Industry Research and Reports

We are at unique point in time where the industry has the opportunity to position and deliver on green buildings as a climate change solution. Canada is not only raising the bar for building energy efficiency and carbon, but for all other aspects of low impact and healthy buildings.

CaGBC and our members and stakeholders have demonstrated this potential through our own set of commissioned reports and market research, but this is a collective conversation with multiple viewpoints where we all stand to learn more. Listed below is industry research and reports that touch on various aspects of a sustainable built environment and its economic and environmental potential. Visit this page often as we update it with the latest ideas, innovation and research being generated in Canada and around the world.



On the Value of Environmental Certification in the Commercial Real Estate Market
Rogier Holtermans, University of Southern California and Nils Kok, Maastricht University, Netherlands
2017 Sustainable Report
Bentall Kennedy
2017 GRESB Real Estate Assessment

Previous Research and Reports



Health, Wellbeing & Productivity in Offices: The Next Chapter for Green Building

Greening the Building Supply Chain
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative


The Business Case for Green Building: A Review of the Costs and Benefits for Developers, Investors and Occupants
WGBC in partnership with: PRP, Skanska, Grosvenor and estidama. Sponsored by: ISg and The World Bank.

Video: Roundtable discussion about “The Elusive Business Case for Building Green”
WGBC, panel of experts hosted by B+H Architects