February 10, 2016

Assessing the Market Impacts & Opportunities

This project assesses the market and employment impacts, as well as the core strengths and capabilities, of Canada’s green building industry. Based on considerable secondary research and literature review, 35 industry stakeholder interviews, and a detailed, data-driven economic impact assessment, this project:

  • Developed an overview of the current status of activities in Canada’s green building sector, including an update on trends impacting the industry and a list of policy, program, and financial drivers;
  • Quantified the size and scope of the green building sector in Canada (for both LEED® activities and the broader industry), including an estimation of the latest economic activity (in terms of GDP, employment, and market penetration); and
  • Identified national green building industry capabilities, including the range of products and services, innovation, and core competencies of industry leaders.

Report (pdf)