CaGBC's Green Building Product of the Year

Congratulations to the 2016 CaGBC Green Building Product of the Year winner: LiteZone™

LightZone™ Glass Inc. won for their LiteZone™ Glass Units. The company received the award at the Building Lasting Change 2016 Gala Dinner on June 8, 2016 in Toronto, presented by Shyam Ramrekha, Product Manager, UL Environment, who sponsored the 2016 Award.

Thank you to the 2016 expert judging panel:

  • Sheila Brown, Sustainability Expert
  • Joel Courchesne, President, Courchesne et associés inc.
  • Rebecca Holt, Sustainable Building Advisor, Busby Perkins + Will Canada
  • Mark Hutchinson, Director, Green Building Programs, CaGBC

What winning the CaGBC Green Building Product of the Year could mean for your business

The winner of the Green Building Product of the Year competition is announced at CaGBC's Leadership Awards as part of our National Annual Conference, Building Lasting Change. The winner of the Product of the Year will earn the distinction of joining an elite list of products that have earned this honour, and will be able to use the CaGBC Product of the Year crest on their website and in promotional materials.

The top two entrants are promoted in the Fall issue of SAB Magazine and on the CaGBC website, and the winner receives their award at a special presentation at Building Lasting Change (travel expenses to and from event, as well as accommodation, not included).

In addition, the top two products are asked to provide a short video about their product that will be shown to delegates at Building Lasting Change. The video cannot exceed one minute and 30 seconds in length and cannot be a corporate video. Further details are given to the top three products.

Stay tuned for the launch of the 2017 Product of the Year Awards early next year.

Award Eligibility and Criteria


To be eligible for consideration:


Applicants are required to complete an online application form. Full questions and criteria are listed on the official application page, and include:

  • Product description
  • Sustainability details (extraction and manufacturing components, use, end of life)
  • Transparency and verification.
  • Innovation
  • Application

Please note: the submitted product (in its current state) must be five years old or less.

Submittal Process

Applicants are required to provide a short description of their product, and then address the criteria. 


If you have any questions, please contact us.