Sustainability for Lunch: Tour of Envy Eco Home in Altadore

What makes a home sustainable? 

Find out at our March Sustainability for Lunch event with a sneak preview of Envy Eco-focussed Environment's Haus 8+10 project before it goes public!

Built with Insulated Concrete Forms and suspended slab concrete floors, and sealed with European tilt & turn windows, this home promises excellent indoor air quality.  Zero VOC finishes, custom bamboo and formaldehyde free built-ins throughout are standard.  A massive Photo Voltaic Solar roof top array, state of the art hydronic heating system, and an all encompassing home automation system keep operating costs and energy use in check. Built for long term durability, Haus 8 + 10 offers open and adaptable interior space to accommodate families for centuries to come, not just decades.

This tour will demonstrate what is possible when a builder cares about the environment first.  Learn what questions to ask when building a home so that we can all achieve greater accountability from the building industry or take away a few tips & tricks to make improvements to your existing home.  Become empowered to ask the question 'why is it being done that way?' and resolve to never accept the answer 'because we have always done it that way'.

Make everyone Envy your personal Eco-focussed Environment!

To check out the build process and formulate some questions in advance, visit the blog.


Lunch will be provided. Please indicate in your comments with your RSVP if you have any dietary restrictions. 

Payment is required at the time of your RSVP and is $12 per person. There will be a limited number of spaces at the door for those wishing to pay by Calgary Dollars.

This event is limited to 40 guests. Register early to avoid disappointment!

Proudly organized by REAP Business Association, The City of Calgary's Office of Sustainability and Bullfrog Power.


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  • Patricia C.

    What a great start to my REAP/Meetup membership. It was an informative and inspiring meeting. Great enthusiasm from the builders to build the best home possible. I just wish they'd build smaller!
    Great food, too - do those restaurants do takeout for individuals?

    March 24, 2014

    • Stephanie J.

      Hi Patricia. Open Range and Big Fish (1114 Edmonton Trail NE) certainly do individual takeout! Glad you enjoyed it!

      March 24, 2014

  • Karen M.

    Awesome! Another well done and informative! K (:

    March 17, 2014

  • Tom K.

    Event was well organized, the food was great and the experts (Enmax rep. and builders) were very informative.

    March 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi All, apologize for the late notice. Woke up this morning with a bit of a head-cold. I'm not looking for a refund on my 12 $ but someone from the waitlist should take my spot.

    March 14, 2014

    • Tim S.

      Teresa

      March 14, 2014

    • Tim S.

      Ill take your spot if possible.

      March 14, 2014

  • Atul

    MORE upcoming events in Calgary:

    FREE LECTURE PRESENTATION: Confronting Climate Change: Economics, Fairness, and Political Feasibility - Speaker: Prof. Lawrence Goulder, Stanford University FREE Tar Sands lecture

    FREE screening of award winning documentary "FOOD INC."

    etc. ...

    Event Details: http://CAUSEonline.info ,

    http://meetup.com/MovieNights &

    http://VEGonline.info

    March 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm new to this group and looking forward to Friday. Is there a 'presentation' (and if so what time?)? Or is it more Open House style?

    March 11, 2014

    • Stephanie J.

      Hi Valerie. There will be a presentation and tour, which will start at noon. We use the first half hour for mingling and eating.

      March 11, 2014

  • Mark & Pat A.

    we can pay at the door as always

    March 10, 2014

  • Adam S.

    I also am really sad to be missing the tour, this house is right in my neighborhood! I hope they post info on any other chances to tour the homes on the blog soon!

    March 10, 2014

  • Karen M.

    I am going but paying with CALGARY $$ so bring your $$ to enjoy this event (:

    March 8, 2014

  • Ann H.

    An excellent topic - would love to attend but unfortunately it just isn't possible, this time.
    Ann.

    March 8, 2014

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  • REAP Business Association

    Co-host of this event series

  • Office of Sustainability City of Calgary

    Co-host of this event series

  • Bullfrog Power

    All of our events are bullfrogpowered with 100% green electricity.

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    Diverting organic & recyclable waste for these events from the landfill.

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