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 

Retrofits

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

Supporters

The CAGBC and The Delphi Group recognize the contributions of The Atmospheric Fund, the Province of Nova Scotia (represented by the Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Mines), the Real Estate Foundation of BC, and Energy Efficiency Alberta in the preparation of this report.

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