A closer look at the Saskatchewan Conservation House and four others

The Saskatchewan Conservation House was a demonstration house built to test energy-efficient methods. Four more energy-efficient demonstration homes based on SRC’s research and expertise were later constructed. Learn about the innovative features of these homes that influenced energy-efficient housing across the world.

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How Saskatchewan Pioneered Energy-Efficient Housing and Influenced Building Standards

As a result of the energy crisis in the 1970s, Saskatchewan residents were looking for ways to reduce energy costs for their homes. Learn about the development of an energy conservation demonstration home, the Saskatchewan Conservation House, which applied cost-effective methods for reducing energy use for homeowners.

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Life Cycle Thinking: Incorporating the environment into everyday consumer decisions

With all of the different products and choices available to us, how can we, as consumers, make “green” choices based on reliable information? One valuable way to lower our impacts on the environment is to think about the full life cycle impacts of decisions about the products and services we consume.

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A Tale of Two Teams: when curling and technology development unite

Although the two things might appear to be unrelated, being a research technologist and a competitive curler has some similarities: both require precision, problem solving and a supportive team. Learn how a professional curler takes the skills he learns on the ice into the lab (and vice versa).

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Underground models reveal what’s beneath the surface of abandoned mine sites

What you can see on the surface of an abandoned mine site doesn’t always tell the full story of the mining activities that took place. In fact, the surface is a very small part of the whole remediation process. Find out how 3-D models of underground workings helps us get a better idea of risks below ground.

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