Low Carbon Training Program

To protect our environment and reduce the impacts of climate change, the Government of Canada has committed to reducing Canada’s total GHG emissions to 40-45 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, and to reach net zero by 2050.*

As the buildings sector is Canada’s third-largest source of emissions, prioritizing decarbonization is critical to meeting this net zero target*, and addressing climate change requires awareness, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and skill-building.

*Source: Natural Resources Canada

Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program, the Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) in partnership with the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has developed the Building Skills for Climate Change: Low-Carbon Training Program. This program is aimed at upskilling building professionals, including architects, engineers, contractors, and owners and operators, to accelerate the adoption of low-carbon practices, reduce emissions, and contribute to Canada’s Climate Action Plan and Just Transition. For more information, see the media release.

This complimentary training will be offered virtually, in three half-day sessions, through CCA’s integrated partner associations in the federally mandated provinces of AB, BC and ON. The training will provide construction professionals with the fundamentals of low-carbon building retrofits or new builds, an essential step in advancing our industry’s contribution to greening our country.

The Low Carbon Training Program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and led by the Canada Green Building Council.

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Course Dates & Important Information

*All HHCA members and interested parties will be registering through the Ottawa Construction Association’s website.

*To finalize registration, all registrants must complete a mandatory form and self-declaration which is included in the registration confirmation email. Non-completion of the form and self-declaration at least two (2) business days before the start of the session will automatically cancel a registration.

*Click here to register for any of the following dates:

*If you are having issues registering or opening the self-declaration form please email education@oca.ca.

  • January 16, 17, 18; 12:00pm to 3:30pm
  • January 23, 24, 25; 12:00pm to 3:30pm
  • January 30, 31 & February 1; 12:00pm to 3:30pm
  • February 13, 14, 15; 12:00pm to 3:30pm
  • February 20, 21, 22; 12:00pm to 3:30pm
  • February 27, 28, 29; 12:00pm to 3:30pm
  • March 12, 13, 14; 12:00pm to 3:30pm
  • March 19, 20, 21; 12:00pm to 3:30pm
  • March 26, 27, 28; 12:00pm to 3:30pm

About our Speaker – Tom Davis, P.Eng., LEED AP

Tom is a Professor of Building Technology at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario and the President of Green-Tech Environmental Engineering Ltd. with over 35 years of experience in education, research, consulting, real estate development, design, construction and project management for heavy construction projects around the world.

Tom is currently on sabbatical from Fanshawe College to work with the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships (LEEP) Team. Tom is also a Principle Investigator in Applied Research working on Sustainable Design and Deep Energy Retrofits for existing buildings, he is responsible for all aspects of research design and testing.

He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario and the United States. Tom is also a LEED Accredited Professional with the Canadian Green Building Council.

Tom is also a committed climate leader in the Climate Reality Project founded by Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore. The Climate Reality Project is working to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.