Green Building Technologies

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Calgary, AB


Green Building Technologies researchers work with industry partners and students through SAIT’s Applied Research and Innovation Services department and through support of the NSERC Technology Access Centre grant. The objective is to help small-to-medium-sized enterprises to develop new technologies and processes, enhancing the commercialization of green technologies in Canada.

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  1. Assistance with building products approvals and commercialization
  2. Concept ideation and design review
  3. Design services
  4. Early-stage business development
  5. Fabrication, prototyping and installation services
  6. Field trials/simulation
  7. IP protection facilitation
  8. Marketing advisory services referrals
  9. Performance monitoring and management
  10. Project management
  11. Proof of concept
  12. Rapid prototyping/3D printing
  13. Scientific and technological monitoring
  14. Scientific report writing
  15. Technology and workflow consultation
  16. Technology development
  17. Business development and market research services
  18. Competitive assessments
  19. Competitive market analysis

Previous Research Projects:

  • Net-Zero Energy and Energy-Positive Design
  • Building-Integrated Renewable Energy
  • Architectural Ecology
  • Energy Management and Monitoring
  • Materials and Advanced Component Assembly
  • Education and Industry Transformation


  1. Clean Technology
  2. Construction
  3. Energy
  4. Environmental Technology
  5. Natural Resources
  6. Water technology


ASTM structural compression andracking jig
Floor, column and beam testing Jjg
Cold climate mechanical system test stations
Hygrothermal, guarded hot box test station
Hygrothermal, in situ advanced wall testing stations
Rain/hail lifecycle damage testing
Solar thermal, high pressure solar and seasonal heating and cooling storage
Biofiltration, living wall, green roof, solar aquatic and constructed wetland testing
Photovoltaic design, installation and testing roof
Solar electric vehicle charge and dissipation test port
Energy management, monitoring and building information management controls
Net zero energy high performance commercial lab
Net zero water application and treatment lab
High performance wall assembly training bay
Modular assembly construction and lifting equipment