Entries by kurt

Alberta Green Condo Guide: Saving money and helping the environment

he Green Condo Guide for Alberta outlines how to capitalize on energy saving opportunities in common areas of a condominium, including centralized heating, cooling and ventilation systems and lighting. Reducing a building’s energy bills is a huge opportunity to save money and reduce a building’s impact on the environment.   In fact, at least 40 per cent […]

March 2015 Community Investment

The Board of Governors of the Alberta Real Estate Foundation approved $410,000 in community investment projects at their recent meeting on March 6th, 2014. These 7 projects include: Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance Energy Efficiency Programming for Alberta’s Buildings Calgary Arts Development SpaceFinder Alberta CREB Charitable Foundation Pineridge Project Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development The Alberta Landowner’s Guide to Oil and […]

Foundation welcomes Jim Saunders to the Board of Governors

The Foundation would like to formally announce that Jim Saunders has joined the Board of Governors. Jim’s reputation and work is well known in Southern Alberta and he will be a key asset in helping the Foundation reach new corners of the Province. Jim was appointed by the Alberta Real Estate Association in February of this […]

What Lies Beneath? Buyer beware

What Lies Beneath? Access to Environmental Information in Alberta provides practical information-finding tips, outlines environmental concerns you may want to think about and describes where to get started to find the information you need to make the best choices when buying property in Alberta.

2014 Annual Report for the Foundation

The Alberta Real Estate foundation just released it’s 2014 Annual report. You view and download the report by visiting this link. Highlights of the report include: – Over 493 Grants funded since 1991. – Over $15,650,000 in funding since 1991. – Overview of partnership with Alberta Emerald Foundation. – Review of projects including: Community Energy […]

From Street to Stream – Calgary Feb. 10, 2015

The Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society (Cows & Fish) and the Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership Society (ALIDP) invite you to attend our From Street to Stream ½-day workshop. This collaborative project will weave together the story of cause-and-effect between land development and real-estate features and actions at the lot and neighbourhood level through to […]

Stewarding Lac La Biche, by Living Lakes Canada

Lac La Biche is the seventh largest lake in Alberta, with importance to the local economy and culture. Local and provincial government, in collaboration with lake stakeholders, created a watershed management plan for Lac La Biche in 2009, but little has been done to date to implement it.

CURB Magazine: Boomtown Edition

Boomtowns – a familiar concept for Alberta. Rapid growth, while providing economic opportunities for communities, also comes with challenges of sustainability and quality of life.