Upcoming Education and Events

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

November 23rd, Vancouver,  6-8pm Register Now SOLD OUT

Join us at this event to hear what’s new in Net Zero research and policy, and take part in a lively discussion with policy and technical experts!

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

Having identified the need for consistency in our understanding and approach to Net Zero in Canada, CaGBC has been conducting research and consultation to develop a proposal for a net zero framework for commercial, institutional and high rise residential buildings in Canada. This is 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. The CaGBC consulted with over 50 stakeholders representing over 40 organizations. The intent is to create consistency in our understanding and approach to Net Zero in Canada by developing a standard and associated definition(s) of Net Zero buildings towards both low carbon intensity and high energy efficiency outcomes; allowing broad market participation by setting a pathway for increasing targets over time; and developing a transparent, robust and measurable metric that drives decisions on a range of different building types in different locations across Canada.

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 is a great opportunity to hear from Sean Pander, Green Building Program Manager at the City of Vancouver as he  provides 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 will be moderated by Dave Ramslie, Principal, Sustainability + Research at Integral Group

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LEED Workshops:

LEED Green Associate Exam Kickstarter

Vancouver (DUDOC) December 1, 2016 Register Now
Prepare to take your LEED® Green Associate exam and earn the internationally recognized LEED v4 Green Associate credential.CaGBC has developed this condensed 1-day course which will be delivered by highly-qualified Canadian instructors with real-life local and regional experience.

Are You Ready for LEED v4? In Class Workshops Available

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.

Past Chapter Events

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

Partner/CaGBC Member Events:

Get Inspired with 10 years of Light House!

Register Here
2016 is a big year for Light House, who are 10 years old!

The celebration will take place November 30th at THNK's residence, The Home. Running from 5-8 PM, join Lighthouse for an evening of inspiration, featuring a keynote address, insights from Light House staff, and an opportunity to celebrate some holiday cheer with your friends and colleagues.      

The session will feature:

·         A night of emceeing by John Holland, President of Pinchin West and serving as President of the Light House board for 8 years.

·         A review of Light House by their longest serving employee, Joanne Sawatzky, Project Director of Green Building Services.

·         Special keynote address Democratizing the Electron by David Isaac of W Dusk Group.