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Presented by SAB Magazine and the CaGBC (Canada Green Building Council), the 2018 Canadian Green Building Awards are open to all. The Canadian Green Building Awards are open to anyone who thinks they have a contender. No certification is needed, all homes are judged based on their...
The Windsor Park Net Zero House in Edmonton wins 2017 Canadian Green Building Award in Technical category. As owners of this project, we acted as both the designer and general contractor. The objective for the new home (to replace a 1950’s bungalow with all the imaginable problems...
Net Zero House Edmonton
The Windsor Park Net Zero House in Edmonton wins 2017 Canadian Green building Award in Technical category. As owners of this project, we acted as both the designer and general contractor. The objective for the new home (to replace a 1950’s bungalow with all the imaginable problems...
Lockeport Beach House
The Lockeport Beach house in Nova Scotia is the Residential winner of the 2017 Canadian Green Building Awards. Originally published by our print affiliate SAB Magazine Jury comments: This house has a light environmental footprint that derives from the philosophical approach taken...
Zero Carbon Building
Mark Hutchinson, Vice President of Green Building Programs at the CaGBC, speaks about the new Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative. Mark Hutchinson, CaGBC SAB: What does the CaGBC hope to achieve with the Zero Carbon Buildings...
The Edelweiss House, Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum
Canada Green Building Council President Thomas Mueller calls Ecohome's Edelweiss House "A phenomenal achievement". We are pleased to announce that the Edelweiss House in Wakefield, QC has just received final certification of Platinum under the recently released LEED V4 for Homes...
Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office
It's that time of year when the Canadian Green Building Awards are granted. Among this years winners: MEC's Head Office. Originally published on the Sab Mag blog, click through to see the rest of this years...
Canadian LEED certification shows strong growth in first four months of 2015
With 135 registrations and 202 certifications between January 1 and April 30, 2015, the Canada Green Building Council calls a strong start to the year in Green Building. Ottawa, ON – May 13, 2015 – The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) saw a very strong start to...
The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Old ideas and new technologies merge in eco-friendly Toronto infill. This article was originally published in ecoHouse Canada, Winter 2014/15 issue. Kyle England is an architect with William Dewson Architects...
Off grid, passively heated and cooled house in the Gatineau Hills, Quebec
When you're a long way from the amenities of civilization, employing both active and passive solar strategies can provide security, independence and just good living in general. . With their house about three kilometers from the nearest paved road and hydro pole, Craig Anderson...
Canada one of the top 10 countries building LEED homes
The U.S. Green Building Council releases list of the top 10 countries building LEED outside of the United States, and Canada is # 1. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its list of the top 10 countries for LEED® outside of the United States, on which Canada ranked...
LEED Condos in Lac Megantic
Canada Green Building Council to provide free LEED registration and certification for rebuilding projects in Calgary and Lac-Mégantic. Ottawa, ON – April 15, 2014 – The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is pleased to announce it is working with regional partners to...
LEED v4
What does LEED v4 mean to Canadian project teams? Who better to break it down than the Canada Green Building Council. Originally published by our friends at the Canada Green Building...
The Bubeneč Gardens Residence in Praque is an inspiring collection of sustainabl
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) invites National, Chapter and EGB members to submit nominations for the 2014 CaGBC Leadership Awards. Each year the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) recognizes individuals and organizations who have made a significant contribution to the...
As our climate adapts to human carbon emissions, we will need to adapt as well.
The risks and costs of climate change: since insurance companies are becoming more aware of the greater threats posed by more severe weather, we had best become more aware as well. . We often think of the land underneath our feet as fixed and unmoving. On a calm day, if you sit next...
Students at New Frontiers School Board to build LEED home to be donated to Habit
The New Frontiers School Board (NFSB) in Ormstown, Quebec wants to give their graduating students a leg up in the world of green home construction, by building a LEED house that they plan to donate to Habitat for Humanity. . After completing a design workshop for high performance wall...
LEED Platinum house
In celebration of World Green Building Week the CaGBC releases a searchable database detailing all LEED projects across Canada. With 4000+ LEED certified projects in Canada we are second only to the United States in number of certified buildings and homes. In honour of World...
The LEED Platinum Beachaus II in Vancouver, BC
After certifying 1000 LEED buildings nationwide, the CaGBC takes a look at exactly what's saved when we build to LEED standard rather than to code. The results speak for themselves. After certifying its first LEED project in 2005, the CaGBC collected data over the next eight years...
Habitat workers raise a wall at the the Red River Ex June 2011
Canada's premier sustainable building organization offers free green building registration and certification to charitable building projects. Working with charitable housing groups like Habitat for Humanity, the CaGBC will administer free registrations and certifications under the...
The LEED Platinum Beachaus II from Inhaus Development Ltd.
With Beachaus II about to recieve LEED Platinum certification from the CaGBC, Inhaus Developments continues to raise the bar for home construction in White Rock, BC. A quick update: as of September 13 Beachaus II has officially been awarded LEED Platinum, the highest possible...
Building Lasting Change is Canada’s largest green building conference and is known for activating connections, delivering world class learning opportunities and cultivating inspiration and innovation. Building actionable solutions to climate change is the focus of Building Lasting Change 2017...
Dirrtt Environmental Solutions, Green Wall
New partnership agreement will bring WELL to market across Canada. Washington, D.C. & Ottawa, ON (June 9, 2015) – Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) and the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announce a new agreement to promote and advance the WELL Building Standard...
CaGBC, LEED green building trends
The report, titled Canada Green Building Trends: Benefits Driving the New and Retrofit Market, is the first of its kind in Canada. OTTAWA, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian green building market is poised to see strong growth over the next three years, with surveyed...
Building Lasting Change Without staying informed, expanding traditional thinking, and adapting to new ideas – no real change is possible. Our industry is constantly pushing itself forward with new thinking that is changing the built environment in ways that will impact generations of Canadians...
ORC Building Tour + Networking Social. Tour details and registration coming soon, please visit CaGBC Ottawa for more...
This one-day interactive workshop provides a technical review of the LEED Canada for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance rating system. . Technologies and strategies that can assist in achieving credits are discussed, and participants are given the opportunity to consider...
Learn how sustainable building practices are not only environmentally responsible, but financially viable as well. . This one-day workshop is a detailed examination of how to build financially viable deep green buildings. It describes how to build a business case for building green as...
LEED for homes rating system.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized rating system for commercial buildings and homes administered by the CaGBC (Canada Green Building Council)  to encourage sustainable building...