Atlantic Focus

In collaboration with SAB Magazine, our Chapter publishes one Atlantic Focus issue a year. Atlantic Focus magazine is released in conjunction with our annual conference BuildGreen Atlantic. Each issue features local green building issues, projects, technologies, and leaders.

The CaGBC Atlantic Chapter is pleased to announce our second collaboration with SAB Magazine, to publish Atlantic Focus Magazine.  The magazine will feature local green building issues, projects, technologies, and leaders. 

We are seeking green building stories from Atlantic Canada.  Story submissions including a 250-word synopsis should be to

There is an opportunity for your company to promote its business and services to a distribution of over 3,000 people by advertising in the upcoming issue!
Contact us for more information.

Atlantic Focus 2021



Atlantic Focus 2020



Atlantic Focus 2019


The issue includes:

  • Green Gables Visitor Centre - Tradition upheld in pursuing LEED Gold
  • Gold level unlocked - Rural Newfoundland community sets sights on, and achieves, sustainable building goal
  • We Need Diverse Energy Sources to Meet Atlantic Canada’s Diverse Energy Needs
  • A centre for healthy & sustainable living - New Kinesiology building on UNB Fredericton campus inspires students and the community
  • Saltstone - Solterre Design’s decades of experience in green architecture faced a new challenge
  • Pomerleau: Two long-term health projects designed for LEED certification
  • The new generation warehouse - A first for the CaGBC Zero Carbon Building standard
  • Retrofitting buildings to reduce our carbon footprint might just be the most important thing we’re not talking about

Atlantic Focus 2018


The issue includes:

  • Clean Net Zero - Reducing our ecological footprint one home at a time
  • IKEA Halifax - New store a flagship of sustainability
  • Dalhousie University - Green building for the future
  • Hebron Heights - Retrofit makes business case for Passive House construction
  • The Lightfoot & Wolfville Winery - Building reflects owners' philosophy of harmony with the earth
  • Become part of something bigger as an Emerging Green Professional
  • Building a better tomorrow - City of Mount Pearl sets eye on future with three new buildings
  • Case Study: Fredericton PV Project New Brunswick's largest
  • Moving Towards Carbon Neutral: How Stantec and BGIS are helping with Deep Energy Retrofits

Atlantic Focus 2017


The issue includes:

  • Upcoming Events & Membership Updates
  • Groundswell House
    Cow Bay, Nova Scotia
  • Ecology Action Centre
    A Deep-Energy Retrofit of a Century-Old Building – Halifax
  • Sustainability Leads Fredericton’s Hilton House Research Station to Choose Springhouse Steel Shingles for Its New Roof
  • 351 Water Street – St. John’s, NL First LEED Gold in the province a model for new development
  • Evolution of Green Building at Dalhousie
  • Q Lofts – Integrated design and construction sets a standard in performance and durability
  • Sustainability in the Classroom: Charles P. Allen High School
  • Li Tiny House
  • IL Trullo Ristorante King’s Wharf Place Dartmouth