CaGBC to host Canada House pavilion at Greenbuild 2011
September 6, 2011 - As part of Greenbuild, the self-proclaimed largest green building conference in North America taking place October 4-7, 2011, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) will host Canada House, a pavilion featuring the country’s world-class green building technologies and expertise, it says.
By Alyssa Dalton
The conference features three days of educational programming, workshops and a vast exhibition floor with up to 1,800 international exhibitors (including over 200 Canadian companies) to provide “unrivaled opportunities to learn about the latest technological innovations, explore new products and exchange ideas with other professionals,” said organizers.
At the event, Canada House’s goal is to shine a spotlight on Canadian companies, host an expert lounge of green building leaders and be the site of numerous networking events including Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) matchmaking sessions, it said. All Greenbuild attendees are invited to visit Canada House free of charge.
The pavilion will also showcase green building leaders including Kevin Hydes, REALpac CEO Michael Brooks, and CaGBC chair Lisa Bate. The trio headlines an “all-star” lineup of professionals available to meet delegates, answer questions and highlight Canadian success stories.
“The Greenbuild theme, Next, reminds us that there is still substantial work to be done to transform buildings and communities,” said Thomas Mueller, CaGBC president and CEO. “Guests at Canada House will gain a better understanding of why Canada is a world leader in the green building sector and see what is happening now, and in the future, here at home.”