Green Building Coordination Team
Accommodations Services Division
Infrastructure & Transportation
1700 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3J 0E1
for a greener future
The goal of the Green Building Policy is to create cost-effective buildings that respect the environment and contribute to healthier and more sustainable communities. That is why both government and the private sector recognize that green building makes sense. Working together, under the new policy, Manitobans can look forward to seeing more and more industry professionals adopting innovative green building design and construction practices.
Building on that leadership, the Manitoba government introduced a Green Building Policy in April 2007. The policy is designed to ensure that new, provincially funded buildings are less costly to operate and maintain, use less energy, and produce fewer greenhouse gas and other emissions than conventional buildings.
In Canada, buildings use about one-third of all energy; produce approximately one-third of all greenhouse gas emissions; and are responsible for about one-third of all solid waste in landfills due to construction and demolition. With green building, there is an opportunity for buildings to contribute to broader public policy objectives of using energy more efficiently, addressing climate change and promoting sustainable communities.
The Green Building Policy for Government of Manitoba funded projects requires:
Following is a list of documents including the green building policy, a policy implementation guide for building design professionals, news releases about the policy, presentations, and reports.
If you have questions or comments about the policy, please email email@example.com.
Tools and Guides