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Oct 26 2021 Event /

Building Lasting Change 2021

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Canada’s premier green building conference is back, with a new online program designed to engage, unite, and inspire.

This year, we will focus on meaningful action as we are Moving Forward, Together towards a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable future.

For Canada to meet its new 2030 carbon targets, the building sector must be united in its commitment and actions. We have a significant role to play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping Canada meet its international obligations under the Paris Accord.

Success will require bringing the entire building sector to the table to commit to the innovative approaches and strategies that will make greener, healthier, zero-carbon buildings the norm. Acting together, we can transform Canada for the better – with accessible and resilient buildings that contribute to the social and economic health of communities.

Join us at Building Lasting Change, October 26 – 28. Our packed schedule features insights from leading experts, innovative approaches and practical solutions designed to inspire and prepare you for the next level of sustainability action.

We’ll also celebrate CAGBC Award recipients, with spotlights on this year’s Green Building Leaders and the Green Building Excellence award-winning projects. With a more condensed schedule, more engaging formats, more audience participation, and more networking opportunities – Building Lasting Change can’t be missed.

Building Lasting Change’s program offers four streams so you can dive into a priority topic or sample from each. Over the three-day conference, attendees will get to choose from sessions including keynotes, panel discussions, presentations and public policy discussions. BLC 2021 streams include:

Zero Carbon

Buildings offer a low-cost, proven pathway to significant carbon reductions. Together, we’ve proven zero carbon buildings are achievable. Now, they must become the norm. Let’s get started.


Retrofits of existing buildings are critical to meeting new climate commitments, creating low-carbon jobs, and improving our communities. What does the retrofit path look like?

Human Focus

Green buildings are made for people, with benefits that help improve health and well-being, and even increase productivity. Learn how Canada’s most transformational projects optimize for occupants.


Zero carbon buildings need high-performance teams. Learn how the sector is coming together to upskill and grow the workforce for a future of low-carbon building.

BLC 2021 will also feature the return of the Women in Green symposium.