Taking Canada’s Built Environment to the Next Level

buildNEXT is the architect of collaboration. By bringing leaders and innovators together, we're building the future of green construction. Let’s reach new heights, together.

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Our Key Focus Areas: 

  • High-efficiency, zero-carbon construction systems
  • Low embodied carbon, low energy use materials
  • Building management systems
  • Water conservation technologies

Our goal is to ensure 40% of all building stock in Canada is net zero by 2030

The built environment sector contributes approximately ⅓ of global CO2 emissions. About 8% of global CO2 emissions resulted from the use of fossil fuels in buildings, 19% from the generation of electricity and heat in buildings, and an additional 6% related to the material manufacturing used for building construction. Addressing the contribution of buildings and construction to CO2 emissions calls for emission restrictions across the entire value chain.

Canada Is Levelling Up Green Building Requirements.

To reduce construction-related GHG emissions and meet Canada’s bold sustainable building targets, we need to innovate faster. Foresight is helping Canada’s construction sector form a sustainable built environment through:

Sector-specific training and mentorship

Industry-driven Innovation Challenges

Investor matchmaking and technology showcase events

Acceleration programs for startups in the built environment

Research and marketing campaigns to build knowledge

An active and engaged network of organizations in the built environment

Your Work is Helping Canada Lead in Green Building Advancements.

Through buildNEXT, you can gain access to our network of ventures, identify solutions to specific challenges, run pilot programs, and access curated research. Join us in building tomorrow. 

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Technology Scouting

Are you in search of innovation without the risk We specialize in connecting companies with market-ready cleantech solutions, either publicly through a challenge, quietly through scouting, or matchmaking events.

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Market Research

Our research provides your organization with a comprehensive analysis of technology strengths, gaps, and opportunities within your industry. Let us be your guide to unlocking the insights you need to stay ahead of the curve.

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Project Development

Let us do the heavy lifting on your next project. From connecting with key partners, to running tailored events, and securing funding, our knowledgeable team specializes in convening the ecosystem to get projects over the line.

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We’re thrilled to have supported a wide variety of innovative ventures that are helping shape a greener future for Canada’s built environment.

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