Green building organizations
- Alberta WaterSMART: Alberta WaterSMART is a not for profit society dedicated to the improvement of water management awareness, technologies and practices in Alberta. Alberta WaterSMART is committed to improving water management through better technologies and practices and is implementing a collaborative model in which our programs are supported through public and private partnerships, with participation from the public and private sectors, business and industry groups and associations, watershed stewardship groups, other environmental communities of interest and dedicated individuals.
- Built Green Canada: Built Green is an industry driven voluntary program that promotes "green" building practices to reduce the impact that building has on the environment. It benefits the homebuyer, the community and the environment and is an opportunity for everyone to choose a "green" future.
- Canadian Green Building Council - Alberta Chapter: The Canada Green Building Council Alberta Chapter specializes in leading and accelerating the transformation to high-performing, healthy green buildings, homes and communities throughout Alberta. The goals are to certify 10,000 commercial / institutional buildings and 100,000 homes by 2012, achieve zero impact from buildings and communities by 2030 and the Alberta Chapter will work towards becoming a 'carbon-neutral' organization by 2009.
- Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CHMC): CMHC works to enhance Canada's housing finance options, assist Canadians who cannot afford housing in the private market, improve building standards and housing construction, and provide policymakers with the information and analysis they need to sustain a vibrant housing market in Canada.
- Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA): The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is a non-profit trade association that promotes the appropriate development and application of all aspects of wind energy in Canada, including the creation of a suitable policy environment. Established in 1984, CanWEA represents the wind energy community — organizations and individuals who are directly involved in the development and application of wind energy technology, products and services. CanWEA members are Canada’s wind energy leaders. They are wind energy owners, operators, manufacturers, project developers, consultants, and service providers, and other organizations and individuals interested in supporting Canada’s wind energy industry.
- Clean Air Strategic Alliance: The Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) was established in March 1994 as a new way to manage air quality issues in Alberta. CASA, a non-profit association, is a multi-stakeholder partnership, composed of representatives selected by industry, government and non-government organizations. Stakeholders are committed to developing and applying a comprehensive air quality management system for all Albertans. All participants of the CASA consensus-based model work towards a shared vision and mission.
- Climate Change Central: Climate Change Central is a non-profit organization that empowers Albertans to take action on climate change through consumer rebate programs, demonstration projects and educational outreach. The organization has also been instrumental in the collective effort of developing a provincial carbon market, the first in Canada.
- Edmonton Sage Network: Edmontonians Supporting a Green Economy (E-SAGE) is an Edmonton hub for green and local living that connects people and businesses to more sustainable resources.
- Green Alberta: Green Alberta is a growing online resource of green building products and materials and specializes in transitioning companies that want to go green. Green Alberta’s LEED® experts can help companies position their products into the various LEED® and other green building rating systems and provide the required two LEED® documents every green designer asks for: a LEED® compatibility chart and a LEED® submittal document.
- Net-Zero Energy Home (NZEH): The Net-Zero Energy Home (NZEH) Coalition is an incorporated, multi-stakeholder organization comprised of Canadian champions in advanced energy efficient residential construction and building products, the utility sector, research and development and, manufacturing and deployment of onsite renewable energy technologies. The objective of the Coalition is to advance the benefits of the more efficient use of zero or very low impact resources including cleaner air and healthier homes, climate protection and, economic development opportunities resulting from the expanded manufacturing and deployment of energy efficient technologies and appliances and onsite renewable energy generation in Canada's residential marketplace
- Solar Energy Society of Alberta: The Solar Energy Society of Alberta (SESA) was formed in 1976 as the Northern Alberta Chapter of the Solar Energy Society of Canada Inc. (SESCI-NAC) to advance the awareness, understanding and use of solar energy as well as other renewable energy and conservation technologies. They are located in Edmonton, Alberta.
Provincial and regional associations
- Alberta Association of Architects (AAA)
- Alberta Association of Landscape Architects
- Alberta Construction Association
- Alberta Construction Safety Association
- Alberta Floor Covering Association
- Alberta Forest Products Association
- Alberta Home Builders Association
- Alberta Land Surveyors' Association
- Alberta Professional Planners Institute
- Alberta Ready Mixed Concrete Association
- Alberta Roofing Contractors Association
- Alberta Sand and Gravel Association
- Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
- Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals (ASET)
- Calgary Construction Association
- Canadian Wood Council
- Construction Labour Relations of Alberta Association (CLR-A)
- Consulting Engineers of Alberta
- Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta
- Grande Prairie Construction Association
- Lethbridge Construction Association
- Lloydminster Construction Association
- Medicine Hat Construction Association
- Merit Contractors Association
- Provincial Glaziers Association of Alberta
- Professional Home Builders Institute
- Urban Development Institute - Edmonton Chapter
- Western Wood Truss Association
- Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada (AWMAC)
- Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
- Canadian Masonry Contractors Association
- Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CHMC)
- Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA)
- Canadian Society of Landscape Architects
- Canadian Standards Association
- Canadian Urban Institute
- Canadian Wood Council
- Cement Association of Canada
- Christian Labour Association of Canada
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Date Updated: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 11:34:21