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Canada Green Building Council Acquires Smart Growth Group

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) recently announced its acquisition of Smart Growth BC, a Vancouver-based organization that advocates land-use and development principles for creating compact, diverse, and green communities. Smart Growth BC has been instrumental in the adoption of sustainable urban planning practices in Canada, and CaGBC plans to build on that by working toward establishing a national Smart Growth Canada program. The new national program will include a range of green building and community development tools that can be applied at several scales, from single buildings to whole regions. According to the organization, the new program will work in concert with the Canadian version of LEED. CaGBC is assembling a steering committee that will guide the delivery of the program to communities. For more information, visit

Published June 29, 2010

Bragonier, E. (2010, June 29). Canada Green Building Council Acquires Smart Growth Group. Retrieved from

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