Benefits for Construction Companies

As Canada’s retrofit economy takes hold, the demand for green construction expertise is on the rise.



As new construction and retrofit economies increase, so too does the expectation that project teams are not only familiar with what to do, but are able to deliver sustainable buildings they can back-up with certification. CaGBC membership demonstrates to stakeholders that your team has the knowledge and experience to get the job done.


Promotion

 
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Showcase your expertise to the industry

Green Building Leader Profiles are designed to highlight the work of members like you. Certified LEED v4 and Zero Carbon projects are the pinnacle of green buildings in Canada. As a CaGBC member, your contribution to the project will be front and centre. In addition to being listed as part of the team, member companies will be highlighted and a direct link to your website will be added. This new page will be a great resource for you to share with prospects during any bidding process to easily demonstrate your green building track record and expertise.

Awards and recognition

Increase your profile and credibility by winning a CaGBC Leadership or Green Building Excellence Award. Each year, the CaGBC and its Chapters recognize the contributions of industry leaders. Nominations are currently closed but you can see the list of previous winners here. Plan to apply or nominate a deserving candidate later this year.

Leverage our reach and increase yours

Build your online presence by tapping into the CaGBC’s vast network across key social media platforms. We’re happy to share your work and successes. Tell us how you’ve contributed to building lasting change through your involvement with green building projects and we’ll spread the news
 

Advocacy

 

Enabling ongoing market transformation and increasing demand for your expertise

As the voice of green building, CaGBC supports our members through the development of valuable market research and advocacy with all levels of government. Members have access to full market research reports and can be involved in the consultation processes. Recent initiatives spearheaded by CaGBC include:  Zero Carbon Building Standard (Clean 50 Top Project Award); Energy Benchmarking, Reporting and Disclosure in Canada: A Guide to a Common Framework (Ontario Minister’s Award for Environmental Excellence); A Roadmap for Retrofits in Canada I & II.

 

Insight and Support provided with CaGBC Membership

 


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LEED coach sessions for registered projects

This critical service is available to any registered project team. With direct access to a member of the CaGBC LEED team, your coach can lead you through the process and become your dedicated point of contact for any questions you have about the process along the way. If you haven’t met your coach yet, let us know and we’ll connect you. For extremely complex projects, there’s an Enhanced Service Package ($500) which includes five hours of dedicated guidance scheduled according to your needs.

Be first in line for new information about new programs and information

We know that staying ahead of the curve is important for you. Not only will members have access to LEED and Zero Carbon Building Standard resources, industry expertise, guidance and  member discounts, but now we can offer the same services for new programs like ARC, GRESB, ICP, Parksmart, PEER, SITES and True.

Online database of Credit Interpretation Request (CIRs)

Registered projects are able to submit formal CIR inquiries if they encounter difficulties applying a LEED prerequisite or credit to a specific project. Access to this bank of information is invaluable to our Specialist members.

Identify and source products that can contribute to your LEED projects

mindful MATERIALS can help you identify top products that may contribute to your current LEED projects. This new curated online library is linked with integrated certification systems. The entire architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry has access to this goldmine of information.

Green Building News and Updates

Your entire team can stay up to date with Canada’s green building industry by reading our monthly member newsletter, eNews, and the quarterly LEED Technical Bulletin (for Specialist Members), which includes vital information about rating system updates. Members also have the opportunity to suggest story ideas featuring your work and to advertise in CaGBC’s e-news or education news issues.

 

Education and Events



Get discounts on the training and education your team needs to stay relevant.

LEED professional accreditation

Develop your LEED team beginning with individuals earning their LEED Green Associate (GA) credential. Minimize project risk by assuring your team is led by a LEED Accredited Professional (including specialties). Having LEED professionals on staff demonstrates that your team is up to date and well informed on green building rating system practices and processes.

Did you know? Having a LEED AP on your project team contributes 1 Innovation point toward your project’s certification.

Green Professional Building Skills Training (GPRO)

GPRO is a CCA Gold Seal Accredited certificate program for the trades, and signals to your clients that your team is a lean, green building machine that is trained to implement the latest green building practices.

Did you know? GPRO certified contractors, trades, building operators and service workers contribute 1 LEED point in New Construction and Existing Building projects under LEED Pilot Credit 81.

LEED Strategic Practices Program (LSP)

Documentation is a crucial part of the certification process. This certificate program is designed to provide training for LEED project management and documentation. With a LSP Graduate on your team you can confidently deliver peace of mind to your clients that their certification documentation is in good hands.

CaGBC Education

Green building rating systems are continuously evolving, which is why the CaGBC offers a comprehensive library of green building courses, keeping your team up to date on the latest innovations and rating system adaptations, while maintaining their LEED credential.

 

Join the CaGBC

Your membership and new CaGBC connections can help your
bottom line, your services and your future.

Saving money can go a long way towards your ROI

Member discounts apply to:

  • Education fees
  • Building Lasting Change registration and exhibit fees.
  • National and Chapter event registration fees
  • GBCI Canada products

Plus, there are a number of member to member offers to consider.

Don`t forget

Don`t forget, all employees of member companies receive a complimentary individual membership with a CaGBC Chapter of their choice.

 

 

Questions? Contact us

Call toll-free: (866) 941-1184 or email: info@cagbc.org