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Net-zero Carbon and Climate-resilient Developments

Our team of climate experts can help your project take advantage of the latest climate-smart thinking and strategies.

What we Do

Mantle Developments helps create projects that go beyond energy efficiency, incorporating resilience and life cycle approaches so that your project is future proof and net-zero carbon ready.

Mantle Developments Embodied Carbon Management


The manufacture and transportation of construction materials is responsible for over 11% of global emissions and 50% of emissions from new buildings to 2050. Mantle Developments understands, quantifies, minimizes, offsets/removes, and reports these emissions.


Leading owners and designers of building and infrastructure are asking for low-carbon products and materials to help achieve their net-zero ambitions. When product and material manufacturers are asked “what is the carbon footprint of your concrete block” (or any other product or material), many simply don’t know and are lacking data and documentation.

Climate Resilient Construction

Climate Resilient Construction

Our changing climate means that developments are increasingly being subjected to weather conditions they weren’t designed for, from floods to wildfire. Mantle Developments can help your organization understand your business and/or project’s exposure to climate risk and provide targeted solutions.

Low-carbon Construction & Certification

Mantle Developments can help your project achieve climate-related voluntary certifications and mandatory regulatory requirements.

Low-carbon Construction & Compliance
Mantle Developments Policy Development & Research

Policy Development & Research

We support leading policymakers, asset owners, and developers to research and develop innovative climate-smart strategies, plans, and policies.

Education & Training

The first step to creating low-carbon and climate-resilient developments is to understand why these are good for people, the planet, and long-term profits. Mantle Developments provides custom training that can be tailored to suit your stakeholders from tenants to board and executives.

Mantle Developments Education & Training

Latest Posts

Climate Insights

Ryan Zizzo – Ask The Expert (CAGBC)

Ryan Zizzo is a professional engineer with nearly 15 years of climate-smart construction project management experience across Canada and Europe. The Founder & CEO of Mantle […]

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Low-carbon Concrete Goes Mainstream

New requirement on low-carbon concrete for Government of Canada projects + new industry guideline on specifying low-carbon concrete from Concrete Ontario Government of Canada Projects […]

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Policy Primer: Regulating Embodied Emissions of Buildings; Insights for Ontario’s Municipal Governments

Download the policy primer here.  Mantle Developments, together with the University of Toronto’s Ha/f Research Studio and the City of Toronto’s Planning Department, have produced a […]

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Climate-smart Buildings & Infrastructure – Mantle Developments

Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Ryan Zizzo, Founder, and CEO of Mantle Developments, […]

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Latest Projects

Climate Projects

Integrating Life-cycle Assessment into Ontario’s Infrastructure Planning and Decision Making

We performed research, analysis and provided insights for consideration on strategies to integrate life cycle assessment (LCA) into future government infrastructure planning and decision-making. This […]

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Climate Resilience Strategy Development and Implementation

Climate Resilience Strategy Development and Implementation

We helped develop the YMCA of Greater Toronto’s first Climate Resilience Strategy. This included outreach and education to various team members including senior management, the […]

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Insights from the TD Future Cities Centre’s Net Zero Carbon Redevelopment

Net Zero Carbon Construction: Insights from the TD Future Cities Centre’s Net Zero Carbon Redevelopment

The TD Future Cities Centre located at Evergreen Brick Works, in Toronto’s Don Valley, is a model of true sustainable development. This report shares practical […]

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Embodied carbon management for office interiors renovation

We supported the low-carbon renovation of the Bentall Centre in downtown Vancouver through: Developing an embodied carbon procurement strategy and compared the embodied carbon of […]

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Understanding Embodied Carbon & Net Zero Carbon Construction

This innovative project demonstrates what’s possible when you take a holistic view towards creating a carbon-neutral construction project.

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