Education and Events

Education:

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and CaGBC events

The CaGBC is committed to providing a safe and healthy space for all participants, speakers, attendees, exhibitors and partners at any of our events. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation globally, and at present time, many Canadian jurisdictions have declared a state of emergency. Based on guidance from PHAC and other public health agencies, CaGBC is postponing Building Lasting Change until later this year and transitioning events to video conferencing and online offerings where possible.

Learn more about CaGBC’s response to COVID-19 here:
Being Resilient in the Face of COVID-19

 

In Person:

The Atlantic Chapter offers a series of in person Lunch & Learn as well as 1/2 day, Full Day or 2-Day Workshops throughout the year. All of the education can be claimed as part of the GBCI LEED AP Credential Maintenance Program.

Spring 2020 Energy Benchmarking Stakeholder Roundtables:

Please find the full agenda for the Energy Benchmarking Stakeholder Roundtables being held in Halifax, Charlottetown, Fredericton & St. John's HERE .  Registration links are below.

Online:

CaGBC offers a wide variety of education options online. Visit the Education Registration Page to search live and on-demand webinars Please contact us at education@cagbc.org if you would like us to add additional courses/locations to our offerings, or to inquire about private (on-site), workshops or webinars.

Please note that CaGBC Members receive preferential pricing for events, education and networking offerings. Please visit our CaGBC Membership Page to find out how to receive member benefits.

 
Upcoming Education and Events 2020
 
Date TBD
Halifax
A Better Way Forward To Net-Zero
Achieving Nova Scotia’s goal of net-zero emissions by 2050 will require a transformation of our energy system. Nova Scotia’s new energy system must address several critical challenges including the high emissions intensity of energy, peak electric demand growth, the intermittency of renewable electricity generation, and seasonal power imbalances. Learn how a diversified energy system that integrates renewable electricity and a decarbonized gas grid can work together to provide resilient, net-zero energy for buildings.
 
 
May 25
Halifax
Accelerating to Zero
For this critical decade of climate action Canada must work collectively to lower carbon emissions in order to meet the country’s global commitments. The building industry is responsible for 17 per cent of all GHG emissions – but that number can be as high as 30 per cent if one accounts for embodied carbon from construction materials and processes. To achieve Canada's climate goals, we must eliminate GHGs from all building construction, retrofits and operations. This lunch event will introduce the next version of CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Standard, an actionable, made-in-Canada solution to help more buildings get to zero.
 
 
June 15
St. John's
Energy Benchmarking Stakeholders Roundtable
These CaGBC hosted roundtable events will convene key private and public players in each of the Atlantic Provinces to work toward identifying concrete market-based measures and supporting public policies to build and grow broader adoption of energy benchmarking programs and supporting policy incentives.
 
 
June 16
Halifax
Energy Benchmarking Stakeholders Roundtable
These CaGBC hosted roundtable events will convene key private and public players in each of the Atlantic Provinces to work toward identifying concrete market-based measures and supporting public policies to build and grow broader adoption of energy benchmarking programs and supporting policy incentives.
 
 
June 16
Halifax
Climate Planning for Buildings
Halifax Regional Municipality and the Province of Nova Scotia are both in the process of creating Climate Action Plans to guide the policy path to 2050. This session is designed for stakeholders to spend the afternoon exploring and mapping climate strategies related specifically to buildings.
 
 
Oct 27
Charlottetown
Energy Benchmarking Stakeholders Roundtable
These CaGBC hosted roundtable events will convene key private and public players in each of the Atlantic Provinces to work toward identifying concrete market-based measures and supporting public policies to build and grow broader adoption of energy benchmarking programs and supporting policy incentives.
 
 
Oct 28
Fredericton
Energy Benchmarking Stakeholders Roundtable
These CaGBC hosted roundtable events will convene key private and public players in each of the Atlantic Provinces to work toward identifying concrete market-based measures and supporting public policies to build and grow broader adoption of energy benchmarking programs and supporting policy incentives.
 
 
Oct 28
Fredericton
Energy Modeling for Non-Energy Modelers
As buildings become more and more complex and environmental targets start to become the norm for the industry, there is increasing pressure on building owners and designers to make tough decisions. The ½-day energy model workshop will focus on educating developers, owners and designers on the benefits of modelling and assessing construction alternatives throughout the design process.