A Sustainable Built Environment
Canada has a unique opportunity to elevate competitive advantages in the construction and building management sectors, and to use the existing innovation ecosystem to create a thriving market for green building products. The construction industry in Canada is one of the most important economic sectors, generating $141 billion in GDP in 2020. This sector also generates one-third of total solid waste in Canada (more than 4 million tonnes of waste per year), and a staggering 39% of total global carbon emissions.
As a critically important innovation space, there is an urgent need to engage companies and investors operating in these sectors, bringing together a highly focused innovation cluster. Through a market-driven approach to current research and technology innovation efforts, we can help to speed up technology commercialization and deployment.