OTTAWA, April 4 /CNW/ - The Canada Green Building Council is pleased to
announce Holcim (Canada) Inc. as the Presenting Sponsor for their 2011
National Symposium on the state of Canada's existing building stock.
The Symposium will be held on April 13 and 14, 2011 at the Allstream
Centre in Toronto, Ontario.
The existing buildings Symposium will focus on retrofits and upgrades to
Canada's vast inventory of commercial office space. This building stock
represents the greatest opportunity to make a real difference in
Canada's energy needs and greenhouse gas emissions.
"At Holcim Canada, we are committed to balancing the triple bottom line
of economic growth, environmental performance and social
responsibility. Sustainable development is at the heart of our business
strategy and we lead our industry in sustainable construction," said
Nick Caccavella, Senior Vice President at Holcim Canada and Honorary
Chair of the National Symposium. "We are honoured to partner with CaGBC
in advancing sustainable construction practices".
The Symposium will be launched by Dr. David Orr, Distinguished Professor
of Environmental Studies at Oberlin College. As a Clinton Climate
Change Project, the College has embarked on an ambitious multi-year
revitalization plan to create a sustainable campus that will be the
model for other institutions worldwide. "We're pleased to work with
Holcim Canada to present this event," said Ron Lemaire, VP Market
Development with CaGBC. "Holcim's leadership in developing sustainable
construction practices contributes to increased awareness across the
building industry. We look forward to working with them to continue to
promote sustainable development for Canadian communities."
For more information on the event please visit www.cagbc.org, or direct enquiries to Jane Eaton, conference coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613.288.8072.
About the CaGBC
The CaGBC is the leading national industry organization advancing green
building practices for livable communities. It represents more than
2,300 member organizations involved in the design, construction and
operation of buildings. The Council owns the Canadian license for LEED
and implements the LEED® Green Building Rating System in Canada. For
more information on the CaGBC visit www.cagbc.org. For information on the 3rd annual CaGBC national green building
conference, visit the conference section of our website.
About Holcim Canada
Holcim (Canada) Inc. is one of the country's largest vertically
integrated building materials and construction companies. With 3,500
employees, Holcim Canada manufactures cement, aggregates and ready-mix
concrete and provides construction services to many of Canada's largest
infrastructure projects. It has a portfolio of brands, including
Dufferin in Ontario and Demix in Quebec.
SOURCE Holcim Canada Inc.
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