Building material technology company makes the Foresight 50
November 23, 2021 – Calgary, AB – ZS2 Technologies, a Calgary-based sustainable building material developer and manufacturer, is being recognized as one of Canada’s top cleantech companies.
ZS2 was named to the Foresight 50, which evaluates companies from coast to coast, from all sectors to find inspiring, investor-ready innovators who are tackling urgent global challenges.
“This recognition is really a validation of all the incredible work our team has done over the last year to harness material science and turn it into tangible solutions to not only create a new industry in Calgary, but also contribute to the the greening of one of the world’s leading contributors of greenhouse gasses—the construction industry,” says Scott Jenkins, CEO of ZS2 Technologies. “Having Foresight validate the investment potential in clean technology like ours indicates a very bright future for innovators and entrepreneurs in Alberta that are working to transition our economy to become leaders in sustainability.”
ZS2 Technologies is researching and developing building materials based on magnesium oxysulfate that replaces traditional, carbon-intensive cement. Their proprietary formulations are currently used to manufacture TechBoard—a sustainable alternative to plywood and cement boards, which are then used to manufacture TechPanels, a rapid construction solution for energy efficient buildings.
Since inception in March 2020 ZS2 has built out an R&D and manufacturing centre in Calgary, recently announced a major manufacturing expansion, manufactured over 25 energy efficient buildings and provided tens of thousands of sheets of TechBoard to builders across North America.
Foresight accelerates the growth and impact of cleantech ecosystems across Canada. Foresight’s expertise has helped secure $800 million in capital, $300+ million revenues and 6,600+ high-paying jobs with an economic impact of over $1 billion. They have a strong history of strategy, ecosystem mapping, and partnership building that positions Canada as a global leader in cleantech innovation.
About ZS2 Technologies
ZS2 Technologies Ltd. develops and manufactures proprietary advanced building technologies including proprietary fire-rated, non-toxic, low-carbon cementitious building materials and prefabricated structural panels. ZS2 markets and delivers high performance building solutions for the residential, commercial, industrial, healthcare and assisted living industry verticals in Canada and the United States both directly and through a growing network of TechPartners (distribution partners).