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CaGBC helps kickstart Canada’s low-carbon economy with opening of Zero Carbon Building Program registration

October 31, 2017 CaGBC

OTTAWA, ON – Today, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is opening public registration for Canada’s first Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) Program, which provides third-party verification of compliance for zero carbon design and performance. This world-class Standard positions Canada as

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Canada leads with more than 100 LEED v4 registrations

August 1, 2017 CaGBC

OTTAWA, ON  – The Canadian green building movement is at the forefront of the global green building industry, with the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announcing today that the country has now surpassed 100 LEED v4 registrations, representing over 681,000

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CaGBC honours Canada’s green building leaders at 2017 Leadership Awards

June 1, 2017 CaGBC

VANCOUVER, BC  – Canada’s green building projects and innovators were in the spotlight at the Vancouver Convention Centre last night, as the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) honoured the 2017 Leadership Award recipients as a part of Building Lasting Change,


Alberta Sustainable Building Symposium

May 31, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

The Alberta Chapter of CaGBC will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its annual ASBS, honouring the legacy that has come with two decades of sustainable green building in Alberta. ASBS 2017 will unveil a new event brand and strategic marketing plan

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Canada Green Building Council and Green Business Certification Inc. announce partnership

May 31, 2017 CaGBC

Vancouver, B.C. and Washington D.C – Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) have signed an agreement in principle to form a Canadian joint venture called Green Business Certification Inc. Canada (GBCI Canada), with final terms anticipated

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CaGBC launches Canada’s first Zero Carbon Building Standard

May 30, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

VANCOUVER, BC –  The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has taken a major step toward achieving Canada’s climate change commitments with the launch of the country’s first Zero Carbon Building Standard. This highly-anticipated Standard assesses carbon use in commercial, institutional,


Green Building Festival

May 10, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

The world’s most advanced buildings and cities are eliminating carbon and making positive contributions to energy, air and water. Discover the processes, problems and solutions that result in projects that do more good than harm: retrofitting homes to net-zero in

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Canada Green Building Council supports Federal Government investment in a robust innovation agenda

March 23, 2017 CaGBC

OTTAWA – The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) was pleased to see Budget 2017 support a low-carbon innovation agenda. The CaGBC views innovation in green building as key to accelerating the move to a low-carbon economy and meeting Canada’s 2030

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Blackwood Partners earns Canada’s first LEED v4 certification for an existing building

October 27, 2016 The Canada Green Building Council

Canada has its first LEED v4 certified commercial project with  270 Albert Street in Ottawa earning Gold under the LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance: Existing Buildings (LEED O+M: Existing Buildings) rating system. Asset managed by Blackwood Partners Inc. and

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EllisDon launches The Carbon Impact Initiative Action Plan in support of Canada’s international climate change commitments

June 10, 2016 On-Site Magazine

EllisDon has partnered with six of the most influential companies in Canada to develop an industry-led action plan in support of Canada’s international climate change commitments. The Carbon Impact Initiative Action Plan was released on June 15 , 2016. Through this initiative industry

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CaGBC announces agreement with Urban Green to deliver Green Professional Building Skills Training across Canada

May 26, 2016 On-Site Magazine

In order to meet growing demand for skilled workers in the green building field, today the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and Urban Green Council (the New York Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council) have announced a strategic partnership

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Interior Health and EllisDon finalize contract for Penticton’s patient care tower

April 11, 2016 Partnerships, B.C.

Interior Health and EllisDon Infrastructure finalized the contract for a new patient care tower and parkade at Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH) on April 7. Following the selection of EllisDon Infrastructure as Interior Health’s preferred proponent (announced January 20) teams from

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Why Canada leads in green building

March 18, 2016 Jim Barnes

Since the Canadian Green Building Council began operating in 2002 as an offshoot of the US Green Building Council, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program (LEED) has led Canada to a prominent position internationally in environmental construction. We

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New National Energy Code for buildings

March 15, 2016 On-Site Magazine

New buildings in Canada will become more energy efficient with the introduction of some 90 changes to the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2015. “As Canada’s go-to research and technology organization, the National Research Council is providing Canadians

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Green Buildings drive economic growth in Canada, study shows

February 12, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Green building sector employed 300,000, generated $23.45B in GDP in 2014

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Ontario raises $750M in Green Bonds for infrastructure

February 6, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Eight Ontario infrastructure projects will receive additional funding as a result of the province insuing its second Green Bond worth $750 million in capital. The eight infrastructure projects include improving transit, education, health care and creating jobs in communities across

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Final 2015 LEED certification numbers show steady growth in Canadian green building

February 4, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) saw a steady increase in LEED certifications in 2015, a result of green building’s growing impact as one of the most effective solutions to climate change. A total of 527 LEED projects certified between