Media Advisory - World Green Building Council and York University to launch new international summer program in Green Building Design

    TORONTO, June 16 /CNW/ - A new international summer program in Green
Building Design will be launched next Monday by The World Green Building
Council (WorldGBC) and York University. The pilot program is the first of its
kind to address the need for a new generation of global thinkers who can solve
complex environmental problems across borders.
    The course "Design for Sustainability in the Built Environment:
Interactive Workshop" will bring together upper year undergraduate students in
a variety of disciplines, from institutions within Ontario and around the
world. They will explore various themes related to sustainable building design
including: the historical and cultural perspective, the business and policy
case, green building rating systems, the ecology of green building and next
generation opportunities for creating regenerative buildings.
    The course will take place from June 22 to July 10, in the Faculty of
Environmental Studies at York University, with workshops at the LEED Gold
certified Earth Rangers Centre at the Kortright Centre for Conservation,
Toronto and Region Conservation's leading environmental education centre.

    What:      International Summer Program in Green Building Design Launch

    When:      Monday, June 22, 2009 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Speakers:  Honourable Donna Cansfield, Ontario Minister of Natural
               Resources, Mr. Paul Shervill, Vice President Conservation of
               the Ontario Power Authority (OPA), Mr. Brian Denney, Chief
               Administrative Officer of the Toronto and Region Conservation
               Authority (TRCA) and Dr. Mamdouh Shoukri, President and Vice-
               Chancellor of York University.

    Where:     Earth Rangers Centre at the Kortright Conservation Centre,
               9520 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, ON L4L 1A6

For further information:

For further information: For media registration contact: Rowena Calpito,
Supervisor, Media Management, Toronto and Region Conservation, T: (416)
661-6600 ext 5632, C: (416) 358-3446, E:

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