Pledged by
Thomas Mueller, President and CEO
Start Date
1st March 2024
Pledge Type
Engaged Innovator: CAGBC will contribute to the ideation and validation of at least one novel real estate solution or pilot project.
Areas of Focus

Affordability and Supply: Meeting Canada’s housing supply challenge and addressing high costs and low productivity leading to a lack of affordability, recognizing that homes will only get built if the project economics works;

Climate Resiliency and Low Carbon: Ensuring Canadian real estate can withstand extreme weather events and reducing the carbon footprint of Canadian real estate to meet Canada’s 2030 climate goals;

Leadership and Institutions: Canadian institutions, including government, not-for-profits, or the private sector, lack a culture of risk-taking and willingness to lead in driving innovation in Canada;

Pledge Details

Green premiums and market-rate affordable housing pull in opposite directions. CAGBC believes they can work together to build efficient, affordable, and resilient housing. Innovative financing solutions and public incentives are needed to improve the financial model. CAGBC’s work will further establish the proof points for the private sector to replicate this approach to sustainable, affordable housing.

2024 Pledges