Building Technologies

Exploring buying opportunities related to energy efficient and low emission buildings and infrastructure

City of Vancouver

Danica Djurkovic, Director, Facilities Planning and Development

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The City of Vancouver owns and manages a portfolio of approximately 640 buildings (over 11M sf) that provide a broad range of civic, cultural, social, recreational, and emergency services. Our aggressive “Renewable City Strategy” and a “Zero Emissions Building Plan” for city-owned buildings, require new buildings to be zero emissions, incorporating the adoption of the Passive House standard where appropriate.

In order to succeed, we need locally available construction products, including:

  1. Passive House certified products (e.g., windows, curtain walls, fire rate doors, heat recovery ventilators)
  2. Commercial heat pumps (e.g., air to water, low GHG refrigerant)
  3. High efficiency solar PV panels
  4. Non-combustible spray foam insulation

The City faces additional challenges of sourcing locally available contractors and trades people experienced in the construction of passive house buildings, including the installation of air/thermal barrier systems.



Orion Henderson, Director, Energy Planning and Innovation

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UBC is looking for the best strategies and technologies to prepare for increased cooling and declining space heating needs for a forecasted warmer climate. UBC is seeking heat pump technologies, and new building designs and products to meet our on-campus building performance targets. We are also seeking low-carbon energy systems and related technology to fully optimize our net-zero buildings.


Stuart Olson

Clint G. Undseth, Vice President, Innovation

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Stuart Olson is an integrated construction and services company diversified across Canada’s key economic sectors with an innovation strategy oriented to smart sustainable buildings through collaboration with industry organizations such as National Zero Waste Council and Canadian Building Information Modelling Council. The construction industry is one of the largest consumers of materials and subsequent waste generators. Construction, Recycling and Demolition (CRD) of buildings and infrastructure represent approximately 30% of urban landfill and approximately 20% of the industry’s embedded carbon in the building materials. With an increased global population living in cities and growing government policies, efforts to reduce waste and embedded carbon is paramount.

To meet these challenges, Stuart Olson and our collaborative eco-systems are looking for technologies and strategies to:

  1. Improve carbon footprint of buildings by enabling improved systems performance and operational effectiveness through internet of things and artificial intelligence.
  2. Achieve near zero waste and subsequent embedded carbon though the potential application of data integrity through the process certification and Environment Product Declarations (EPDs) in the procurement process.
  3. Reduce embedded carbon in building materials through integrated supply chains identifying actionable metrics to track and measure desired sustainability outcomes.
  4. Improve Building overall Performance including occupant wellness through building materials science and next generation building systems