Green Building Industry
In Alberta, a thriving green building industry has emerged, presenting a significant opportunity for companies to capitalize on a market that is growing, and is easily accessible.
- Alberta is centrally located in the growing western Canadian market of 10 million people, and the U.S. Pacific Northwest market of more than 50 million people.
- The industry exports 15% of its products, valued at$1.1 billion annually.
- Currently, the industry employs approximately 30,000 people in over 1,200 companies. About 86% of those companies have fewer than 50 employees.
- Alberta’s population has risen from 1.6 million in the 1970s to over 3.77 million in 2012. With projected growth rates that will continue to lead Canada, there is a significant in-province market.
- Alberta’s new home buyers in 2009 spent an average of $6,250 (* per housing unit on green building materials and Green Building Technologies).
- Green building spending historically has been strongest in non-residential markets (public buildings, office, commercial structures and industrial buildings) versus the residential construction.
- The rate of growth in the residential green building will begin to outstrip that of the non-residential sector over the next decade and there will be considerable export demand potential.
- The Governments of Canada and Alberta, as well as the cities of Calgary and Edmonton, have adopted LEED® certification requirements for their buildings, which specify the use of high-level green building products and design.
- Alberta has a number of green communities, and 90 LEED® registered projects are underway or have been recently completed.
Business cases for each green building tech sector is available. Please fill out a request form if interested.