Town of Canmore

Green Building Regulations

The Town of Canmore Green Building Regulations were established to encourage development in a manner more environmentally sustainable than traditional building practices. Green buildings result in a higher quality product, cost less to operate, are more adaptable to new uses, are healthier for their occupants, and have longer economic lives.

Building and development permits for new construction are subject to these regulations. Renovations, additions, reconstruction, or construction of accessory dwelling units are not required to meet the Green Building Regulations.

Two public guides are available to help applicants understand the green building requirements in Canmore’s Land Use Bylaw:


pdf PUBLIC GUIDE FOR GREEN BUILDING Commercial and Large Residential (583 KB)

You can see the target your project is required to meet in the Land Use Bylaw.


If you require further clarification, please contact the Planning and Development Department using the following form.


The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Goodstoney First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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