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Volunteer opportunities for green building leaders

CAGBC members can contribute to the green building industry through CAGBC committees, advisory boards, and groups. Share your expertise, knowledge, and insights to increase the development of green buildings and spaces at regional and national levels. Network with peers and explore opportunities with CAGBC. 

Get to know CAGBC’s volunteer Board of Directors.

National Issue Accelerators

Accelerator groups bring together members who support CAGBC’s vision and want to tackle specific issues and opportunities. These groups provide the insights needed to drive positive change in Canada’s built environment through discussion and collaboration.  Current accelerator groups include:  

Sustainable Materials:  This accelerator is a cross-industry working group of product manufacturers, real estate owners, construction companies, designers, and more. Together, we are advancing sustainable materials, transparency, and improving procurement practices for Canadian projects.

Low Carbon Construction: This accelerator fosters a collaborative environment for general contractors and affiliated stakeholders to identify opportunities for emissions reductions on Canadian construction projects. Centred on the sharing of industry-wide best practices, this accelerator explores advancements in technology and illustrate the role general contractors play in delivering low-carbon projects. 

LEED v5 Accelerators (BD+C and O+M): Feedback from CAGBC membership is critical to ensuring the Canadian market’s needs are represented in the development of LEED v5. These Accelerators review and discuss the LEED v5 drafts when they are made available, to inform and support CAGBC’s feedback to USGBC. Participants are expected to bring experience with LEED (LEED APs with Specialities preferred). Two Accelerators are available:

  • Building Design and Construction (BD+C)
  • Operations and Maintenance (O+M).

Zero Carbon Transition Planning Accelerator: This accelerator identifies and addresses industry needs in support of decarbonizing existing buildings. Key outcomes are expected to include guidance and training for portfolio and asset-level zero-carbon transition plans. This accelerator also fosters alignment between programs and tools developed by organizations and jurisdictions across the country.

Interested in joining an Accelerator?

Standing Committees

Standing Committees are longer- term CAGBC committees that exist to support a program or provide ongoing technical advice.

Interested in getting involved? CAGBC posts application opportunities approximately every second year through the CAGBC Technical Bulletin (available to members at the Catalyst and Specialist levels), the CAGBC Member Newsletter, and through website news and social posts.

Zero Carbon Steering Committee

CAGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Standards were developed through consultation with experts and stakeholders across the country. They are guided by the Zero Carbon Steering Committee, which help advance zero carbon buildings and retrofits.

CAGBC LEED Advisory Committee 

The CAGBC LEED Advisory Committee replaced the LEED Canada Steering Committee in late 2023, as the senior committee supporting the LEED program. This committee identifies Canadian market needs and opportunities for the LEED program as well as advising on opportunities for alignment across CAGBC’s green building programs.

Technical Advisory Groups

CAGBC’s Technical Advisory Groups play a role in shaping LEED and other rating systems for the Canadian market, providing CAGBC with in-depth technical support for the development and implementation of green building programs. There are currently two TAGs:

  • Energy and Engineering TAG (E&E TAG)
  • Embodied Carbon TAG (EC TAG)

Latest News

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February 23, 2024

Lead up to LEED v5: Timeline Update

2024 is a critical year of development for LEED v5 and CAGBC is…
February 22, 2024

Certified projects – January 2024

Congratulations to the following certified projects. For more information on the projects listed…
February 21, 2024

New Opportunities for Tenants interested in ZCB-Performance certification

A new opportunity is now available for tenants and owners pursuing ZCB-Performance certification.…
February 7, 2024

LATEST EVENTS

LEED Green Associate Exam Kickstarter

February 20, 2024 – February 29, 2024


Introduction To the Zero Carbon Building Standards

March 11, 2024 – March 11, 2024


Démarrer Vos DEP-pourquoi Et Comment Pour Les Manufacturiers

March 12, 2024 – April 12, 2024


Zero Carbon Building Standards Workshops

April 23, 2024 – April 25, 2024


LEED Green Associate Exam Kickstarter

May 7, 2024 – May 16, 2024


Atelier Sur Les Normes Du Bâtiment À Carbone Zéro

May 14, 2024 – May 15, 2024


LEED Green Associate Exam Kickstarter

July 30, 2024 – August 8, 2024


Atelier Sur Les Normes Du Bâtiment À Carbone Zéro

September 16, 2024 – September 18, 2024


Zero Carbon Building Standards Workshops

September 17, 2024 – September 19, 2024


Zero Carbon Building Standards Workshops

November 25, 2024 – November 27, 2024


Atelier Sur Les Normes Du Bâtiment À Carbone Zéro

November 26, 2024 – November 28, 2024