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Canada Green Building Council

The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) champions green buildings in Canada by providing the services, training, and products need to design, construct and operate better buildings. Through access to the globally recognized LEED® rating system, and our made-in-Canada Zero Carbon Building Standards, we help the building sector eliminate environmental impacts, increase asset value, and deliver on healthier, efficient, and resilient buildings. CAGBC also works with industry to advocate for the policies and programs that will accelerate the adoption zero carbon buildings. Our research demonstrates that green buildings are an effective tool for decisive climate action and can help grow Canada’s economy by creating jobs and driving innovation. By working collaboratively industry and government stakeholders, together we can build our way forward to a more sustainable future.

Building Lasting Change with Canada’s building & real estate leaders

Green Real estate National May. 14 2024

For over a decade Building Lasting Change has proven to be the leading destination for those looking to contribute to the conversation and unlock the value of green building. 

How will COP28 impact Canada’s real estate sector?

Real Estate Green Buildings National Feb. 20 2024

In December, the Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) participated in the Dubai UN Climate Change Conference or COP28. Thomas Mueller, President and CEO of the Council, shares high-level takeaways from COP28 that will impact Canada’s real estate sector. 

Decarbonization will be a focus in LEED v5 BD+C

Mark Hutchinson Real Estate Green Buildings National Nov. 6 2023

USGBC provided the first details of ideas being considered for LEED v5 Building Design and Construction (BD+C) at Greenbuild in Washington DC in late September, as noted in our CaGBC at Greenbuild 2023 about the conference.

World Green Building Week 2022 puts people back at the heart of the built environment

Real Estate Green Buildings National Sep. 15 2022
This World Green Building Week, we’re #BuildingforEveryone. Green Building Councils (GBCs) across the globe unite to take part in the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) annual World Green Building Week (WGBW) on 12-16 September 2022 to accelerate the Sustainable Development
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Don’t lose sight of long-term goals

Brandy Burdeniuk Health Green Buildings National Nov. 11 2021
March 2020 changed a lot of things for a lot of people. The spread of COVID-19 required businesses, offices and some construction sites to shut down for the safety of tenants and workers. As someone who has worked in sustainability
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CaGBC’s Disclosure Challenge helps CRE Canada attain sustainability

Akua Schatz ESG Carbon emissions National Oct. 15 2021
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)’s Disclosure Challenge champions the importance of data transparency in the Canadian real estate market and encourages the adoption of benchmarking and transparency actions across the country. The most recent participants include Brookfield Properties, Kingsett Capital, SHAPE Properties,
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Streamlining the path to sustainability using LEED v4.1

Stephani Carter Real Estate LEED British Columbia Jun. 15 2021
Fifteen years ago, I started EcoAmmo with the belief that every building has the potential to make a positive impact on the environment, the health of its occupants, and the teams who design and build them. But transitioning buildings toward

Making the case for building to zero carbon

Energy Green Buildings National Feb. 23 2021
CaGBC’s Making the Case for Building to Zero Carbon report, a first of its kind in Canada, demonstrates that zero carbon buildings provide a positive financial return over a 25-year life-cycle inclusive of carbon pollution pricing, and require only a modest capital

CaGBC studies the zero carbon skills gap for Alberta’s building trades

Real Estate Green Buildings Alberta Jun. 25 2020
CaGBC released a new study on June 23, 2020 that looks at the readiness of Alberta’s building trades to meet the demand for zero carbon, high-performance buildings. In Trading Up: How Alberta’s Trades can Build a Zero Carbon Future, CaGBC explores

Manulife achieves Canada’s first LEED v4.1 Operations & Maintenance certification

Real Estate Green Buildings National Apr. 22 2020
Streamlined LEED v4.1 process for this project led Manulife to pursue LEED for multiple properties across Canada 1600 Carling Avenue is a 183,000 square foot class A office property located in the west end of Ottawa, Ontario. Owned and managed

CaGBC’s ‘Disclosure Challenge’ champions building data transparency

Real Estate Green certification Apr. 23 2019
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has launched the CaGBC Disclosure Challenge initiative to support and champion the importance of data transparency in the Canadian real estate market and encourage broader uptake of benchmarking programs across the country. QuadReal Property

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