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.

See also: Michel de Spot, P.Eng.Roy SageAndrew BowerbankMark SalernoLegal and CopyrightsTony Kosteltz

The Sustainable Condo Project

Sustainable Condo
The Sustainable Condo is an EcoSmart(tm) project designed to address the challenges of urban sustainability.
The many features of the Condo include energy and water-saving appliances, renewable, recyclable, durable, and non-toxic products and building materials. Since its creation in 2004, the Sustainable Condo has received more than 150,000 vistors and has been exhibited at many events, including:

  • 2004 – Globe Business and Environment trade show and conference in Vancouver
  • 2004 – Vancouver’s Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)
  • 2005 – Atlanta GreenBuild
  • 2006 – IIDEX interior design expo in Toronto
  • 2006 – International Home Show in Toronto
  • 2006 – Toronto Regional Green Building Festival
  • 2006 – Construct Canada
  • 2007 – Toronto Real Estate Board’s Realtor Quest Show
  • 2007 – Green Living Show
  • 2007 – Toronto’s Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)
  • August 2007 – 2008 – Permanent Exhibition at the CNE in Toronto
  • 2010 – 2012 Permanent Exhibition in Toronto

WebLink: www.sustainablecondo.com
See also: Sustainable Condo for ChongqingSustainable Condo a Huge Success at Toronto’s Realtor Quest and Green Living ShowSustainable Condo 2006 Fall Exhibition in TorontoSustainable Condo Exhibit Expanded to More Toronto Events in 2007