Passionate about the environment and green buildings and want to be involved?
Connecting your day job to what you care most about is the key message driven home to young professionals or anyone looking for greater meaning in their work. For organizations and individuals
who are committed to fostering a greener future and passionate about green
building, there is no better way to connect with, learn from and collaborate
with other like-minded green building industry professionals. The Canada Green
Building Council (CaGBC) is the
nations only member-based organization that exists purely to advance green
building in Canada. The CaGBC, established in 2002 with a mission to lead and
accelerate the adoption of green buildings, homes and communities throughout
Canada, offers many benefits to both organizations and individuals.
Through the delivery of top quality green building education, specific to Canada; renowned special events that demonstrate Canada's leadership position; LEED certification; market research; and, advocacy the CaGBC along with its 1300 national members and 3000 individual Chapter members is in an influential and important role that can help Canada met national climate change targets of a 30 per cent reduction by 2030.
There are three ways to get involved in the CaGBC.
1) National memberships are available for companies
2) Chapter memberships are perfect for individuals who want to get involved at the grass roots level. There are seven Chapters across the country.
3) Emerging Green Professional
membership are custom made for individuals who are 30 years of age or younger, new to the industry within five years or a full-time student.
What's so special about a CaGBC Membership?
If you want to turn your passion into a career, there's no better way to get started than by connecting with your local Chapter. New this year, is the Emerging Green Professional initiative that is designed to provide valuable tools and resources to members who are looking to build a sustainable career in the green building industry.
Make New Connections
There are so many ways to meet new people and grown your professional network - the CaGBC offers education, special events, annual conferences, legacy events, campus groups and somuch more. Each Chapter has their own special offerings too, so check out the events at your local Chapter.
Access to Experts
Meeting new people is great. Meeting the right people who can help mentor you through the earliest stages of your career can lead to amazing opportunities. The CaGBC is developing a full on mentorship program to connect the industry icons with future leaders.
There's nothing more frustrating than working so hard for so long with little, or no, recognition. The CaGBC understands that being recognized and rewarded for creativity, hard work, commitment and passion can lead to long term success.
Build Your Careers
The tools that can help you grow you career come in many forms but at the base of it all is EDUCATION. If you are looking to grow your knowledge in a certain area of green building, earn accreditation or maintain credentials that are so important to the constantly evolving green building industry. The CaGBC has what you need.
Benefits are limitless for CaGBC members. For companies, their employees and individuals there are so many ways to participate and benefit from the association with others who share the same interests, passion and vision for a greener built environment.
National members are companies - large and small, representing all sectors of the industry, can choose from these two member types, depending on the kind of work they do:
Building Specialist for companies and organizations that benefit from and use the
LEED rating system in their day to day business.
Building Advocate for companies and organizations who want to demonstrate their
commitment to sustainability and green building.
of a CaGBC membership for individuals and organizations are numerous, and range from
participation in shaping industry standards to helping to plan the
organization's annual national conference
to monetary savings on various educational offerings
, as well as discounts on project registration and
CaGBC is the
green building industry’s leading advocacy group
efforts with policy makers, businesses and government have been instrumental in
securing the adoption of green building in Canada since 2002. In addition to
research reports and identification of industry trends and opportunities, the
CaGBC continues to pursue its larger mandate of accelerating the transformation
of Canada’s built environment. Key components of 2016’s advocacy strategy
Add Your Voice
Members of the Canada Green
Building Council are the innovators and leaders of tomorrow's sustainable
world. Expand your network, strengthen your green credibility, and add your
voice to the campaign to transform Canada with greener buildings and healthier
Corporate membership entitles all
the employees in your company, across Canada, to the benefits of membership,
including free membership in the local Chapter of their choice. Join as a Green
Building Advocate or Green Building Specialist and leverage the tools and
resources available to reach your corporate sustainability goals.
Chapter membership is for
individuals who want to effect change from the grass roots. Expand your green
building network and involvement through one of the local Chapters across Canada. Chapter
memberships are free for employees of national members. The new EGP initiative is available for those who are ready to build a sustainable green building career.
Visit the CaGBC website today to find out how you can become a member.