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Canada Green Building Council honours green building innovators at 2016 Leadership Awards

Canada's green building innovators were in the spotlight at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex in Toronto on June 7, as the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) honoured the 2016 Leadership Award recipients as a part of Building Lasting Change, the 2016 CaGBC National Conference and Expo.

The annual Leadership Awards recognize individuals and organizations that show outstanding leadership in the industry, and who have made a significant contribution to the CaGBC's mission and goals in advancing green building in Canada.

The winners of the 2016 Leadership Awards are:

CaGBC Lifetime Achievement Award

 
 

Winner Peter Halsall (left), with Darryl Neate, Honourary Chair of Building Lasting Change 2016 and Director of Sustainability, Oxford Properties Group

Winner: Peter Halsall, Executive Director,
Canadian Urban Institute; Chairman, Synergy Partners

Presented by: Darryl Neate, Honourary Chair of Building Lasting Change 2016 and Director of Sustainability, Oxford Properties Group

Peter was recognized for his extensive leadership in green building in Canada, where he has helped raise the bar for integrated design as the original engineer and sustainability representative on both the Waterfront Toronto and City of Toronto Design Review Panels, ensuring architecture design included sustainability performance. His leadership in pushing market transformation through the development of Waterfront Toronto's Green Building Requirements also received national recognition through a Globe Award in 2012.

This project was in addition to the numerous LEED® projects he's worked on over the years, including Herman Miller Headquarters, the Federal Judicial Centre, Ryerson University, Toronto Police College, Archives of Ontario at York University, Bell Canada Creekbank, and the Pearson Airport Fire Training Facility. Among his other notable projects, Peter worked on a major photovoltaic installation at Queen's University, extensive sustainable design facilitation for Lawrence Allen Revitalization, the Sustainability Framework for the Toronto 2015 World Expo Bid, and the City of Toronto Green Development Standard Benchmark research.




CaGBC Academic Leadership Award

 
 

Winner Ron Kato (left), with Michele Walkau, Senior Vice President, GWL Realty Advisors

Winner: Ron Kato, Instructor, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

Presented by: Michele Walkau, Senior Vice President, GWL Realty Advisors.

BCIT's Architectural Science undergraduate degree program offers a non-professional technical degree in architectural science. Ron reconfigured the Graduating Project Studio in this program with the aim of equipping students with an awareness of social issues and drivers as well as the technical skills to contribute to the profession. He has extended the program from a single semester to a full year, provided students with direct access to City planners and successfully recruits leading practitioners in architecture, structure and mechanical engineering and energy to work directly with his students.




CaGBC Emerging Green Builder Award

 
 

Winner Jerad Furze (left), with Craig Applegath, founding Principal, DIALOG's Toronto Studio

Winner: Jerad Furze, Sustainability Specialist, Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions

Presented by: Craig Applegath, founding Principal, DIALOG's Toronto Studio.

In addition to this day job, Jerad is co-chair of the Greater Toronto Chapter's Emerging Green Builders Executive Committee. As a guest lecturer he has presented to graduate students at the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario on the green building industry and the career opportunities it presents. He is also a founding member of the BGIS green team which strives to raise awareness for environmental practices within the company, and raise funds for special charities such as the World Wildlife Fund.




Government Leadership Award

 
 

Winner Metrolinx (from left to right Ersoy Gulecoglu, John Jensen, and Tom Goodbody), with Tanya Doran, Associate Sustainability Leader, Stantec

Winner: Metrolinx

Presented by: Tanya Doran, Associate Sustainability Leader, Stantec

Metrolinx design standards require that all new GO stations and maintenance facilities achieve LEED® Gold certification. To date, their efforts have resulted in roughly $4 million projected annual energy cost savings. As the largest regional transit agency in Canada, their commitment to green building and LEED® has set the standard by which others may follow. The scale and reach of current and future construction activities includes the investment of $13.5 billion through the provincial Regional Transportation Plan which will go toward GO rail network enhancements and up to 50 new GO stations and renovations to 64 existing stations – all of which are targeting LEED® Gold certification.




CaGBC Volunteer Leadership Award

 
 

Winner Jennifer Sanguinetti (left), with Andrew Bowerbank, Global Director, Sustainable Building Services at EllisDon

Winner: Jennifer Sanguinetti, Director of Project Services, University of British Columbia

Presented by: Andrew Bowerbank, Global Director, Sustainable Building Services at EllisDon

Throughout her career, Jennifer has been an ardent supporter of green building and the CaGBC. In 2015 she was a member of the USGBC's LEED steering committee and for two years she was co-chair of the LEED Canada steering committee, assuming the role of Chair in 2016. She has helped organize tours to showcase projects in Vancouver and helped execute the first annual Legacy Event in 2013. As a past member of the CaGBC's Energy and Engineering Technical Advisory Group and LEED Faculty member, she is always available to provide guidance, insight and contribute to new ideas and initiatives. Concurrently to her volunteer work, she leads UBC's Project Services Team which is currently undertaking 90 projects on the UBC Campus.




CaGBC Chapter Leadership Award

 
 

Winner Michael Flowers (left), with Gord Hicks, President and CEO, Americas, Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions

Winner: Michael Flowers, Municipal Engineer, WSP Canada Inc.

Presented by: Gord Hicks, President and CEO, Americas, Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions

Michael has been involved in the Ottawa Chapter for a number of years, including stepping into the role of Board Chair in 2015 to ensure that the Chapter was well represented and positioned for growth through the nationwide integration with CaGBC national. With his efforts, support and involvement, the Ottawa Region Chapter is now enjoying the benefits of a strong and engaged local network with many new members.





CaGBC Green Building Champion Award

 
 

Winner Emmanuel Cosgrove (left), with Baudouin Nizet, President and CEO, CRH Canada Group

Winner: Emmanuel Cosgrove, Senior Evaluator, LEED Canada for Homes, Écohabitation

Presented by: Baudouin Nizet, President and CEO, CRH Canada Group

Emmanuel has long been the driving force behind advancing healthy and sustainable housing in Quebec. He is the founder and director of Écohabitation, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is teaching, research and advocacy in the field of sustainable building practices. Emmanuel is a true pioneer, having been behind the LEED® certification of over 800 units (almost as much as the rest of the country combined), and the recent design and building of Canada's first LEED® v4 certified project, which was also the second v4 platinum certified home in the world.




CaGBC Industry Leadership Award

 
 

Winner David Hoffman (left), with Kevin Hydes, President and CEO, Integral Group

Winner: David Hoffman, General Manager,
Toronto-Dominion Centre, Cadillac Fairview

Presented by: Kevin Hydes, President and CEO, Integral Group

David has contributed extensively to the green building industry in the GTA by pushing for the business case of sustainable building and operational practices. Through the greening of the iconic TD Centre, he has demonstrated that environmental stewardship can help meet business as well as social expectations in a demanding commercial environment. He works hard to engage occupants in Cadillac Fairview's push of sustainability by introducing features such as the Green Portal, the TD Centre Green Council Occupant Engagement Program, and the first tenant LEED® Commercial Interiors program to help tenants achieve LEED® certification within their own office spaces. He also played an important role in the TD Centre's successful pursuit of the first WELL v1 certification in the world.




Andy Kesteloo Memorial Student Project Award

 
 

Winner Ashley Hu (right), with Thomas Mueller, President and CEO, Canada Green Building Council

Winner: Ashley Hu, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Presented by: Thomas Mueller, President and CEO, Canada Green Building Council

Ashley won for her project Grow Cook Eat (or GCE) – a concept for a culinary school in Vancouver which works by engaging and sparking interest in sustainable food practices. A unique feature of the project is her vision for a shared urban space which is designed to celebrate food by combining educational elements with public use and engagement spaces. Surrounding the community and students with what she refers to as "the process of food", from growing, harvesting, cooking, eating and returning it to the system, would provide a fulsome experience for all who visit.

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Also in this issue:
Building Lasting Change 2016
Canada Green Building Council honours green building innovators at 2016 Leadership Awards
Important updates from Building Lasting Change 2016
Ashley Hu announced as winner of the Andy Kesteloo Memorial Student Project Award Winner
Fourth annual Legacy Event brings the outdoors in at the new Eva’s Phoenix location in Toronto
A special thank you to our 2016 Building Lasting Change Sponsors
Canadian Green Building Award winners announced at Building Lasting Change 2016
LightZone™ Glass announced as winner of the Canada Green Building Council 2016 Green Building Product of the Year
Green Building Programs
Ask the Expert: Jennifer Sanguinetti, Director of Project Services at UBC discusses her journey within the ever advancing green building industry
LEED Spotlight: TD Bank Group’s Toronto office certifies WELL Gold, marking the first WELL Certified™ Project under WELL v1
Sunset dates of LEED Canada NC 1.0 and CS 1.0 extended to July 8
LEED Projects Certified - May 2016
LEED v4 Expert Series: Integral Group, Pinchin West and EnerSys Analytics talk about working on the CaGBC’s new Vancouver office
Member News and Updates
CaGBC Advocacy Update - June 2016
CaGBC is hiring: join our growing team and make a real difference
New Members - May 2016
CaGBC congratulates the 2016 Governor General's Medals in Architecture
The City of Toronto's Hi-RIS program is offering Low-Cost Financing for High-Rise Energy Retrofits
Education
Prepare for LEED v4 this Fall with CaGBC Education
Get up to speed on LEED v4 this summer with the new On Demand course bundle
Okanagan College delivers LEED Kickstarter course for Sustainable Construction Management Technology students
Workshop Calendar - Summer and Fall 2016
Manitoba Chapter's Build it Green Speaker Series a success
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