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“Companies who upskill their employees will have a competitive advantage in the market”

October 31, 2023  By  Anthony Capkun

October 31, 2023 – The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) has partnered with industry associations to develop free, low-carbon skills training for the Canadian building sector.

Calling it “the first of its kind in Canada”, the Low Carbon Training Program aims to equip professionals working in architecture, engineering, construction, and commercial real estate—including building owners and operators—“with a common language and understanding of low-carbon strategies and solutions”, thereby helping the sector take advantage of low-carbon building opportunities and investments.

“The needs of the building sector are changing quickly, increasing demand for skills in low-carbon construction and retrofits. The industry can no longer afford the status quo where these skills are not integral and required,” said Thomas Mueller, CAGBC president and CEO.

The curriculum encompasses the fundamental principles of low-carbon building that can be applied to new construction and building retrofits.


Courses will be available for free through March 31, 2024, and do not require any previous training in sustainability.

Partially funded by the Government of Canada, and provided to industry at no cost, the Low Carbon Training Program was developed by CAGBC in consultation with “leaders in the Canadian building sector”, and in partnership with:

Canadian Construction Association
Climate Risk Institute
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
BOMA Canada
Real Property Association of Canada

“Companies who upskill their employees will have a competitive advantage in the market,” Mueller added.

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