The City of Calgary, Alberta Ecotrust and the Calgary Construction Association partner to advance emissions-neutral buildings in Calgary.

CALGARY, ABProfessionals in Calgary’s building, construction and renovation industries celebrate the launch of a Calgary Community of Practice that enables information sharing on reducing emissions from buildings. Part of the Emissions-Neutral Buildings Information Exchange (ENBIX), this event celebrates the Calgary Community of Practice. 

“Our greatest opportunity to see greenhouse gas reductions is through our buildings,” says Mayor Jyoti Gondek. “ENBIX is an investment in Calgary-made solutions, building capacity and momentum for emissions-neutral construction that will grow over the next several years and beyond.”

The Calgary Community of Practice provides a space for local professionals working in the building, construction and renovation industry to share information about emissions-neutral construction. The goal is to accelerate the transition to an emissions-neutral built environment for new and existing buildings across Alberta.

“Collaboration initiatives like the ENBIX Community of Practice will help us go faster towards net zero, together,” says Claire Beckstead, Leader of Community Energy, The City of Calgary. “This initiative will help us develop made-in-Calgary solutions to achieve high performance buildings, and will accelerate progress toward our goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.” 

Commercial and residential buildings are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions across Canada. In Calgary, buildings account for about two-thirds of our total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Over the next four years, ENBIX will continue to expand the ways in which it shares market research, industry experience and training, including webinars, site visits, technology demonstrations, training sessions and more. 

“ENBIX is here to work with the building industry to identify Calgary-specific challenges and opportunities for emissions-neutral buildings, overcome barriers, foster innovation and share success stories,” says Andrea Linsky, Buildings Director at Alberta Ecotrust Foundation and ENBIX Team Lead.

Crucial to ENBIX’s success is industry support from founding partners, the Calgary Construction Association and the Smart Sustainable Resilient Infrastructure Association.

 “The launch of the ENBIX Calgary Community of Practice marks a pivotal moment in our industry’s commitment to high performance buildings, especially in terms of long-term energy consumption and carbon footprint,” says Bill Black, President and Chief Operating Officer, Calgary Construction Association. “By focusing on realistic solutions, and through collaboration and knowledge sharing, the leaders in our construction industry are taking proactive steps to mitigate our carbon footprint and contribute to a greener, cleaner future for Calgary”.

Calgary professionals interested in joining the ENBIX Calgary Community of Practice can do so by visiting


About Alberta Ecotrust Foundation and the Climate Innovation Fund
The Alberta Ecotrust Foundation is an environmental charity working to create a healthier environment for all Albertans. 

Alberta Ecotrust is a founding member of the Low Carbon Cities Canada (LC3) network. LC3 supports cities and communities in reaching their carbon emissions reduction potential. This initiative is implemented in partnership among seven local centres and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). Funded by a Government of Canada endowment through FCM, LC3 is part of a national investment in municipal climate action to accelerate urban climate solutions and to help achieve Canada’s climate goal of net-zero by 2050.

As an LC3 Centre, Alberta Ecotrust received a $43.4 million endowment from the federal government to create the Climate Innovation Fund. The Fund provides programming in Calgary and Edmonton, taking on a nimble, accelerator role, complementing and advancing the climate leadership work undertaken by the municipalities.

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Alberta Ecotrust media contact:
Andrea Soler, Communications Director, Alberta Ecotrust Foundation