CAGBC receives $7.8 M for low carbon training  

New program will upskill professionals and accelerate zero-carbon building

CAGBC Staff on June 2, 2023

Workforce Development

June 2, 2023 – Vancouver, B.C. – Today, the Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) announced it received a contribution of $7.8 M in funding to develop and deliver a low-carbon training program for building professionals. Obtained through the Government of Canada, the contribution will help upskill architects, engineers, contractors, and owners and operators for low-carbon buildings.  

The Low Carbon Training Program: Building Skills for Climate Change  will cover five critical competencies needed to support low-carbon new construction and retrofits: transition planning for deep carbon retrofits, addressing Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) through low-carbon buildings, the role of the Integrated Design Processes, life cycle assessments and energy modelling and management.  

The program aims to increase knowledge of low-carbon core concepts and to establish a common vocabulary to remove siloes across the full spectrum of the building sector. Over 3,000 participants will access enhanced training and skills development through the program, including those from equity-deserving groups.  

CAGBC will leverage its national membership and partnership network to create and promote the programs. National partners supporting training development include Real Property Association of Canada (REALPAC), the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), the Canadian Construction Association, the Climate Risk Institute, and BOMA Canada. Communications support will also be provided by Efficiency Canada, Smart Sustainable Resilient Infrastructure Association, Workforce 2030 and the Zero Emissions Innovation Centre (ZEIC), as well as numerous regional partners.  

The funding comes through the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program. This funding helps vital sectors of the economy implement solutions to address their current and emerging workforce needs. The Low Carbon Training Program falls under the “Building Talent for the Clean Economy” policy priority areas as it contributes to Canada’s Climate Action Plan and Just Transition.   

Learn more about the Building Skills for Climate Change: Low Carbon Training Program. Courses will open for registration as they come available, beginning this Fall. Secure your spot and sign up to be alerted when registration opens.

Funding provided by the Government of Canada

Government of Canada

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