The Low Carbon Training Program is the first of its kind in Canada. Designed by industry leaders to prepare companies and building sector professionals for the low-carbon future.
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The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) has partnered with leading industry associations to develop the Low Carbon Training program, the first of its kind in Canada. Amid rapidly changing regulations, expectations, and growing market demand for low-carbon buildings, the comprehensive curriculum encompasses the fundamental principles of low-carbon buildings and the latest knowledge applying to the decarbonization of new construction and building retrofits.
Partially funded by the Government of Canada, the Low Carbon Training Program was developed by CAGBC in partnership with the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), Climate Risk Institute (CRI), Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), and the Real Property Association of Canada (REALPAC) in consultation with leaders in the Canadian building sector to help the sector take advantage of low-carbon building opportunities and investments.
CAGBC has created a Low Carbon Training Foundations Course to provide professionals across all industries with an introduction to important low-carbon concepts. This course does not require any previous training in sustainability. It is recommended that participants take the Foundations Course, no matter what their professional background is.
For those that want to dive deeper into the distinct day-to-day responsibilities and expertise needed for their own professional group, there are also courses tailored for Architecture, Construction, Engineering, and Commercial Real Professionals, as well as Asset Owners and Operators. Check out the Course Catalogue for summaries and information on how to enroll.
Courses in the Low Carbon Training Program will begin to roll out in October and will be available for for free through to March 31, 2024
Low-carbon buildings are expected to play a significant role in helping Canada reach its 2030 and 2050 carbon reduction targets. Current investments from the government and industry will significantly expand Canada’s green building economy, with projections of $150 billion in GDP and 1.5 million jobs by 2030. In addition to growing the workforce, the sector will need to upskill with low-carbon knowledge and training to keep up with growing demand for low-carbon projects.
The Low Carbon Training Program can help you future-proof your career by giving you the edge needed to secure your place in the low-carbon economy.
The Low Carbon Training Program is not a low-carbon or sustainability certification program.
However, those who successfully finish their courses will receive a certificate of completion from CAGBC or one of the specialized training program partners.
The Low Carbon Training Program is beneficial for anyone working in the real estate and building sector who wants to take advantage of opportunities offered by the transition to a low-carbon economy.
To be eligible, you must be legally entitled to work in Canada according to the relevant provincial and federal legislation and regulations as a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or individual who has been granted status as a refugee.
Many courses in the Low Carbon Training Program will be available online, and some will be delivered in person. Check out the course catalogue to learn more.
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The Low Carbon Training Program leverages partnership networks and national membership to create and promote the program and all its contents across Canada.