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Mar 24th, 2022, Thursday at 12pm-1:00pm PDT


Online: Please register below to access the meeting link


Globally, building construction and operations account for 36% of global energy use and 39% of energy‐related carbon dioxide emissions. Within Canada this equates to approximately 7.5 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide released annually from construction practices alone. As an industry, construction augments the amount of toxic material waste added to our landfills through construction processes, renovation, and demolition of infrastructure. Waste generated from construction activities represents 4 million tonnes or 12% of the solid waste stream generated in Canada. For these reasons, it is imperative to explore bio-based solutions that can improve the sustainability of our planet and decrease resource loss through waste.

In this webinar organized by our Business Intelligence Team, we will explore the feasibility of bio-based solutions for construction to reduce materials related waste and attempt to answer the following question: How might bioproducts reduce carbon emissions associated with residential construction, while providing safer biodegradable options for construction and housing waste, specifically in remote communities?


  • Introduction by Prof. Orlando Rojas
  • Presentation by BPI Business Intelligence Team - Brayden Pelham, Ani Markarian, Riva Siddiqui, & Daichi Hirata
  • Q&A / Open Discussion moderated by Prof. Orlando Rojas

Registration for BPI Webinar - Moving Towards Bio-based Housing in Remote Canada