The Viessmann Centre for Engagement and Research in Sustainability (VERiS) was founded in 2018 as a successor of the Viessmann European Research Centre. VERiS is a research centre for community engagement and sustainability research designed to accelerate the transition toward a culture of sustainability across multiple spheres of society.

With a strong emphasis on applied research and collaboration, the centre is ideally located in the evolvGREEN innovation hub, Waterloo Region’s foremost collaborative workspace. The evolvGREEEN innovation hub is part of Canada’s first net-positive, multi-tenant office building, evolv1, developed and owned by the Cora Group. The evolv1 facility serves as a living lab for VERiS.

VERiS brings together university- and practice-based experts from a variety of disciplines and sectors as active and affiliated members of the centre. With the intention of affecting regional, provincial, federal and international policies, and community-based change, our research bridges the rigour of science-based evidence with the utility of applied knowledge.