WELCOME TO TORONTO FOCUS
We are pleased to share with you this fifteenth Toronto FOCUS supplement produced in partnership with SABMag.
2018 is looking to be a year about climate change. Headline-grabbing weather events are sharing the stage with big announcements for projects, programs and policies (many here in the Greater Toronto Area) that are significant achievements in advancing low-carbon and climate-resilient buildings and communities. In this issue of Toronto FOCUS, we want to highlight projects and programs that demonstrate how our region is taking resilience from an academic concept to reality. It’s a celebration of local leaders who are designing and constructing for a future that’s much different than our past. The pace of change in Ontario is accelerating and the CaGBC-Greater Toronto Chapter is excited to support and encourage our local members as they embrace these new challenges.
Jeff Ranson GTA Regional Director Canada Green Building Council
Message from the Greater Toronto Chapter of the CaGBC 2018 is in full swing, with many changes for the Greater Toronto Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council. 2017 was a successful year, with our education, networking, and membership events showing the growth and continued engagement of our market. It also saw the Chapter say goodbye and good luck to several staff members as they moved on in their careers. This brings us to 2018, where in this issue you get to see the fingerprints of our new Regional Director, Jeff Ranson, our new Program and Communications Manager Paul Erlichman and Nicole Viduka, our Market Engagement Coordinator. Their energy and excitement are palpable. Join us at an upcoming event like our Hamilton Green Building Social, April’s Spring Open at EY Tower or other education events to see for yourself, and to stay at the forefront of the Green Building movement in our region. While we are proud of where we have come from, the lessons we have learned, and the progress we have made with our members, we know there is a lot to do to make every building greener. Carbon neutral buildings are at the top of our agenda and we are looking forward to sharing lessons learned with you, encouraging the next iteration of high performance buildings, and driving lasting change.
Andy Schonberger Director of Client Services Intelligent Buildings, LLC Chair, Greater Toronto Chapter Canada Green Building Council
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