FCC Construction Becomes Registered Member
of Canadian Green Building Council
In September of 2007, FCC Construction became a registered member of the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC). The Council accelerates the design and construction of “green” buildings in Canada. The vision of the council is; “A transformed built environment leading to a sustainable future.”
As a registered member of the Atlantic Chapter, FCC will share the mission of advancing environmentally responsible design, construction and operation of our built world. Membership in the CaGBC is an opportunity to influence the direction and pace of green building in Canada. Membership has the following benefits:
- Opportunity to shape the industry by participating in committees on green building.
- Recognition as a leader in supporting a better built environment.
- Learn from professionals from diverse fields in workshops and meetings.
- Network and form partnerships with organizations and companies.
The CaGBC adopted the LEED program in 1999 to promote the green building movement and provide a structure by which to evaluate and recognize projects, builders, designers, and owners that are committed to sustainable and environmentally focused practices.
What is LEED?
LEED is the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System. LEED is a voluntary, market-based rating system for defining what elements make a building “green” and to quantify how “green” a building is in comparison to another building.
The system rates and scores a project on everything from site selection to building systems and energy efficiency, from material selection to construction practices. Upon project completion, an independent Review Committee evaluates the project and based on the number of points achieved, a project becomes LEEDS Certified, LEEDS Certified Silver, Gold, or Platinum.