The CaGBC is pleased to announce that the CaGBC 2016 Green Building Product of the Year Award is now open. It is presented to an innovative green product that demonstrates performance and longevity.
Product submissions are assessed based on four key areas: sustainability, transparency and verification, innovation, and application. Entrants to the competition must be a National CaGBC member to apply, and the product must be manufactured or designed in Canada to be eligible (services and software are not eligible).
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 also 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.
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:
Please note: the submitted product (in its current state) must be five years old or less.
Applicants are required to provide a short description of their product, and then address the criteria in a maximum of 200 words per question. Assessment questions include:
Explain the range of applications (e.g. project types, climates) your product serves, including examples of actual applications if possible.
If you have any questions about the content or submission guidelines, please contact us.