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
If green and renewable energy is to be adopted by Inuit communities, we need the proper language to describe it. Inuinnaqtun has rich concepts and terminology relating to our surrounding world, and we seek to use this knowledge to build a vocabulary for environmentally conscious practices, technologies, materials that informs our work.
This section provides plain language explanations for many of the energy concepts required in our research. As we progress with our project, we will collaborate with local Elders and language experts to create Inuinnaqtun translations, diagrams, and infographics to better explain the nature of our work.
Our project recognizes that it is not the first of its kind. Multiple green energy programs exist throughout Nunavut and the North, and we seek to learn from their methods, challenges and solutions. By creating a stronger community of practice surrounding sustainable energy in the Arctic, we can share our experiences to learn from one another, and increase the likelihood of success for all of our future projects.
This section profiles projects from various northern communities. These profiles will continue to develop over time as we gather available information through media and reports, and build stronger bridges with the projects and their members through interviews, ongoing conversation and more thorough analysis of project lessons learned.
CLIMATE CHANGE 101
The Nunamiutuqaq program seeks to educate northerners about their changing world. This 101 section features plain language explanations and infographics to help you better understand what climate change involves, why it is caused, and some of the renewable technologies that we can use to help offset our impact on the world.
We have partnered with Brightspot Climate to create this series of primers based on questions that we have been frequently asked by northerners during our research.
The Nunamiutuqaq project is not only designed to create material buildings. We also seek to build a strong community of individuals and organizations dedicated to reducing our impact on the environment. We regularly bring together partners from North and South to share their expertise and develop stronger, more usable, solutions to the many challenges of Arctic infrastructure.
This section features recordings and highlights of our many community workshops.
Research is meant to be shared.
This section compiles all of the outputs from the Nunamiutuqaq program--including media, results, reports, case studies, workshop proceedings, publications--in one convenient and easily searchable place.
This section will continue to grow throughout the duration of our program.