Upcoming Education and Events

Emerging Green Professional Events

Regular Socials

What inspires you? What are your ideas for the future of the Green Building Industry? Join us, exchange ideas, build your network and get inspiration at the EGP SOCIAL. Be as passionate as we are about our environment and inspired by talking and learning from other EGPs who have the same vision that you do. Share your enthusiasm about a sustainable future while engaging in discussion with fellow Emerging Green Professionals over a drink and refreshments. Socials take place bimonthly at the Grain Tasting Bar, 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver from 530pm.

Our social dates for the rest of 2017 are:

  • September 5 CANCELLED
  • November 7
  • December 5

Educational Workshops:

Whole-Building LCA Using the Athena Impact Estimator

New Westminster, September 23 2017 Register Now
Victoria, November 8, 2017 Register Now

This one-day workshop fast tracks life cycle assessment (LCA) education for building design professionals, sustainability consultants and students wishing to have a career in the green building industry. LCA is the key analytical technique for reducing the embodied environmental impact of the built environment and it is the basis of a new credit in LEED v4. Embodied impacts are the lifetime environmental burdens from the building due to resource extraction, product manufacturing, construction, maintenance, and eventual demolition. Embodied impacts constitute a significant portion of a building’s total carbon footprint and account for the majority of a building’s impact in areas such as air and water pollution.

Part of this course will include hands-on exercises using the free Athena Impact Estimator for Buildings, a simplified LCA software tool created specifically for use by architects, engineers and sustainable design consultants. The course will take place in a computer lab, so you will not need to bring your own computer.

This course will be delivered by Rob Sianchuk of the Athena Sustainable Materials Institute.

Are You Ready for LEED v4? In Class Workshops Available

Victoria,  September 12th 2017 Register Now

CaGBC's on-site private workshops are a convenient, cost-effective way to deliver quality training to your group, without sending staff off-site. Available workshops include a half day Introduction to the LEED v4 Rating Systems course where you will learn about the key changes you can expect with LEED v4. Contact hphillips@cagbc.org for further information if you'd like to see a private workshop in your area/your organisation.

LEED Green Associate Exam Kickstarter

Vancouver (UBC) October 3rd 2017 Register Now

So you want to take your career in a greener direction. But how do you get there?

Whether you're a recent graduate or a seasoned pro, acquiring the internationally-recognized LEED Green Associate credential is the key first step in establishing yourself as a serious green building professional.

Join our one day workshop, to prepare to take your LEED® Green Associate exam and earn the internationally recognized LEED v4 Green Associate credential. CaGBC has developed this popular condensed 1-day course, which is delivered by highly-qualified Canadian instructors with real-life local and regional experience


Past Chapter Events

Green Innovation Series:
Designing and Constructing an Airtight Building – Lessons Learned from Seattle

Do you want to learn how to achieve the upcoming airtightness related requirements in the BC Step Code and City of Vancouver rezoning policy? During this lunch seminar, the City of Vancouver and step code airtightness testing requirements will be introduced, and you will then hear from  experienced practitioners who are involved with the design, construction and testing of airtight buildings in Seattle. You will learn what it really takes to design and construct an airtight building, from those who have hands-on experience of making this happen. Following the presentations, there will be plenty of time for Q&A/discussion.


  • Patrick Enright: Patrick Enright, Green Building Engineer, Sustainability Group , City of Vancouver
  • Denali Jones, RDH Building Science Inc.
  • Brian Lenz, Quality Assurance Manager, Walsh Construction

EGP Event: BCIT Research Facility Tour Plus Social

The Canada Green Building Council EGP [Emerging Green Professionals] Committee invites you to join them on this tour of the Building Science Centre of Excellence, within the School of Construction and the Environment at BCIT. BCIT conducts leading edge applied research and establishes best practices for the industry in building science and building engineering. On this tour, you will have the opportunity to see some of these leading edge research facilities first hand, including the Building Envelope Test Facility and the Whole Building Performance Laboratory. The tour will end at the Habitat Pub, for an informal social.

2017 Green Innovation Breakfast Seminar Series:

Session 2: The Adoption of Healthier Building Practices in the Commercial Property Sector in Canada.

Join us for a market update and lively panel discussion on the adoption of healthier building practices. During this exclusive event you will hear the perspectives of leading figures from commercial property management, health and wellness consulting, and the Canada Green Building Council, in a discussion about the status of health and wellness actions and commercial buildings in Canada. The panelists will discuss emerging trends, actions that can drive value for tenants and owners, challenges and opportunities in the commercial sector, and the different health related standards currently available in the market place.

Thomas Mueller, President and CEO of the Canada Green Building Council
Ashley O’Neill, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, CBRE Limited
Peter Smith, Vice President, Delos Solutions at Delos®

Darryl Neate, Director, Sustainability, Oxford Properties Group 

November 2016: Approaches to Advancing Net Zero – CaGBC and City of Vancouver Perspectives

Thomas Mueller, President and CEO of the Canada Green Building Council
Sean Pander, Green Building Program Manager at the City of Vancouver

Dave Ramslie, Principal, Sustainability + Research at Integral Group

TheCaGBC Zero Carbon Buildings Framework is the first stage of a broader CaGBC Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative 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 was an exclusive opportunity to hear an update on CaGBC’s work to date, from Thomas Mueller, President and CEO of the Canada Green Building Council.In July 2016, Vancouver City Council endorsed a Zero Emissions New Building Plan. The plan provides a roadmap that defines the specific goals, timelines and initiatives needed to eliminate emissions from most new homes and buildings within a decade. This was a chance to hear from Sean Pander, Green Building Program Manager at the City of Vancouver as he  provided an update on the city’s work to date to develop policy to implement this plan.

Following the presentations, a Q + A and discussion session with the audience was moderated by Dave Ramslie, Principal, Sustainability + Research at Integral Group

October 2016: The Green Building Industry: Inspiring Possibilities

The CaGBC's Emerging Green Builders (EGB) are dedicated to providing the next generation of green building industry professionals with the tools, information and connections they need to be successful. This was the first event hosted by our EGB group in Vancouver. "Inspiring Possibilities" gave industry insight into the rapidly growing green building and alternative energy field. Designed to be an open and relaxed atmosphere, attendees had the chance to ask questions, hear the perspective of industry experts and network.


  • Bryn Davidson, Principal / Design with Lanefab Design/Build
  • Chris Higgins, Green Building Planner with the City of Vancouver
  • Sean Moore, Sustainable Building Analyst with Stantec Consulting Ltd.
  • Steffen Lee Trangeled, Energy Efficiency Engineer with SES Consulting
  • James Woodall, Sustainable Design Specialist with HCMA
  • Vanessa Jansen, Designer, Perkins and Will

June 2016: Summertime Green Building Mixer

Our first networking event of the year took place on the penthouse terrace and boardroom of 980 Howe Street. Developed, owned and managed by Manulife Real Estate, 980 Howe Street is a newly completed, 16 storey, AAA office building in downtown Vancouver targeting LEED® Gold certification. The evening kicked off with tours of the venue,  continued with networking, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and a crowdpleasing Building Blitz: six rapidfire presentations highlighting a few of the most sustainable recent green building projects in British Columbia. Guests enjoyed views of downtown Vancouver from the 16th floor terrace as they networked, and discussed the featured green building projects with the professionals who designed them.

Building Blitz: Guests enjoyed short presentations on recent green building projects in BC, including:

  • TELUS Garden Office Tower [Goran Ostojic , Integral Group)
  • Stantec Office, Metrotower III [Megan Leslie, Stantec]
  • Queen Mary Elementary [James Kao , DA Architects + Planners]
  • Wood Innovation and Design Centre [Juan Monterrosa, MMM Group Limited]
  • Mt. Tolmie Community Branch 68 [Jeremy Trigg, Vancity]

You can view the pdf of these presentations here

2016 Lunch and Learn Series:

  • Introduction to Energy Benchmarking, Victoria 
  • Introduction to the WELL Building Standard, Vancouver 
  • Resilience and Green Building, Vancouver and Victoria 
  • Introduction to the Material Credits in LEED v4, Vancouver