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

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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

Retrofitting old buildings for a carbon-free tomorrow

Recently, CAGBC released Decarbonizing Canada’s Large Buildings, to evaluate the potential technical pathways…
July 20, 2022

LEED Online users: Internet Explorer sunset in June

Internet Explorer sunset on June 15, and is no longer supported by Microsoft.…
July 14, 2022

CAGBC’s Zero Carbon Building – Design Standard to phase out combustion

Ottawa, ON – June 21, 2022 – Today the Canada Green Building Council…
June 21, 2022

CAGBC Awards celebrate Canadian green building innovators

Toronto, ON – June 3, 2022 – Last night, the Canada Green Building…
June 3, 2022

LATEST RESEARCH AND REPORTS

Green Retrofit Economy Study

Supply chain readiness in a low-carbon world CAGBC and the Delphi Group‘s new…
June 2, 2022

Embodied Carbon: A primer for buildings in Canada

This document provides the building sector with the information needed to understand embodied…
March 23, 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

Decarbonizing Canada’s Large Buildings

2021 report provides a path to zero  For Canada to achieve its 2030…
March 8, 2022

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