enviroSCULPT Award



The Greater Toronto Chapter of the Emerging Green Builders (EGBs) is proud to host the annual enviroSCULPT Award, a contest for students and young professionals (within 5 years of graduation) which aims to promote awareness of the importance of diverting materials from the waste stream. The purpose of this competition is to change waste material into beautiful art that is creative and fun. Students will not only benefit from the experience of this competition, but are also eligible for large prizes and networking opportunities. The finalists are awarded at our annual Canada Green Building Council - Greater Toronto Chapter Gala and Awards Program, where their works are also displayed.

The theme for the 2016 enviroSCULPT competition is Food SecurityApplicants should design their sculptures with the theme in mind and will be asked to explain their pieces in the written component of their submission. This theme may be applied in conjunction with other concepts such as sustainable building technology, utilities, sustainable planning (communities) etc. We look forward to seeing how applicants incorporate the idea of connectivity into their art work. 



  • Contest is open to students or young professionals within 5 years of graduation or under 30 years of age.
  • Up to 2 individuals per team with at least one being an EGB member, find more information about becoming an EGB member by clicking here.
  • Create a sculpture made from materials that would otherwise be going in recycling bins or landfill. No new materials or new electricity allowed!
  • The maximum size for the complete sculpture is 7’H x 3’W x 4’D.
  • You are responsible for transport and assembly of your sculpture. It must fit through a standard commercial door (approx. 3’-0”W x 7’-0”H). You will be required to bring your sculpture to the judging location and if it is not selected to move on to the CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter Gala you will be required to remove it from the judging location. If your sculpture is selected to move on to the CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter Gala, you will be required to transport your sculpture to the CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter Gala.
  • Non-toxic adhesives are permitted.
  • Spray paint and spray adhesives are not permitted.
  • You are required to write a short statement about your piece that includes concept, materials used and any other environmental considerations that were made while creating your sculpture. Please submit a digital copy of your write-up along with a photo of your creation, and bring a hard copy with you on the judging day – you will need to present this to the judges prior to judging.
  • Any entries that do not comply with the rules will be disqualified and will not be eligible for prizes.


Click here to download the enviroSCULPT registration form. Fill out the form and email it to egb@gta.cagbc.org.

Submission deadline: September 19, 2016
Judging event: September 29, 2016
Announcement of finalists: September 30, 2016



Sarah Beal, BID, BASc, MSW

Sarah Beal is a Ryerson graduate with a Bachelor of Interior Design, and graduate of the Master of Social Work program at Wilfrid Laurier University.  The intersection of these disciplines has been a journey and continues to inspire new ways of understanding and supporting people and their environment.  With a passion for creativity as a way of expressing meaning and experience, Sarah is delighted to be part of the enviroSCULPT event.





Holly Jordan

Senior Associate, B+H Architects

With a comprehensive background in both structural engineering and architecture, Holly Jordan has been working primarily within the field of architecture for over 15 years. She is involved in design, project management, and the delivery of technical specifications for various types of projects.  Holly began her career in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and started her involvement as a LEED® AP with the USGBC in 2002.  Currently, she is a Senior Associate at B+H Architects, where her work in Ontario includes:

  • The Rideau Centre expansion and renovation in Ottawa (pending LEED® Certification)
  • The 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Soccer Stadium in Hamilton, also known as the Tim Horton’s Field – home of the CFL Tiger-Cats (LEED® Silver Certified)
  • The Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation at the University of Windsor (pending LEED® Gold Certification)

Using her cross-disciplinary background, Holly proficiently coordinates the nexus between engineering, design, and sustainability throughout her work. She has a strong commitment to continuing education and recognizes the importance of implementing innovative technologies, both active and passive, in building design. As a resident of the City of Toronto, Holly also has a vested interest in the betterment of this vibrant metropolis and its surrounding region. Holly is currently the Vice-Chair of the Toronto Chapter of the CaGBC as well as Chair of the Chapter’s Advocacy Committee.

Umberto Berardi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Ryerson University

 Umberto Berardi is an Assistant Professor in Building Science at Ryerson University. His researches concern the application of sustainability principles to the built environment. His areas of expertise include green buildings, energy saving technologies, and architectural acoustics. He took an MSc degree in Building Engineering in Italy, a MSc in UK, and a PhD in “Building Engineering”.

 Before joining Ryerson, he was an assistant professor at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA, USA).  He also had research experiences at the University of Syracuse (US) and at the International Centre for Integrated assessment and Sustainable development of the University of Maastricht (NL). He has given lecture in more than 20 countries in the world, and has been often invited to present his researches about sustainability in the built environment worldwide.

 Together with a great passion for teaching and helping students, Umberto has an extensive publication records, which include 3 books, 60 peer-reviewed journal papers and over 50 conference papers. He has published in the most important journals in his field, including Energy and Buildings, Building and Environment, Applied Energy, Journal of Building Performance Simulation, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Sustainable Cities and Society, International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, Business Strategy and the Environment, and Sustainable Development. Umberto acts as a member of the advisory boards of several international journals, such as "Intelligent Building International", "International Journal of Sustainable Construction", and "Energy Technology & Policy".

 For his merits, Umberto has been awarded several grants and awards, including, a NSERC Discovery Grant and, an European H2020 Project, the best faculty paper at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference 2013, Norwich (US), the "Young Scientist award" of the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering at InterNoise 2010, and the "Andreas Lara" best paper award, at the European Symposium TecniAcustica 2008.


Emily Martyn

Community Food Centre Manager, RPCFC

Emily Martyn has over 10 years experience in overseeing community-based programming and peer training around food security including gardening, farmers’ markets, cooking programs and environmental initiatives in low-income communities.

She currently manages the CRC Regent Park Community Food Centre (RPCFC), a vibrant community hub in downtown Toronto. The RPCFC is a partnership with Community Food Centres Canada, and is one of 8 centres across the country that are working to bring communities together to cook, grow, share, and advocate for good food for all. As Regent Park transitions from social housing to mixed income, Emily and her team are using food to build social cohesion, celebrate the diverse cultures of the neighbourhood, and alleviate the impacts of poverty.

Emerging Green Builders Sponsor 

Congratulations to the 2015 enviroSCULPT Finalists!

First Place: The Recycled City 

Candice Chan & Ranee Leung

($1000.00 cash prize)

Second Place: Froot

Kristel Fernandes & Jacqueline Galang

($500.00 gift card)

Third Place: Tree

Nicole Manteiga

($350.00 gift card)






$1000 First Prize: Arisha Osamani & Christina Taylor
$500 Second Prize: Carol Nguyen & Yupin Li
$350 Third Prize: Donna Vakalis & Jason Luk

All finalists received free admission to the CaGBC-GTC Gala!


$1000 First Prize: Marco Barakoski & Brittany Emery
$500 Second Prize: Nele Michiels & Kevin Konnyu
$350 Third Prize: Katie Bayley & Samantha Tyrell

All finalists received free admission to the CaGBC-GTC Gala!


$1000 First Prize: Billy Ma
$500 Second Prize: Marco Barakoski
$350 Third Prize: Ian Fotheringham

All finalists received free admission to the CaGBC-GTC Gala! 

2011 Fall Gala enviroSCULPT Award Winner


$1000 First Prize: Nikki Fotheringham & Ian Fotheringham
$500 Second Prize: Marco Barakoski
$350 Third Prize: Amy Lau & Monika Wizemann

All finalists received free admission to the CaGBC-GTC Gala!<!--