The purpose of this workshop was to communicate and gather input from Cambridge Bay community members, industry and Government employees on suitable building designs for the North. The event also introduced SAIT team members to the community and provided a walk-through virtual tour of designs implemented in the Green Building Technology research lab. This workshop was designed to refine ideas generated during earlier workshops through better understanding past and ongoing local energy efficiency projects.
MLA: Jeannie Hakongak Ehaloak,
Municipality: Marla Limousin, Valter Botelho-Resendes, Angela Gerbrandt
Aurora Energy Solutions: Tom Rutherdale
PI/KHS: Brendan Griebel, Pamela Gross, Sophie Pantin
CHARS: Chris Chisholm, Jason Etuangat, Bryan
SAIT: Melanie Ross, Hayley Puppato, Tom Jackman
Local drinking water, grey water, and sewage systems
Importance of considering high efficiency appliances as a significant way of addressing many current housing issues dealing with water consumption and sewage output.
Creating drainage/septic systems to facilitate cultural practices surrounding food and materials preparation (animal hide skinning, waste product removal, etc.).
Passive solar and waste heat recovery
I AM FROM THE NORTH
What does it mean to be from the North?
In 2021, we partnered with Reel Youth to help people across the Inuinnait region of Nunavut make their perspectives and voices be heard about what the North means to them. Through online coaching and workshops, participants from Cambridge Bay, Kugluktuk, Gjoa Haven and Uluhaktok learned the principles of film making, and practiced media production skills by shooting and editing original short video documentaries with a focus on climate change. The resulting videos provide valuable insight into the lives of our region's youth and adults, how they connect to their landscape, and how these deeply rooted identities are being challenged by the uncertainties of a dramatically changing climate.