Building Toward Water Efficiency
By: SUSTAINABLE ACTION CANMORE BOOKLET
Grant Number: 2008-09

Building Toward Water Efficiency: Policy Innovation and Education in New and Existing Homes

Residential builders and realtors have been neglected in water efficiency research. But these groups can be a highly influential and there are some exciting examples of innovation in Ontario, the Canadian West and in California. This two-year research project investigates the sample groups’ deep beliefs and values – their tacit knowledge. The results will be used to contribute to effective policy for residential water efficiency.

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A Roof Over Our Heads Update
By: Canada West Foundation
Grant Number: 2008-22
The way in which policy-makers address affordable housing and homelessness has implications for all Canadians. With many federal housing programs set to expire in 2009, it is an appropriate time to carefully consider the future of housing policy. Moreover, numerous studies are showing that a lack of affordable housing is a major reason for increased homelessness. This report provides an overview of federal, provincial, territorial, and select municipal policies.Grant #: 2008-22
Author: Canada West Foundation
Year: 2008
Format: pdfDownload this document

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Strategic Research Draft Summary Presentation: Edmonton Residential Real Estate, REALTOR®S & Consumer Expectations
By: REALTOR®S Association of Edmonton
Grant Number: 2008-15


Professional research through focus groups and a consumer survey to determine what the public knows about RECA and their role, the public’s relationship with RECA and what they want (need) from the regulator to protect them.

Grant #: 2008-15
Author: REALTOR®S Association of Edmonton
Year: 2008
Format: RAE Strategic Research

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Future of Alberta Land Use Customized Land Use Presentations for the Real Estate Industry by Brad Stelfox
By: Alberta Real Estate Foundation
Grant Number: 2008-14

This is a customized and interactive powerpoint presentation focused on the real estate industry in Alberta, with emphasis on residential growth.

o Comparison of growing out (sprawl) vs growing up. o Indicators on land footprint, infrastructural construction and maintenance costs, commuting time, fuel requirements, etc. o Projected population growth in urban, rural residential, and agricultural residential settings.

o Changes to family metrics (size, age, other demographics) and how they will influence demand side for different growth forms.

Grant #: 2008-14
Author: Alberta Real Estate Foundation
Year: 2008
Format: Alberta Land Use Presentation

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Alberta Green Roof Conference
By: Alberta Ecoroof Initiative
Grant Number: 2008-03

The Alberta Ecoroof Initiative co-hosted a regional conference on green roofs in 2008 with the Calgary Zoo and various local organizations. One hundred delegates attended the conference representing a variety of industries including landscaping, architecture, roofing, and real estate and development. The conference featured speakers from Canada and the US on demonstrating the benefits of a green roof system, sharing information on challenges, and advancing an action plan to establish a local green roof industry through case study review, research and policy development. On June 10, 2008, 52 delegates participated in a tour of green roofs both old and newly established to demonstrate what has already been achieved in and around Calgary. The tour concluded at the Alberta Ecoroof Initiative demonstration roof at the Alastair Ross Technology Centre in the University Research Park.

Grant #: 2008-03
Author: Alberta Ecoroof Initiative
Year: 2008
Format: hard copy

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Designated Agency – Resource Guide
By: Alberta Real Estate Association
Grant Number: 2007-42


Designated agency is an option for brokerages as of March 1, 2008. The resource guide was compiled for REALTOR®S® and brokers to better understand the model of designated agency.

Grant #: 2007-42
Author: Alberta Real Estate Association
Year: 2008
Format: pdf

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Municipal Land Development Policies and Regulations and the Impact on Calgary Housing Affordability
By: The Chamber of Commerce
Grant Number: 2007-40

The report investigated Calgary’s housing affordability since 1980 and offered comparison with other Canadian cities, discussed the factors that affect housing prices, and provided recommendations to improve the affordability of Calgary’s residential real estate market.

Grant #: 2007-40
Author: The Chamber of Commerce
Year: 2008
Format: pdf

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Cementing our Relationship: Private Sector Involvement in Affordable Housing: A summary report
By: United Way of Calgary & Area
Grant Number: 2007-21

Cementing Our Relationship highlights affordable housing projects undertaken by Alberta builders and developers and their recommendations to encourage more involvement from within the private sector. Capturing lessons and experiences from the work already being done, this report endeavors to promote increased private sector participation in the production of affordable housing, and provides recommendations to all levels of government regarding key legislative changes that could facilitate further participation by the private sector.

Grant #: 2007-21
Author: United Way of Calgary & Area
Year: 2008
Format: pdf

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Sustainability at home – A toolkit
By: The Natural Step
Grant Number: 2007-07

Sustainability at home is a toolkit that helps homeowners understand how to apply sustainable development concepts to everyday household decisions The toolkit covers an explanation of sustainability; questions to ask while making household decisions; concrete and simple suggestions for every room in your house; renovations; resources for further information and idea and more.Designed for Alberta, this guide will be useful for REALTOR®S® to distribute to new and experienced homeowners alike.

Grant #: 2007-07
Author: The Natural Step
Year: 2008
Format: website

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