Federal Government Invests In Alberta

The government of Canada is investing $3 million to help Alberta’s construction and engineering industry innovate and grow as it recovers from the impact of COVID-19. This investment from Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) will help small- and medium-sized businesses adopt new products and technologies that improve the energy efficiency of buildings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This funding will be directed towards an Alberta-based not-for-profit organization – the Smart Sustainable Resilient Infrastructure Association (SSRIA) – to establish a network of test buildings where firms can collaborate and test their products under different conditions. WD funding is complemented by an investment of more than $2.8 million from Alberta Innovates, in-kind support from industry, and $165,000 from the SSRIA, bringing the total project funding to over $6.3 million.