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Decarbonizing the
Construction Industry

September 2023
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ZS2 Shortlisted in CMHC’s Housing Supply Challenge as part of Federal Government's National Housing Strategy!

ZS2 has been shortlisted in Round 4 of Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s Housing Supply Challenge. This stage ‘Building for the Future’ comes with $150,000 in incubation funding. Our solution entitled “Carbonated magnesium cements from salt water: A pathway to carbon negative alternative cements cast into highly resilient building envelope panels” was one of only two solutions in the “New Materials” category. 

The challenge prioritizes solutions that accelerate the creation and preservation of housing that is affordable, climate compatible and meets people’s needs. $300 million in funding will be awarded over 5 years.

Read more about the challenge here: Round 4: Housing supply challenge | CMHC (

Decarbonizing the Construction Industry

Transformation is the DNA of a startup. Growth is the playbook. Since our inception, ZS2 Technologies has continued to evolve but always with deference to our original intent – build a better planet. Alongside our partners, together we’re building a better planet by decarbonizing the construction industry.

Our solutions range from manufacturing advanced building materials to developing carbon-neutral cement with CCUS technology. Our foundation is science, but our steadfast focus remains on clean technology innovation. 

In celebration of Zero Emissions Day—a global day of action to collectively  reflect on our energy habits and accelerate the journey to decarbonization—we rolled out a new look and chapter for our brand and ZS2 story.

Habitat for Humanity x ZS2 Technologies | Eureka Oaks Community Development.

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Earlier this year,  a groundbreaking partnership formed between Habitat for Humanity and our TechPartner, Advanced Building Technology Inc. 

The Eureka Oaks Community project will use both ZS2’s TechPanels and TechBoard to build more resilient, highly efficient, and sustainable living solutions to the wildfire-prone region. 

Our TechPartner in California, Advanced Building Technology Inc. has made significant progress in Angels Camp to demonstrate the speed, efficiency and final product that Habitat for Humanity can look forward to.  At 3000 sq ft the project took only three days to construct the exterior walls. 

Stay tuned for an ABC 10 Exclusive Interview with our very own co-founder and CTO Doug Brown, Advanced Building Technologies project manager Daniel Hopkins and the team from Habitat for Humanity Calaveras filmed at the Angels Camp project!

Upcoming Events

Our team is busy sharing ZS2’s technology and story across North America this fall! Our senior leadership team, research and development team and partners are participating in multiple conventions, leadership panels, various industry events and more. Stay connected and mark your calendars to join us in person or virtually to follow the momentum!

  •   Future in Trades |  Oct 20 – 21 – Calgary
    Catch us in attendance at the Futures In Trades and Technology (FITT) conference! FITTwill spotlight game-changing innovation and sustainability collaborations in Canada’s energy, technology, and construction sectors, attracting further innovation, investment, networking opportunities, and public engagement.
  •  LIAM Forum |  Oct 3 – 6 – Virtual
    Tune in for CEO Scott Jenkin’s panel: Back to Zero? Growth, Scarcity, Circular Economy and what Gen Zs can do about it  LIAM Forum is focused on inspiring and empowering the next generation to get involved and take actionable, results-oriented steps to help tackle key sustainable resource development challenges facing the world.


  •  YYC Innovator Week |  Nov 15-23 2023 – Calgary
    Innovation Week brings the tech community – from the tech-curious, to seasoned entrepreneurs and investors – together in celebration of all that’s happening right here in our hometown of Calgary Alberta.


  • National Bank Clean Tech Conference | Nov 22 – Virtual
    CEO Scott Jenkins will be on the panel sharing their insights on Building a Greener Construction Industry. Attendees range from public portfolio managers, private equity managers, pension funds and strategic investors interested in the Clean Technology space.

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Be Part of The Global Shift in
Sustainable Building Materials

Our solutions are available across North America! Additionally, we have TechPartners throughout Canada and the US to help with project planning, execution, and answer to any questions you may have.

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