The projects that make a difference

The Clean50 Top Projects annually recognize those projects completed in the prior two years based on their innovation, their ability to inform, and inspire other Canadians. The Top Project of the year is then selected each year at the Clean50 Summit, from votes cast by both incoming and Alumni members of the Clean50.


Cleaner Air + Lower Energy For Schools

By increasing airflow by an average of 40%, while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions an average of 27.7% in schools, CAFS helps keep all our most precious assets safe, earning more than a passing grade


Putman Family YWCA Passive House MURB

Kearns Mancini Architects Inc. designed The Putman Family YWCA Passive House using science based building solutions, because there’s no place like (a sustainable) home.

New Residence Southwest Corner Showing Exterior Solar Panel Cladding and High Performance Building Envelope

RDP’s New Studio Residence

Red Deer Polytechnic’s new residence building showcases innovative technology, giving students a chance to sleep snug as a bug in a solar power generating rug.


Sustainable Hawk Fund Program

Big Plan on Campus: Wilfrid Laurier University’s Sustainable Hawk Fund Program helps build a culture of sustainability.


The Earth Rangers App

The Earth Rangers App engages the next generation of conservationists in taking action for what they love, how they live, and where they play: The Earth Rangers App

Three working pump jacks on oil or gas wells out in a green field

The LEAD Project

Energy Futures Lab is clearing the regulatory roadway to upcycling disturbed sites, Canada West Foundation helps put environmental white elephants to work.


The Net Impact Score

Genus Capital Management’s Net Impact Score™ lets investors check their portfolio’s positive, negative, and net environmental impact, setting us all up for a win.


The Phenix – Zero Carbon Retrofit

Lemay converts a 1950s-era warehouse into offices and a laboratory for innovations in sustainability and design. The Phenix rises to save 83% of annual energy costs.