GBC launches sustainability institute to support zero-carbon emissions building construction


George Brown College has launched the Brookfield Sustainability Institute (BSI), which will focus on offering solutions to support the construction of environmentally, socially, culturally, and financially viable communities. The BSI will be housed in a soon-to-be completed net-zero carbon emissions, mass-timber building. The institute will focus on helping companies, municipalities, and institutions develop solutions to achieve net-zero carbon emissions. It will support knowledge sharing, develop talent by training students, and offer upskilling opportunities. “Climate change is not a problem that governments can solve alone” said BSI Chair Luigi Ferrara. “The Brookfield Sustainability Institute brings together knowledge and expertise from diverse experts to share best practices and foster applied projects undertaken by collaborative working groups.”