The award-winning program provides businesses with data and training to profitably reduce their carbon footprint
January 5, 2022 (Vancouver/ Unceded Territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations) – Green construction company Nexii Building Solutions (Nexii) today announces its successful completion of the Climate Smart Certification program. This award-winning greenhouse gas GHG emissions reductions program from BMO Radicle Inc. recognizes companies that are taking important steps toward a low carbon economy while future–proofing their businesses.
Nexii’s focus on reducing climate emissions is part of the broader corporate Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy outlined in the company’s 2021 Sustainability and Impact Report. Nexii’s roadmap to achieve net zero carbon across operations and value chain by 2030 is aligned with the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) target-setting requirements and includes:
- Implementing energy efficiency measures and decarbonizing existing facilities
- Advancing net zero standard plant design, site selection strategy and sustainability requirements
- Automating the collection and validation of annual GHG and sustainability data
- Implementing procurement qualification software to support the selection of sustainable suppliers committed to climate action
The Climate Smart program provides a unique combination of training, tools, and technical assistance to enable companies to measure and reduce their GHG emissions, make informed decisions to invest in efficiencies, and communicate their sustainability initiatives in a compelling and data-driven way. This unique approach equips companies with the tools to analyze, measure, and reduce emissions and develop the capacity to lead the emissions reduction charge internally.
“We are proud to become a Climate Smart Certified business,” said Zosia Brown, Vice Present of Sustainability. “Nexii’s commitment to sustainability is part of our company culture and drives all our goals, including getting to net zero. Sustainability is at the core of our mission to build a vibrant future for people and the planet.” As a Climate Smart Certified business, Nexii joins a network of forward-thinking industry leaders committed to having a positive environmental impact through leading business practices.
The Climate Smart Training and Certification program has helped over 1200 businesses reach their GHG emissions reduction goals while cutting costs. Ultimately, businesses that invest in reducing their carbon footprint save money—often a lot of it. The Climate Smart program has enabled companies to reach an average of 24% emissions reductions against baseline and $4.7 million CAD in total cost savings.
“By completing the Climate Smart training program, companies are pioneering a new path towards Net Zero, making environmental stewardship and financial prosperity two sides of the same coin,” says Saj Shapiro, Head, BMO Radicle. “Climate Smart Certified businesses are among global industry leaders who have taken steps toward creating sustainable initiatives for their company’s long-term success, and showing they have a plan in place to make a positive impact for the environment for generations to come.”
Nexii Building Solutions Inc. (Nexii) designs and manufactures low carbon buildings and products to address the climate impact of our built environment. With buildings and construction responsible for 36% of global energy consumption and 37% of greenhouse gas emissions annually, sustainable and scalable solutions are urgently needed for net zero buildings. With Nexii’s breakthrough material Nexiite, Nexii enables the rapid assembly of high-quality buildings and infrastructure with reduced end-to-end carbon emissions, near zero waste and less disruption to the community. Sustainability is core to Nexii’s mission to build a vibrant future for people and the planet.
For more information, visit www.nexii.com, or connect with us on Instagram (@NexiiBuilds), Twitter (@NexiiBuilds) or on LinkedIn (Nexii Building Solutions).
About BMO Radicle
BMO Radicle helps guide today’s progressive companies toward tomorrow’s sustainable future. From our early beginnings in Calgary, Canada, when we developed one of the world’s first software platforms to measure, qualify, and aggregate greenhouse gas emissions, we’ve now taken root internationally to leverage data, insights, and technology to safeguard our shared tomorrow. In 2022, Radicle became a part of BMO Capital Markets.
BMO Radicle works with businesses and organizations across all industries and sizes to enable planet-positive solutions by increasing efficiency while lowering costs and emissions. We believe that financial and environmental sustainability are two sides of the same coin: balance between the two is possible. Visit radiclebalance.com to learn more.