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
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
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
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:
Lafarge Canada Inc.
514.715.8698 or Anne-Julie.Gratton@lafarge-na.com
CaGBC Media Relations