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
PILOT PROJECT NEEDS AND CHALLENGES
May 5th and 12th, 2021
This two-part virtual workshop brought together northern and southern research partners, engineers, industry experts from construction and material design backgrounds, and individuals with significant experience in building and living in northern homes.
The goal of the workshop was to begin mapping needs and challenges for contemporary building in the Canadian Arctic. This workshop developed a strong foundation for the pilot project's key design questions and themes to explore during further interviews and workshops.
INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY PROGRAM LAUNCH
May 18th, 2021
This 5 hour workshop bridged Cambridge Bay-focused knowledge and experience of green and renewable technologies with the expertise of GBT engineers.
The workshop helped us to better understand current design flaws in existing Cambridge Bay architecture, local approaches to resolving these issues, and how further collaboration can generate possible new solutions.
INUIT TRADITIONAL HOUSING STRATEGIES
May 21st, 2021
This meeting gathered Inuinnait Elders to update them on the progress of the Nunamiutuqaq program, introduce them to new project participants, and begin outlining traditional Inuit architectural design strategies to deal with various facets of our pilot modular structure including building orientation, local materials, light, heat and airflow.