We are a team of intelligent, creative, and innovative professionals who truly care about the buildings that house people.
The firm has a unique approach to delivering change within the housing industry.
buildABILITY exists at the intersection between the built environment and the organizations that create it.
Catalyst for change
We help manufacturers, governments, utilities, and other organizations understand the challenges that they face and help to facilitate the development of a strategy through our robust research.
We build the tools to support change initiatives. Our publications, online tools, and training help organizations and their markets to adapt to change.
We support market transformation by developing effective programs and mentoring organizations and individuals through the change process.
Every project begins by understanding the motives for and barriers to change.
buildABILITY takes a step by step approach to problem finding, fact finding, and problem definition. This step includes generating hundreds of ideas and selecting those that best fit a set of agreed upon criteria.read more
Once the key challenges have been identified, adopters need support systems to overcome barriers.
Effective training is a key step to wider adoption by building the capabilities to support the change. buildABILITY works to develop the supports that the adopters need to overcome the challenges and barriers. This can include training sessions, publications, and on-site demonstrations to support adoption.read more
It is now time to implement.
buildABILITY brings together the exploration, the discovery, and the research that supports these steps, and develops mentoring tailored to their problem and solution. This step includes continual incorporation of feedback to support adoption.read more
NEWS & EVENTS
Advance Your Career in the Building Industry
Friday, September 15th, 2017
Report: ecoEII Net Zero Energy Housing Demonstration Project
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
The Globe and Mail: Can Net-Zero Net the Average Homebuyer?
Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Candice Luck honoured as one of Canada’s 2017 Clean50 for driving net zero housing innovation
Monday, September 26th, 2016
The Globe and Mail: Housing Consulting Group Pursues a Mass-Market Net-Zero Home
Thursday, September 15th, 2016
Why Trades Should Care About Net Zero
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
TBA[Pre-Registration] Tarion-Approved: Legal Issues in Housing
North York or Thornhill, TBD
TBA[Pre-Registration] Difficult Defects: Part 1 – Paint, Trim & Drywall
The Thornhill Club 7994 Yonge St, Thornhill, ON L4J 1W3
TBA[Pre-Registration] Tarion-Approved: Financial Planning & Management
170 Sheppard Ave E, Suite 202
FriTarion-approved: Construction Technology and Building Science
170 Sheppard Ave E, Unit 202 Toronto, ON M2N3A4
Date(s): Nov 23 2018 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Nov 30 2018 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Dec 07 2018 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
WedTarion-Approved: Financial Planning & Management
170 Sheppard Ave E, Suite 202
Date(s): Sep 19 2018 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Sep 26 2018 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
TueThe Science of Building Better Basements
buildABILITY Office 170 Sheppard Ave E, Suite 202, Toronto, ON M2N 3A4
Date(s): Sep 18 2018 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM