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DIALOG Has Signed Climate Smart Buildings Alliance’s Responsible Buildings Pact

June 14, 2024

DIALOG is proud to have joined as a signatory in the launch of Climate Smart Buildings Alliance’s initiative, the Responsible Buildings Pact (RBP).

Launching last Wednesday, June 5, the Pact is a new cross-industry agreement aimed at increasing the use of low carbon materials in the built environment, and a way to work with collaborators to create a platform for shared learning and accountability. Getting to net zero requires concerted effort from across the industry to consistently use lower carbon materials whenever possible.

The Pact was formally launched at the Canada Green Building Council’s Building Lasting Change conference in Toronto, with the first 23 signatories committing to support the first year of the collective industry effort.

“Builders should always use the right materials for the job, but, as an industry, we need to reduce the carbon footprint of the materials we use,” says David Messer, Director of Climate Smart Buildings Alliance. “Recognizing the business realities everyone faces, the Pact is designed to make sure companies are asking the right questions, derisking climate-positive choices, and creating a sense of shared accountability.”

Members of the 23 industry-leading organizations joined as launch signatories, including DIALOG.

By establishing processes to encourage companies to use lower carbon materials and designs whenever possible, the Pact will help bring more low-carbon materials online and accelerate the transition to a sustainable built environment. Including developers, consultants, contractors, and supporters, the Pact will drive higher professional standards in the industry. The first year of the Pact will be a pilot year, and in 2025 a more formal agreement will be put in place to expand the Pact’s requirements for other materials over time.

The Pact is a joint project created by EllisDon, RBC, and Mattamy Homes.

We encourage other organizations to participate in this initiative; CLICK HERE to learn more and join us in this mission.

About Climate Smart Building Alliance

Canada’s buildings are a major source of our national emissions. To hit net zero, the building and construction industry needs to transform fast. The Climate Smart Buildings Alliance is a coalition of building sector leaders aimed at accelerating the pathway to net zero, and driving climate action across the industry. Designed as a think-and-do tank, CSBA  works with industry collaborators, governments, researchers and innovators to test ideas, protype new solutions, and drive climate smart systems change.