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CONTACT US The CaGBC is here for you – to answer questions, provide LEED Online webinars (beginning in march) and to help guide you through LEED v4. For more information go to or email CagBC national at or contact the greater toronto Chapter at

ACps will allow the CagBC to identify equivalent means of

this workshop will provide a deeper foundational grasp of the major

demonstrating compliance to the credit requirements. For

changes and more thoroughly explore the impact of LEED v4 on Canadian

example, where an equivalent Canadian reference standard exists,

projects and show how they can ultimately benefit from the Canadian

an ACp can allow for the use of that standard.

Alternative Compliance paths that are currently under development. As a part of the national Conference pre-conference programming, the

What is new for Canadians?

CagBC will be offering a half-day workshop - materials in LEED v4. this

For Canadians, LEED v4 brings big changes and big benefits. All 21

workshop will delve into the details of the LEED v4 materials credits –

of the LEED v4 rating systems will now be available to Canadians,

providing the information you need to ensure your products meet the

including new rating systems for data centres, hotels, warehouses

needs of the green construction market and helping those who specify

and other specific project types that will make LEED even more

materials understand how these new tools and information will lead to

accessible to various types of projects.

the use of healthier, more sustainable products.

Also, while the CagBC will continue to provide certification reviews under LEED v4, Canadians will now use LEED Online to coordinate the submission process as well as certification review. LEED Online provides a platform for the whole project team to coordinate their work, view their areas of responsibility and upload supporting documentation.

Learn more about LEED v4 the CagBC is developing a number of education opportunities, from local workshops to webinar series, to help provide the resources Canadians need to understand LEED v4. For the latest information, visit the Education section at to start, you can watch our one-hour LEED v4 intro webinar (free to all CagBC members) which gives a brief overview of LEED v4, touching on the major themes and detailing how the rating

Mark Hutchinson is Director of Green Building Programs, CaGBC

systems will be introduced in Canada. members can view the webinar by signing in on “my CagBC”. Locally, the greater toronto Chapter (CagBC) is offering the new introduction to LEED v4 in-class workshop on April 2, 2014.

SPRING 2014 | Alberta FOCUS


Alberta FOCUS - Spring 2014