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

Canada moving forward on zero-carbon buildings 

Through research and advocacy meetings, CAGBC demonstrated that decarbonizing large buildings is possible…
April 25, 2022

New look. Same mission.

Notice anything different? We certainly hope so. The Canada Green Building Council brand…
April 4, 2022

CAGBC to oversee LEED certification in Canada

Move will streamline access to LEED, TRUE and Investor Ready Energy Efficiency certification…
March 18, 2022

CAGBC releases embodied carbon primer

Guide will help building sector seize opportunities for timely and sustainable carbon reductions…
March 15, 2022