Sustainability Mandate

Sustainability is increasingly important to our team, attendees, exhibitors, and the community as a whole.  Concerned by the environmental impact of our events, BUILDEX, is striving to identify, understand, and address these impacts to achieve continual improvement year after year. Our areas of focus continue to be: waste management, energy and water conservation and community engagement.

Climate Smart Certified

This year Informa Canada Vancouver, the parent company of the BUILDEX events brand, has proudly become Climate Smart Certified!

The training provided by this social enterprise based in Vancouver has allowed our team to identify and analyze our events greenhouse gas emissions and design practical solutions within our community. In addition to the measures outlined below, these solutions complement Informa’s Faster Forward initiative to become carbon neutral by the beginning of the year 2025 and a Zero Carbon and Zero Waste company by the beginning of the year 2030.

  • Since 2019 we have replaced all single use plastic with china service and compostable ware.
  • Attendee planner and show guides are now printed on 100% recycled paper.
  • In 2019, 45% of BUILDEX educational content provided a form of sustainable guidance to the market professionals.
  • Regular communications to exhibitors assisting them to shift to more sustainable practices.
  • Back of house materials sorting to maximize waste diverted from the landfill.
  • Water refill stations throughout Calgary Stampede Venues- diverting over 44,000 plastic water bottles
  • High-efficiency lighting using less power and a programmable system used to monitor and control energy consumption.
  • Waste management to recycle cardboard, containers and cooking oils.
  • For more information on the BMO Centre sustainability initiatives click here.
  • The energy consumption is measured and monitored on the show floor during the event.
  • HVAC used on a “need” basis only during move in/move out.
  • Lighting levels are set to 50% during move in/move out, and less than 50% during event hours.
  • Heat is turned off during move-in and out.
  • Enforcement of non-idling ordinance of 5 minutes or less for suppliers and exhibitors.
  • Green Power certificates are purchased by BUILDEX to move towards a more carbon neutral event.
  • Partnership with Habitat for Humanity to support their charitable action.
  • 60% of our speakers are active members of the local holistic construction industry in Alberta.