About Us

Building our way forward

The Canada Green Building Council supports the building sector’s transition to buildings that are better for people and the planet. We believe green buildings are powerful tools for positive change. Why? They keep people healthier, make communities resilient, lower impacts on the environment, and reduce carbon emissions. 

Together with our members, we’re doing great things.

Who we are

We aren’t alone in our mission to make every building greener. CAGBC members play an active role in the Council through our volunteer committees and special accelerators. Our volunteer Board of Directors represent a wide range of industries and geographic regions. Our thousands of members include designers, architects, engineers, construction companies, owners and operators – all the people and businesses involved in the design, construction and operation of buildings.

If you are interested in being part of the forefront of sustainability, CAGBC membership could be for you too.

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Corporate Members

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Individual Members

26450

Education hours

What we do

CAGBC provides the products and services the building sector needs to construct and manage buildings that are easier on resources, healthier for people, and more cost-effective. We work with the sector to influence standards, develop best practices, and educate the market on the benefits of green buildings.

We also help shape the future of green building through market-led research, educational programming, and by providing access to the world’s leading certification and rating systems. Our government advocacy efforts help shape the government programs and policies Canada needs to accelerate green buildings, lower carbon emissions, and deliver on more sustainable, resilient and equitable communities.

Our members are united in our vision for a greener future.

20 YEARS OF GREEN BUILDING HISTORY

2002
Founded
2003
LEED license granted from USGBC
2005
Elected Board established
2006
Joined the WorldGBC
2007
Chapters established across Canada
2008
CAGBC joins GBCI Board
2012
LEED license agreement updated, Board restructured
2015
CAGBC chapters merge; Advocacy and policy work expands
2017
Zero Carbon Building Standard launched
2020
Zero Carbon Building Standard v2

Latest News

Canada moving forward on zero-carbon buildings 

Through research and advocacy meetings, CAGBC demonstrated that decarbonizing large buildings is possible…
April 25, 2022

New look. Same mission.

Notice anything different? We certainly hope so. The Canada Green Building Council brand…
April 4, 2022

CAGBC to oversee LEED certification in Canada

Move will streamline access to LEED, TRUE and Investor Ready Energy Efficiency certification…
March 18, 2022

CAGBC releases embodied carbon primer

Guide will help building sector seize opportunities for timely and sustainable carbon reductions…
March 15, 2022

LATEST RESEARCH AND REPORTS

Healthier Buildings in Canada

Transforming Building Design and Construction This report, commissioned by the Canada Green Building…
March 24, 2022

Trading Up – Ontario

Equipping Ontario Trades with the Skills of the Future Equipping Canada’s labour force…
March 14, 2022

Trading Up – Alberta

How Alberta’s Trades Can Build a Zero Carbon Future High-performance buildings demand new…
March 14, 2022

Canada’s Green Building Engine

Market Impact and Opportunities in a Critical Decade CAGBC’s report, Canada’s Green Building Engine captures…
March 8, 2022

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