News and Insights 

For the green building community.

Looking for news and insights from our community, or resources to help with your project? We’ve curated the latest stories, information and resources from our members and team of experts.  

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

Case Studies

Édifice Jacques-Parizeau’s ZCB-Performance certification to guide future Ivanhoé Cambridge projects

Located in Montreal’s International District, Édifice Jacques-Parizeau is the home of real estate…
April 28, 2022

Scotia Plaza’s 40 King Street West

Zero carbon building reaches new heights with first ZCB-Performance v2 certification Scotia Plaza’s…
April 28, 2022

The Phenix

Phenix rises again with Zero Carbon Building-certified retrofit Architecture, planning and design firm…
April 28, 2022

The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation

In May 2018, the Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation (JCPI) became the…
December 15, 2020

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

Technical Resources

Confirmation of Primary Owner’s Authority

The project owner is the person or entity who holds and controls the…
July 20, 2022

Change of Owner Agreement

Complete the Change of Owner Agreement Form to transfer the owner’s rights, title…
July 20, 2022

NECB 2011 Alternative Compliance Path resources

The following guidance and tools are available to assist Canadian projects wishing to…
June 28, 2022

Canadian Alternative Compliance Path Guidance

ACPs provide project teams the flexibility to use locally-relevant, equivalent means of demonstrating…
June 28, 2022