The Green Building Centre

Welcome to the Green Building Centre, the next step in Canada’s innovative research in sustainability and green technology.

The Green Building Centre acts as a hub of research infrastructure that connects industry to economically meaningful applied research. This new research hub will focus on the Canadian construction, engineering and IT sectors, facilitating applied research in green construction and sustainable building practices.

Applied research at George Brown relies on sustained student engagement, as researchers and student leaders. Our partners benefit from their enthusiasm and skill; our students gain crucial innovation skills as part of their applied education. By engaging our students in applied research, we’re training the next generation of highly qualified and skilled people and building the workforce of tomorrow.

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Green Building Centre Facilities

The Green Building Centre will house:

  • The Advanced Prototyping Lab, which will be used to rapidly develop new products for advanced building technology and energy management.
  • The Building Materials Lab, which will provide a test site and demonstration lab for technology companies who want to refine prototypes and test innovative green building systems, materials and technologies in a realistic setting.
  • The Building Sciences Lab, which will provide testing to increase energy efficiency including claddings.
  • The Building Sciences Lab, which will provide testing to increase energy efficiency including claddings.
  • The Building Automation Lab, which will test products to make buildings “smarter.”
  • The Building Information Modeling studio which will work with the industry to introduce not only improved sustainable design processes but apply this technology to the life cycle of buildings.
  • The Business Accelerator and Entrepreneurship space which will provide the infrastructure where, industry, college researchers and their students will develop and monitor the projects. This will include space to support an International Business outreach activity to new international markets for green technologies and to keep track of emerging trends around the world.