CaGBC Promotes Green Building
In unity there is strength, and
nowhere is this more important than in promoting the health and well-being of
our planet. For over a decade now, Canadian advocates of green building have
had an organization that represents their interests and promotes education and
innovation in the industry.
It's important. Buildings
generate 35 per cent of our greenhouse gases and the same percentage of our
landfill waste comes from construction or demolition materials. The need to
build green is very real, and a diverse array of committed individuals,
companies and institutions now recognize the need to practice and support this
fact. That commitment is reflected in the growing membership of the Canada
Green Building Council.
CaGBC Serves a Diverse, National Membership
Since 2002 the CaGBC has been
working with its members to make green building the norm in Canada. Membership
includes companies and individuals who support green building in Canada. You can choose the membership type that suits
Building Advocates want to demonstrate their commitment through membership
Building Specialists benefit from access to the LEED green building rating
members are individuals who want to connect with their local green building
networks and effect change at the grass roots level.
All employees of Advocate or
Specialist member companies receive a FREE membership in a Chapter of their
choice. There really is no easier or
better way to connect than by taking advantage of this new benefit extended to
members in 2016.
Members come from a variety of industries, including:
interested in green buildings, homes and neighbourhoods
professional firms, who appreciate the CaGBC as a source for LEED
professional firms who publicly demonstrate leadership through their
membership with CaGBC, and making a statement that they have the green
building experience and knowledge that clients need.
green builders looking for expert guidance and access to education
research, government and non-governmental policymakers who like receiving
the most current green building information and
well as one-on-one assistance from experts.
estate managers, owners and tenants. Membership for them means access to
LEED profiles, research and information that allows a case to be built for
companies that are looking to gain green credibility and access to LEED
information, which is necessary to meeting clients' increasingly demanding
and support services who use CaGBC membership to demonstrate their
commitment to greening portfolios.
where conservation is key, and CaGBC is the best up-to-date source of LEED
Membership allows a comprehensive
"in” with the industry, and access to a diverse, like-minded membership that includes
architects, engineers and design firms, manufacturers, associations, developers,
building owners and managers, builders
and governments from across Canada.
With that comes a national and
international profile through a free basic listing on CaGBC's online
listing of green building companies, the Canada Builds Green directory – valuable exposure to clients,
partners and distributors around the world.
CaGBC Provides Face to Face Contact
The CaGBC is the voice of green
building advocacy in Canada and is the only member-based organization in Canada
that exists purely to advance green building. With its network of regional Chapters across Canada, members have access to the largest and
most diverse group of industry professionals. These chapters deliver educational programming and advance the vision
and mission of the CaGBC by advocating at the local level for greener
buildings, cities and neighbourhoods. The local chapters – in BC, Alberta,
Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Greater Toronto, Ottawa Region, and Atlantic- also
provide individuals with an opportunity to network, and meet experts in
their area, and participate in local green building events and activities.
A further opportunity for meeting
with like-minded green builders is provided by the annual national conference,
Building Lasting Change . The agenda is packed with educational opportunities,
like learning about the success and application of LEED in Canada (including
the new version of LEED called 'v4'), always incites and inspires. In addition
to workshops, a master speaker series and networking receptions, the annual
Expo showcases some of Canada's most innovative companies, products and
services. It's all part of the continuum of a green building movement that is
Mark your calendars for Canada’s
premier green building conference and expo - Building Lasting Change 2016 which
will be held in Toronto from June 6-8, 2016.