Nelson’s Rokform Solutions is Bridging Sustainability and Business Success

Rokform Solutions

Awarded with the City of Nelson’s Sustainability Leadership Award, Dan Thompson and his company Rokform Solutions are proving themselves to be local pioneers in sustainable building practices, thanks to their use of low-carbon concrete alternatives.  Rokform’s innovative approach has elevated the standards of sustainable construction in
Nelson, and also served as a model for environmentally responsible practices in the West Kootenay’s broader building industry. While Rokform’s commitment to sustainability has been commended by The City for its environmental impact, the local company’s forward-thinking also yields significant benefits for its business operations.

Positive environmental impact

Since July 2023, Rokform has implemented practical measures to reduce carbon emissions that have resulted in a reduction of a whopping 60 tonnes of CO2. This achievement stems from the company’s adoption of a high-fly ash mix, judicious design choices to minimize concrete usage, and the utilization of a lower-strength concrete mix. The efforts have reduced environmental impact and also been embraced by the City of Nelson.

Dan Thompson of Rokform Solutions Ltd

And business advantages too…

Market Differentiation: Rokform’s commitment to sustainability sets them apart in the construction industry. Their eco-friendly concrete solutions appeal to environmentally conscious clients, enhancing their brand reputation and market position.

Regulatory Compliance and Risk Mitigation: Sustainable practices have ensured Rokform remains compliant with environmental regulations, mitigating the risk of potential fines or penalties — a proactive approach that’s also enhancesd business stability and resilience.

Customer Satisfaction: Sustainability is a concept that resonates with today’s consumers, fostering trust and loyalty among Rokform’s client base. Satisfied clients are more likely to return for future projects and recommend Rokform to others, driving business growth.

Access to New Markets: Rokform’s sustainable concrete solutions open doors to new markets and opportunities, particularly in sectors that prioritize sustainability. This expansion of their client base enhances business growth and diversification.

As the City of Nelson has seen, Rokform’s commitment to sustainable concrete practices not only benefits the local environment but also contributes to the overall business success of an innovative local business.

By integrating sustainability into their core operations, Rokform has exemplified how responsible business practices can drive innovation, competitiveness, and long-term value creation.