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Sustainable, High-Performance “Green” Building in Canada

Green building – also often referred to as sustainable, high performance building – has its roots in the energy conservation, healthy building, interior air quality, building envelope, commissioning and integrated design movements. It is international in scope. Here is a list of the major Canadian green building information sources:


Associations
Built Green™
Canada Green Building Council
Canadian Environmental Auditing Association
Canadian Standards Association
EnerQuality Corporation
National Building Envelope Council
Sustainable Buildings Canada
Building Rating Systems
BOMA Canada Go Green
Canadian Standards Association BREEAM Canada
Canadian Standards Association Climate Change Buildings and Infrastructure
Green Globes
LEED® Canada for New Construction and Major Renovations
Natural Resources Canada ENERGY STAR®, EnerGuide and R-2000
Codes
Model National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings
Construction and Building Materials
Canadian Institute of Steel Construction
Canadian Sustainable Forestry Certification Coalition
Canadian Plastics Industry Association
Canadian Wood Council
Cement Association of Canada
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Energy Efficiency
CANMET Energy Technology Centre
Canadian Building Energy End Use Data and Analysis Centre
Canadian Energy Efficiency Centre
Energy Probe
Natural Resources Canada Office of Energy Efficiency
Emissions
Canadian Lung Association
Canadian Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse
Environment Canada Clean Air Online
Pollution Probe
Life Cycle Analysis
ATHENA Sustainable Materials Institute

Indoor Environment
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Canadian Lung Association
Health Canada

Programmes
BOMA Canada Go Green
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Net Zero Energy Healthy Housing
City of Toronto Better Buildings Partnership
Environmental Choice Program
Greater Vancouver Regional District BuildSmart
Green Buildings BC
Green Communities Canada
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Natural Resources Canada ENERGY STAR®
North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Publications
ReNew Canada
Sustainable Architecture and Building Magazine

Site Design and Planning
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Sustainable Community Planning
Centre for Human Settlements, University of British Columbia
Smart Growth Canada Network
Toronto Green Development Standard

Standards
Canadian Standards Association
Water
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Canadian Water Resources Association
Canadian Water and Wastewater Association
Environment Canada Water Efficiency/Conservation
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Water Levels and Flows

 

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