Canadian sustainable building and construction company, Nexii Building Solutions Inc. (Nexii), is developing its first full-scale commercial production plant in Squamish, British Columbia.
Nexii’s solution has the potential to significantly reduce the construction sector’s impact on the environment and help tackle the global housing crisis.
Gregor Robertson, former Mayor of Vancouver, is helping Nexii expand globally as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Partnerships.
After 14 years of public service, and most recently 10 years as Mayor of Vancouver, Robertson is focusing his time and energy on the climate crisis.
“We are at a critical time for restoring our environment,” said Robertson. “Buildings are the largest source of climate pollution. That’s why when Nexii – the creators of new breakthrough green building technologies – asked me to join their team, I didn’t hesitate. I’m proud to be part of a Canadian company with significant potential to make a huge positive impact on the environment and communities globally.”
Nexii states that its whole building solution is comprised of its proprietary material Nexiite, which together with the Nexii design and assembly process, facilitates the rapid construction of sustainable, cost-efficient, durable and disaster-resilient buildings.
As well as being suitable for commercial, institutional, industrial, mixed-use, and residential buildings, Nexii materials can also be used to retrofit existing buildings.
“Squamish is a world-class outdoor destination with unmatched quality of life and proximity to the natural world, and Nexii is proud to contribute to the area’s burgeoning cleantech industry,” said Stephen Sidwell, CEO of Nexii. “The development of our first full-scale commercial facility in Canada will allow Nexii to further develop and deploy our green construction technology that will help mitigate the impacts of climate change, while simultaneously being an economic driver in what’s shaping up to be Canada’s clean growth century.”
The development of Nexii’s plant will begin immediately, and it is anticipated that production will begin later this year. The plant will provide approximately 150 full-time jobs in the manufacturing, construction, building information modeling and engineering industries.