatchewan shippers' participation in Asia-Pacific trade.

The local community will benefit from these projects, which will improve traffic flow, create jobs and improve the quality of life of local residents. These upgrades will have numerous benefits for both the public and trade traffic, including reduced congestion and vehicle emissions, as well as fewer travel delays for trucks crossing the city to access the CN intermodal terminal.

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

Press Release on May 24, 2007 - the project is ongoing

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative, APGCI, Saskatoon, freeway interchange, CN Rail, intermodal freight terminal
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

The Government of Canada and the Province of Saskatchewan released a statement to the public on May 24, 2007 and is available for viewing at http://www.tc.gc.ca/mediaroom/releases/nat/2007/07-gc020e.htm

What level of education does this project address?: 
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)

YouthBuild Saskatchewan Green Affordable Housing Program

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Douglas Morrison
Email address of primary contact person: 
dmorrison@advantage.coop
Describe the project (This description appears in your map point. Insert a photo if you choose by selecting the "tree" icon): 

The objective of this project is to increase the availability of affordable green housing in the Province and the number of youth entering the building trades and industry. This will be achieved by forming regional housing partnerships to coordinate the building of new housing. YouthBuild is working with partner organizations, including the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST), to design very energy efficient housing. One goal is to reduce the energy required to heat the houses to 30 percent of the current houses built in Saskatchewan. A second goal is to generate thermal energy through passive and active solar techniques. Geothermal energy is also being evaluated. When appropriate, electricity will be generated using small wind turbines and solar photovoltaic panels. To reduce the cost of materials and labour to build the homes, the project is evaluating the use of prefabricated panels. YouthBuild Saskatchewan is working with the Carlton Trail Regional College to pilot a Production Line Building course. YouthBuild Interns from SIAST will assist in the design of the affordable homes.

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

Began June 2007; Ongoing.

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
YouthBuild, green housing, affordable housing, energy efficiency, youth employment, building trades
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Formal and Informal.

What level of education does this project address?: 
Post-secondary institution
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)
Project sponsors/funders: 

These houses will be financed through conventional mortgages and Provincial housing loans.

Saskatchewan Home Energy Improvement Program (SHEIP)

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Saskatchewan Housing Corporation
Email address of primary contact person: 
Not Applicable
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The SHEIP program provides financial assistance to low- and moderate-income homeowners to assist with the cost of energy efficient upgrades to their homes. The program offers a maximum non-repayable grant of $4000 in southern Saskatchewan and $4700 in northern Saskatchewan.

To meet eligibility criteria you must:

- have a gross annual household income below the Household Income Limits (HILs)

- occupy the property as your principal residence for more than six months of the year

- maintain legal ownership of the property

Eligible Upgrades:

-  Energy STAR High Efficiency Furnace or Energy STAR Mid-efficient oil furnace (northern clients) 

- Insulation

- Draft-proofing (caulking, weather stripping materials, foam inserts, foam tape, expansion foam, and door sweeps

- Repairs completed prior to written approval from Saskatchewan Housing Corporation do not qualify

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

Ongoing.

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
SHEIP, Saskatchewan Housing Corporation, energy efficient upgrades, financial assistance,
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Informal - Material available for viewing at www.socialservices.gov.sk.ca/housing.

What level of education does this project address?: 
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)

Engineering Education for Sustainability Initiative (EESI)

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Dr. Garth Pickard, Professor
Email address of primary contact person: 
garth.pickard@uregina.ca
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Cleanfield Energy Corporation and the University of Regina have recently signed a non-disclosure research agreement which links Cleanfield Energy Corporation, McMaster University and the University of Regina together to research and test alternative wind technologies. Cleanfield Energy Corporation believes that University of Regina will build on current research through systems engineering practice and social impact studies.

Shamrock Energy Systems Limited in conjunction with Cleanfield Energy Corporation is focused on the distribution of innovative and affordable solutions for clean, renewable energy. Through the collaborative effort linking the RCE Saskatchewan, the University of Regina and Cleanfield Energy Corporation the goal is to contribute to Saskatchewan's role as an educational and industry leader in bringing alternative energy solutions and education for sustainable development to the province and to the rest of the world.

It is proposed through the collaborative efforts of RCE Saskatchewan, the University of Regina and Cleanfield that the Vertical Axis Wind Technology (VAWT) be studied and tested for its compatibility, effectiveness and reliability in Saskatchewan. 

In conjunction with the RCE Saskatchewan and following informal discussions with officials from the University of Regina, the Saskatchewan Government, the Town of Craik and Cleanfield Energy, an agreed understanding of the importance and significance of establishing urban and rural research laboratory centres in Saskatchewan to advance research on alternative energy sources was realized. 

Currently, it is proposed that the urban and rural research laboratory centres (RLC) be established at the University of Regina and at Craik, Saskatchewan. The chosen sites are geographically positioned within the existing RCE Saskatchewan corridor and the locations provide for easy research accessibility, public visibility, educational training, resource servicing and for the town of Craik, an affirmation of the town's commitment to sustainable practice.

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

January 1, 2008 to January 1, 2018

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
University of Regina, Cleanfield Energy Corporation, McMaster University, alternative wind technologies, renewable energy, alternative energy, vertical access wind technology, VAWT, Craik, research laboratory centres (RLC),
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Formal educational research initiatives; Engaging rural and urban community planners and developers; Engaging school divisions and schools; Engaging the University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina and the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology in an inter-organizational research consortia; and engaging the post-secondary and private sectors in developing and marketing technology.

What level of education does this project address?: 
Post-secondary institution
Project sponsors/funders: 

University of Regina

Urban Canvas Project

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Darrell Lechman - Founder and Executive Director
Email address of primary contact person: 
scyapinc@gmail.com
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Urban Canvas Project is a Monday to Friday arts skills and personal development training program for youth at risk, ages 16 to 30. The project consists of practical experience and public art portfolio building obtained through community art projects, skill enhancement workshops, life skills training, and post-project employment preparation.

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

The project is 35 weeks in length.  It runs week days 10 to 5:30.

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
At risk youth, art skills development, grafitti, SCYAP, community art projects, murals
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Intensive art skills development comparable to first year university.

What level of education does this project address?: 
Professional and other training outside the formal school/higher education system (non-formal education)
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