The EcoSmart Foundation is a non-profit Canadian corporation based in Vancouver, BC. Canada. We develop activities and projects fostering technical solutions and innovations towards a sustainable economy.

Background & History of EcoSmart

EcoSmart began in 1999 as the EcoSmart Concrete Project, a collaborative partnership of several government departments and industry groups. The EcoSmart Concrete Project sought to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the concrete and cement industry by:

  • Replacing Portland cement in the concrete mix with Supplementary Cementing Materials (SCMs) to the greatest extent possible while maintaining or improving the cost, physical performance and constructability
  • Promoting greater use of EcoSmart Concrete in the building industry. Primary activities included the development of real construction project case studies and industry education

Eventually the success of the EcoSmart Concrete case studies extended the scope of the organization and it was deemed necessary to expand EcoSmart’s capabilities to include other issues related to sustainable building, energy, renewable energy, and climate change.

In recent years, EcoSmart has increasingly focused its efforts on renewable energy, in particular PV solar energy. EcoSmart has been primarily responsible for developing and incubating the SunMine solar project in Kimberley, BC.

EcoSmart operates out of Vancouver, BC, Canada and is a governed by a board of directors, made up of volunteer members from across the country, who represent research, government, and the private sector.

Meet the board of directors.


EcoSmart is based near Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Our address is:
EcoSmart Foundation Inc.
2703, 124 B Street ,
Surrey, BC, V4A 3N8, Canada

Phone: +1 (604) 689-4023