Projects

Alberta Home Electricity Home Use Evaluation
C3 is on contract with Natural Resources Canada to administer a pilot service to Albertans informing them of their home’s electricity use.
municipal rebates
Municipalities hire C3 to design and deliver energy efficiency rebate programs for their residents. To see what we’re doing for our clients, visit our site.
Carbon Offsets
C3 assisted the Government of Alberta in designing North America’s first carbon offsets registry. C3 is contracted to provide you a single point of contact to the registry.
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C3 is in partnership with ClimateSmart Home Systems Inc. to provide friends of C3 with special promotional pricing on energy saving devices.
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The BioFleet website is designed to provide information to trucking fleets and other end users of liquid fuels in Western Canada about renewable fuel blends with diesel and gasoline.
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Heartland Energy Mapping Study investigates the opportunity to capture waste heat sources in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland and feeding it into district heating systems to reduce or even eliminate the need for natural gas use in a neighbouring community.

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In 2002, C3 commissioned a study on the potential for energy efficiency programs in Alberta. That initial planning document set the stage for C3’s eventual role as the Government of Alberta’s design and delivery agency for residential energy efficiency programs in the province. With a decade of experience in this area, C3 has developed the expertise to plan, predict, deliver and measure the environmental, economic and social impacts of its energy efficiency programs.

Residential Energy Efficiency

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From 2009 to 2012, my rebates was a $58 million, three-year energy efficiency and conservation program, funded by the Alberta government and designed and delivered by C3, to encourage Albertans to make environmental upgrades to their homes.
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C3 ran a three-month furnace incentive program in 2004 to educate Albertans about high-efficiency furnaces.
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A second short-term furnace replacement program was delivered by C3 in 2005.
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During my rebates program, C3 was contracted by several Alberta municipalities to offer complementary and supplemental rebates to their residents.
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C3 ran two programs in 2005 and 2006 to encourage Albertans to switch to energy- and water-efficient clothes washers.

Commercial/Industrial Energy Efficiency

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C3 is leading a $500,000 ecoENERGY Innovation grant from Natural Resources Canada to identify the waste heat opportunities in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland.
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Light it Right was a commercial lighting incentive program to help Alberta businesses overcome financial and information barriers that were hindering the adoption of energy efficient lighting in commercial and multi-unit residential buildings.
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Cochrane High School students and teachers raised over $47,000 over five months and installed 30 solar panels and one wind turbine on the school roof.
This pilot program encouraged energy-efficient design for commercial and industrial buildings.
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C3 EnviroTech Solutions was a $2 million partnership between C3 and Western Economic Diversification to help small and medium-sized Alberta businesses commercialize and market new environmental technologies.
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In 2006, C3 piloted a program to help dairy, poultry and swine producers in southern Alberta access an energy assessment to make energy efficiency improvements on their farms.

MunicipalPrograms

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Lasso the Sun was a collaboration between C3, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, and 20 Alberta municipalities to install grid-connected solar PV installations on highly-visible municipal buildings in the province.
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The ME First! Program was a four-year program, launched in 2003 by C3 and the Alberta Government, to help Alberta municipalities reduce GHG emissions, increase energy efficiency and replace conventional energy sources with renewable or alternative sources.

Transportation

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Between 2003 and 2007, this federal incentive program encouraged 7,000 older, polluting vehicles to be recycled in Alberta.
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C3 administered incentives to 12,000 people in Alberta between 2008 and 2011 for retiring their high-polluting vehicles through this Environment Canada program.
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The Alberta Renewable Diesel Demonstration was Canada’s largest cold-weather study of renewable fuels and successfully demonstrated the on-road use of low-level renewable diesel blends.
C3 designed and delivered a pilot program to prove the business case for hybrid taxis in Alberta. With that proof, a full-fledged program ran between 2009 and 2012 which put 116 hybrid vehicles into fleets.
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Trucks of Tomorrow increased the fuel-efficiency of the trucking industry in Alberta between 2010 and 2011 through the installation of over 3,000 technologies.
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The BioFleet website is designed to provide information to trucking fleets and other end users of liquid fuels in Western Canada about renewable fuel blends with diesel and gasoline.

Alternative Energy

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C3 facilitated the installation of 23 solar modules on the roof of the Alberta Legislature’s power plant roof in 2002, the first such installation on a legislative building in Canada.
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C3 helped fund the preliminary study that led to the building of a co-generation plant to recover waste heat to heat nearby buildings. Grande Prairie and adjoining Town of Sexsmith created a regional utility to develop the hot water heating system.
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The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) installed Canada’s first high-voltage operating fuel cell.  In 2004, C3 helped fund an interpretative centre to educate the public about the fuel cell.
C3 was a partner from 2002 – 2005 in a project to convert feedlot manure into a power source through a one-megawatt Combined Heat and Power unit in the Vegreville region.
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In 2004, C3 helped fund the installation of 30 solar panels and one wind turbine on the roof of the Cochrane High School – a project which won an Emerald Award in 2005.
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C3 provided strategic assistance to the creation of Drake Landing, a 52-home solar housing development in Okotoks, Alberta. The project was the first in North America to store solar heat in an underground reservoir, releasing heat in the winter for space heating.