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.

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INNOVATION HUB 
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.

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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.

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TECHNICAL WORKSHOP
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.

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TECHNICAL WORKSHOP
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.

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TECHNICAL WORKSHOP
MATERIALS: Nov 2018

How can non-toxic, low-carbon building materials be locally sourced -- in a way that minimizes waste and has a positive impact on the NWT economy?

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TECHNICAL WORKSHOP
WATER: Nov 2018

Brainstorming the costs & benefits of various systems for sourcing water and recycling wastewater in the building.

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PROJECT GOALS
STAKEHOLDERS MEETING: Jan 2019

Members of Ecology North and YKDFN met to achieve consensus on the project's key objectives.

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MASTERPLAN 
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.

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