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August 2013 Newsletter
There are a lot of exciting green building events and educational courses set to take place over the next couple months. Bring your attention to: the LEED in Practice Architectural Design and Documentation workshop on August 9; the LEED Canada for Homes workshop on August 19; and the Third Annual Chapter Boat Cruise on September 11.


Legacy Gala Awards

Boat Cruise Tickets

Featured Events


Workshops + CE Hours


Legacy Gala Awards - Nomination Deadline This Wednesday
This year the Chapter has introduced an awards program for its largest networking and fundraising event of the year. The awards will recognize projects and individuals that demonstrate advancement in the green building industry in Southern Ontario. Nominations must be submitted before Wednesday, July 31st.
Thank you to our event partner, TRCA and our first committed sponsors: Enbridge and Bentall Kennedy at the gold level and Mars Drinks and TD Bank at the silver level.

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Join us at our Third Annual Chapter Boat Cruise on Wednesday, September 11. Don’t miss this opportunity to attend another networking event while exploring the revitalization project of Waterfront Toronto followed by dinner and a cruise through the islands! Click here to read more or to purchase tickets.

Featured Professional Development and Events
We've posted the entire 2013 CaGBC course schedule on our website and you'll notice that we have a jam-packed summer course lineup! Below are some of the highlights:

  • LEED in Practice: Architectural Design and Documentation, August 9
    Learn about the role architecture plays in sustainable design and construction, as well as how to successfully achieve the LEED credits that are typically the responsibility of the architect. This full-day workshop incorporates Architectural Design and Documentation Parts 1 and 2 from the LEED in Practice series.
  • LEED Canada for Homes, August 19
    This full-day workshop provides essential knowledge of the LEED Canada for Homes rating system. This is an ideal workshop for home builders, interior designers, contractors, architects, project managers, developers, product manufacturers, real estate managers, owners and tenants, consultants and industry stakeholders.
  • Lunch & LEED is Now On Demand!
    You can now view our 1 hour presentation about earning your LEED credentials any time you want! Get your questions answered about what it takes to become a LEED professional and how to fulfill on the continuing education requirements.


New LEED Certifications in Ontario
Congratulations to the 41 Canadian projects that achieved LEED certification in June! Twenty four of these were Ontario projects, most of which have been listed below. See our Ontario Green Building Map for more buildings.

Conroy Public Works Yard (Ottawa) - LEED NC Silver
Apollo Health and Beauty Care (Toronto) - LEED NC Silver
500 Wellington  (Toronto) - LEED CS Certified
Trenton North (Brighton) - LEED NC Silver
Morrisburg (Williamsburg) - LEED NC Silver
West Lorne (Dutton) - LEED NC Silver

York University Life Sciences Building (Toronto) - LEED NC Silver
TD Bank Tower  (Toronto) - LEED EB: O&M Gold
Mapleglen Residences  (Vaughan) - LEED NC Gold
Sun Life Financial Centre (Toronto) - LEED EB: O&M Gold
Huron Early Learning Centre (Ottawa) - LEED NC Silver
Frenkel & Moher Residence (Ottawa) - LEED for Homes Platinum
Vaughan Fire & Rescue Service FIRE STATION #7-10 (Vaughan) - LEED NC Gold
Target - T3729: Toronto Danforth (Toronto) - LEED for Retail (NC) Certified
Appleby Ice Centre (Burlington) - LEED NC Certified
Milton Sports Centre Expansion (Milton) - LEED NC Gold
Target - T3639 (Ajax) - LEED for Retail (NC) Certified
Target - T3753 (Hamilton Central) - LEED for Retail (NC) Certified
70 University Avenue (Toronto) - LEED EB: O&M Gold
111 Richmond W Revitalization (Toronto) - LEED CS Gold
How Canada’s Largest City is Reducing its GHGs
Toronto has been quite successful in lowering its greenhouse gas emissions. Read about the policies and strategies that are making it happen here.

Waterfront Toronto's 1st Sustainability Report Shows Progress
Waterfront Toronto has launched its first Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Report. Access the full report or read about the highlightes here.

Green Building Leaders Declare Freedom from Toxics
Indoor environments can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air. Many manufacturers and trade organizations are unwilling to disclose environmental information on their products, but new policies and programs may soon change this. Read more here.

Four Myths About Green Product Declarations
Transparency is quickly becoming a requirement for doing business. Read about the various product disclosure types and their importance here.

Competition in GTA Helps Drive Demand for Energy Efficiency
In 2010, there were 35% more homes in Canada than in 1990, but the emissions of greenhouse gases from all houses had fallen by nearly 6%. Read why here.

Check out some of our upcoming green building workshops, opportunities to gain CE hours, and other exciting events below:

Aug 9 LEED in Practice: Architectural Design & Documentation, Part 1 & 2
Aug 13 - 14 LEED Green Associate Study Course, Toronto
Aug 19 LEED Canada for Homes
Sep 11 Chapter Boat Cruise
Oct 10 Carbon Neutral Buildings, Half Day Course
Oct 22 Legacy Gala 2013
Oct 22 - 23 LEED Green Associate Study Course
Oct 29 - 30 LEED AP BD+C Study Course

Complete list of upcoming workshops.   Course Catalog.

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About CaGBC's Greater Toronto Chapter
With an ever-growing network of over 6,000 building industry professionals across Southern Ontario,
the Greater Toronto Chapter provides networking events, education, and local tools and resources for the
commercial and residential building communities, creating a clean, healthy, high-performance built environment.


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