Leadership Award Categories


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Closing Date:
January 6, 2017

Objective:

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

Categories

In order to better recognize leadership in its many forms, CaGBC is proud to announce that three new awards and four updated categories, including awards for existing buildings and new construction projects, have been added to the program. CaGBC invites all National and Chapter members to submit a nomination for the 2017 CaGBC Leadership Awards in the following categories:

NEW – Excellence in Green Building – Existing Building

The Excellence in Green Building – Existing Buildings Award is presented to the team responsible for a commercial, institutional (hospital, government building or academic institution) or multi-residential project which demonstrates optimal building performance and occupant satisfaction. Canadian existing building projects registered for, or certified by a recognized green building standard or rating system are eligible.

Note: An existing building project is one where the operations of the building are being evaluated. Projects are not required to have been completed in a specific time frame, however more recent projects will be considered more relevant. Please keep in mind that projects are not required to be certified at the time of application, however this may strengthen their submission.

NEW – Excellence in Green Building – New Construction

The Excellence in Green Building – New Construction Award is presented to the team responsible for a new commercial, institutional (hospital, government building or academic institution) or multi-residential project which demonstrates optimal building performance and occupant satisfaction. Canadian new construction projects registered for, or certified by a recognized green building standard or rating system are eligible.

Note: A new construction project is one where the recent design and construction of the building is being evaluated. Buildings that have undergone major renovations may also qualify for the new construction category, but it is suggested that the CaGBC be consulted prior to submittal to confirm eligibility. Projects are not required to have been completed in a specific time frame, however more recent projects will be considered more relevant. Please keep in mind that projects are not required to be certified at the time of application, however this may strengthen their submission.

NEW - Green Building Pioneer

The Green Building Pioneer Award recognizes a deserving individual who demonstrates an innovative approach to the advancement of green building technology, products, design and performance. As a result, their unique passion pushes the industry, their competitors, customers and employees towards continuous improvement ultimately helping the CaGBC achieve its ultimate goal of every building greener.

Inspired Educator (formerly the Academic Leadership Award)

The Inspired Educator Award recognizes a deserving individual (or institute) who educates learners in sustainable design, green building, operations and/or real estate development at a post-secondary academic institution. The recipient demonstrates passion and success in implementing qualitative changes to the curriculum and has delivered "sustainable" content with the desire to better educate the next generation green building professionals.

Emerging Green Leader (formerly the Emerging Green Builder Award)

The Emerging Green Leader Award recognizes a deserving student or young professional who has made a significant contribution to advocating, educating or practicing green building and/or community development. This individual is recognized as a leader among their peers and has a strong commitment to green building, the environment and positive change. Emerging Green Professionals (EGP) are eligible for this award. An EGP (formerly EGB) member of a local Chapter is either a full time student; a new professional within five years of graduation; or 30 years of age or younger.

Volunteer Leadership – Technical (formerly the Volunteer Leadership Award)

The Technical Expertise Volunteer Leadership Award is presented to an individual who has generously dedicated considerable time and shared their expertise in an advisory capacity towards the advancement of LEED in Canada. As a member of one (or more) of the Council’s volunteer committees this individual is highly regarded as a subject matter expert and their contributions to the planning, review and execution of industry specific initiatives positively influence the productivity and effectiveness of the committee’s work. Committees may include: Technical Advisory Groups, Steering Committees, Building Lasting Change Program Committee, Product of the Year Jury, Greenest School in Canada Jury

Volunteer Leadership – Chapter (formerly the Chapter Leadership Award)

The Chapter Volunteer Leadership Award recognizes a deserving individual who is an active and effective advocate for the green building industry, through significant involvement in creating, building and/or growing a CaGBC Chapter. They participate in and contribute to a variety of successful initiatives and are engaged in opportunities which focus on advocacy and advance the CaGBC’s mission in their region.  As a highly-regarded leader and agent of change, this award honours their contributions and performance at the local level.

Government Leadership

The Government Leadership Award recognizes a deserving individual, team, department or organization that has developed policies and/or programs to advance green building in Canada. The recipient has shown leadership in working within the public sector to effect change and improved performance in sustainable building practices, such as the adoption of a LEED policy for greening government buildings or the implementation of an innovative, sustainable infrastructure project.

Green Building Champion

The Green Building Champion Award recognizes a deserving individual who demonstrates exceptional achievement in advocating for CaGBC's core interests, programs and priorities. This award is open to all persons in government, industry, institutions, Chapters, and CaGBC's Board of Directors (past members only).

Lifetime Achievement

The CaGBC Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a deserving individual who, during their lifetime has made significant contributions demonstrating outstanding leadership in the field of green building. Their career has been driven by their passion for green buildings, the environment and creating a healthier future for all. The impact of their work will benefit and influence generations of green builders to come. This category is not open to nominations. The recipient is selected by the Awards Committee.

Criteria:

To be eligible, award recipients:

  • are either a Green Building Specialist or Advocate member company of the CaGBC or an Individual Member of a regional Chapter
  • have made a significant contribution to the CaGBC vision and mission,
  • have demonstrated success in advancing green building (new or existing) and/or sustainable communities policies and practices in Canada,
  • exemplify leadership and commitment to sustainability and actively advocate and/or are involved in changing current practices and approaches,
  • are not current members of the CaGBC Board of Directors  and/or have not been on the Board for at least two years from the time of the award presentation.
  • are not current paid staff member at CaGBC or any CaGBC Chapters and/or have not been a paid staff member for at least two years from the time of the award presentation,
  • are well-known in the industry for their contributions,
  • can be repeat applicants but not award recipients from previous years.

Please note: Nominations from peers, colleagues or employers are recommended however, self-nominations will be accepted. Please limit nominations to one Leadership Award Category.

Nominations for the CaGBC Leadership Awards are evaluated by a panel of reviewers who represent the diversity of Canada's green building industry and the unique award categories. Notifications will be sent to nominees by April 1, 2017.

The Call for Nominations is now open.
Closing date is January 6, 2017
Begin your nomination process now.

If you have any questions, please contact Jane Eaton jeaton@cagbc.org.