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Green Energy Challenge 2020: The Community Engagement Team

For past weeks, we’ve be doing a series of blog posts highlighting specific Green Energy Challenge (GEC) teams, what they’re all about and the people involved in the teams. Finally, we have the Community Engagement (ComEng) Team! The Community Engagement Team The Community Engagement Team engages with the community within Orde Street Junior Public School … Continue reading Green Energy Challenge 2020: The Community Engagement Team

Designing Indoor Spaces for Wellness

In this global pandemic, it is becoming clearer, more than ever, that our well-being is directly linked to our spaces we inhabit, given self-isolation and quarantining practices happening globally. Several attributes of indoor spaces are becoming more and more relevant and obvious to those staying at home during this time. Aesthetics and Interior Design Linking … Continue reading Designing Indoor Spaces for Wellness

Green Energy Challenge 2020: The Project Management Team

For the next coming weeks, we’ll be doing a series of blog posts highlighting specific Green Energy Challenge (GEC) teams, what they’re all about and the people involved in the teams. Next up is the Project Management (PM) Team! The Project Management Team The Project Management Team is responsible for the cost estimation required for … Continue reading Green Energy Challenge 2020: The Project Management Team

Green Energy Challenge 2020: The Lighting Team

For the next coming weeks, we’ll be doing a series of blog posts highlighting specific Green Energy Challenge (GEC) teams, what they’re all about and the people involved in the teams. Next up is the Lighting Team! The Lighting Team The Lighting Team is responsible for doing photometric analysis to determine the ideal amount of … Continue reading Green Energy Challenge 2020: The Lighting Team

Building a Sustainable Future: Discussing Materials

In major cities, like Toronto, thousands of buildings line the street, each built with tonnes of material, and with a total of 157 skyscrapers proposed, built or in progress, Toronto is on track to be only behind New York in number of skyscrapers, across North American cities. It is easy to focus on the sounds … Continue reading Building a Sustainable Future: Discussing Materials

Green Energy Challenge 2020: The Solar Team

For the next coming weeks, we’ll be doing a series of blog posts highlighting specific Green Energy Challenge (GEC) teams, what they’re all about and the people involved in the teams. Next up is the Solar Team! The Solar Team The Solar Team is responsible for designing the Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System to reduce electricity … Continue reading Green Energy Challenge 2020: The Solar Team

Green Energy Challenge 2020: The Building Energy Performance Team

For the next coming weeks, we'll be doing a series of blog posts highlighting specific Green Energy Challenge (GEC) teams, what they're all about and the people involved in the teams. First up this week is the Building Energy Performance Team, or the BEP team! The BEP Team The BEP team has two jobs during … Continue reading Green Energy Challenge 2020: The Building Energy Performance Team

Some Interesting Information About Electricity Generation

The world is focused on saving electricity. We can't keep building power plants, so reducing consumption is an important step in creating a sustainable future. However, it's worth examining how our electricity is produced in the first place. Generation Almost all electricity starts with a spinning turbine. A rotating wheel attached to magnets spins through … Continue reading Some Interesting Information About Electricity Generation