The EcoSmart Foundation is a not-for-profit Canadian corporation based in Metro Vancouver, BC, Canada – in the traditional territory of the Coast Salish People. Our mission is to advance innovative technologies and practices that are ecologically and economically smart. Our work focuses on creating collaborative industry-government partnerships to further sustainability, primarily within the renewable energy, green building and sustainable construction industries.
Since 1998, we have worked in the following fields:
- ENERGY: We have been active in solar energy since 2008 and developed two prominent large-scale solar PV projects: SunMine and the Tsilhqot’in Solar Farm.
- CONSTRUCTION: The production of one tonne of cement produces one tonne of CO2. We helped the cement and concrete industry reduce their carbon footprint by replacing cement with recycled industrial by-products.
- GREEN BUILDING: We promoted green buildings even before LEED existed. We created a ‘deep-green’ display called the ‘Sustainable Condo’ that traveled across North America, and then we produced an updated version for the city of Chongqing in China.
Our projects received numerous awards including the prestigious Engineers Canada National Award for an Engineering Project or Achievement
EcoSmart is governed by a board of directors, made up of volunteer members from across the country, who represent research, government, and the private sector.