|Date Listed||June 5, 2023|
|Company||Canada 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. CaGBC is the licence holder for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system in Canada. In 2017, CaGBC launched the country’s first Zero Carbon Building Standard.
CaGBC and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) jointly own GBCI Canada, which accelerates green building market transformation in Canada through an integrated portfolio of sustainability initiatives, including Arc, the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), Investor Confidence Project (ICP), Parksmart, SITES, TRUE and the WELL Building Standard.
More than 1,100 industry organizations and over 4,000 individual chapter members work with CaGBC in designing, constructing and operating buildings, homes and communities. The Council has made excellent inroads toward achieving its mission of reducing the environmental impacts of the built environment.
As the voice of the green building industry, CaGBC advocates for green building policies with all levels of governments and the private sector. The Council has educated more than 45,000 green professionals so that they can meet the demand for knowledge and jobs in the green marketplace. As a result of the advocacy, education and hard work by CaGBC members, thousands of commercial and government buildings, schools, homes and community centres have been retrofitted or newly constructed to meet green building standards.