The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is holding its first national summit in Toronto on June 11-12. The council is responsible for running the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system in Canada. The council also certifies and registers 3,000 individual practitioners in the LEED system.
The summit, to be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, is entitled “Shifting into the Mainstream.” It will include information on the evolution of LEED Canada, which is developing from being a one-time certification given to buildings upon completion, into a tool for assessing a building’s operating performance over its lifetime. There are also moves afoot to streamline and shorten the building certification process.
Speakers at the Toronto event include Dr. David Suzuki and Thomas Mueller, president and CEO of the Canada Green Building Council.
Several consulting engineering companies, as well as Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine, are sponsoring the summit. Sponsors include Morrison Hershfield, Halsall Associates, Jacques Whitford and SNC-Lavalin. See www.cagbc.org