Advancing the adoption of healthy, sustainable materials

A joint announcement from CaGBC & mM

Materials selection plays a crucial role in determining the environmental and human health impacts of building projects. Specifying materials that offer life-cycle assessment data, are responsibly sourced and extracted, and use non-toxic ingredients for healthier indoor environments supports climate action and human health by helping create low-carbon, healthy and resilient buildings.

CaGBC and mindful Materials have recently entered into a collaboration to accelerate the broader adoption of low-impact materials across the built environment. Working together, they will encourage a greater understanding of the impacts of material choices and facilitate the Canadian building sector’s shift to better material selection.

As part of this collaboration, CaGBC and mindful Materials will mutually work toward enabling the growth of material transparency and optimization; encourage the sector to deliver a healthier, sustainable, and resilient built environment through better materials; and advance relationships across Canada to support objectives for human health, equity, and environmental well-being as they relate to material choices.

Throughout 2022, CaGBC and mindful Materials will provide opportunities for CaGBC members to learn, participate in discussions, and share leading examples of how materials action can contribute to Canada’s climate goals, improve stakeholder value and support ESG strategies. The CaGBC Sustainable Materials Accelerator, launched in 2021, will continue as part of this collaboration to provide a cross-sector forum that encourages material transparency and low-carbon procurement practices.

If you would like to learn more about this collaboration or the CaGBC Sustainable Materials Accelerator, please contact clientexperience@cagbc.org.