Afternoon Education Session:

CaGBC Zero Carbon Buildings (ZCB) Standard

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) launched a new Zero Carbon Buildings (ZCB) Standard this year for assessing the carbon performance of commercial, institutional and multi-family buildings in Canada. This course will introduce participants to the ZCB Standard, provide an overview of certification requirements, and benefits of achieving recognition in the Canadian real estate market.

The ZCB Standard is the only program of its kind to make carbon reductions the key indicator for building performance, encouraging owners to drive down real emissions from buildings more effectively than energy-centric measurement approaches. By providing paths for both new and existing buildings to reach net zero carbon, incorporating regional emission factors, and emphasizing the need for renewable energy production, the ZCB Standard truly represents a made-in-Canada solution to achieving our climate change commitments from the building sector.

Speaker: Mark Hutchinson
Mark Hutchinson has worked with the Canada Green Building Council for the last nine years. As Vice President of Green Building Programs, he oversees the strategic direction and operation of the LEED building certification program in Canada. He currently serves as Immediate Past Chair of the USGBC’s LEED Steering Committee, which oversees the development and application of the LEED program globally. He also participates in the LEED International Roundtable and the LEED Canada Steering Committee. Mark oversees the development and application of new certification programs, including the development of CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Buildings Standard.


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