The CCA is happy to provide a directory of suppliers of products and services related to COVID-19 in order to assist our members in locating what they may need.
Stay informed on all ongoing updates from CCA around COVID-19.

Alberta to receive over $6.3M to strengthen energy efficiency and green building practices

via Construction Canada

The Canadian government is investing $3 million to enable small- and medium-sized firms in Alberta to develop innovative green technologies and support local jobs. Image courtesy CNW Group/Western Economic Diversification Canada
The Canadian government is investing $3 million to enable small- and medium-sized firms in Alberta to develop innovative green technologies and support local jobs.
Image courtesy CNW Group/Western Economic Diversification Canada

The Canadian government is funding $3 million to help Alberta’s construction and engineering industry innovate and grow. This investment from Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) will help small- and medium-sized businesses adopt new products and technologies that improve the energy efficiency of buildings and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

This funding will be directed towards an Alberta-based not-for-profit organization—the Smart Sustainable Resilient Infrastructure Association (SSRIA)—to establish a network of test buildings where firms can collaborate and test their products under different conditions. The WD funding is complemented by an investment of more than $2.8 million from Alberta Innovates, in-kind support from industry, and $165,000 from the SSRIA, bringing the total project funding to over $6.3 million.

“Alberta’s construction and engineering is a central part of its economy, supporting good jobs across the province. As the industry recovers from the impact of COVID-19, innovation is essential for it to come back strong and support growth across Alberta,” a press release from WD said. “The Government of Canada is a partner in these efforts, helping the industry recover, reopen, and retool to emerge stronger than before.”

Products and services expected to be commercialized through this initiative include:

  • materials for walls, roofs, and foundations;
  • mechanical and electrical system improvements;
  • sensors and lighting products that reduce energy consumption; and
  • software for storing and analyzing building performance on energy efficiency and GHGs.
Article by Lena Hogarth
September 9, 2020

Why join the CCA?

See all the benefits

Ready to join the CCA?

Join now