Why Green Building

Transforming communities and lives.

Green buildings are the best choice for Canadian communities. They are healthier for people and kinder to the planet. They reduce energy and water use, cut waste, and are more affordable to operate. By building green, we can create good jobs and encourage climate-friendly innovations. Today, advances in green building can reduce carbon emissions, making communities more resilient and helping Canada meet its climate targets.

Green Building Benefits

Green buildings are affordable, efficient, and designed with people and the environment in mind.

Building Climate Solutions

To meet Canada’s climate targets green, resilient, and zero-carbon buildings must become the norm.

Retrofits for the Future

Retrofitting existing buildings is important to reaching Canada’s climate targets and a significant job creating engine.

Green Building Jobs

Meeting zero carbon building and retrofit demand requires more workers with the right skills.

Latest News

Retrofitting old buildings for a carbon-free tomorrow

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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