BEC / February / 2014 - page 31

ithin the last couple decades, the construction industry has
seen a tremendous change, in not only technology used for
construction practices but also in policies, regulations and
standards which members in the industry work towards. The practice of
sustainable building, or green building, has encouraged the P3 (private
and public) sector to be mindful of their environmental impact when
working on new buildings or renovating existing ones. Green building
has not only improved the impact of the building in its surroundings,
but has opened numerous opportunities for employment, and increased
the standard of living for those who work or reside in a ‘green’ building.
We had the opportunity to learn more about the organization in Cana-
da responsible for bringing such a change to the industry; the Canada
Green Building Council.
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