Dear Greater Toronto Chapter Member,


Welcome to the October issue of our Chapter Newsletter. We have a great deal to report on this month and an incredible series of events and programs that we’re sure you won’t want to miss.
To kick off this month’s newsletter, we’re delighted to announce our new Chapter Platinum Sponsors,  MCW Consultants Ltd. and MCW Custom Energy Solutions Ltd. Our friends at MCW have been hosting the Chapter office since spring of this year in their beautiful brick and beam offices at 156 Front Street West in Toronto. We are excited by this partnership and we look forward to growing our relationship with MCW in the months and years ahead. To learn more about the MCW Group of Companies, please visit their web site at  For more information on our exciting Chapter sponsorship opportunities and to download our sponsorship kit, please visit our Web site here: /cagbc-toronto/get-involved/sponsorship

In this issue:

Erosion and Sediment Workshop - November 16th

Chapter Survey- Coming Soon!

Green Building Tour- November 10th

November Chapter Meeting - November 19th

LEED Workshop Volunteer Opportunities Available

Governance Committee Opening

Life Cycle Costing for Green Building Design Workshop - November 19th

Cities Alive 2009  - October 19th-21st

Partners in Project Green & Seneca College - Sustainability Plan Internship Program


Erosion and Sediment Workshop - November 16th

The Canada Green Building Council - Greater Toronto Chapter, in partnership with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, the University of Guelph, the Credit Valley Conservation Authority, and the Toronto and Region Remedial Action Plan invite you to register for the 1-day training course Understanding Erosion and Sediment Control , which is being offered on November 16, 2009.  The course will provide practical training for professionals in the construction and development industries, including ESC designers, contract administrators, site inspectors, contractors, developers, and regulatory agency staff. Topics covered will include the fundamental principles of ESC, and the proper selection, installation, inspection and maintenance of best management practices


The course instructor is Shirley D. Morrow, a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) with over 16 years of experience in the industry.  She is president of ABCs of BMPs, a company that provides classroom style ESC training and consulting services to various organizations across the U.S., including both government and the private sector.  In March 2009, Shirley delivered a TRCA-hosted environmental monitor ESC training course and received a great deal of positive feedback from course participants.  


Date: November 16th, 2009 

Time: Sign in 8:30am - Course 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Black Creek Pioneer Village, North and South Theatres, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 2P3

Fee: $158.00 (includes lunch, refreshments and 5% GST)      

Course Materials provided: Erosion and Sediment Control Inspection Guide, course manual (includes all material presented), certificate of completion.

Registration available at  


Be Part of the Chapter Survey for a Chance to Win Great Prizes!!

The Canada Green Building Council - Greater Toronto Chapter will be conducting a member survey later this month to get to know you better!! The survey will take no longer that 5 minutes to be completed, and will automatically enter you in a draw for a chance to win great prizes!


This survey will allow us to ensure we are meeting your interests and exceeding your expectations!


You will be receiving the survey invitation via email. Stay tuned!



Green Building Tour - November 10th

On November 10th, 2009 the CaGBC- Greater Toronto Chapter will be hosting our second Green Building Tour! This is a great chance to explore 4 different LEED sites in the GTA! 

The bus tour will be leaving at 8:15AM from the Black Creek Pioneer Village and returning at 4:15PM. Pick up and drop off from Downsview Subway Station can be arranged if necessary. The tour will include the Bill Crother's Secondary school and the Honeywell building in Markham, as well as the Vaughan Fire Station and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Restoration Services Building.

Green features include: green roofs, storm management system, carbon dioxide sensors to match ventilation with occupancy, innovative HVAC technologies, photovoltaic system and more!!

Price: $120.00 + GST (Includes transportation, site visits and lunch)

For more information and registration email Claudia Duggan at


 November Chapter Meeting- November 19th

Save this date!!

On November 19th the Canada Green Building Council - Greater Toronto Chapter will hold its Chapter meeting in partnership with York University from 5:30PM to 8:30PM at York University, Room Accolade West 109! 

More information on keynote speakers and location coming soon! Please check your email and/or our website:


LEED Workshop Volunteer Opportunities Available

The Canada Green Building Council – Greater Toronto Chapter is looking for 1(one) volunteer for each of the LEED workshops below. The volunteer will be required to be present at the location early on the day of the workshop and stay for the whole duration of the full day event. The volunteer, in addition to performing the administrative duties associated with the event, will be able to attend the seminar for free.


For workshop dates and information on how to volunteer, please go to:


Please check the volunteer section on our website often for future opportunities!




Governance Committee Opening


The CaGBC Toronto Chapter is currently seeking individuals with a strong interest/desire to become involved with the CaGBC Toronto Chapter and the Governance Committee, particularly individuals with experience in the following sectors:

  • Government- policy, protocol and/or media expertise
  • Green Development Policy
  • Institutional- post-secondary, healthcare, corrections etc.
  • Legal, criminal-civil etc.

 For the complete volunteer posting, please check the volunteer section on our website.


Life Cycle Costing for Green Building Design Workshop - November 19th

The CaGBC-GTC, in partnership with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority will be offering a 1 day Life Cycle Costing for Green Building Design workshop on November 19th, 2009. The objective of this workshop is to introduce ASTM and ISO Building Economics Standards and impart to participants the necessary skills to apply the Life Cycle Costing (LCC) methodology to the evaluation and analysis of investments in buildings, specifically in the fields of energy efficiency and Green Buildings.

The seminar, presented by Robert P. Charette, P.E., CVS, PQS (F), incorporates three progressive hands-on workshop sessions to gain experience in using the comprehensive Financial Tables provided and applying the LCC technique to the evaluation and analysis of investments in buildings related to energy efficiency and green buildings - calculations are simple and only standard calculators are required.

Date: November 19th, 2009

Time: 8:30AM to 4:30PM

Price: 375.00 (includes, breakfast, 2 breaks, lunch and workshop material)

Place: York University

For more information on registration, please email Claudia Duggan at or check our events section in the coming weeks! 


Cities Alive 2009- October 19th-21st

Cities Alive, the World Green Roof Infrastructure Congress will take place October 19-21, 2009 at the Sheraton Centre in Downtown Toronto.

Don't miss out this unique opportunity to learn from the experts from all over the world, award winning designers, policy makers and leaders such as John Campbell, Greg Allen, Michael Krause, Dr. Tan Puay Yok and much more! An industry trade show featuring the latest green roof products and services will be included in the delegate fee.

Find out how Toronto is making significant progress towards becoming the greenest city from His Worship Mayor David Miller in a keynote address to kick off this incredible event on October 20, 2009.

Only a few days left to register!!! Visit for registration and more information!!!


Partners in Project Green & Seneca College - Sustainability Plan Internship Program 

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority's Partners in Project Green project, in partnership with Seneca College, is offering an unique internship program that can assist your company in realizing profits from sustainability.  Utilizing students from Seneca College's Green Business Management Program, Partners in Project Green will match you with a student that will help your organization:

  •   Understand what environmental sustainability means to your business;
  •   Identify new market opportunities from environmental sustainability; and,
  •   Identify ways to reduce your costs and improve productivity.

Students will begin working on opportunities for your company during the Fall of 2009 and finalize a Corporate Sustainability Plan for your organization as part of their coursework in the Winter of 2009. There is no cost to participate.

For more information about Seneca's Green Business Management Program, please click here:

If you are interested, please contact: Chris Rickett at (416) 661-6600 ext. 5316 or via email at


We look forward to seeing you out at the upcoming Chapter events this fall.


The CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter Team

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