Holcim Canada announced as Presenting Sponsor for CaGBC National Symposium

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 jeaton@cagbc.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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