Canadian Green Building Council
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is a not-for-profit, national organization that has been working since 2002 to advance green building and sustainable community development practices in Canada.
Together with our membership of over 1,650 industry organizations involved in designing, building and operating buildings, homes and communities, the Council has made excellent inroads toward achieving our mission of reducing the environmental impact of the built environment.
Over the past 12 years, we have successfully advocated for green building policies with all levels of govenrments and the private sector across Canada. As a result of this advocacy and the hard work of our membes, thousands of commercial and government buildings, schools, homes, community centres and historial structures have been rerofilled or newly constructed to reen building standards. The Council also educated 20,000 green professioanls to answer the demand for knowledge and jobs this new green marketplace created.
We have taken a major step toward achieving Canada’s climate change commitments with the launch of the country’s first Zero Carbon Building Standard. This highly-anticipated Standard assesses carbon use in commercial, institutional, and multi-family buildings in Canada. In order to achieve large-scale market transformation, it was designed to be broadly applicable for many types of new and existing buildings across the country. It is also the only program of its kind to make carbon reductions the key indicator for building performance. Mohawk College’s Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation is one of 16 projects participating in the Zero Carbon Building Pilot Program.