CaGBC honours Canada’s green building leaders at 2017 Leadership Awards
Located in the heart of a new neighbourhood in North Winnipeg, Amber Trails has achieved over 50 per cent reduction in water use, and impressive energy savings of 65 per cent in energy cost and 68 per cent in energy use. This is a school for more than its students – it is open and accessible and has evolved into an important hub within the community.
· Existing Building: Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC)
The VCC goes above and beyond daily operations to create a spectacular environment that visitors from around the world want to experience. Among its many sustainability efforts, this LEED Platinum building has the largest non-industrial green roof in North America that is fully composed of native and adaptive species. As a result of the numerous features and best practices, the VCC operates 44 per cent more efficiently than a typical Canadian convention centre – no small feat for such a large venue.
Runners up for the Green Building Excellence Awards are: Telus Garden Office Tower, Q Lofts, Toronto Dominion Centre, and the NSCC Institute of Technology Campus.
Projects that earned WELL Building™ certification are:
· Toronto-Dominion Centre, a 222 Bay Street in Toronto, which earned WELL Gold certification for its entire building – the first project in North America to do so. This was in addition to its earlier WELL Gold certification for floor 23 at TD Centre, which was the first WELL certification under v1 in the world.
· MNP Tower owned by Oxford Properties Group at 1021 West Hastings in Vancouver, which earned WELL Gold certification.
· The CBRE Vancouver office at 1021 West Hastings St. in Vancouver, which earned WELL Gold certification.
The winners of the 2017 CaGBC Leadership Awards are:
CaGBC Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner: Stephen Carpenter, former President and Founder of Enermodal Engineering Ltd.
For over 35 years, Stephen Carpenter has designed and promoted energy efficient and sustainable buildings and communities. He was the co-author of the first LEED Canada Reference Guide and was the LEED Canada Technical Chair for 10 years. Steve has not only shaped the CaGBC and the LEED Canada rating system, but as president of Enermodal Engineering, Canada’s largest firm exclusively dedicated to creating green buildings, he has shaped how LEED is applied in the Canadian building industry, with his firm responsible for 23 of the first 25 LEED for New Construction certified buildings in Ontario. In 2014, Steve was awarded the Order of Canada by Governor General David Johnston for his work in energy efficiency and sustainable buildings.
CaGBC Inspired Educator Award
Winner: Dr. Janet Moore and Duane Elverum, Co-Directors and Co-Founders of CityStudio
CaGBC Emerging Green Builder Award
Winner: Hilary Corneau, Project Delivery Analyst, Brookfield GIS
Government Leadership Award
Winner: Office of Climate Change, Executive Council, Government of Newfoundland & Labrador
CaGBC Volunteer Leadership – Technical Expertise
Winner: Wendy MacDonald, Sustainability Consultant and Professional Engineer
CaGBC Volunteer Leadership – Chapter
Winner: Tony Iacobelli, Manager, Sustainability at the City of Vaughan
CaGBC Green Building Champion Award
Winner: David Ramslie, Head of Sustainability, Planning and Research, Integral Group
CaGBC Green Building Pioneer Award
Winner: Liviu Craiu-Botan, Manager, Energy and Technical Services, Oxford Properties Group
Students Leading Sustainability: Andy Kesteloo Memorial Project Award
Winner: Andrew Martins, British Columbia Institute of Technology
For full descriptions of award winners please visit the news section of CaGBC’s website.