Welcome to EcoSpex!
EcoSpex. Inspiring Change. Building our Future.
The growing momentum in sustainable buildings and communities is accelerating innovative products and systems globally. Yet, sourcing proven sustainable and green building products, testing and verifying building products and systems, while navigating fragmented and evolving rating systems in multiple jurisdictions – is costly, time consuming and daunting.
Industry professionals told us there is a need for a single source of reliable, trusted and transparent product information for building professionals involved in green building projects ― a tool that can reduce the confusion and simplify procurement.
By creating an online platform where the North American building industry can source a comprehensive selection of verified and pre-qualified products, and where professionals can discuss, review and submit sustainable products and materials for verification,
“Having reviewed the EcoSpex tool, I found that the potential for such a tool is one that will be welcomed by most architects as it offers a reliable way to quickly find construction materials that have some environmental merits. The most useful part of the EcoSpex tool to me, is the referrals to know the third party review and the quick access to the products PDF certificates.”
Joël Courchesne, Architect senior principal, MIRAC, PA LEED C+CB,CaGBC & USGBC Faculty, Courchesne et associés inc.
For design and construction professionals finding the right product and system among thousands of choices is time consuming and costly. At the same time, manufacturers and suppliers are challenged to finding the right projects and users for their products.
EcoSpex solves these challenges and reduce procurement risks by making pre-qualified sustainable and technical product documentation simple to access through a powerful online business-to-business (B2B) connection between product manufacturers (water, cleantech, low carbon, energy efficient, modern methods of construction materials/other sectors of the construction supply chain) and the professionals looking to deliver sustainable buildings.
We are simplifying procurement by undertaking 90% of the research to allow you to advance projects with trusted and unbiased content.
EcoSpex is a program delivered with the support and collaboration of academic, industry and professional organizations. Some of our supporters, funding and partners include Blue Wilderness Managemenet Group Inc, Building Research Establishment UK (BRE), Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), NRC (IRAP), Ryerson Unversity, Ontario Ministry of Innovation, Union Gas, and Owens Corning. Since 2006, EcoSpex has been actively listening, deeply researching, and broadly analyzing the green building and clean technology sectors to identify the products, knowledge and solutions we need to inspire change in the building industry. The result is EcoSpex PILOT. EcoSpex PILOT is currently being tested, upgraded and stocked with content in anticipation of a full launch in 2016.
We are seeking designers, architects, construction professionals, suppliers, manufacturers and users of sustainable building materials and systems to participate in the pilot.
Please contact us to discuss your sustainability requirements and to register in our pilot project