The CaGBC Atlantic Leadership & Green Building 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 Atlantic Canada.

In order to better recognize leadership in its many forms, CaGBC Atlantic Chapter is proud to participate in an awards program that mirrors the national awards. Regional winners will be automatic finalists for the national award program. Regional Awards will be presented at BuildGreen Atlantic on September 30, 2019. National Awards will be presented at Building Lasting Change in Toronto in 2020.

The 2019 CaGBC Atlantic Chapter Leadership & Green Building Awards categories were presented in the following categories:

Leadership Awards

Green Building Champion (Individual)

Leadership Award - Green Building Champion (Individual)

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 past CaGBC Board of Directors. It may also 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 a corporate member company of the CaGBC. Applicants must clearly display exceptional achievement in advocating for sustainable green buildings within their area of industry.

Green Building Pioneer (Individual or Organization)

Leadership Award - Green Building Pioneer (Individual or Organization)

The Green Building Pioneer Award recognizes a deserving individual or organization demonstrating 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.

Emerging Green Leader (Individual)

Leadership Award - Emerging Green Leader (Individual)

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.

Volunteer Leadership (Individual)

Leadership Award - Volunteer Leadership (Individual)

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. The recipient must be an Individual member of a CaGBC Chapter or an employee of a National member company.

Inspired Educator (Individual or Organization)

Leadership Award - Inspired Educator (Individual or Organization)

The Inspired Educator Award recognizes a deserving individual (or institute) educating 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.

Government Leadership (Individual or Organization)

Leadership Award - Government Leadership (Individual or Organization)

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.

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 January 1, 2017. The evaluation will consider: energy and GHG reduction features; occupant health and wellness; water conservation resources; site selection; and, innovation.

Existing Building – Commercial or Institutional

Green Building Excellence – Existing Building (Commercial or 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.

Inspiring Home

Green Building Excellence – Inspiring Home

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, 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 January 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.

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 can: create healthy, productive places to work; have a reduced environmental footprint; and, cost less to operate and maintain. This award focuses on the overall positive impact on the occupants' wellness.  Eligible projects must have been completed after January 1, 2017. The evaluation will consider: energy and GHG reduction features; occupant health and wellness; water conservation resources; and, innovation.



 
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