Zero Carbon Building Pilot Program

Featuring 16 of Canada's most innovative projects.

Click on a Pilot Project below to read more:

Spanning the length of the country from Dartmouth to Kelowna, this elite group
of 16 projects have been chosen to participate in a two-year pilot of CaGBC's
Zero Carbon Building Standard.

These diverse project types represent how the standard is broadly applicable:

Size ranges from 20,000 to 1.3 million sq.ft.
Both existing buildings and new construction
Institutional buildings, offices, multi-unit residential and commercial
warehouses included.

Their experience will inform the further development of the Standard as well as tools, resources and education to accelerate market transformation.

View the project profiles, renderings and other details below and watch this page for updates as the projects move through the design and construction phase.




Waterloo, Ontario

The Cora Group’s evolv1, a uniquely modern 110,000 sq.ft. urban office building designed for today’s millennial tech-savvy workforce, is Canada’s first Zero Carbon Building-Design certified project.


Mohawk College – Joyce Centre
for Partnership & Innovation

Hamilton, Ontario

Mohawk College’s 92,000 sq.ft. Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation will be Canada’s largest and Hamilton’s first Net-Zero Energy institutional building.


Curé-Paquin Elementary School

Saint-Eustache, Québec

La commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Milles-Îles is building a new 3,088m2 elementary school to accommodate more than 300 students.

Ask the Expert: Maxime Boisclair of Beaudoin Hurens discusses their involvement in CaGBC's Zero Carbon Building Pilot Program »


Wilkinson Avenue Net-Zero
Heating Energy Warehouse

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

The Wilkinson Project is a 65,000 sq.ft. multi-tenant warehouse building owned and developed by East Port Properties.

Ask the Expert: Judy Wall of East Port Properties talks about building a financially competitive Zero Carbon project »


MacKimmie Complex Redevelopment

Calgary, Alberta

The MacKimmie Complex Redevelopment is a multi-year, multi-phase project to address deferred maintenance and accommodate growth on the University of Calgary campus.


Major renovation of Arthur Meighen
Building 25-55 St. Clair Avenue East

Toronto, Ontario

The Arthur Meighen Building is a 10-storey building owned by the Government of Canada, with an area of 41,085m2.


City of Vancouver Zero Emissions Fire Hall

Vancouver, British Columbia

The City of Vancouver Zero Emissions Fire Hall is a new fire hall being designed to a post-disaster standard.



Kelowna, British Columbia

EcoLock is a proposed five-storey, 10,270m2 personal storage and co-work facility that will utilize a patented High-Performance Building Block System with a negative carbon material classification.


NiMA Trails Residential/Commercial
Net Zero Building

Guelph, Ontario

The NiMA Trails project consists of eight residences and ground-floor commercial space with basement storage.


Walkerton Clean Water Centre

Walkerton, Ontario

The Walkerton Clean Water Centre is a 19,150 sq.ft. training facility owned by the Province of Ontario.


1133 Melville | 30 Bay Street

Vancouver, British Columbia | Toronto, Ontario

1133 Melville in Vancouver and 30 Bay Street in Toronto are two premier office tower developments by Oxford Properties.


Okanagan College – Health Sciences Centre (HSC)

Kelowna, British Columbia

Okanagan College’s new Health Sciences Centre is a 30,000 sq.ft. addition to its existing laboratory building.


Toronto and Region Conservation
Authority (TRCA) New Headquarters

Toronto, Ontario

TRCA’s new corporate headquarters is a six-storey, 100,000 sq.ft. wood structured building.


West 8th and Pine

Vancouver, British Columbia

West 8th and Pine is a proposed mixed-use, high-performance development.


Confidential Project

Winnipeg, Manitoba

More information coming soon.