The ultimate in recycling

Reusing old buildings and construction materials in new structures preserves our culture—and our environment

Consumption drives the North American economy and for a long time that's meant throwing out the old to make way for the new. But that's changing in the construction industry.

Green power

Alternative sources of energy are becoming big business in the province

Say Alberta and energy in the same sentence and what springs to mind? Yes, Alberta oil. But the winds of change are brewing, ushering in alternative forms of energy production that are environmentally sustainable and diversifying the oil-heavy economy.

Glow-in-the-dark concrete

Sure it's novel, but it can have a serious side too

With a recent innovation in concrete, "green" takes on a whole new meaning. This concrete is green because it is solar-powered. It's also green because that's literally the colour of the glow-in-the-dark light it gives off.

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