Posts Tagged ‘green building programs’


Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

With Mark Hutchinson

Mark Hutchinson, Vice President of Green Building Programs at the Canada Green Building Council [CaGBC], is heading up the Council’s new Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative which could affect how we design and operate buildings in the coming years.

Green products and materials

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

In LEED v4 and beyond

As most green building professionals in Canada now know, demand for products and materials with third-party verification is growing, and this trend will continue well into the foreseeable future.

By Mark Hutchinson


VIEWPOINT: LEED v4 in Canada

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

The Canadian green building market has evolved rapidly over the last 10 years.
There are now over 4500 LEED projects registered in Canada, of which over 1500 are certified. The Canadian green building industry and LEED have driven continual improvements in building construction and operation and maintenance meanwhile making real impacts on energy and water consumption, waste reduction and occupant well-being. LEED was always intended to evolve with the market, and LEED version 4 (LEED v4) is about taking the next step towards market transformation and raising the ceiling of building performance.



EcoHouse Canada 1 - Green Building Programs, which one is right for you?

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Green Building’ is red hot right now and it will only get hotter. Everyone’s talking about it. It’s in every newspaper and on every home improvement show, but if you have never built anything green before you may be wondering where to start and what guidelines to follow. Green homebuilding programs give guidance beyond the basic requirements of the building code, so being willing to learn new concepts is key to enjoying green building. After an open mind, the first step is to choose a green building program from the several that are available. Here is a summary of each program, along with the web sites to find out more details.

By Andriana Beauchemin (more…)