About us

EcoSmart Office
The EcoSmart Foundation is a non-profit Canadian corporation based in Vancouver, BC. We develop activities and projects fostering technical solutions and innovations towards a sustainable economy. The purpose of the Corporation is to develop, fund, foster and promote activities that follow the EcoSmart principle defined in our charter as: “EcoSmart Principle” means the objective of reducing the environmental impact of a product, service, technology or project in such a way that performance and profitability are maintained or enhanced.”

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 and climate change. 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.

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