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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 real estate projects be future-proof and net-zero carbon ready. We go beyond energy efficiency to manage life cycle embodied carbon while promoting resilient climate adaptation measures.
NET-ZERO CONSTRUCTION, EMBODIED CARBON & WHOLE-LIFE 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.
PRODUCT & MATERIAL LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT (LCA) and CERTIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATIONS (EPD)
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
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.
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.
Comment Period Open for Two Initiatives that Could Reshape Embodied Carbon Regulations and Reporting in North America
Two documents are currently open for public comment that have the ability to transform embodied carbon management in North American buildings. The first is a […]Read More
Introduction On November 28, 2023, the Ontario Embodied Carbon Awards, a collaboration between the Carbon Leadership Forum’s Toronto and Ottawa hubs, were unveiled to celebrate […]Read More
Canada’s bounty has made us lazy. As a country, we haven’t prioritized efficiency because we haven’t had to. Over the past century, we’ve built sprawling […]Read More
Mantle Developments has examined California’s pioneering approach to regulating embodied carbon in construction and explores potential lessons for Ontario in embodied carbon regulation. Keywords: Embodied […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Nova Scotia Power Case Study: Increasing Power Utility Resilience Through Climate Change Scenario Analysis
The power sector and its infrastructure are increasingly exposed to physical climate risks and subject to short-term acute disruptions and longer-term chronic impacts reducing operational efficiency.