Past Chapter Events

WaterglassOn March 28, more than 110 people j
oined the Emerging Green Builders and CaGBC-GTC Members for an evening presentation and up close look at "third-generation" renewable technology: Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) systems.  The presentation explored the details of the transformation of Harbourfront Centre’s Enwave Theatre, one of the best current demonstrations of BIPV in Toronto and the only solution in the world that combines BIPV with heat mirror glass and glass artwork.

On February 28th, more than thirty people joined us for OBC 2012: Where are we headed? at Duke of Wellington Pub in Toronto.  Doug Cane of Principal of Caneta Research Inc. / Caneta Energy, led us through the changes to the Building Code, specifically as it applies to energy.  We looked at how OBC 2012 positions Ontario compared to the rest of the provinces and the rest of the world, as well as what’s on the horizon for building codes and for LEED.  A focus was placed on Net Zero Energy – if that is where we heading, and what it would take to get there.   The event sold out in under 48 hours!


As the Principal Supporting Association, the Chapter welcomed thousands of professionals to the National Green Building Conference at Construct Canada, Nov 30 - Dec 1st, 2011.  It was the 23rd edition of Canada’s largest annual show on building design, construction, housing, interior design, renovation, property management, and green building.  Some 23,000 attendees gained access to world-class seminars and exhibitors.  

Click here for more information about the National Green Building Conference 

What's Next TO?

On December 1st, 2011, the Chapter brought the 2011 Greenbuild theme "NEXT" home to the Greater Toronto Area with our “What's Next Toronto?” Chapter Event at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. A part of Construct Canada’s Green Building Festival, we held this as a members appreciation event: all Chapter Members received free admission, which included a hot buffet and cash bar.

The Greater Toronto Chapter partnered with ASHRAE Toronto to co-host their first Dinner Meeting of the year, on Jan 9th 2012, where we showcased Seneca's KIP Building, a precedent-setting green building design at an academic campus.  (Click here for more on their environmental achievements)

After ASHRAE Toronto's 2012 Career Fair, over 40 people were led on a guided tour of the new Knowledge Infrastructure Program building at Seneca College (seeking LEED Gold).  This was followed by a sit-down dinner and detailed presentation of the overall mechanical design by Tony Dingman, partner at Dialog (formally Cohos-Evamy).

On Wednesday, December 21st evening the Greater Toronto Chapter and GreenDrinks Toronto brought together sustainability professionals from across the city for a great networking and festive Holiday Celebration at Grace O'Malley's. 

This event was free and open to everyone who wanted to attend.  Join us next time!  Green Drinks Toronto takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Grace O'Malley's, 14 Duncan Street, Toronto, ON M5H 3G8.

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The Greater Toronto Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council partnered with the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers to organize a Green Building Walking Tour downtown Toronto. 30 members of both organizations escaped the sweltering afternoon heat to attend the tour of 2 leading green building facilities: the Enwave plant and the Telus Tower. The tour  showcased the unique green building and energy conservation technologies in use at the world’s largest lake-source cooling system, the Enwave Deep Lake Cooling Plant (DLWC) and the newly constructed Telus Tower, which is currently pursuing the LEED Gold status for sustainability. 

More than 55 Chapter members beat the heat and rush hour traffic to attend the July Chapter Meeting at the Earth Rangers Centre at the Kortright Centre / TRCA's Living City Campus in Woodbridge, ON. In partnership with the Earth Rangers Foundation and the MCW Group of Companies, Platinum Sponsor of CaGBC-GTC, the Chapter hosted an exclusive evening of food, friends, and fun in the beautiful natural surroundings of the LEED-Gold certified Earth Rangers Centre.