MEETING CANADA’S CARBON EMISSIONS TARGETS, ONE BUILDING AT A TIME
Welcome to the eighth edition of the LEED® Canada Buildings-in-review supplement, produced in partnership with SABMag. In this supplement, you will read about some of the most innovative and efficient buildings in Canada. LEED® certification provides a critical third-party seal of approval in the marketplace, and ensures that a building has gone through a rigorous process to verify their environmental performance targets.
Over the past 14 years, the CaGBC has worked with the industry to change the way that buildings are designed, built and operated making Canada home to the second-highest number of LEED® certified buildings in the world with over 3,000 LEED® certified projects, and well over 7,000 registered.
Last year was another milestone year for green buildings in Canada as Canada saw its first commercial LEED® v4-certifed project certification. The CaGBC also launched a Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative in 2016 to champion the move to lower-carbon commercial, institutional and high-rise residential buildings in support of Canada’s efforts to reduce GHG emissions by 30 per cent by 2030. This includes the two-year Zero Carbon Pilot Program, and the launch of Canada’s first Zero Carbon Buildings Standard on May 30, 2017 in Vancouver.
We also continue to expand our educational offerings and technical training via webinars and in-classroom sessions, as well as bringing you the latest ideas, information and innovation at Building Lasting Change, our national conference and showcase, taking place this year in Vancouver from May 30 to June 1 – we hope to see you there.
The CaGBC is pleased to continue our work with SABMag in providing professionals and contractors, building owners and developers, and manufacturers and suppliers with the national exposure and recognition they deserve for being at the forefront of green building innovation. Thank you for your commitment and support for this supplement and congratulations to all of last year’s certified projects.
– Canada Green Building Council