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CaGBC names top sustainably operated schools

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.

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Greening Homes’ Beechwood project stands out at CaGBC awards

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.

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CaGBC national conference gets new award

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…

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Canadian LEED growth continues for 2014

The number of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings in Canada is continuing to rise throughout this year, reports Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).

In the second quarter of 2014, between April 1 and June 30, there were 124 registrations and 109 certifications. These certifications bring the Canadian total to 1756 buildings.

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Green roofing conference to hit Toronto

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.

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Alternative compliance paths added for Canadian LEED

Canadian projects seeking certification under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 can now take advantage of Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs).

The eight ACPs provide equivalent means of meeting the new version of the building rating program’s requirements by referencing standards familiar to Canadian design teams.

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