The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has launched a new initiative designed to rally support for an economic recovery that includes green building initiatives. Real Property Association of Canada (REALPAC), Canadian Urban Institute, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), and more have lent their support to encourage government decision-makers to direct stimulus spending toward green building projects.
More than one-third of Canadian respondents to the World Green Building Trends 2018 study currently do the majority of their projects ‘green’. It is the highest percentage in North America and fourth-highest worldwide.
The newly launched EnergyCompass tool seeks to improve energy literacy in Ontario and aid construction professionals to make better use of green building designs to reach the goal of net-zero carbon emissions.
The Québec government has awarded $20.5 million to the City of Montréal for green infrastructure projects in the Technopôle Angus neighbourhood. This contribution will help meet the total costs of green infrastructure, estimated at nearly $40 million, with the balance funded by Société du patrimoine Angus.
Zero House is an innovative green building designed and built by a group of students and faculty from Ryerson University, Toronto, and the Endeavour Centre, a school teaching sustainable design and construction in Peterborough, Ont. Zero House employs prefabrication and an organic palette of structural, insulation, and interior cladding materials to address affordability and sustainability.
Some of Ontario’s best green builders were recently celebrated at the EnerQuality Awards Gala in Vaughan, Ontario. More than 200 industry peers gathered to share concepts and accolades as they help to move the province toward an energy-conscious future.
Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has released its list of the top five green building trends for 2018. The organization expressed an optimistic view as to how it believes the build industry will perform this year.
In November, the Paris Agreement came into force with the opening of the Conference of the Parties (COP) 22 meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco. The nations that have signed on represent more than 55 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. One such signatory is Canada, which has joined the global community in striving to keeping the global temperature rise this century below 1.5 C (2.7 F).