CaGBC Launches Canada’s First Zero Carbon Building Standard

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has taken a major step toward achieving Canada’s climate change commitments with the launch of the country’s first Zero Carbon Building Standard.

The standard was formally unveiled at a press conference in Vancouver at the future site of Firehall 17 — a CaGBC pilot project consisting of a 22,600 square foot municipal fire hall that will be upgraded to be a zero carbon building. The standard assesses carbon use in commercial, institutional, and multi-family buildings in Canada. In order to achieve large-scale market transformation, it was designed to be broadly applicable for many types of new and existing buildings across the country, states a media release issued by CaGBC May 29. It is also the only program of its kind to make carbon reductions the key indicator for building performance. read more >>