Green Building Champion (Individual)
The Green Building Champion Award recognizes a deserving individual for exceptional achievement in initiatives that advocate for CaGBC's core interests, programs, and priorities. Initiatives may include work related to commercial enterprise, public interest programs, policies, education, or advocacy that further advance sustainability in Canada. Applicants must clearly display exceptional achievement in advocating for sustainable green buildings within their area of expertise.
Green Building Pioneer (Organization)
The Green Building Pioneer Award recognizes an organization with an innovative approach to advancing green building technology, products, capacity building, policy, design, or operations. As a result, the industry, their competitors, customers, and employees are pushed towards continuous improvement, helping CaGBC achieve its mission. Nominees will be known for innovative work and for inspiring 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)
The Emerging Green Leader Award recognizes a deserving student or young professional who has made a significant contribution to advocating for, educating, or practicing green building and/or community development. This individual is recognized as a leader among their peers with a strong commitment to green building, the environment, and making positive change. Evaluations will consider demonstrated peer leadership; potential for leadership; and commitment to sustainability. This award is presented to an individual who is either an individual member of CaGBC or an employee of a corporate member company, and either a full-time student or 30 years of age or younger.
Inspired Educator (Individual or Organization)
The Inspired Educator Award recognizes a deserving institution (represented by a faculty and/or staff member) at a post-secondary academic institution for educating learners in sustainable design, green building, operations, and/or real estate development. The recipient fosters passion and success in their students and demonstrates a desire to better educate the next generation of green building professionals. Teams, departments, organizations, or individuals may apply on behalf of the institution. Evaluations will consider how the academic institution successfully delivered sustainable design, green building, green operations, or green real estate education; and, how the post-secondary incorporated the ever-evolving green building industry into their curriculum.
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 the public sector to effect change, improve performance, and advance sustainable building practices, such as the adoption of green building standards or the implementation of an innovative and sustainable infrastructure project. Applicants must clearly demonstrate how the office or department adopted a policy for greening buildings; explain any green building policies or programs developed; and/or show how they demonstrated leadership by setting ambitious green building goals for other departments or governments to follow.
Ed Lim Technical Expertise Volunteer (Individual)
The Ed Lim Technical Expertise Volunteer Award is presented to an individual who has generously dedicated considerable time and expertise in an advisory capacity to advance green building 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. Their contributions to the planning, review, and execution of industry-specific initiatives, positively influences the productivity and effectiveness of the committee. Committees may include the Technical Advisory Groups, Steering Committees, and Building Lasting Change Program Committee. Evaluations will consider degree of expertise; demonstrated commitment and reliability; commitment to sustainability; influence on committee; and contributions to success.
Andy Kesteloo Memorial Project Award
The Students Leading Sustainability: Andy Kesteloo Memorial Project Award
is presented in memory of Andy Kesteloo, a visionary green building advocate who shared his commitment for a sustainable earth with humour, insight and passion. The objective of the Award is to recognize a student project that demonstrates leadership, innovation, and a creative vision for the future of sustainable design in the field of green building and communities. Click here
for the unique nomination criteria and timeline for the 2022 Students Leading Sustainability Award.