Green Building Technologies (GBT)

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), Calgary, Alberta
What the facility does

We work with industry to develop environmentally friendly technologies, programs and services that fundamentally change the way we build, educate and develop skilled labour

Areas of expertise

Green Building Technologies researchers work with industry partners and students through SAIT’s Applied Research and Innovation Services department. The objective is to help small-to-medium-sized enterprises develop new technologies and processes, enhancing the commercialization of green technologies in Canada.

Research services
  • Assistance with building products approvals and commercialization
  • Concept ideation and design review
  • Design services
  • Early-stage business development
  • Fabrication, prototyping and installation services
  • Field trials/simulation
  • IP protection facilitation
  • Marketing advisory services referrals
  • Performance monitoring and management
  • Project management
  • Proof of concept
  • Rapid prototyping/3D printing
  • Scientific and technological monitoring
  • Scientific report writing
  • Technology and workflow consultation
  • Technology development
  • Business development and market research services
  • Competitive assessments
  • Competitive market analysis
Sectors of application
  • Clean technology
  • Construction (including building, civil engineering, specialty trades)
  • Energy
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Professional and technical services (including legal services, architecture, engineering)


ASTM structural compression andracking jig

Floor, column and beam testing Jjg

Cold climate mechanical system test stations

Hygrothermal, guarded hot box test station

Hygrothermal, in situ advanced wall testing stations

Rain/hail lifecycle damage testing

Solar thermal, high pressure solar and seasonal heating and cooling storage

Biofiltration, living wall, green roof, solar aquatic and constructed wetland testing

Photovoltaic design, installation and testing roof

Solar electric vehicle charge and dissipation test port

Energy management, monitoring and building information management controls

Net zero energy high performance commercial lab

Net zero water application and treatment lab

High performance wall assembly training bay

Modular assembly construction and lifting equipment