The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) distributed its annual awards during the 2018 Winter Conference in Chicago. The Technology Awards celebrate society members who have successfully applied innovative building designs incorporating ASHRAE standards for effective energy management and indoor air quality (IAQ) and also serve to communicate innovative first systems design.
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announced that Canada has maintained its second-place position in the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) ranking of the world’s top 10 countries for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. The list only ranks countries outside of the United States, which remains the global leader with 385.65 m2 (4151 sf) of LEED-certified space and 30,669 LEED-certified projects.
Last month, Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) opened public registration for the country’s first Zero Carbon Building program. Launched in spring 2017, the initiative supports Canada’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 30 per cent by 2030. It offers a standard to identify areas where energy efficiency can be improved.
Manitoba and Canada both have green centennial milestones to celebrate—the province has completed its 100th project certified under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), and the country has finished its 100th project certified under the newest version of the program, LEED v4.
Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has not only introduced two new categories to its Leadership Awards, but also signed an agreement with Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) to embark on a joint venture.
Last month, the country’s first Zero Carbon Building Standard was launched by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), in support of both CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Initiative and Canada’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 per cent by 2030.
Humber River Hospital shot for Silver, but instead earned Gold. The Toronto acute care hospital exceeded its high sustainability goals and was certified to the higher level under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
The first commercial project in Canada to be certified to Platinum under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 program is the Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC’s) Vancouver office.