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Smart Tech | Canadian Solar | Smart Cities
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Cutting emissions through smart tech
By Maura Forrest, 20 April 2017

It sounds like something out of science fiction—software that counts the number of people in a room and reacts in real time. But this is no futuristic idea. Stefan Storey, an engineer at the University of British Columbia, has developed technology that can count the number of wireless devices in a room and pass that information on to UBC’s building control system.
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Challenges and opportunities for Canadian solar outside Ontario
By Jonny Wakefield, 20 April 2017

Like a popular Netflix series or the Stanley Cup post-1993, Google’s Project Sunroof has yet to make it to Canada. The service, launched in 2015, uses the search engine’s robust maps system to determine a given home’s solar potential—including costs and potential savings from switching over to sun power.
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Vancouver gets smart about going green
By Arman Kazemi, 20 April 2017

The world’s rural population is expected to peak by 2020, with up to 80 per cent of inhabitants around the world, or a projected 7.2 billion people, living in cities by mid-century, according to the U.N.

Other news & events
  • New invention uses bacteria to create clean drinking water.
  • Need to connect communities with forests: Expert.
  • The rise of the urban jungle.
  • University of British Columbia offering free six-week course on Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs.
  • UBC scientists wield DNA data as weapon to fight effects of climate change.
  • B.C. First Nation latest to take control of water problems.
  • Clean Innovation Goes West Coast.
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