Emerging Green Builders

Who are Emerging Green Builders?

The Emerging Green Builders (EGBs) are a group of students and young professionals committed to being leaders of change in the green building industry.  The EGB committee works to organize monthly activities, events and introductory-level educational programs specifically designed for the EGB demographic and we partner with many of the colleges and universities in the GTA to host these events. 

Our mission is to support the Canada Green Building Council - Greater Toronto Chapter's (CaGBC-GTC) mission of facilitating market transformation by supporting students and new professionals through educational programs, career development opportunities, and networking events.

EGB is an official committee of the CaGBC-GTC with full representation on the board.  The committee is lead by two co-chairs and eight executive members.  We have 100 associate members which is about 30 percent of the chapter membership.  Emerging Green Builders are seen as the future of the chapter and therefore enjoy the benefits of regular chapter members at a discounted annual rate.

Our committee is made up entirely of dedicated volunteers and we strongly rely on sponsors to help subsidize the cost of materials, marketing, venues and modest refreshments at our events. If you are interested in EGB sponsorship opportunities, please contact info (at) gta.cagbc.org*

If you would like to join the Committee, please review the Emerging Green Builders Executive Committee Application
* email addresses are displayed above  with (at) replacing @ to protect our emails from spam bots.  

2016 EGB Events 

February 4, 2016

Entering the Green Building Industry 

On February 4, 2016, EGB's gathered at the Entering the Green Building Industry Event. Guests heard from Andy Schonberger - Business Development Manager at Cisco Systems Canada, and Jim Lord - Principal at Ecovert Sustainability Consultants. EGB's had the opportunity to learn about the Green Building Industry, how to get involved, and gained a higher understanding of the industry itself and where things are heading. 

May 5, 2016 Mentor Mixer Event

This popular event came back for another year! On May 5, 2016 industry up-and-comers had the opportunity to meet and interact with some of Toronto’s biggest movers and shakers in the Green Building Industry. Participants enjoyed sitting down with each leader from various sectors to hear their stories and share advice for career development, speed dating style!

August 20, 2016 Green Building Bike Tour

The annual Green Building Bike Tour is the EGB's biggest summer attraction and has gained significant popularity over the last few years. The tour focused on buildings within the Greater Toronto Area with exceptional sustainable features, providing attendees with the opportunity to learn and be inspired. Cyclists visited 2-4 buildings and listened to representatives from each project team as they lead each tour. After a day of exploring the city, the tour ended at a public green space, perfect for sharing a drink / snacks with participants and enjoyed spectacular views of Toronto's landmarks. 

September 29, 2016 enviroSCULPT Competition

The EGB Committee of the Canada Green Building Council - Greater Toronto Chapter  started early preparations to host the annual enviroSCULPT competition. A fun and exciting contest for students and young professionals, enviroSCULPT aims to promote awareness of the importance of diverting materials from the waste stream and is designed to encourage the creative exploration of turning re-purposed materials into beautiful works of art. All finalists received free admission to the CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter Gala and Awards! 

Emerging Green Builders Sponsor

Past Events

Want to learn more about EGB's past events? Click here.

Membership Benefits

  1. Employees of national member companies will receive the same benefits (Specialist or Advocate) extended to their employer plus these Chapter Member benefits. Click here for an outline of Chapter benefits.
  2. Discounts on Chapter events
  3. Voting privileges at EGB level

Eligibility

If you are a student, or a new professional within 5 years of graduation or 30 years of age or younger you are eligible for membership as an EGB.


To become an EGB member of the Greater Toronto Chapter, follow these steps: 

  1. Create your profile and select EGB under member options.
  2. Immediately send proof of age or student status (a copy of either a valid Provincial Driver’s License or Student Card) to the Greater Toronto Chapter office,  attn: "EGB Application"
    1. email (preferred) info@gta.cagbc.org
    2. mail:  207 Queen’s Quay West, Suite 615, Toronto Ontario M5J 1A7
  3. Once we receive your proof of eligibility, we will authorize your account and you will receive email confirmation from us that your EGB status has been approved.

NOTE: If you are an employee of a national member company, you are entitled to a free Chapter membership. Be sure your profile is linked to your employer and your complimentary membership will be activated. 

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