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1 Green Building Policy and Practice CaGBC - Greater Toronto Chapter April 15, 2010 Lyle Shipley Executive Director Greater Toronto Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council

2 Building with purpose Bien bâtir pour lavenir Why Green Buildings? Our industry consumes: 40% of the worlds energy 40% of the worlds raw materials 25% of the worlds virgin wood 60% of the worlds electrical consumption Copyright © 2010 Greater Toronto Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council.

3 Building with purpose Bien bâtir pour lavenir Facilitating Change CaGBC Our mission guides our work: Lead and accelerate the transformation to high-performing, healthy green buildings, homes and communities throughout Canada Our Vision A transformed built environment leading to a sustainable future The Council will work to: change industry standards, develop best design practices and guidelines, advocate for green buildings, and develop educational tools to support its members in implementing sustainable design and construction practices.

4 Building with purpose Bien bâtir pour lavenir About the CaGBC Coalition of public and private building industry leaders National non-profit organization founded December 2002 License holder for LEED ® in Canada since 2004, sole developer and administrator for LEED ® Canada (certification, accreditation and workshops) Remarkable growth and success in market transformation 8 Regional Chapters including 2 in Ontario to support a very strong market here

5 Building with purpose Bien bâtir pour lavenir The Greater Toronto Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council Support of the Greater Toronto Chapter of the CaGBC: City of Toronto, Region of Peel, TRCA, industry sponsors Building green building capacity throughout the building sector Sharing knowledge and expertise on green building Delivering workshops, training and presentations to a broad audience of building sector stakeholders Supporting sustainable construction throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region of Ontario

6 Building with purpose Bien bâtir pour lavenir CaGBC-GTC Growth and Mandate 3000 members in GTA Chapter 500 Members in OR Chapter GT Chapter member survey in November 2009 showed a demand for training and education, capacity building

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8 Building with purpose Bien bâtir pour lavenir The Ontario Green Building Landscape

9 Building with purpose Bien bâtir pour lavenir The Ontario Green Building Landscape

10 Building with purpose Bien bâtir pour lavenir Our Region Over 30 Municipalities in Chapter catchment area Variety of policies practices and by-laws throughout the region Vast range of experience represented by key players in these municipalities Lots of examples of success and failure = Opportunities for collaboration and sharing

11 Building with purpose Bien bâtir pour lavenir Municipal Challenges Vast array of policies Confused and sometimes frustrated market Lots of duplication of effort by municipalities Desire of green champions at municipal levels to share, learn and collaborate – currently few opportunities to do so Desire to have central repository of knowledge, materials and basic training Challenges of top-down building codes

12 Building with purpose Bien bâtir pour lavenir Municipal Leaders Forum on Green Building 35 municipalities represented at 2009 plenary forum – multiple perspectives Working Group: –regular meetings –Training and education opportunities –Sharing knowledge and experiences –Networking –case study development –Resource directories –Municipal GB Toolkit

13 Building with purpose Bien bâtir pour lavenir Regional Partnerships City of Toronto: Mayoral engagement, City leaders connect with GB leaders, showcases TRCA: Cross-compatible goals and objectives on water and energy use and carbon reduction – connecting the dots between the environmentalist and the builder. Trade Unions: Delivery of skills training to union members and leadership with a view to continuous improvement Other like-minded organizations

14 Building with purpose Bien bâtir pour lavenir Commercial Building Energy Initiative Initiative of TCSAs Greening Greater Toronto Goal of overcoming barriers to accelerate commercial building energy efficiency in the GTA Leadership Council comprised of: o Owners of over 40 percent of the GTA commercial office building stock; o Tenants occupying almost 40 million square feet of commercial space; and o Significant retail tenants and building owners.

15 Building with purpose Bien bâtir pour lavenir The Chapter at the Centre Chapter network: Share resources, knowledge, experience and programs between Chapters efficiently between members, Chapters, with national parent and in collaboration with other regional green building organizations: Boma, SBC, TCA, TRCA, etc.

16 Building with purpose Bien bâtir pour lavenir Municipal Partnerships City of Toronto and Region of Peel: Mayoral engagement, City leaders connect with GB leaders, showcases of municipal programs TRCA: Cross-compatible goals and objectives on water and energy use and carbon reduction – connecting the dots between the environmentalist and the builder. Regional partners: collaborate with organizations that reach beyond municipal boundaries within region eg: incentives, unions, province, other NPOs

17 Building with purpose Bien bâtir pour lavenir Reaching Out Share your experiences - both failures and successes Find opportunities to connect Dont mandate labels Exercise a combination of tactics in your strategy to capture more people and projects Enable the market to make the right choices Built it and they will come

18 Canada Green Building Council Greater Toronto Chapter


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