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 is dedicated to promoting the LEED rating system. Their mission is to lead and accelerate the transformation to high-performing, healthy green buildings, homes and communities throughout Canada.

LEED Canada-NC v1.0[edit]

The Canadian version of LEED is very similar to the USGBC NC version.[3] It contains the following categories:

  • Sustainable Sites (SS)
  • Water Efficiency (WE)
  • Energy and Atmosphere (EA)
  • Materials & Resources (MR)
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ)
  • Innovation in Design (ID)
  • Regional Priorities (RP)

LEED Certification is done solely through the CaGBC.

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