Building Green in Canada
Do you want to
know the latest news and information about green building in
? The Canada
Green Building Council (CaGBC)
is the national resource for architects,
engineers and design firms, manufacturers, professional associations,
developers, builders, government and public sector workers, and anyone with a
passion for green buildings, homes, and communities.
Green Building Council has
been fulfilling its mission
to accelerate the transformation of the built
environment, leading to a sustainable future. The CaGBC aims to change industry
standards, develop best design practices and guidelines, and advocate for green
buildings. Another important goal for the organization is to develop
educational tools to support its members in implementing sustainable design and
To this end, the CaGBC offers many seminars and
workshops throughout the year, as well as a highly regarded annual national
conference called Building Lasting Change.
If you're looking for a way to be energized, informed and inspired
about green building, consider attending the next conference in Toronto from June 6 to 8, 2016.
Building Lasting Change - National
Conference and Expo
CaGBC conference is an event designed to maximize your ability to learn and
network. Leading speakers and informative workshops are combined with social
events, site tours, and a large expo of green products and services.
The conference is designed to be interactive and engaging while providing time for thought provoking discussions. The time you spend collaborating with industry experts and your peers will lead to greater things for Canada’s green building sector and our environment.
topics are always wide-ranging, challenging, informative and motivating,
and are led by leaders in Canada's green building industry and beyond. The CaGBC National Conference
is the premier green building event in Canada providing valuable green education over a period of three days. Each session carries
valuable contributing education hours which go towards earning and maintaining your
help make Building Lasting Change a
"must” for your calendar. For example, pre-conference events feature guided
visits to advanced green sites in the host city are available to delegates and a full day Health and Materials Summit. As
well, each year Leadership Awards
are presented at a gala awards banquet, which
is a definite conference highlight. The awards evening includes a pre-dinner
cocktail hour where you will meet leaders in the field, and a gourmet banquet
followed by a thought-provoking address by renowned speakers.
Past conferences have included speakers such as Robert F. Kennedy, Jr, renowned biomimicrist Janine Benyus, David Suzuki and Stephen Lewis, as well as B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell. Each year awards are given to individuals who have helped to advance the cause of green building in a variety of categories including Academic Leadership; Emerging Green Builder Leadership; Government Leadership; Volunteer Leadership; Chapter Leadership Award; Green Building Champion; Industry Leadership; and, the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mark your calendar!