August 6, 2003
by Canadian Architect
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) was launched last month in Vancouver, and has entered into a licensing agreement with the American Green Building Council (USGBC) to establish a partnership between both organizations. The liaison will begin to promote green building including, to begin, the inauguration of the LEED BC Building Assessment in the province of British Columbia. Over the past two years, the provincial government, the Greater Vancouver Regional District, BC Hydro and Terasen Gas have worked together to adapt LEED 2.1 to British Columbia standards and conditions so that it will be easier and more cost-effective to apply LEED to local green building projects.