Green Building Technologies (GBT)

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Green Building Technologies (GBT)

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TAC Name:Green Building Technologies (GBT)
Affiliated With:Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
TAC awarded: 2014, 2018
Short Description: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.
Twitter Pitch:SAIT GBT works with industry to develop environmentally friendly technologies, programs & services that fundamentally change the way we build, educate and develop skilled labour.
Address:Aldred Centre- CA416 1301 – 16 Ave. NW, Calgary, AB T2M 0L4
Point of Contact:Name: David Silburn, General Manager/ Research Associate


Phone: +1-403-284-7058



Services offered in: English

Areas of Innovation Expertise:·         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

Technical and Business Services·         Assistance with building products approvals and commercialization

·         Concept ideation & design review

·         Design Services

·         Early-Stage Business Development

·         Fabrication, Prototyping and Installation Services

·         Field trials/Simulation

·         IP Protection facilitation

·         Marketing Advisory Services referrals

·         Performance Monitoring and Management

·         Project management

·         Proof of concept

·         Rapid prototyping / 3D printing

·         Scientific and technological monitoring

·         Scientific report writing

·         Technology & workflow consultation

·         Technology development

·         Business development & market research services

·         Competitive assessments

·         Competitive market analysis

·         Components/parts fabrication

·         Construction Consultation Services

·         Customized machining (including laser machining)

·         Literature reviews

·         Market analysis

·         Problem solving

·         Product testing

·         Sample analysis & testing

·         Technology evaluation / validation

·         Testing Services

·         Whole wall testing – thermal, moisture, structural

Applied Research and Development·         Concept validation

·         Cost avoidance

·         Laboratory/pilot scale prototyping

·         Performance monitoring and analysis

·         Product Design & Development

·         Product Re-design & Improvement

·         Report preparation on R&D results

·         Reverse Engineering

·         3D Scanning

·         Composite part manufacturing

·         Manufacturing process design and development

·         Process optimization

·         Provincial and federal grant proposal development

·         Technology validation and transfer

Training·         Design, development, and delivery of customized training

·         Interactive Workshop Sessions

·         Train the trainer


·         Building envelope modelling training

·         Connections to co-op placement opportunities

Technology Diffusion·         Customized technology demonstrations

·         Networking events

·         Open houses – Testing facility & personnel

·         Presentation of results at conferences

·         Publishing in Peer Reviewed Literature

·         Evening speaker series

·         Field site product demonstration

·         Industry-specific events & symposia

·         Participation at trade shows & other venues with or on behalf of partners

·         Seminars and Workshops

Specialized Equipment Available·         ASTM Structural Compression & Racking Jig

·         Floor, Column and Beam Testing Jig

·         Cold Climate Mechanical System Test Stations

·         Hygrothermal, Guarded Hot Box Test Station

·         Hygrothermal, Insitu Advanced wall testing stations

·         Rain/ Hail lifecycle Damage testing

·         Solar Thermal, High pressure solar & 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




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