The Smart Sustainable Resilient Infrastructure Association

By: The Smart Sustainable Resilient Infrastructure Association

The Smart Sustainable Resilient Infrastructure Association (SSRIA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry towards a zero-carbon built environment. With a mission to accelerate the adoption of innovative low-carbon solutions for buildings, SSRIA provides support and growth opportunities for companies within Alberta’s AEC sector.

Through demonstration project funding, business growth services, and expertise in low-carbon building technologies, SSRIA fosters interdisciplinary collaboration, expert-led due diligence, and economic development. By focusing on collaborative approaches and industry-led solutions, SSRIA aims to demonstrate Canadian leadership in driving towards a zero-carbon future by 2050.

Over its four years of operation, SSRIA has supported 20 residential and commercial infrastructure projects, showcasing low-carbon design techniques, materials, and technologies. These initiatives have resulted in tangible environmental benefits, including a reduction of over 1300 t/C02e of annual greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, SSRIA has facilitated the training and education of over 4500 individuals through on-the-job training, webinars, and conferences, supported over 60 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to validate their low-carbon innovations, and created 20 new jobs related to high-performing buildings and low-carbon technology development.