World Energy Globe Award (Fire)
National Energy Globe Award Canada (overall winner)
Submitted by: Natural Resources Canada
Implemented country: Canada
Title: Drake Landing Solar Community
The Drake Landing Solar Community (DLSC) in the Town of Okotoks, Alberta, Canada has achieved a world record with its first of a kind large-scale seasonal storage solar heating system. By successfully integrating energy efficiency, solar energy, district heating, and energy storage technologies, DLSC is fulfilling 80 percent of the space heating requirements for a 52-home neighbourhood with solar energy. It is en route to achieving its target of 90 percent in the year 2012 and a reduction of five tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per home, per year.