During World Green Building Week (which ran from September 16-20), the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) launched an online LEED Project Profiles database to “celebrate Canada’s achievements in green buildings.” This tool showcases the 4,000+ LEED projects currently registered and certified in Canada, including project case studies and high resolution photos, as well as a team list and summary of each certified project and its features. Canada currently sits in second place in terms of completed LEED certifications, after the United States.
“Canada’s green building movement has evolved and grown a great deal over the past decade, as was evident earlier this year when we certified our 1000th LEED building. Profiling these projects demonstrates to the international community the depth of green building expertise, products and technologies in the Canadian marketplace,” says Thomas Mueller, president and CEO of the CaGBC.
This year’s World Green Building Week is the fourth annual celebration organized by the World Green Building Council. There are currently Green Building Councils in 98 countries representing more than 25,000 organizations. They will host events, run campaigns and celebrate World Green Building Week under the theme: ‘Greener Buildings, Better Places, Healthier People’.
“Green buildings play a fundamental role in addressing some of the most pressing challenges of our time,” says the WorldGBC’s CEO, Jane Henley. “The WorldGBC network has expanded from eight GBCs in 2002 to 98 today. This explosive growth underscores the value of our industry, as we work together to create a world of greener, better, healthier buildings.”