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March 11 VIP Launch of a Healthy Home at Downsview Park - More spaces available.
Call for Statements of Qualifications - LEED for Long Term Care Workshop Development
Enter your project[s] in the 2010 SAB Awards
Barriers to LEED Certification Survey
The Inaugural Canadian Water Summit
Upcoming CaGBC Workshops

 

March 11 VIP Launch of a Healthy Home at Downsview Park - More spaces available.  Register NOW Before it's too late!

Just a couple of days remain before the March Chapter event this Thursday at Downsview Park. We're delighted to tell you that we've been able to open up more space at this exciting event. Please click below to register for your spot now. If you have already registered and aren't able to make it, please let us know so that we can free up space for more Chapter members!

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Learn more about this exciting event and Register Here. Book now as space is sure to fill up quickly! Once the remaining registrations are made, the event will be full. Once again, if you have registered and do not plan to attend, please let us know ASAP at info@gta.cagbc.org so we may free up your spot for this very popular event. Thank you. 

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Call for Statements of Qualifications - LEED for Long Term Care Workshop Development:

Building on a past program, the Greater Toronto Chapter has been asked by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to deliver a  LEED for Long Term Care training workshop to Ontario Long Term Care facility owners and developers. 

This program will be delivered by the Chapter's core Green Health and Long Term Care team. We are welcoming Chapter members interested in joining this group, to assist with the development of this program, to submit a statement of qualifications highlighting the following by no later than Tuesday March 16th.

To be eligible to assist with this opportunity, you must both be a spokesperson for your company and meet the following criteria:
• have specialized knowledge and hands-on experience working on LEED-targeted public or private health care or long-term-care projects and/or institutional LEED buildings that are occupied 24/7
• be a LEED AP
• be a Chapter member in good standing
• provide a summary of your company's work in the area of LEED for long term care facilities (preference given to Ontario projects)
• provide a professional profile of yourself as the spokesperson from the company

NB: This is a volunteer role however your role and company name will be appropriately recognized.  Please provide a brief outline of no more than two pages in length (600 words) by email to info@gta.cagbc.org on or before Tuesday March 16th, 5pm.

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Enter your project[s] in the 2010 SAB Awards

The SAB [Canadian Green Building] Awards recognize excellence in the design and construction of Canadian buildings, houses and interiors of all types, both new and renovated, based on criteria of sustainable design and architectural merit. Winning projects will be published in a special issue of SABMag, and the SABMag web site, and publicized through the media, speaking engagements and at an awards ceremony in association with the
Canada Green Building Council annual conference in Vancouver.

The 2010 SAB Awards Jury is: Peter Busby, Busby, Perkins+Will, Vancouver; Lyse Tremblay, Lyse Tremblay Architecture, Montreal; and David Sisam, Montgomery Sisam Architects Inc., Toronto. Sponsors: Autodesk, Canam, Western Red Cedar Lumber Association.

Submissions to be courier-dated or post-marked April 9, 2010. Judging April 23. Register at www.sabmagazine.com Questions? 1-800-520-6281, ext.304; dgriffith@sabmagazine.com

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Barriers to LEED Certification Survey

Please see the following Survey Request to Chapter members. Please consider taking a few minutes out of your day to reply to the survey. The results of this survey will be helpful to the Chapter, the CaGBC and the green building sector at large.

Dear Industry Professionals,
 
I am a 4th year Architectural Science student in the Project Management Option at Ryerson University. I am conducting a survey as part of my research for my thesis titled "Barriers to LEED Certification projects". The objective of this study is to investigate the barriers that are associated with the process of LEED certification which discourages practitioners to employ this process. 

We are in the midst of a major shift in public awareness and concern about our environment. Surrounding buildings fundamentally impact people's lives and the health of our planet. When it comes to the design and construction of a project, going green and the process of LEED Certification should not be merely a cliche; it should be a way of life.
 
Through your participation in this survey I hope to obtain adequate information that will assist in the analysis portion of my study to provide answers and/or potential solutions to this concern. The survey will be conducted through a secure website, by clicking the link below, which will take approximately 5 to 10 minutes to complete. The provided information will collectively be grouped in form of data which will only by used towards this study and your anonymity is ensured.
 
By completely the survey you are agreeing to participate in this study. The results of this study will be available upon request. If you have any further questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at the information provided below.
 
I thank you in advance for your interest and participation in this survey.
 
Please click on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5936JQH
 
Kind Regards,
 
Parisa Nafeh
Architectural Science
Ryerson University
pnafeh@ryerson.ca

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The Inaugural Canadian Water Summit
June 17, 2010 | International Centre | Toronto, ON
www.watersummit.ca

The first-ever Canadian Water Summit is fast approaching.

Secure your spot online at www.watersummit.ca before April 22nd to take advantage of early bird pricing!

Water is fast becoming one of the most critical sustainability issues, demanding new knowledge, language, and planning foresight. The Canadian Water Summit is a response to the market need for idea exchange and collaboration between diverse stakeholders who are shaping Canada's new water reality. The Summit is a unique forum for ensuring that Canada is prepared to overcome water-related challenges by facilitating solutions-oriented partnerships.

Program at a Glance

The Summit program is designed to provide a holistic overview of water sustainability opportunities, challenges and best practices. Key plenary discussions will focus on water and the economy, and water sustainability in the natural resources sector, presented by the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy.

Afternoon program tracks will be chaired by water experts, who will moderate breakout sessions on:
1. Water Strategy for Business: Understanding and managing water issues through integrated water strategies.
2. Water Adaptation for Green Communities: Responding to water sustainability challenges through innovation in the built and natural environment.
3. Innovation & Investment: Meeting market demand for water solutions through domestically generated technology and implementation expertise.

For information on registration, visit: www.watersummit.ca or email registration@watersummit.ca.

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Upcoming Workshops

March 24th, 2010, Toronto - LEED Canada for Homes: Program Review Workshop

March 25, 2010, Toronto -  LEED Canada for New Construction Technical Review

April 12, 2010, Toronto - SPECIAL FEATURE:  Living Building Challenge Road Show.

Living Building Challenge has swept North America. There are now more than sixty projects in process from coast to coast pursuing certification under this vigorous performance standard and interest continues to rise. In response to frequent requests for introductory presentations, we have decided to hit the road and create an opportunity to share the tenets of the program with advanced practitioners in the United States and Canada.

April 14, 2010, Toronto - LEED Canada Core Concepts and Strategies

May 5, 2010, Toronto - LEED Canada for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance

May 19, 2010, Toronto - LEED Canada for New Construction Technical Review

May 27, 2010, Windsor - LEED Canada for New Construction Technical Review

June 3, 2010, Toronto - LEED Canada Documentation Course

 

 

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Thank you for your continued support of the Chapter! 

- The Greater Toronto Chapter Board of Directors and Staff.  




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