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REGISTER NOW: Deadline March 8 for the 2019 SABMag Canadian Green Building Awards

Register now at to receive your Entry Kit for the 2019 SABMag Canadian Green Building Awards. With nine submission categories, the Awards is a great opportunity to have your work recognized and published in SABMag, and on the SABMag web site and newsletter. Eligible projects must have been substantially completed between January 1, 2016 and February 28, 2019. If you entered a project last year, enter it again. A different jury can bring different results. An entry fee applies only when you make your submission. Deadline for submissions March 8, 2019.

Our esteemed jury for 2019 consists of:

  • Lisa Bate, B+H Regional Managing Principal, North America / WorldGBC Chair
  • Ron Kato, Principal, Kato Martyn Architects and Program Head & Faculty, Architectural Science Degree, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and
  • Jonathan Bisson, Partner, bisson | associés.

Sponsor the 2019 Canadian Green Building Awards for year-long benefits

Sponsorships are now open for the 2019 Canadian Green Building Awards, a national program offered by SABMag. Awards sponsors receive year-long visibility and direct participation in the Awards presentation event, with a return in benefits of more than double sponsor investment. See details here.

Contact Don Griffith at 613-421-7588;


New 2019 SABMag Directory lists products for LEED v4 construction

SABMag’s new 2019 Directory of Sustainable Products and Services for Sustainable, High-Performance Building is organized by Product Category and by LEED Category according to LEED v4. The Directory also offers a quick view of the structure of LEED v4, courtesy of our partner Ecospex, and is a quick reference for finding products. Examples of featured listings include:

Latest SABMag Continuing Education Course covers Building Envelopes


The latest SABMag Continuing Education Course certified by Green Business Certification Inc. [GBCI] entitled, “High-Performance Building Enclosures in the Anthropocene”, authored by 475 High Performance Building Supply, covers seven principles in the design of building envelopes: Lower embodied carbon, More carbon sequestration, Lower toxicity, More natural materials, Smart vapour, air and thermal control, 100+ year durability, and Integration of enclosures into whole building design. Read the article and complete the quiz to receive a 1-hour continuing rducation unit toward LEED accreditation maintenance. See it here.

LEED v4.1 Now Available

LEED v4.1 BD+C & ID+C is now open for registration through the CaGBC. Informed by the real-world experience of LEED v4 projects, LEED v4.1 makes requirements more broadly achievable and accessible, ensuring that LEED 4.1 accelerates and deepens market transformation. Details are found here.

Winter 2019 SABMag packed with building examples, Product Directory, and ‘Next Gen’ sustainability


The Winter 2019 issue of SABMag has articles on: the Duke – a high-density apartment building designed for social interaction; a refurbished three-storey residential project; the CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building program; re-defining how architecture should expand to reach our environmental goals; and more. The issue is anchored by the 2019 Canadian Directory of Products and Services for Sustainable, High-Performance Building a great resource to search quickly for many types of products.

Rogers Place: A New Era for Green Building Design and Hockey in Edmonton

Edmonton’s newest sports and entertainment destination caused quite a stir, with visitors coming from across the region to acquaint themselves with an arena touted as one of the most dynamic in North America. Planning, design and construction of the arena and adjacent facilities followed LEED requirements throughout the process. The project team focused on energy credit opportunities within the LEED scorecard and incorporated these features into the project’s design. As a result, Rogers Place is the first Canadian NHL facility to be certified LEED Silver, and only the second in North America. Read the full article in the recent issue of the CaGBC Alberta FOCUS published with SABMag.


Forbo renews biobased Marmoleum Striato collection

Forbo Flooring Systems’ renewed Marmoleum Striato collection presents exciting linear floor designs in a complete palette of colours, and eight beautiful, embossed Textura designs. The organic Flow and Driftwood patterns of Textura add tactility and movement to the floor. Marmoleum Striato coordinates beautifully with the other collections of Marmoleum sheet and tile, providing natural, healthy, and durable flooring solutions for healthcare, education, government, corporate and retail facilities.

Made from natural, renewable ingredients, Marmoleum Striato is 100% biobased, and features inherent antimicrobial and antistatic properties that improve indoor air quality and resist bacteria growth without chemical additives. Marmoleum Striato’s sustainable, water-based Topshield 2 finish provides occupancy-ready installation and exceptional performance against soiling, staining, scratching and scuffing. While non-renewable floor coverings may be permanently damaged, Marmoleum floor can easily and cost-effectively be renewed, and has a service life of of 30 years.

Forbo Flooring Systems is the global market leader in commercial floor covering solutions. Marmoleum, our flagship brand, owns a global linoleum market share of over 60%, while Flotex dominates the rapidly growing flocked flooring market with over 90% global market share. In addition to linoleum-based products, Forbo develops, manufactures and markets a diversity of high quality vinyl and textile floor coverings and Coral & Nuway entrance system solutions.

CPCI offering 2019 education scholarship

Are you an engineering student interested in precast concrete? CPCI offers six $1,500 scholarships to undergraduate students and one $15,000 scholarship to a graduate student in various #engineering fields. The application deadline is July 3, 2019. Get more info and apply today here.


March 8 – Deadline to submit a project to the 2019 Canadian Green Building Awards
The CPCI is a sponsor and this is a great opportunity to showcase precast concrete. Register for an Entry Kit:

March 28 – Accelerating to Zero Summit: CaGBC Toronto Chapter one-day event to inform on opportunities presented by the low carbon economy. Register:

May 28 to 30 – CaGBC Building Lasting Change National Conference, Vancouver

October 26 to 30 – The 2019 RAIC Festival of Architecture – will be a not-to-be-missed five-day conference in Toronto.