NORTHERN BUILDING RETROFIT ECONOMY
RESEARCH REPORT: April 2019
The Building Retrofit Economy may generate a 9% return on investment in the Northwest Territories, along with annual savings of $20M for NWT residents, a GDP increase of $15M, 123 new jobs annually, and a $1.5M increase in tax revenues -- while reducing the incalculable costs of inaction on climate change.
CONSULTANTS' REPORT: March 2019
A team of Innovation Specialists conducted interviews with stakeholders and facilitated an open-invite community workshop in Yellowknife. Their report describes how a sustainability-focused Innovation Hub could operate in the NCFS, what it would offer, and who it would it serve.
OPEN HOUSE & WORKSHOP
Public Event: April 2019
An open house at the YKDFN Housing Office in NDilo invited local residents to share their ideas on how Equity, Health&Happiness, and Beauty can be incorporated into the building's design.
PLACE: Dec 2018
Discussions on how to incorporate urban agriculture, human-powered living, and the unique Northern context (cultural, historical, geographical) into a sustainable building in Yellowknife.
ENERGY: Nov 2018
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.
PROJECT OVERVIEW: July 2018
This vision was developed based on the work done by the Planning Committee, the Executive Committee and the Advisory Group, as well as project staff & volunteers.