Investment in Alberta construction industry for energy efficiency and green building practices
The Federal Government is investing CAD 3 million in Alberta's construction and engineering industry through Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD). This investment 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.
WD funding is complemented by an investment of more than $2.8 million from Alberta Innovates (public agency), in-kind support from industry and $165,000 from the Smart Sustainable Resilient Infrastructure Association (SSRIA), bringing the total project funding to over $6.3 million.
Products and services expected to be commercialized include:
- materials for walls, roofs and foundations;
- mechanical and electrical system improvements;
- sensors and lighting products that reduce energy consumption;
- software for storing and analyzing performance on energy efficiency and GHG.
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