Lafarge Canada Inc. becomes National Sponsor of the Canada Green Building Council

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 28, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Lafarge Canada Inc., Canada's largest provider of material solutions to the construction industry, is thrilled to announce that it has become aSilver National Sponsor of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) for 2013. As part of this sponsorship, Lafarge Canada is also the Post-Gala VIP Reception sponsor for the 2013 CaGBC National Conference and Expo, taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre from June 4-6.

Speaking on behalf of Lafarge Canada Inc., Eastern Canada President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Cartmel said, "Our commitment is to build better cities and communities. Being a sustainable partner in the communities where we live, work and raise our families is part of our core values. The CaGBC sponsorship program is exactly in line with our mission of building better cities that offer more housing, are more compact, are durable, better connected and more beautiful, along with sustainable infrastructures that support our communities, such as roads, bridges and transportation links."

The Canadian Green Building Council is the leading national industry organization advancing green building and sustainable community development practices throughout Canada. The CaGBC works closely with organizations who are involved in the design, construction and operation of buildings and homes in an effort to make every building sustainable and durable. The council also administers the LEED green building rating system in Canada.

"We are very happy to have Lafarge Canada as a National Sponsor, and we are excited to be working with them toward our goal of making every building greener," says Thomas Mueller, President and CEO of the CaGBC. "Lafarge is a large player dedicated to building better, more sustainable buildings and cities. This will help shift the industry toward implementing solutions that reduce the environmental impacts from construction."

The CaGBC National Sponsorship program was developed to provide the green building industry with opportunities to promote reducing the environmental impact of the built environment.

About Lafarge Canada Inc.
Lafarge Canada Inc. is Canada's largest provider of solutions to the construction and development industry. With more than 6000 employees across Canada, our mission is to provide construction solutions that build better cities and communities. The cities where Canadians live, work, and raise their families along with the infrastructure that supports their communities such as roads, bridges, transportation links, water, and waste management benefit from the solutions provided by Lafarge.

Through our Sustainability Ambitions for 2020, Lafarge is committed to providing solutions using sustainable manufacturing practices and improving the environment in and around its operations. At locations across Canada, we have worked to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, restore wetlands for native plants and animals, and identify waste materials that can be recycled and used in our operations. More information is available on Lafarge Canada's website: www.lafarge-na.com

About CaGBC
The CaGBC (www.cagbc.org) is the leading national industry organization advancing green building and sustainable community development practices. We work closely with our member organizations who are involved in the design, construction and operation of buildings and homes in an effort to make every building greener. The CaGBC reduces environmental impacts from the built environment through education/training, building certification, performance benchmarking and reporting, advocacy and information sharing. The CaGBC is the license holder for the LEED green building rating system in Canada. In addition to LEED and the new GREEN UP Building Performance Program, the CaGBC also supports the Living Building Challenge, Passive House Standard and EcoDistricts in Canada.

SOURCE: Lafarge Canada Inc.

For further information:

Anne-Julie Gratton
Lafarge Canada Inc.
514.715.8698 or Anne-Julie.Gratton@lafarge-na.com 

Renée Rietveld
CaGBC Media Relations
613-288-8075

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