Canada Green Building Council Appoints Vice President, LEED

    Anne Auger to oversee LEED(R) Canada program

    OTTAWA, Feb. 1 /CNW/ - The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is
pleased to announce that Anne Auger has joined the organization to oversee the
development and management of the LEED(R) program in Canada.
    A trained architect and member of l'Ordre des architectes du Québec and
the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Ms. Auger has extensive
experience in building design and sustainability in both the public and
private sector.
    Prior to joining the CaGBC, she was director of the buildings division
within the Office of Energy Efficiency at Natural Resources Canada, where she
planned and managed energy efficiency programs for commercial and
institutional buildings. She also worked for other federal departments where
she developed and implemented real property policies and programs. She also
has extensive experience working as an architect in the private sector.
    "We're delighted to have Anne join the executive team at the CaGBC to
lead the development the next generation of the LEED Canada rating system,"
said Thomas Mueller, president and CEO of the CaGBC. "Anne's architecture and
building energy efficiency expertise, and leadership in green building
innovation, will be invaluable as we grow the rating system to include all
building types and seek to meet our goal of seeing a 50 percent reduction in
energy and water demand from 100,000 buildings and 1 million homes by 2015."

    CaGBC is the leading national industry organization advancing green
building practices for livable communities. The CaGBC represents 1,600 member
organizations involved in the design, construction and operation of buildings,
real estate and community development. The Council implements the LEED(R)
Green Building Rating System in Canada.
    On June 11 and 12, 2008, the CaGBC will be hosting its first national
summit, Shifting Into the Mainstream. This hallmark event will stage the
launch of the next generation of the LEED(R) Canada rating system and showcase
the latest in green building performance in Canada. For more information,

For further information:

For further information: Nancy Grenier, Canada Green Building Council,
(604) 908-6242

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