Featuring 16 of Canada's most innovative projects.
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 to accelerate Canada’s zero-carbon transformation, as we move toward a decarbonized built environment by 2050.
These diverse project types represent how the standard is broadly applicable:
Their experience will inform the further development of the Standard as well as tools, resources and education to accelerate market transformation.
View the progress of these pilot projects through profiles, renderings and other updates as the projects move through the design and construction phases. Learn more about certified ZCB Standard projects – including completed pilots – on the ZCB Showcase page.
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.
Read CaGBC’s long-form case study »
Read Mitsubishi Electric Heating and Cooling case study »
Watch the project video »
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.
For a full case study and videos of progress,
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 »
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 »
The MacKimmie Complex Redevelopment is a multi-year, multi-phase project to address deferred maintenance and accommodate growth on the University of Calgary campus.
The Arthur Meighen Building is a 10-storey building owned by the Government of Canada, with an area of 41,085m2.
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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.
The NiMA Trails project consists of eight residences and ground-floor commercial space with basement storage.
The Walkerton Clean Water Centre is a 19,150 sq.ft. training facility owned by the Province of Ontario.
West 8th and Pine is a proposed mixed-use, high-performance development.
TRCA’s new corporate headquarters is a four-storey, 81,000 sq.ft. wood structured building.
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’s new Health Sciences Centre is a 30,000 sq.ft. addition to its existing laboratory building.
More information coming soon.
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