ENMAX Conservatory at the Calgary Zoo unites Energy-efficiency, Environment and Education

    CALGARY, June 13 /CNW/ - ENMAX Energy Corporation and the Calgary Zoo
today announce plans to work together in the development of the new ENMAX
Conservatory, a showcase for innovative and environmentally-friendly energy
technology. The new facility will show visitors the benefits of lifestyle and
energy provision choices that will reduce their personal ecological footprint.
The exhibit will also feature interactive displays that illustrate alternative
and emerging sources of sustainable energy and promote development practices
for the City of Calgary that exemplify responsible environment management.
    "The new ENMAX Conservatory will preserve key elements of the existing
Conservatory structure and functions," explains Dr. Clément Lanthier, Calgary
Zoo Interim President & CEO. "In keeping with the mission of the Calgary Zoo,
this model facility will promote an integration of zoological and botanical
features for the combined purpose of recreation, education, conservation and
scientific study, but within an environmentally friendly building envelope."
    "Provincial and municipal governments, as well as corporate sponsors and
individuals, are providing essential support in bringing this important
project to life and we are very pleased to be working with them", remarks
ENMAX President & CEO Gary Holden. "We are committed to exploring and bringing
new energy alternatives to market. The ENMAX Conservatory will showcase a
growing number of energy choices that consumers will have available to them
and will help them make informed decisions about their energy options."

    The ENMAX Conservatory, incorporating at least five alternate sources of
energy, will become a living classroom for the more than 30,000 Calgary school
children who participate in school programs at the Zoo and the more than
1.2 million people who visit the Zoo annually. A highlight of the project,
already on site, is the only working wind turbine within the city.
    A News Conference will be held today at the Calgary Zoo at 12:00 p.m. to
announce details of the project and unveil the conceptual designs for the new
and exciting ENMAX Conservatory.
    Representatives from ENMAX, the Calgary Zoo, City of Calgary and Alberta
Environment will be on hand for interview opportunities.
    See the drawings at:
    (This is a 3.87 Mb PDF document.)

    Media should check in at Zoo Security by 11:50 a.m. and they will be
    directed to the News Conference location.

For further information:

For further information: Laurie Herron, Media Relations Specialist, The
Calgary Zoo, Phone: (403) 232-9388, Cell: (403) 689-6295,
laurieh@calgaryzoo.ab.ca; Peter Hunt, VP, Public Affairs, ENMAX, Phone/Cell:
(403) 689-6150

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