Sustainable Building Solutions

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“At EllisDon, sustainability isn’t an add-on, it’s built into our DNA. It’s a goal we have not just for ourselves but for our clients; we’re here to help you become sustainability leaders in every way.”

-Jolene McLaughlin, Director, Corporate Sustainability

We understand the impact buildings and infrastructure  have on the environment and our climate. Throughout the design, finance, construction, operation, optimization and management of buildings and infrastructure, we’re dedicated to finding innovative and achievable solutions to both reduce our carbon footprint and set new industry standards.

Sustainable Building Solutions, in support of our services and construction teams, helps deliver on our clients’ climate and sustainability ambitions from concept through to operations.

We work with clients on their new developments and  existing assets in collaboration with all EllisDon's services teams with a number of aims: to recommend robust climate and sustainability targets for their projects; to develop a strategy and solution pathways to achieve those targets across a range of sustainability metrics; to build a business case, including leveraging external funding and financing programs; and to support project implementation from design through to operations.

Sustainable Building Solutions is multifaceted and fully integrated with our wider EllisDon expertise; we develop, manage, coordinate, and track client, internal, and supply-chain sustainability objectives, leveraging our diverse knowledge to make your project a success.

Learn more about our corporate sustainability mandate here

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    Passive House

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    Toronto Green Standard

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    BC Energy Step Code

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    WELL Building Standard

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    Fitwel Certification

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Contributed to the delivery of over 220 EllisDon projects targeting LEED, Net Zero and other high-performance sustainability targets with a total construction value of over $30 billion.

Have completed or are working on three projects targeting the Passive House Standard worth over $215 million.

Involved in more than 15 projects targeting Net Zero Energy or Carbon worth over $1.4 billion.


The EllisDon Edge

  • We are industry leaders. We have extensive experience setting and meeting sustainability targets making us perfectly placed to guide and advise.

  • We work with the best of the best. Our department boasts some of Canada’s most experienced practitioners of sustainable design and construction. As a result, we can offer technical expertise on materials, energy efficiency, operational carbon, and green building rating systems from early project concept through to design development, construction completion, and operations.

  • We bring out the most climate-conscious version of your business. Our team can leverage incentives and financing to ensure sustainable solutions align with your business model.

  • We don’t just meet standards, we set new ones. The industry is changing fast; we’re on top of emerging solutions to help our clients be industry leaders.

Delivery of Clayton Community Centre, North America's first Passive House certified community center and the largest non-residential certified project in Canada.

Construction Manager for Mohawk College Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation: Canada’s first net-zero carbon institutional building.

At EllisDon we’re driving change and innovation by working collaboratively across our business to improve our approach to vital environment, social, and governance issues. We’re committed to not just minimizing any potential negative impacts, but to creating lasting, positive change.

Take a look at our 2023 Impact Report to learn more about everything we’re already doing, click here.

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The Sustainable Building Solutions team is part of the Infrastructure Services & Technology group.

EllisDon Infrastructure Services and Technology (ED IST) is EllisDon’s group of teams focused on optimizing the built environment throughout the entire lifecycle of a project. By leveraging advanced systems and processes, ED IST delivers technology-backed solutions to ensure functional and progressive high-performing assets. For over 20 years, ED IST has delivered leading-edge infrastructure and enhanced the client and end-user experience by making facilities more sustainable, resilient, reliable, and efficient.

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