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Low Carbon Construction Materials and Equipment Challenge by the City of Vancouver


The City of Vancouver is seeking innovative ideas that address low-carbon construction requirements of the future, focusing on low embodied carbon construction materials for buildings and low emission equipment on construction sites.

If you think, you have the innovative ideas that fits in the eligibility criteria, this grant is for you!

Sponsoring Agency: City of Vancouver

Type of Fund: Challenge

Deadline: January 14, 2022


Vancouver is the third-largest metropolitan region in Canada and has the 3rd largest Port in North America.

Vancouver as a major infrastructure owner manages $25 billion of capital assets encompassing facilities, parks, streets, and underground infrastructure. Since 2011, the City has adopted a service-based capital planning framework to drive accountability, enhance transparency, and enhance a more holistic, city-wide approach to long-term capital investment decision making.

In Vancouver, embodied carbon from new buildings accounts for approximately 179,500 tonnes of carbon emissions every year

Eligibility Criteria

  • The City is seeking low-cost, high-impact solutions that help to reduce embodied carbon from construction. Solutions can include but are not limited to, alternative construction materials, recycling technologies, and low carbon construction equipment.
  • The City of Vancouver is targeting companies with solutions that land between TRL 6-9 of the technology readiness scale (TRL), although it will consider low TRL solutions on a demonstration basis if they are especially novel.
  • Where applicable, proponents should explain how their solutions meet safety and regulatory standards and provide a description of successful deployments.
  • Provide CAPEX and OPEX details for the solution. The City of Vancouver prefers an investment payback/cost recovery within fewer than five years. However, it will consider five- to eight-year paybacks with additional due diligence.
  • If applicable, proponents should explain coverage (i.e., how many installations will the solution need?), impact (i.e., how does the solution help Vancouver achieve its Climate Emergency Action Plan targets), reliability (i.e., how well will the solution perform in real-world environments?).

For more information, visit Low Carbon Business Action.


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