Canada Green Building Council

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The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) was created in 2003 to further the expansion of green building in Canada.[1] Prior to the formation of the Council, Canada had participated in the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) through British Columbia's membership in the USGBC's Cascadia Chapter.[2]

The CaGBC was founded by Kevin Hydes of Integral Group, Joe Van Belleghem, Jon Hobbs, formerly of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and Peter Busby of Perkins+Will Canada. It is a member of the World Green Building Council.

The CaGBC's mission is to lead and accelerate the transformation to high-performing, healthy green buildings, homes and communities throughout Canada. The CaGBC promotes its Zero Carbon Building Standard, and through GBCI Canada, promotes the LEED rating system, Investor Confidence Project and Investor Ready Energy Efficiency certification, TRUE zero waste certification, SITES, and the WELL Building Standard.[3][4]

The CaGBC Awards recognize individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to Canada's green building industry. These awards include the CaGBC Leadership Awards, the Andy Kesteloo Memorial Student Project Award, and the Green Building Excellence Awards. These awards celebrate innovative sustainable building practices and techniques being made in Canada.[5]

LEED Canada-NC v1.0[edit]

The Canadian version of LEED is very similar to the USGBC NC version.[6] It contains the following categories:

LEED Certification in Canada is done solely through the CaGBC. Registration under LEED® Canada rating systems is closed; projects needed to submit for certification by October 31, 2022. New projects must register under LEED v4.

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  1. ^ "Canada Green Building Council". Retrieved 2022-09-18.
  2. ^ The Cascadia Region Green Building Council is one of the original chapters of the U.S. Green Building Council and covers Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska. "About Cascadia Region Green Building Council". Retrieved 2022-09-18.
  3. ^ "Canada Green Building Council". World Green Building Council. Retrieved 2020-05-15.
  4. ^ "GBCI Canada". Retrieved 2021-05-12.
  5. ^ "CaGBC Awards". Retrieved 2016-06-23.
  6. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-12-07. Retrieved 2006-12-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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