The time to embrace clean building technologies is now, but it takes stakeholders across the real estate community to make the shift. This is the philosophy behind the Building Energy Innovators Council (BEIC) and the underlying message in its newest report.
“The relevance of the BEIC has never been greater, given the pivotal role the real estate sector can play in Canada’s COVID economic recovery,” writes Gordon Hicks, BEIC Chair & CEO of BGIS, in the report’s opening pages. “Ours is an industry-driven initiative established to accelerate the collaboration, innovation, and adoption of clean building technologies, including energy efficiency and renewable power solutions that will transform the built environment, while developing world-class cleantech companies, creating jobs, and enabling economic prosperity in a future low carbon era.”
The report, entitled Clearing a Space for Clean Building Technologies, turns a deserved spotlight on organizations that are using cleantech innovations to create greener, healthier, and more efficient homes, offices, and facilities. It also features insights from public and private sector leaders and a look at the innovations that are reshaping Canada’s built environment.
- BEIC’s Mission Overview, outlining the Council’s origins and the many ways it promotes clean building technologies.
- The Well: Toronto’s Building Innovation Showcase, spotlighting the GTA’s ambitious mixed-use project and how multiple innovations are being used to create an unparalleled occupant experience.
- Taking Savings into Account, profiling TD Bank’s carbon-neutral strategy and recent energy-saving initiatives.
- Inspiring Innovations at PSPC, detailing building energy innovations throughout Public Services and Procurement Canada’s headquarters.
BEIC’s report also includes an 8-page directory of BEIC members, each of which is playing a critical role in the design, production, and promotion of cleantech advancements.
Clearing a Space for Clean Building Technologies is available to read online at no cost. Organizations interested in joining BEIC are encouraged to visit Beic.ca or contact Brad Moore, BEIC National Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 647-467-7708.