Canada’s Green Building Engine

Market Impact and Opportunities in a Critical Decade

CAGBC’s report, Canada’s Green Building Engine captures the growth of green building activity across Canada and by province and territory. By using sophisticated modelling, can predict what the green building industry could look like in 2030.

It offers a few scenarios, including a “Climate Forward” one that presents the outcome of a green recovery plan that prioritizes green building and progressive policies. Under this scenario, Canada’s green building industry would flourish, creating 1.5 million direct green building jobs and $150 billion in GDP by 2030.

What drives green building growth?

Climate Change

The need for resilient, efficient buildings

The Circular Economy

Design out waste and pollution

Healthy, Inclusive Buildings

Equal access to green building benefits 


Offer cost-effective way to meet carbon targets

Embodied Carbon

Account for carbon intensity

Smart Buildings

Building automation for insights and efficiency

Energy Storage

Accessible and reliable storage

Sustainable materials

Access to greener materials

Green recovery supporters

As governments look to reignite Canada’s economy post-pandemic, CAGBC and industry leaders have come forward to support investments in green initiatives to put Canadians to work and to deliver on climate targets.

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Canada’s Green Building Engine

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