Nexii Building Solutions Inc. has announced plans to develop a new green manufacturing plant on the southern end of Vancouver Island.
The green construction technology company said the $50 million plant, Alexzi Building Solutions, will be developed through its certified manufacturing program. The program provides independent local manufacturing businesses with access to its operating systems and protocols to produce Nexii building products in their regions.
“Vancouver Island is home to some of the fastest-growing cities in the province, and it’s essential to ensure that all new construction on the Island is also green construction,” said Stephen Sidwell, CEO of Nexii Building Solutions.
Alexzi Building Solutions Inc. will be led by local business women Amber Simpson and Elizabeth Liu, QC. Alexzi is currently in the process of identifying possible sites for the new 150,000 sq ft facility, and the plant is expected to be operational in late 2021 or early 2022.
“The opportunity to bring a sustainable building product to our Island is incredibly exciting,” said Amber Simpson, CEO of Alexzi Building Solutions Inc.
Nexii employs a holistic approach to green construction, using proprietary materials and precision manufacturing technology to rapidly assemble buildings.
To date, Nexii has announced six production facilities across North America – five in Canada and one in the United States. In December 2020, Nexii constructed a first-of-its-kind sustainably built Starbucks drive thru store in British Columbia. Built using its revolutionary and proprietary green technology, Nexii was able to reduce the Starbucks store’s carbon emissions by approximately 30 per cent.
“Green technology innovation in our manufacturing sector is essential as we continue to move toward a low-carbon economy,” said Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation. “In addition to being a tremendous job creator, this partnership advances our government’s CleanBC goals by encouraging the construction of buildings with smaller carbon footprints.”