– 5:00 –
Registration and Welcome Reception
(Food, Drink & Networking)
– 5:30 –
Keynote Presentation (Thomas)
– 5:45 –
– 6:15 –
City Spotlight: Update from Procurement Canada
on the county’s largest district energy project
– 6:30 –
Closing remarks & Networking
On May 10, 2018, the Chapter will welcome 150 industry professionals for its first annual awards reception. The night will kick off with a welcome reception, followed by a keynote and presentation of our 2018 Innovation Award winners. The Innovation Awards recognize projects and individuals that demonstrate advancement in the green building industry in Eastern Ontario.
We are looking forward to seeing you at our first Green Building Awards Reception, one of the largest green building networking events in the Ottawa Area! This year we will
be recognizing excellence in green building through the
- Excellence in Green Building – Existing Building
- Excellence in Green Building – Inspiring Home
- Leadership Award – Green Building Pioneer
- Leadership Award – Emerging Green Leader
Don Grant | Master of Ceremonies
Strategic Policy and Business Advisor for the Government of Canada
Don Grant is a strategic policy and business advisor for the Government of Canada, working for the Energy Services Acquisition Program. Don is responsible for communications and engagement for a $3.2 billion project to cut greenhouse gas emissions from a district energy system in Ottawa by over 90 percent over the next 10 years.
Previously, Don was the Executive Director of the Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict which is the first EcoDistrict in Canada. Don has worked on improving cycling infrastructure, promoting energy efficiency, supporting district energy, promoting electric vehicles, increasing social vibrancy and making the core more attractive to business. As a part of his work he brought over 50 businesses and organizations into the EcoDistrict network as champions or ambassadors.
Don has over 25 years of experience working on sustainability and the environment, working predominantly in the areas of sustainable community planning, sustainable development, energy, water, waste and green procurement. He has a Master’s Degree from Royal Roads University in Interdisciplinary Studies and a BA from Carleton University and is an avid cyclist who lives in Ottawa with his wife, two kids and a dog named Rufus and is now a proud owner of a 2017 Chevy Volt electric car.
Thomas Mueller | Keynote
President & CEO of the Canada Green Building Council
Thomas is a Founding Director of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). As Chief Executive, he leads the Council's national green building strategy, programs and standards along with advocacy and policy initiatives.
As a member of the Board of Directors of the Green Business Certification Institute (GBCI) and the Cornerstone Standards Council (CSC), and as an immediate past Board member of the World Green Building Council (WGBC), he supports the transition toward green building, neighbourhoods and cities at home and globally.
Thomas is a well known advocate for green buildings and sustainable community development. He participates frequently in government and industry consultations on green development and is a nationally and internationally recognized authority and speaker on green buildings.
He is currently participating in a number of initiatives and groups including the WGBC Americas Network; and City of Vancouver's Green Building Advisory Committee. In January 2014, he joined the Advisory Board of CIRS (Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability) at the University of BC.
For his green building work, Thomas received the 2000 and 2002 Innovation Award from the Architectural Institute of BC and the 2005 FCM - CH2MHill Sustainable Community Award. He is a Fellow of the Cascadia Green Building Council and a recipient of Canada's 2015 Clean50 award.