Green Building Rating Systems

For the construction industry, the issue of green building will only continue to grow in importance - whether it's because of regulatory requirements, the cost of energy going up, or the tangible effects that construction has on the natural environment.

LEED
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria. LEED is a third-party certification program and an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. It provides building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance.

Canada Green Building Council
Cascadia Chapter of Canada Green Building Council

Built Green Canada
Built Green Canada is a national, industry-driven organization committed to working with interested in responsible sustainability practices in the residential building sector. The organization offers programs for single family, high density, and renovation projects, with a communities program under development. Part of BUILT GREEN® builder member criteria is membership to a professional organization; one such example is that of a local chapter of CHBA. Built Green Canada also has both a Product Catalogue, with BUILT GREEN® Approved products, and a “Supporting Member” option, which is defined as those who are responsible for products or services for housing construction. While energy efficiency is a fundamental component of these programs, integrating the EnerGuide label through Natural Resources Canada, Built Green Canada goes beyond energy efficiency, moving the industry toward a more holistic approach to sustainable building practices. An approach that includes the preservation of natural resources, reduction of pollution, ventilation and air quality, and the improvement of home durability. As such, members and their customers get a two-in-one: the BUILT GREEN® seal and the EnerGuide label. Built Green Canada offers four levels of home certification: BUILT GREEN® Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Committed to the integrity of its programs, Built Green Canada provides learning opportunities that allow for continuous improvements to building practices, participation affordability, and third-party certification, which requires builders to contract Energy Advisors to assess the effectiveness of the systems in the home.

Built Green Canada

BOMA BESt BOMA
BESt is the next evolution of BOMA Canada's Go Green program. BESt stands for Building Environmental Standards, and represents the direction of the commercial real estate industry in Canada and BOMA Canada's role in providing the mechanisms for common practices across the industry. With four possible levels of certification, users can progress through the program and continually use the framework of the Go Green Best Practices and the Go Green Plus assessment to improve environmental performance and management. The BOMA BESt certification builds on Go Green and Go Green Plus by harmonizing these separate certifications into one program.

Boma Best

Green Globes
The Green Globes system is a revolutionary building environmental design and management tool. It delivers an online assessment protocol, rating system and guidance for green building design, operation and management. It is interactive, flexible and affordable, and provides market recognition of a building’s environmental attributes through third-party verification.

Green Globes

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September 24, 2018

BCCA Annual Report 2018

The BCCA Annual Report 2018 covers the fiscal year of April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018. In this year, the BCCA Board approved a new three year strategic plan focusing on four key pillars: Construction Projects, Skilled Workforce, Technology and Community.
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March 05, 2018

An Introduction to Integrated Project Delivery

The BCCA does not promote one project delivery method over another, but advocates for a complete understanding of all methods available to an owner. BCCA’s opinion is that the industry should proceed with caution and be aware that IPD has many challenges to our standards and practices for market fairness. We should work with public owners to advocate for the development of an education program for all the stakeholders in IPD.
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January 31, 2018

BCCA Annual Report 2017

The BCCA Annual Report 2017 covers a significant and transformative year for the BC Construction Association. This report covers a note from the Board and President, Programs & Services, Partnerships, and our Association Network.
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May 17, 2017

Procuring Innovation in Construction

This new report is called “Procuring Innovation in Construction” and lays out the case for the sector to recognize the procurement process as the key for driving innovative projects and sector development.
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December 01, 2016

Corporate Social Responsibility

BCCA recognizes that corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a rapidly evolving issue and affects companies differently depending on their size, location and specialization.
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February 18, 2016

Construction Innovation in BC

The BC Construction Association is pleased to lead the charge on this important issue, and proud to have co-funded this report. We look forward to continuing the conversation and welcome all stakeholders to join us.
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January 01, 2016

Green Building Rating Systems

Green buildings, also known as sustainable buildings, are structures that are designed to use valuable resources such as energy, water, materials, and land more efficiently than buildings that are simply built to code.
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February 01, 2014

The ITA Review

The province also published this independent review of the ITA, with 29 recommendations made to improve outcomes of the training system.
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February 01, 2014

Light House Sustainable Building Centre

Light House is a not-for-profit company dedicated to advancing green building and the sustainable infrastructure and economic systems into which green buildings are intrinsically integrated.
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January 01, 2014

B.C.'s Skills for Jobs Blueprint

This is a major new initiative to revamp the way BC educates students from kindergarten through post-secondary, putting increased emphasis on skills training.
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September 24, 2012

Job Opportunities & Business Succession

Job Opportunities and Business Succession is a thorough report on the impact of retirements, the state of business opportunities (for business sale, transfer or close), and discussion of business transition, planning tools, and other considerations for business owners.
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