The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has honoured Hamilton’s St. Marguerite d’Youville Elementary and Edmonton’s Queen Elizabeth High School as the greenest schools in Canada. The second annual Greenest School in Canada competition seeks to showcase kindergarten to Grade 12 schools across the country, exemplifying how sustainability can be integrated into the infrastructure, culture, and curriculum of a school.
For the second year in a row, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) named Canada as the number one country its annual ranking of the top 10 nations with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) buildings. The list highlights countries outside of the United States making strides in sustainable design, construction, and transformation.
Tour AIMIA, a category ‘A’ office building in the international district of Montréal, is reportedly the first new office building in its category to become Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold-certified by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).
Renovations firm Greening Homes announced its Beechwood project in Toronto won the prestigious Canadian Green Building Award in the residential category. During the Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC’s) national conference this month, Greening Homes was recognized for transforming an aging bungalow on Beechwood Crescent into one of the most highly efficient residential buildings in the country.
The first four months of the year showed strong growth in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification in Canada. The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) saw 135 registrations and 202 certifications between January 1 and April 30, bringing the total number of LEED-certified buildings in Canada to 2252.
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has recognized the Centre of Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) with a top green building honour. The Vancouver project was profiled in the October 2012 issue of Construction Canada.
Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has introduced the Green Building Product of the Year Award for its national conference and expo. The new Leadership Award is to encourage Canadian companies to develop sustainable building products and materials. Entries will be judged on level of sustainability, innovation, and application by a panel of industry experts including…
Next month, Toronto will host the Grey to Green Conference—an event focused on how green infrastructure can improve the well-being of communities. The event will offer attendees the opportunity to learn more about the economics of green building with 75 expert speakers, local project tours, training courses, and networking opportunities.