Stories Tagged - SAIT
April 26, 2021 | Geoff Geddes
April 20, 2021 | Gerald Vander Pyl
Jayman's new net-zero homes make energy-efficient design more familiar and accessible for Calgary homebuyers
Jayman Built recently unveiled its Quantum Performance Ultra E-Home upgrade, which results in a home designed and constructed to produce as much energy as it consumes on an annual basis.
Sept. 24, 2020 | Cody Stuart
How times have changed.
April 30, 2020 | George Johnson
Aug. 23, 2017 | Kathleen Renne
Bob Benson fondly recalls many a Bermuda Shorts Day – the University of Calgary's annual end-of-academic-year celebration – at the Benson home in the northwest community of Varsity.
"We'd host a Bermuda Shorts Day breakfast with ham and pancakes. Kids would congregate at our place at 8:30 a.m. or 9 a.m. and then head over to the university," said Benson, adding he and his wife moved to Varsity in 1988 with the hope that the community's proximity to the university would make it easier for his four children to attend. Apparently, it worked – three of Benson's children studied there.
Varsity is one of several Calgary communities that borders a post-secondary institution. That proximity comes with all the pros, and the occasional con, of living near a large body of students.
Sept. 15, 2016 | Kathleen Renne
Being a tourist in your own town: That's how Alyssa Berry describes Doors Open Calgary.
"You get to re-discover, or newly learn, parts of the city you may pass by but don't know anything about," said the president of this year's citywide event, taking place Saturday Sept. 24.
April 21, 2016 | Tyler Difley
Long considered a darling of the green energy industry, solar technology is evolving at such a rapid pace that many experts predict it will soon become commonplace in our everyday lives.
David Silburn, a researcher at SAIT who specializes in green building technologies, said the popularity of solar systems, especially photovoltaic, in residential and commercial applications has skyrocketed in the past seven years as prices have plummeted.
"In 2009, I was paying $10 to $12 a watt installed, whereas now you're spending $2.50 to $3 a watt installed on the same scale of system," he said.
April 21, 2016 | Barb Livingstone
A net-zero home may soon become the Tesla of modern homebuilding.
Avalon Master Builder president Ryan Scott – whose company, in 2008, built its first of three net-zero houses in partnership with SAIT – said while consumer demand for green housing technologies is growing, there is still a ways to go before they become mainstream, given the added price tag.
"A certain number of people will put their money where their mouth is and buy a net-zero home (homes that produce as much energy as they use), just as they do for a Tesla (electric car that used to start at about $75,000 US)."
Oct. 20, 2015 | CREBNow
The homebuilding industry is undergoing unprecedented change – from new technologies to a new-look workforce. Calgary, in particular, has witnessed, and even ushered, much of this change first-hand, thanks in part to SAIT Polytechnic's School of Construction.
CREB®Now recent sat down with the school's dean Scott MacPherson to talk about everything from densification to East Coast dinner parties.
Sept. 10, 2015 | CREBNow
At SAIT Polytechnic, there's a classroom that measures 21,000 square feet.
The technical institute's Art Smith Aero Centre is actually a hangar at the Calgary International Airport. Big enough for a Boeing 737, the space is used to teach three full-time programs in SAIT's School of Transportation: aircraft maintenance engineers technology, aircraft structures technician and avionics technology.
On Sept. 26, the centre will be open to public as part of the fourth annual Door Open YYC event.