Learning Centre

Welcome to the Learning Centre! A one stop hub of information, resources and data to help Alberta municipalities formulate and implement climate change mitigation and adaptation plans. Access information on energy efficiency, renewable energy, community generation and more.

Working with Nature Toolkit

| 2016 | Tool

Making conservation research accessible to communities and decision makers is complex. To focus their work effectively, Miistakis identified six research areas where their skills and expertise could have the greatest impact. Some research areas are tightly focused on a critical issue, while others reflect a common thread binding several issues.

System Advisor Model

| 2020 | Tool

The System Advisor Model (SAM) is a free techno-economic software model that facilitates decision-making for people in the renewable energy industry.

RETScreen

| 2019 | Tool

RETScreen is a Clean Energy Management Software system for energy efficiency, renewable energy and cogeneration project feasibility analysis as well as ongoing energy performance analysis.

PVWatts Calculator

| 2020 | Tool

Estimates the energy production and cost of energy of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) energy systems throughout the world. It allows homeowners, small building owners, installers and manufacturers to easily develop estimates of the performance of potential PV installations.

Green Globes

| 2020 | Tool

Green Globes is an online assessment protocol, rating system, and guidance for green building design, operation and management. It is interactive, flexible and affordable, and provides market recognition of a building’s environmental attributes through third-party assessment.

GoodWork.ca

| 2020 | Tool

GoodWork is Canada’s largest community of environmental changemakers, sustainability professionals, job seekers and volunteers. It’s a hub for all Canadians who want to work for a greener, healthier, more sustainable world.

Federation of Canadian Municipalities Climate Change Toolkits

| 2020 | Tool

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities library contains reports, toolkits, recommendations and other resources that are designed to help you address challenges in your community. It provides climate considerations in municipal governance and operations to adapt to climate change.

EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator

| 2019 | Tool

Did you ever wonder what reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 1 million metric tons means in everyday terms? The greenhouse gas equivalencies calculator can help you understand just that, translating abstract measurements into concrete terms you can understand, such as the annual emissions from cars, households, or power plants.

Energy Star Portfolio Manager

| 2019 | Tool

Start using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager today and catch up with thousands of Canadian buildings that are already reaping the benefits of using this energy benchmarking tool. With ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager you can monitor, rate and optimize your building’s energy use – all in a secure online environment.

Energy Star

| 2020 | Tool

ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions.