Dear Greater Toronto Chapter Member,

CAGBC_Tor_colour_small_for_newsletter.JPGPlease find below some important notices to members on a change in the Chapter meeting date; upcoming LEED workshops, volunteer opportunities and more:

Chapter meeting: April 16th, 2009

Our next Chapter meeting was has been rescheduled to April 16th. The event will take place at Toronto City Hall and will feature guest speakers from City of Toronto programs. The event will also provide you with an opportunity to meet our 2009 Board of Directors and thank the outgoing Directors. Please save the date and stay tuned for more exciting details of this marquis event.

Upcoming Ontario LEED Workshops

Please note the following upcoming LEED workshops. Space is limited for these events so be sure to register early to secure your spot. More information and a full calendar of LEED workshops for 2009 can be found here: http://www.cagbc.org/workshops/index.htm

London April 8, 2009 LEED Canada for Homes Best Western Stoneridge Inn: 6675 Burtwistle Lane, London, ON
Toronto April 9, 2009 LEED for Homes BILD Offices, Awards Hall: 20 Upjohn rd. North York 

Toronto April 16, 2009 LEED for Construction Register with Toronto Construction Association: ww.tcaconnect.com Windsor April 21, 2009 LEED for New Construction St. Clair Centre for the Arts: 201 Riverside Dr. West
Toronto April 23, 3009 LEED for Product Manufacturers Designer's Walk: 168 Bedford Road

Burlington April 30, 2009 LEED for New Construction Hilton Garden Inn: 985 Syscon Rd.

Volunteer Opportunities to staff LEED Workshops: 

From time to time the Chapter requires volunteers to staff LEED workshops. Generally, each workshop requires just one volunteer to manage the registration process and ensure that the event runs according to plan. There is only one volunteer required for some LEED Workshops. Watch your email for the next call for volunteers in the next few days.  

EGB Event:

Our Emerging Green Builders have been hard at work organizing a great schedule of events for 2009. Here's some info about the next EGB event:

Emerging Green Builders: Monthly Guest Speaker
CaGBC-Greater Toronto Chapter hosts a presentation by

Professor Bob Marshall, P. Eng, LEED® AP., BDS
Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced

Is it Sustainable?
The Next Necessary Steps in Building Green

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Time: 6:30pm
Where: Humber College, North Campus
Lecture Theatre - E135
205 Humber College Boulevard

Snacks will be provided

For more information and to register for this event, please contact Calina Ferraro at EGB@greenbuildingontario.ca


SAB Awards: Canada's Green Building Awards
Call for nominations
The SAB Awards (Sustainable Architecture & Building) recognizes and awards excellence in the design and execution of Canadian buildings of all types, renovations and interiors. They are currently accepting nominations for the 2009 Awards. Dealine for submissions is April 24, 2009.
More information can be obtained here: http://www.ekomarketing.ca/accountcampaignpreview.aspx?lang=en&s9=15088&b6=1&2i=276&

CaGBC National Summit Early Bird Deadline extended to April 17th! Register now!

Join us for the CaGBCs 2009 National Summit: "Every Building Can Be Green"

Delegates who register before April 17th will receive the reduced early bird rate of $500 (plus taxes) for CaGBC members. This rate entitles a delegate to attend all education sessions and all social activities associated with Summit (welcome reception, gala reception & gala dinner).

For registration and further information visit the CaGBCs website http://www.everybuildingcanbegreen.ca/

We look forward to seeing you in Montreal in June. 

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Outgoing Chapter Director Mark Gorgolewski would like to invite all Chapter members to participate in the survey below: 

Ryerson University - An initiative to evaluate potential energy savings in houses (funded by NSERC)

Dear residents in Ontario,

Do you: Live in a house, townhouse, or any non-apartment building in Ontario? And want to know if you can save on your gas bill?

Are you: Interested in contributing to a more energy sustainable future in Canada? And interested in a survey that would give you the chance to win one of six $100 cash prize?

Ryerson University has launched a survey that studies the energy consumption patterns of residents in Ontario, please take 10 minutes to complete this survey: http://www.questionpro.com/akira/TakeSurvey?id=1134882

You would need this password to activate the survey: BL8102

You can locate more information about this study upon entering the survey page. If you have questions at any time about the survey or the procedures, you may contact M.A.Sc Candidate Ka Long Ringo Ng or Ph.D candidate Surinder Jassar at 416 979 5000 X4223 or by email at kalongringo.ng@ryerson.ca.

Thank you all in advance.

Respectfully Yours,

Dr. Zaiyi Liao, Dr. Lian Zhao, Surinder Jassar, and Ka Long Ringo Ng Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Science, Department of Architectural Science – Ryerson University

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Sincerely, 

The CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter Team