Shifting Into the Mainstream: Canada Green Building Council National Summit

Shifting Into the Mainstream is where building industry decision makers will learn about how LEED Canada is evolving from one-time certification to a life-cycle building performance management system for any type of building, new and existing. The summit program will deliver all you need to know to appreciate and prepare for the opportunities and challenges ahead, as LEED engages all building sectors enabling widespread improvements in energy and environmental performance. Real building performance, economic opportunities, the potential for GHG reductions, and the best Canadian solutions for high performance buildings will be on the table.

Shifting Into the Mainstream will be a zero-waste event with the CaGBC and the MTCC working directly with suppliers to minimize waste and ensure sustainable materials are being used to the best of their abilities.

LEED Canada for Existing Buildings will be launched in 2009 ensuring further development of LEED in Canada allowing for the massive scaling up necessary to meet the CaGBC goal of 100,000 buildings and one million homes certified by 2015, with 50% reduction in energy and water use, and 50 megatonnes of GHG emission reductions.

The summit takes place from June 11 to 12, 2008, and the post-summit workshops run on June 13, 2008 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Keynote speakers include David Suzuki and Ray Anderson. If you’re committed to green buildings, you’ll want to join us. Attendance is worth 15 core learning units.

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