Today the CaGBC has released a new market impact report with The Delphi Group titled Green Building in Canada: Assessing the Market Impacts & Opportunities, which details the wide economic impact that the green building industry has had in Canada over the past decade. Among its many findings, the report finds that, when indirect and induced contributions are included, the overall economic impact of Canada’s LEED projects certified from 2005 – 2015 will lead to $128 billion in gross output over their lifetime, $62.3 billion in total GDP, and create 701,700 jobs.
Designed to support accelerated market transformation to high-performing, healthy green buildings and communities in Canada, the report provides an overview of the current status of activities in Canada’s green building industry. The report, sponsored by Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) highlights many significant impacts and findings including:
The report was generated through extensive secondary research and literature review, 35 industry stakeholder interviews, and economic impact assessments quantifying GDP, job and industry strengths and capabilities.
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