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

The Construction Challenge

The construction sector generates one-third of total solid waste in Canada (more than four million tonnes of waste per year) and a staggering 39% of total global carbon emissions. If we’re going to meet net zero targets, we need to face the challenges of the construction sector head-on. 

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.

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Through our Innovation Challenge program, we can support you by:

  • Identifying key barriers to your climate targets
  • Sourcing innovators with solutions to your specific challenges
  • Guiding you through the funding landscape to get your projects moving faster


We want to work with you to:

  • Develop your tech at any stage, from ideation to commercialization
  • Connect you with Canada’s vast built environment ecosystem
  • Provide you with training, investor matchmaking opportunities and networking events to help you get to market faster

Meet Our buildNEXT Ventures

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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Become A Partner

We want to partner with you to introduce you to Canada’s leading ventures in the built environment, as well as collectively increase our reach and better support the ecosystem.

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