Theme 1: Electric City

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Thanks for joining the challenge! You’ve selected Theme 1: Electric City as your climate change challenge. This page contains additional information to help you answer your challenge question.


About electric city

Energy, such as electricity, is all around us. Buildings need electricity to be powered, heated or cooled. Our devices, including cell phones, laptops or tablets, would not function if we didn’t recharge them. Even our cars are becoming plug-in electric!

Where does energy come from? There are both renewable and non-renewable sources of energy. Since the industrial revolution, humans have relied heavily on non-renewable sources, especially fossil fuels. These include coal, natural gas and oil. Although the world has prospered from the use of fossil fuels, we know that burning fossil fuels is drastically accelerating climate change. The scientific community is pressing for a clean energy revolution. This means quickly transitioning from dirty fossil fuels to renewable energy sources like solar, wind, hydro and geothermal.


Challenge questions

1. Determine how Mississauga building types can maximize their use of renewable energy, minimize use of natural gas, or switch to more efficient energy systems. Learn more


2. Find a building project happening in Mississauga and recommend energy conservation initiatives that should be included. Learn more



Thanks for joining the challenge! You’ve selected Theme 1: Electric City as your climate change challenge. This page contains additional information to help you answer your challenge question.


About electric city

Energy, such as electricity, is all around us. Buildings need electricity to be powered, heated or cooled. Our devices, including cell phones, laptops or tablets, would not function if we didn’t recharge them. Even our cars are becoming plug-in electric!

Where does energy come from? There are both renewable and non-renewable sources of energy. Since the industrial revolution, humans have relied heavily on non-renewable sources, especially fossil fuels. These include coal, natural gas and oil. Although the world has prospered from the use of fossil fuels, we know that burning fossil fuels is drastically accelerating climate change. The scientific community is pressing for a clean energy revolution. This means quickly transitioning from dirty fossil fuels to renewable energy sources like solar, wind, hydro and geothermal.


Challenge questions

1. Determine how Mississauga building types can maximize their use of renewable energy, minimize use of natural gas, or switch to more efficient energy systems. Learn more


2. Find a building project happening in Mississauga and recommend energy conservation initiatives that should be included. Learn more


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