Building Solutions for a Low Carbon Economy

Canada has ambitious goals to reduce the country’s carbon footprint. For the building industry, the path forward needs to be flexible to ensure that no building is left behind in the transition toward zero carbon.

CaGBC has developed a series of events that will educate, inform and inspire individuals in the green building industry and help them leverage new opportunities presented by the low-carbon economy. Participants will hear how the industry must prepare for the future with training and education that will position the workforce for the demands of high-performance building.

Participants will also hear about the updates to the made-in-Canada Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) Standard. ZCB v2 includes separate standards for Design and Performance, with more emphasis on embodied carbon, the interplay between power grids and buildings, and new compliance options to ensure greater energy efficiency and flexibility.

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Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) update:

CaGBC is committed to providing a safe and healthy space for all participants, speakers, attendees, exhibitors and partners at our events. Following guidance from Public Health Agency of Canada and provincial authorities, Accelerating to Zero events in Ottawa, ON and Red Deer, AB will be moving online. Please check back here for a new date to be posted shortly. If you have already registered for these Accelerating to Zero events, you will be contacted directly.

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Red Deer, AB

Accelerating to Zero: Transitioning to a Low Carbon Economy

The Zero Carbon Building Standard v2 provides a path for both new and existing buildings to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Buildings represent 17 per cent of emissions nationally—and closer to 30 per cent when embodied carbon from construction materials is included. To achieve Canada's climate goals, we must eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from all building construction, retrofits and operations by 2050.

Achieving zero carbon will require the efforts of the whole industry, from training and education through to building standards and low-carbon construction methods. To help address this shift, CaGBC will share its new report, “Getting to Zero - Equipping Alberta's Workforce for the Future,” an effort to help provide a pathway to get the province’s workforce ready for the transition to a low-carbon economy. In addition, CaGBC will showcase its Zero Carbon Building Standard v2 update, which provides a proven pathway to help all buildings get to zero.

With speakers and participants from across the spectrum of government, real estate, professional firms and academia, Accelerating to Zero can’t be missed.

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Ottawa, ON

Accelerating to Zero: Ottawa

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.

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May 25, 2020
Halifax, NS

Accelerating to Zero: Halifax

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.

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To learn more and to register, please contact eventinfo@cagbc.org