Building Resilient Communities
October 1, 2015
Festival organizers thank valued industry partners who support the event and provide valuable education credits for delegate participation.
The Greater Toronto Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC-GTC) is Southern Ontario’s leading authority on green building best practices. With an ever-growing member network of over 3,500 building industry professionals, the CaGBC-GTC is dedicated to creating a cleaner, healthier, high-performance built environment through education, collaboration and innovation. We work with both government and private enterprise to accelerate the adoption of green building principles, policies, standards and tools. The CaGBC-GTC is the primary organization responsible for the facilitation and delivery of LEED workshops in Southern Ontario and provide a wide range of educational and networking events for our members and the green building community at large.
The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) is a self-regulating, self-governing profession under the Architects Act. The association governs its members and regulates the practice of architecture in Ontario in order that the public interest may be served and protected. As part of its regulatory mandate, the Association delivers a wide range of programs and services to its members and the public.
The Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA) is a regulatory body whose mission is to promote, improve and advance the profession of landscape architecture and maintain standards of professional practice and conduct consistent with the need to serve and to protect the public interest. Landscape Architects are recognized professionals and respected leaders in physical environment planning and design whose expertise contributes to creating healthy, safe and livable communities and sustainable landscapes The OALA is a component organization of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects and publishes Ground: Landscape Architect Quarterly.
The International Living Future Institute (LIFI) is a hub for visionary programs. They administer the Living Building Challenge, the built environment’s most rigorous and ambitious performance standard. We are the parent organization for Cascadia Green Building Council, a chapter of both the United States and Canada Green Building Councils that serves Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. ILFI is also home to Ecotone Publishing, a unique publishing house dedicated to telling the story of the green building movement’s pioneering thinkers and practitioners.
The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) was formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Hazel and has a strong history in watershed management and leadership in applying sustainability practices. Today, it owns more than 40,000 acres of land in the Toronto region, employs more than 475 full time employees and coordinates more than 3,000 volunteers each year. With decades of practical experience in protecting our environment, educating young people, and engaging communities, TRCA works with governments, businesses, and individuals to build a greener, cleaner healthier place to live.
IDC is the professional association for interior designers in Canada. IDC’s mandate is to advance the profession of interior design across Canada as well as internationally. It does so through advocacy with government and the public, and by providing continuing education opportunities and business practice support to members. For more information on IDC, please visit idcanada.org.
Cerway was created in September 2013 by the two leading names in HQE™ certification in France, Certivéa for non-residential buildings and urban development, and CERQUAL for housing. Cerway is in charge of the whole range of HQE™ programmes and certification on an international level. It works in three main areas: (1) The training of professionals, either the ones directly involved in HQE™ projects or else HQE™ “Référents” who support and guide them. (2) The accreditation of HQE™ professionals (HQE™ “Référents”). (3) The deliverance of HQE™ certification.
Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) was established in 1990 in Toronto as Canada’s applied urban policy institute with a mandate to build wisdom and inspire leadership for healthy urban development. CUI provides applied research, education/training and communication to improve the processes and policies needed to make informed decisions about urban assets. It works in partnership with members of extensive networks in the private, public, academic and civil society on projects in Infrastructure Optimization, Good Density, Vital Places, and Enabled Teams. For more information on CUI, please visit http://www.canurb.org/.
Sustainable Architecture & Building [SABMag], ecoHouse, and the SAB Canadian Green Building Awards together represent one of the most significant sources of sustainable design information, practices and related products from the Canadian perspective. SABMag covers sustainable non-residential construction, ecoHouse focuses on green home building, and the SAB Canadian Green Building Awards annually awards the best Canadian green buildings as selected by a panel of independent design and building professionals. Together they look at sustainable design and green building through Canadian eyes, with an understanding of Canadian climatic conditions, and the practices and products that will deliver best building performance. For more information, visit http://www.sabmagazine.com/.
Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area is a non-profit housing organization that mobilizes volunteers and community partners in providing affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty. One hundred percent of all administrative and fundraising costs are paid for by the operation of our ReStore locations. Habitat ReStores sell new and gently-used donated building and household products. Every 5.5 minutes, Habitat for Humanity helps a family improve their housing situation somewhere in the world. For more information, visit habitatgta.ca.
Green Energy Doors Open is a province-wide, year-round communications campaign and showcase of individual, community and commercial sustainable energy projects organized and spearheaded by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association. The initiative aims to showcase advancements in the sector, demonstrating that Ontario is already on the path to building a 100% clean, sustainable energy system. For more information, visit http://greenenergydoorsopen.ca/.
You never know who you are going to meet at Solar Canada 2015. December 7-8, attendees from the solar and renewable energy industry and community will come together in Toronto to share knowledge and experience advancements in the region’s energy policy, markets and industry capacity. Come see the latest technologies and hear about important policies affecting solar building, installations and development.. Learn more at www.SolarCanadaConference.ca
Become a Festival Partner and provide valuable opportunities to your members. For more information, please contact GBF@sbcanada.org.