Leadership and Green Building Excellence Awards


National Awards Dinner and Celebration

Oh, what a night!

On May 28, 2019 we celebrated the accomplishments of Canada's green building leaders. This is always the perfect occasion to spend time with the who's who of green building in Canada. The reception was sponsored by Manulife Investment Management and the Gala Dinner and Celebration was sponsored by Oxford Properties Group.

Plan ahead for next year's celebration! June 4, 2020 in Toronto:

One Gala ticket is included in each Building Lasting Change full delegate pass. Additional or individual tickets can be purchased. Corporate tables of 10 are available. Registration opens January 2020 but remember - all winners from the Regional awards are automatically entered as finalists in the National Awards.

To reserve your table or for more information, please contact info@cagbc.org.

 
 

Award Categories

National Awards: The CaGBC 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. The national Awards will be presented at the CaGBC Gala in Toronto on June 4, 2020.

We are proud to provide the stage for these distinguished awards:

CaGBC invites all Corporate and Individual members to submit a nomination for the 2020 CaGBC Awards. All regional Leadership Award winners are automatically entered for the National Leadership Awards.

The call for nominations is now closed for all national award categories. National Awards will open in October 2019.

Chapter Awards: The calibre and quality of green building projects, the commitment of the volunteers and the impact of the work witnessed across the country is celebrated throughout the year through our regional Leadership Awards programs. The winners of these awards will automatically flow through to the finalist round for the National competition. Please note, not all awards are available in all regions. Check your Chapter's website for details about specific awards, events and presentations available in that region.

Leadership Awards

Inspired Educator

Leadership Award - Inspired Educator

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. Nominees must be either a corporate member company or employee of a corporate member company. Teams, departments, organizations or individuals may apply. Applicants must clearly describe: how the academic institution successfully delivered education/curriculum of sustainable design, green building, green operations or green real estate; and, how the post-secondary implemented changes to their curriculum. For all details, begin your application now.

Emerging Green Leader

Leadership Award - Emerging Green Leader

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 is either a full-time student or 30 years of age or younger with a passion for green building. This award is presented to an individual who is a member of a regional Chapter or an employee of a corporate member company. Evaluations will consider: demonstrated leadership among peers; potential for leadership; and, commitment to sustainability. For all details, begin your application now.

Green Building Champion

Leadership Award - Green Building Champion

The Green Building Champion Award recognizes a deserving individual for initiatives that demonstrate 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 board members only) and may include work related to commercial enterprise, public interest programs, policies, education or advocacy that further advances sustainability in Canada. This award is presented to an individual who is an employee of corporate member company of the CaGBC. Applicants must clearly display exceptional achievement in advocating for sustainable green buildings within their area of industry. For all details, begin your application now.

Government Leadership

Leadership Award - 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. Nominees must be either a corporate member company or employee of a corporate member company. Teams, departments, organizations or individuals may apply. Applicants must clearly demonstrate how the office or department adopted a policy for greening buildings; explain any green building policies or programs developed; and, show how they demonstrated leadership by setting ambitious green building goals for other departments, or governments to follow. For all details, begin your application now.

Green Building Pioneer

Leadership Award - Green Building Pioneer

The Green Building Pioneer Award recognizes a deserving individual or organization who demonstrates an innovative approach to the advancement of green building technology, products, capacity building, policy, design or operations. 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. This award is presented to a company, or organization which is a corporate member company of the CaGBC. Nominees will be known for contributing innovative work, considered ahead of its time, which inspires others in the industry.  Evaluations will consider: vision and innovation; success factors; commitment to sustainability; and, impact on industry, employees, competitors and customers. For all details, begin your application now.

Technical Expertise Volunteer

Leadership Award - Technical Expertise Volunteer

The award 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. The recipient is highly regarded as a subject matter expert, serving as a member of one (or more) of the Council’s volunteer committees 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. This award is presented to an individual who is an employee of a national member company. Recipients of this award at the Chapter level will be put forward as finalists for the national "Ed Lim Technical Volunteer Award" which was renamed in 2019 in fond memory of a dedicated technical expert, Edwin Lim, who lived by the mantra "Be the change you wish to see in the world" and was so generous sharing his time and expertise. Evaluations will consider: degree of expertise; demonstrated commitment and reliability; commitment to sustainability; influence on committee; and, contributions to success.  For all details, begin your application now.

Chapter Volunteer

Leadership Award - Chapter Volunteer

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. This award is presented to an individual member of a CaGBC Chapter who has clearly demonstrated their commitment to sustainability and to the Chapter. Applicants must have contributed to the success of their local Chapter and describe what was done to educate or advocate for green and sustainable buildings, regionally. For all details, begin your application now. The recipient must be an Individual member of a CaGBC Chapter or an employee of a National member company.

Green Building Excellence Awards

New Construction – Commercial or Institutional

Green Building Excellence -  New Construction (Commercial or Institutional)

The New Construction award is presented to the team responsible for a new commercial or institutional (hospital, government building or academic institution) project which demonstrates optimal building operations, performance, and occupant satisfaction. Canadian new construction projects registered for, or certified by, a recognized green building standard or rating system are eligible. This award focuses on the design stage of the building and the choices made in order to achieve the sustainability goals. Construction completion date must be after Jan 1, 2017. The evaluation will consider: energy and GHG reduction features; occupant health and wellness; water conservation resources; site selection; and, innovation. For all details, begin your application now.

Existing Building – Commercial or Institutional

Green Building Excellence – Existing Building (Commercial of Institutional)

The Existing Building award is presented to the team responsible for a commercial or institutional (hospital, government building or academic institution) project which demonstrates continuous improvement in building operation, performance, and occupant satisfaction. Canadian existing building projects registered for, or certified by, a recognized green building standard or rating system are eligible. The project should demonstrate a commitment to sustainability with good practices in several key aspects. The evaluation will consider: energy and GHG reduction features; occupant health and wellness; water conservation resources; commitment to sustainability; and, staff awareness. For all details, begin your application now.

Inspiring Home Award

Green Building Excellence – Inspiring Home Award

The Inspiring Home award is presented to the team responsible for outstanding achievements of a high-performing, sustainable residential project in Canada. This award can be presented to: Homes (Single-family homes, duplexes and townhomes) or Multi-family Residential (Mid-Rise up to three stories 3 stories, High-Rise of four stories or more). The winning project demonstrates a healthy and sustainable living environment for people, contributes to the betterment of the community, and demonstrates a commitment to sustainability with best practices in a broad range of sustainability criteria.  These awards are open to newly constructed residential projects completed after Jan 1, 2017 (< 2 years). Canadian new construction projects registered for, or certified by, a recognized green building standard or rating system are eligible and must clearly show how they respond to all award performance categories. The evaluation will consider: energy and GHG reduction; water conservation and efficiency; occupant health and wellness; and, overall commitment to sustainability. For all details, begin your application now.

Tenant Improvement

Green Building Excellence – Tenant Improvement

The Tenant Improvement award is presented to the team responsible for an outstanding interior space that embraces the philosophy that high-performing green spaces; create healthy, productive places to work; are less costly to operate and maintain; and have a reduced environmental footprint. This award focuses on the overall positive impact on the occupants' wellness.  Eligible projects must have been completed after Jan 1, 2017. The evaluation will consider: energy and GHG reduction features; occupant health and wellness; water conservation resources; and, innovation. For all details, begin your application now.

Zero Carbon

Zero Carbon

The Zero Carbon award is presented to the team responsible for a new or existing building that demonstrates climate leadership through optimal building performance and innovative carbon reduction strategies. The evaluation will consider: design and retrofit strategies; incorporated on-site renewable energy; impact on EUI; peak load management measures; efforts taken to reduce the embodied carbon of the building; fossil fuels. For all details, begin your application now.

Criteria

National CaGBC Awards 

Nominees:

  • are either a Green Building Catalyst, 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.

Chapter Awards

Nominees must: be a member in good standing of a CaGBC Chapter; have demonstrated success in advancing green building (new or existing) and/or sustainable communities policies and practices in the region; not be current members of the CaGBC Board of Directors or the Chapter Board and/or have not been on the Board for at least two years from the time of the award presentation.