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Green Building Technologies

July 31st - Sep 4th, 2016

Sep 7th - Sep 11th, 2016

SAIT: Green Building Technology

  • August 31, 2016 at 9:00am – September 04, 2016 at 9:00am
  • Buffalo Lake
    Erskine, AB T0C 1G0
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  • 403.284.7056


Join the Green Building Technologies (GBT) research team from SAIT for this unique opportunity to learn about straw-bale insulation and gain hands-on experience as you implement and install the technology on site!

GBT have teamed up with clients Lance Olson and Wendy Wright to bring their net-zero energy retirement home, “Pelican Perch,” to life. As part of this project, Olson and Wright are collaborating with GBT researchers and straw-bale construction expert Habib Gonzalez (owner of Sustainable Works) to run a straw-bale workshop – with their own home as the classroom.


August 31st - September 4th

September 7th - September 11th

Pre-registration is required to attend this event, to register please sign up here.

To find out more information about the event please visit SAIT's website here.

Will you come?

Iron & Earth was founded and operates on Indigenous land within Treaty Six Territory and Métis Region 4 in amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (in Nehiyawewin/Cree), so-called Edmonton. The home of many Indigenous Peoples including the Nehiyawak/Cree, Tsuut’ina, Niitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Haudenosaunee/Iroquois, Dene Suliné, Anishinaabe/Ojibway/Saulteaux, and the Inuk/Inuit.

We pay our respects to all Indigenous Peoples of this land. Through their spiritual and practical relationships with the land, a rich heritage for our learning and our life as a community has been created and maintained. We recognize that the transition to a low-carbon future must be led by Indigenous Peoples and that there will be no justice unless we acknowledge and repair our relationship with the land.

We are committed to responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action and upholding the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and acknowledge that we are always learning and unlearning practices that minimize harm and lead to the development of trust between us and Indigenous Peoples across Nations and urban centers.