Building sustainability

Harnessing renewable energy

When engineers build new ways to harness energy, they’re building a better tomorrow for our children and grandchildren. 

By designing offshore wind turbines to capture stronger and more consistent winds, engineers are making it more reliable, efficient, and cost-effective to harness the power of wind. By developing new geothermal power plants that use the natural heat of the earth to generate energy more effectively and efficiently, they’re helping to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and ecologically harmful substances. And by developing high-efficiency photovoltaic cells that convert sunlight directly into electricity, engineers are making solar energy most affordable and accessible than ever before. These are just a few of the ways engineers are tapping into natural resources to help reduce the negative impacts of climate change, improve health outcomes, and provide sustainable solutions for the future. 

A few examples of how engineers are harnessing renewable energy and building tomorrows:

Sustainable Marine powers up tidal energy in Nova Scotia​

Three sustainable fuels that could be the future of green aviation

Canadian start-up Hydrostar is storing energy in compressed air

Is geothermal energy finally seeing the light of day?