Canadian Standards Association promotes new solutions for sustainable buildings at York University's Schulich Executive Learning Centre

    TORONTO, Nov. 26 /CNW/ - Canadian Standards Association (CSA), a leading
solutions provider and developer of standards and codes, is hosting a two-day
workshop at the Executive Learning Centre, Schulich School of Business, York
University, November 26-27 focussing on the future of sustainable buildings in
    The Collaborating on Standards Solutions: Sustainable Buildings in Canada
workshop will begin to establish a common vision for sustainable buildings in
Canada while identifying gaps, as well as issues and challenges that need to
be addressed. Key experts and influencers from diverse sectors will be in
attendance to hear presentations by the Chief Energy Conservation Officer of
Ontario and representatives of the International Initiative for a Sustainable
Built Environment, the Office of Energy Efficiency at Natural Resources
Canada, the ATHENA Sustainable Materials Institute and others to examine how
national standards solutions can help to support sustainable building
    "This event is extremely important and timely as it brings a national
perspective to identifying synergies among diverse sectors with an interest in
climate change and sustainable buildings," said John Walter, Vice President,
Standards Development, Canadian Standards Association. "CSA and other
stakeholders believe in the need for a cleaner future as sustainable buildings
encompass environmental, economic, and socio-cultural factors. We hope to
establish a common vision for Canada in which standards are strategically
implemented to achieve long-term benefits for sustainable buildings in Canada,
and worldwide."
    CSA is a leader in supporting the development and deployment of
technologies, services and processes that seek to reduce the impacts of
climate change. Leveraging core strengths in engaging stakeholders and
providing a forum for the diffusion of stakeholder knowledge, CSA is
facilitating the development of common standards for climate change
technology, products, procedures and management systems.

    About CSA

    Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is a membership association serving
industry, government, consumers and other interested parties in Canada and the
global marketplace. A leading developer of standards and codes, CSA aims to
enhance public safety, improve quality of life, preserve the environment and
facilitate trade. To help people understand and apply standards, CSA offers
information products and training. The Canadian Standards Association is a
division of CSA Group, which also consists of CSA International for product
testing and certification, OnSpeX for consumer product evaluation services,
and QMI for management systems registration. For more information visit

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For further information: Anthony Toderian, Senior Media Relations
Officer, CSA Group, T: (416) 747-2620, E:

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