NORTHERN BUILDING RETROFIT ECONOMY
BENEFITS FOR COMPANIES, HOMEOWNERS & GOVERNMENT

Preliminary study shows that reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions in the Northwest Territories could lead to the creation of 400 jobs per year for 10 years in the clean energy sector.

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TECHNICAL WORKSHOP
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

To meet the Energy-specific requirements of the LBC, one hundred and five percent of the
project’s energy needs must be supplied by on-site renewable energy on a net annual
basis, without the use of on-site combustion.

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TECHNICAL WORKSHOP
SUSTAINABLE WATER

The project water use and release must work in harmony with the
natural water flows of the site and its surroundings.

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TECHNICAL WORKSHOP
SUSTAINABLE
MATERIALS

Understand what is available in the close vicinity and use those materials to inform the initial stages of design.

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TECHNICAL WORKSHOP
PLACE

Incorporate local materials and symbols of Yellowknife’s past as well as consider Northern design features to be grounded within its local surrounding. 

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PROJECT ACHIEVEMENTS 
REVERSING CLIMATE CHANGE

Canada’s first carbon-Negative building, and the first Living Building in the Circumpolar North. The space will support emerging entrepreneurs, activate youth and assert indigenous leadership in climate action and clean energy-related projects.

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PROJECT GOALS
MEETING WITH ALL STAKEHOLDERS

Replicability factor, strengthening
YKDF’s partnership and being a reference in the NWT to spur climate change actions are some project's objectives.

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