A new initiative is about to launch in Alberta and it’s got the building industry talking. It’s called: Green Alberta; an online database of green building products and materials that offer an ethical, health-conscious, environmentally low-impact and cost-effective alternative to current standards in interior and exterior building design.
The Green Alberta database is designed to help the building industry become more sustainable through education and verified information on green building materials and products in Alberta. The aim of Green Alberta is two-fold: to serve the needs of a growing market of environmentally concerned citizens and to expose innovative alternatives and their creators to the mainstream building market. More specifically, Green Alberta is a tool used by building and design professionals to help specify green building materials that have been verified by Green Alberta and certified by independent 3rd party certifiers. Home owners are also welcome to view introductory levels of information on green products and their suppliers.
Green Alberta also exists to encourage and educate local manufacturers, distributors and suppliers to become more aware of the health and environmental impacts of current practices and products that surround us and to help them develop products with higher standards of sustainability. It is our hope that Albertan companies who are leaders in their industries will gain significant exposure and recognition for their achievements in green product and material design in Alberta and elsewhere.