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CaGBC developing next generation of LEED Canada rating system

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), in association with several commercial property owners, is developing the next generation of the LEED Canada green building rating system.

The LEED Canada Initiative pilot projects involves 44 commercial buildings from across the country, with big-name owners and managers participating in testing the design of new energy measurement and efficiency data analysis tools and web-based delivery systems. To date, commercial building pilot participants include: Brookfield Properties, Crown Property Management Inc., Cadillac Fairview, Dundee REIT, LaSalle Investment Management, Manulife Financial, Oxford Properties Group, Scotiabank and SITQ Inc.

“The CaGBC is conducting this pilot program to ensure the next generation of the rating system fully meets the needs of Canada’s commercial building owners and managers. The input and collaboration from pilot participants is instrumental to the design of a system that will support their efforts in the continuous improvement of their building performance,” says Thomas Mueller, president and CEO of the CaGBC.

The CaGBC’s LEED Canada Initiative development committee will analyze feedback from the participants and further refine the next generation LEED Canada green building rating system to be launched in spring 2009.

The best practices learned from this pilot program will be showcased at the CaGBC’s first national summit on green building, Shifting Into the Mainstream, held in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, June 11-12, 2008.

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