About us

Endeavour Centre: At the Forefront of Green Building

Endeavour Sustainable Building School occupies a unique position in the green building world. We provide experiential education at the intersection of high-performance and natural building.

  • Experiential education – Our full-time programs and short workshops both offer valuable experiential education. Our students get their hands dirty and their minds engaged while learning from knowledgable practitioners on real world projects.
  • High performance building – The best in energy efficient design and construction, meeting or exceeding the highest standards in the industry.
  • Natural building – Using natural, non-toxic materials that are sourced locally and meet the highest ecological standards.


Our building projects (such as Canada’s Greenest Home, Circle Organics Farm, Teacher’s Union Office and Zero House) bring together faculty and students to create buildings that meet the highest performance standards and the highest ecological standards.

Our innovations help to set the bar for green building. We’ve been at the forefront of developing prefabricated straw bale wall panels, hempcrete, Poraver foundations, clay plasters and earthen floors, composting toilets, rainwater harvesting and much more.

Our graduates go on to do great work, here in Ontario, across Canada and around the world. From green roofing companies to green renovations to greenhouses, and all trades in between, you can find Endeavour graduates at the forefront of their chosen fields.

Explore our programs and projects, learn about our instructors and see what the Endeavour Sustainable Building School has to offer you!

The Endeavour Centre is an incorporated, not-for-profit with the objectives of:

  1. Promoting awareness and knowledge of sustainable building and living strategies;
  2. Promoting hands-on learning of sustainable building and living skills; and
  3. Supporting teachers and innovators in sustainable building and living.


Endeavour Sustainable Building School is a member of:


Ontario Straw Bale Building Coalition