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Here are the major initiatives in progress in which LIRIDE is involved:


The Quebec research network in circular economy (RRECQ) brings together the forces that aim to strengthen the capacity to deploy circular economy strategies at the scale of industrial sectors and territories, supported by coherent government policies, in a perspective of sustainable transition for society. Learn more.


The mission of the Centre for Research on Materials, Infrastructure and Sustainable Buildings (CIRMIB) is to contribute to the development of new materials and tools to improve the service life of new and existing structures and buildings. The initiative aims to extend the life of structures and buildings and develop new materials with a reduced carbon and environmental footprint. Learn more.


The Industrialized Construction Initiative is a research initiative whose mission is to promote the use of industrialized construction in the building sector. Its more specific objective is to support the use of industrialized construction in multi-storey buildings. It aims to promote accessibility to markets within a 1000 km radius by demonstrating the performance of this method of construction, including its energy and environmental performance. Learn more.


The LCA² initiative is a collaboration between the NRC and other federal government departments, academia, non-government organizations, industry partners, and low-carbon asset experts from across Canada. Its goal is to develop a science-based approach to support the selection of materials and designs that offer the lowest carbon footprint while offering the lowest total cost of ownership, for buildings and other civil infrastructure. Learn more.


The Green Surface Engineering for Advanced Manufacturing (Green-SEAM) is a strategic network to facilitate collaborative research by leading Canadian researchers and their industry and government partners in surface engineering solutions. Learn more.

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