The market for green building products
is only getting bigger

Infographic: National Green Building Economic Impact


Did you know
that Canada is a global leader in green building with over 1 billion sq. ft. of LEED registered space across the country? Did you also know that 30 per cent of recently surveyed Canadian contractors say there is a lack of Canadian products or solutions available when trying to build green?

A recent CaGBC and Delphi report, titled Green Building in Canada: Assessing the Market Impacts & Opportunities, details the wide economic impact that the green building industry has had in Canada over the past decade. For instance, market penetration of LEED certified buildings in Canada has grown from 1.25% and 4.6% across commercial and institutional classes for the period of 2004-2009, to 22.14% and 29.96%, respectively, by 2014 - a clear indication of where the industry is headed.

The green building industry shows no signs of slowing down

When the Canadian government released its Pan-Canadian Framework for Clean Growth and Climate Change in late 2016, the inclusion of green buildings as a solution to climate change plan was a watershed moment for our industry. For the first time, the federal government clearly recognized the potential of green buildings not only as a tool for emissions reduction and resiliency, but also as a driver of innovation in the new low carbon economy.

Manufacturers and suppliers wanting to take advantage of this growing market need access to education and information to establish a foothold in green building – and this is where CaGBC comes in.

 



Listen to this media story about the growth of the green manufacturing sector.






Join the CaGBC to access critical decision makers

Your membership and new CaGBC connections can help make headway for your company, your product(s) and your future.

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CaGBC Education provides insight and understanding of how your products can be applied to LEED projects. Consider the real value of your team knowing the new requirements for your product to contribute to LEED v4 projects. Member discounts apply.

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Canada’s premier green building industry event – Building Lasting Change is in Vancouver May 30 – June 1, 2017. Join us for world-class education, numerous networking opportunities, B2B meetings and the chance to promote your product at the Green Business Showcase to key decision makers. Member discounts apply.

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Increase your profile and credibility with a Product of the Year Award. See what this year’s winner, LiteZone, has to say about winning this industry recognized award. Members are eligible.

 

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Access to networks and online directory. The CaGBC Member Directory provides a current list of over 1300 CaGBC members in good standing, including more than 250 manufacturers, and is a valuable resource for anyone looking to work with companies who can further their sustainability goals. It’s a great tool for owners and project teams building LEED projects, and for product manufacturers that can contribute to LEED projects.

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Tell the industry about the sustainable and transparent attributes of your company and product. The CaGBC LEED v4 Product Profiles shine a spotlight on products and materials that have contributed to the certification of LEED v4 projects, making the process for finding these great products easier for everyone.

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Reach green building professionals all across Canada. The national network includes seven regional Chapters across the country, engaging members and advocating for greener buildings, cities and neighbourhoods. Employees of national member companies can join the CaGBC Chapter in their region for free, opening the door to additional opportunities, networking potential and active involvement in green building at the grassroots.

 

Members also have access to:

  • Valuable market research reports. By consulting the industry and asking important questions we are able to provide insight and leadership that can help our members make informed, strategic decisions. The Executive Summary of the CaGBC and Delphi Group’s latest report, Green Building in Canada: Assessing the Market Impacts & Opportunities, detailing the economic impacts of Green Building in Canada is now publicly available. Full reports are available to members.

  • 10% off EPD registration with the CSA Group for CaGBC members. As a key part of the life-cycle assessment of a building and a critical component of the new LEED v4 rating system, EPDs provide a standardized way to measure the environmental impact of a product or system.

  • Free listing in Canadian Material Data Drive. To better connect third party certified products with our members, all manufacturers can digitize material libraries and become part of an international cloud based material selection process for LEED projects. In addition, we are offering a 10% discount on National Memberships to qualified companies in the data base.

CaGBC Membership provides opportunities to be in direct contact with decision makers who are looking for products like yours to contribute to their LEED projects. Find out more about Chapter and National membership, and the many benefits extended to you through CaGBC.