CaGBC Zero Carbon Trade Mission

  • Posted on: 3 November 2017
  • By: Lotte Meijers

From Sunday January 21st 2018 until Friday January the 26th 2018 Canadian members and invitees of the CaGBC, architects, engineers, owners, investors, builders, and technology providers, will visit the Netherlands and Austria in context of the CaGBC Zero Carbon Trade Mission.

The first target of the mission is to provide a hands-on  experience on the Net Zero Energy and Zero Carbon Building sector in The Netherlands and Austria. The second target is to support the Canadian industry and government in the transition to a clean growth economy and to let them take advantage of the business opportunities in such economy. And at last to provide opportunities for business to business networking and potential market opportunities in the Netherlands and Austria.

During this mission, there will be site visits to innovative local Net Zero Energy and Zero Carbon commercial projects. These project are of both institutional as residential character. Also meetings with local net zero subject matter experts, practitioners and owners are planned. Below and overview can be found.

We would like to invite you for a reception with participants of the CaGBC Zero Carbon Trade Mission on Monday, January 22nd or Tuesday, January 23rd. Date and location to be defined and enrolment form to be published simultaneously.

The programme in Austria will take place from Wednesday 2 until Friday 27. There will also be visits to several Austrian green building, Net Zero Energy and  Zero Carbon companies and projects. Beside the participants will attend the 15th international BauZ! Vienna Congress on sustainable buildings.

Project visits (Netherlands):

  • Alliander Building in Duiven. Shown in the image above (Happy Building Index, ND)
  • Think-wonen Carbon Neutral Residential Construction Systems Factory in Drunen
  • Fluor office location in Amsterdam
  • “Stroomversnelling” residential project

Meeting with local stakeholders (Netherlands):

  • Key local government officials
  • The Dutch Ministry of International Affairs
  • Green building industry companies, and firms providing trade expertise to Canadian companies. Such as the Dutch Green Building Council, Think-wonen, OVG Real Estate and Paul de Ruiter Architects