Fact-Finding Mission

Sustainable Building in Canada

Setting yourself up for success. Learn about the export potential for Swiss companies active in sustainable building in Canada

Canada

Why are we organizing these Fact Finding Missions to Canada?

Canadian cities are consistently ranked among the greenest cities in the world for their progressive thinking around sustainability. In recent years many Canadian cities have been leading the way by setting ambitious goals:

  • Vancouver’s objective is to become the world’s greenest city by 2020, transition to zero emissions buildings in all new construction by 2030 and  to deploy 100% renewable energy throughout the city by 2050.
  • Toronto’s climate action strategy Transform TO aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30% in 2020, by 65% in 2030, and by 80% in 2050. All new buildings will be built to produce near-zero GHG emissions by 2030, and by 2050 all existing buildings will have been retrofitted to improve energy efficiency by about 40%.

These ambitious targets provide a huge export potential for Swiss innovators in green building design, renovation and construction.

Who should participate?

Companies involved in the design and building of sustainable buildings and products in the fields of sustainable buildings and construction: building envelopes, energy efficient building systems, building automation, products for efficient buildings, heating/ cooling and ventilation.

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Information

Date
Target audience Companies involved in the design and build of sustainable buildings and products the field of sustainable buildings and construction: building envelope, energy efficient building systems, building automation, heating/ cooling and ventilation
Organizer Swiss Business Hub Canada and Switzerland Global Enterprise
Event language

English

Country experts

Eros Robbiani, Swiss Business Hub Canada, Head of Swiss Business Hub Canada

Annina Bosshard, Switzerland Global Enterprise, Consultant USA & Canada

David Avery, Switzerland Global Enterprise, Head of Cleantech

Fact Finding Mission Toronto / December 01 - 06, 2019

ǀ Program to include
  • Overview of Toronto's green building initiatives
  • Visit of exhibition
  • Individual B2B meetings organized by the SBH Canada
  • Lunch & Learn event followed by networking with members
  • Presentations by Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Toronto
  • Guided tour of the area by bus
  • Evening reception with Canadian-Swiss Chamber of Commerce
  • Tour of Evergreen Bricks Works, heritage buildings that are now a showcase for green design
  • Visit of green buildings on cambus and Gemini House: research project in low-energy retrofit between the UoT and Ryerson University
  • Presentation on Tower Renweal (2000 high-rise buildings in need of retrofitting)
  • Presentation on retrofitting of social housing followed by a tour of Regent Park (neighbourhood revitalization project)

Fact Finding Mission Vancouver / February 10 - 13, 2020

ǀ Program to include
  • Reception with Consul General and select guests (architects, real estate promoters, construction companies, etc.)
  • Overview of Green Building Initiatives in Vancouver
  • Visit of exhibition
  • Individual B2B meetings organized by the SBH Canada
  • BuildEx:14'000 attendees, 2 days, 90 seminars, 150+ speakers, 600 exhibits, network
  • Lunch & Learn
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