Imagine a place that transforms the North through innovative design, advocacy, inspiration, cultural reflection and the limitless possibilities of demonstration and education.
The Northern Centre for Sustainability (NCFS) is a living lab and innovation hub built upon the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It will demonstrate cutting edge pre-commercial building technologies, and be the first “Living Building” in Canada’s North – one of the world’s most stringent eco-building certification programs. The NCSF will be carbon-negative and energy, water, waste, and people-positive. It will be a hub in which knowledge will move between isolated northern indigenous communities, Ecology North, the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Concordia University, and the University of Alberta. This project will actively promote technology replication, build retrofit economy momentum in Canada, and be the first project of it’s kind in the North.