CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2016 INNOVATION AWARD WINNERS!

Thank you to everyone who submitted a project for the 2016 Innovation in LEED awards, please see below for this year's winners! 
Winners were announced on October 13th, at the annual CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter Gala and Awards Program.

To view last year's award winners and finalists, please click here!

Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance 

WINNER

Toronto-Dominion Centre

66 Wellington Street West, Toronto

The Cadillac Fairview Corporation 

LEED EB:O&M Platinum 

 

 

FINALISTS

438 University Avenue

438 University Avenue Toronto, ON. 

Dream Office REIT 

LEED EB:O&M Gold  

 

 

Yonge Corporate Centre

4100 Yonge Street, Toronto 

The Cadillac Fairview Corporation 

LEED EB:O&M Gold 

 

 

 

 

 


New Construction / Core and Shell 

WINNER

RBC WaterPark Place

88 Queens Quay West, Toronto 

Oxford Properties Group

LEED CS Platinum 

 

 

FINALISTS

Gore Meadows Community Centre & Library 

10150 The Gore Rd. Brampton

ZAS Architects Inc. 

LEED NC: Gold 

 

 

University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC) Environmental Science and Chemistry Building 

1065 Military Trail, Scarborough

University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC)

LEED NC Gold 

 


Commercial Interiors 

WINNER

Cisco Systems Canada HQ

88 Queens Quay West, Suite 2900, Toronto 

Cisco Systems Canada 

LEED CI Gold 

 

 

 

 


 

FINALISTS

300 Front Street West

300 Front Street West, Toronto 

Starbucks Coffee Canada 

LEED CI Gold 

 

 

500 Consumers Road, 5th Floor 

500 Consumers Road, North York 

Enbridge Gas Distribution 

LEED CI Gold

 

 

 

 


Residential 

WINNER

Active House Centennial Park

11 Custead Court, Etobicoke 

Great Gulf 

LEED for Homes Silver 

 

FINALISTS

+HOUSE

Mulmur, Ontario 

superkül

LEED for Homes Gold 

 

 

 

 

 

Minto Watergarden

7608 Yonge St. Thornhill 

The Minto Group 

LEED NC Gold

 

 

 

 


Innovation in Sustainability

WINNERS

Bentall Kennedy LEED for Existing Buildings Volume Certification Program

Bentall Kennedy 

 

 

 

Grange Triple Double House

51 Grange Street, Toronto 

Williamson Williamson Inc.

 

 

FINALIST

The Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship Education Centre

16389 Highway 48, Stouffville 

DIALOG & York Region 

 

 

 


 

 


Leader Award

WINNER

 

Christopher Phillips, President, Greening Homes Ltd.

Christopher Phillips established the environmentally responsible home renovation firm, Greening Homes, in 2007. As President of Greening Homes, Christopher is committed to bringing the highest standard of healthy, energy efficient and beautiful home renovations from choosing innovative building materials to encouraging employees to bike to job sites. His commitment to his clients goes well above the call of duty, ensuring the use of the healthiest building materials. So much so that he has become a Toronto distributor of the Certified Red List Free products, AirDam adhesive, which enabled local green builders to utilize the product and enhanced the standard of green building construction in the region. His leadership in minimizing the environmental impact is evidenced throughout all projects by encouraging his clients to go above and beyond regarding sustainability, promoting reusable coffee mugs to employees, creating architectural salvage plans on-site and more. His enthusiasm for community projects, such as the Canada Green Building Council’s Legacy Project to provide shelters for homeless youth, the Stop Gap to remove barriers for people with disabilities by building ramps, and the Adventure Playground rebuild at High Park to replace the torched castle, have contributed positively to building a more sustainable and accessible society. Christopher is also actively involved with the Building Industry and Land Development Association, Renovators Mark of Excellence, Passive Building Canada and various green building conferences to bring together outstanding green building practices and find opportunities for improvement. Through all his efforts and dedication, Christopher is becoming an impetus for change in the building industry and is truly deserving of the Industry Leader Award.

 

HONOURABLE MENTION

Alan Murphy, Principal, Green Reason Inc. 

As a founding partner of Green Reason, Alan brings almost 20 years of architecture, interiors, project and construction management experience in the building industry. He carries his principle, “design and build it better”, throughout his career, which constantly motivates him to search for the very best sustainable design practices. With his extensive expertise and network in all aspects of building design, construction, real estate development and management, Alan is a voice at the table that creates dialogue on sustainable options. He has personally been involved in over 40 LEED targeted or certified projects and has developed Green Reason’s occupant engagement program that brings together tenants, building owners and managers to operate greener buildings. Under his guidance, Green Reason is pursuing WELL certification to harness the built environment as a vehicle to support human health and well-being. He is actively involved with various memberships and associations, including Passive House Canada and a member of Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Toronto Society of Architects and International Passive House Association. As a past member of the Canada Green Building Council – Greater Toronto Chapter’s Education and Awards committees (of which he is a current judge on that panel), Alan demonstrated his leadership in promoting market transformation and focusing on setting “green” as the baseline of the building industry.  Alan has contributed extensively to sustainable building in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond and is truly deserving of the Industry Leader Award.

 

FINALIST

Craig Applegath, Principal, DIALOG

Craig Applegath is the founding principal of DIALOG’s Toronto Studio with more than 15 years of experience in architectural design and expertise in project management.  He graduated from Harvard University with a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design, and he devotes his energies to innovation planning and design in communities, sustainable building design, and urban regeneration and symbiosis. Craig is the founder and moderator of a not-for-profit network, SymbioticCities.org, focusing on exploring ideas to transform our cities to a positive contributor to the planet. He participates keenly in the discourse of sustainable design at conferences nationally and internationally with experts from various industries and regions, including Canada Green Building Council annual conference, CEC Conference in New Orleans, the Smart City Summit in Guangzhou, China. Craig is also committed to improving green building design as a founding Board Member of Sustainable Buildings Canada and a Past President of the Ontario Association of Architects. Craig’s tremendous contribution to the green building industry makes him deserving of this year’s Leader Award.

 


Volunteer Award 

WINNER
 

Tony IacobelliManager of Environmental Sustainability, City of Vaughan

Tony Iacobelli is the Manager of Environmental Sustainability at the City of Vaughan. Previously he worked as Director of Forests and Freshwater Conservation at WWF-Canada. With extensive experience working with the not-for-profit sector and within the Municipality of Vaughan, Tony has unique understanding and insight in environmental planning and policy implementation. Tony served at Chair of the Municipal Leaders Forum of the Greater Toronto Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC-GTC), and was a member of the Steering Committee for the Nationwide Municipal Toolkit. He also served as a Director of the Board for a total of two terms and continues to serve as an active Advocacy Committee member, where he was a key contributor for the Chapter’s submissions to the Province on the land use planning amendments as well as working on multiple initiatives such as Energy Benchmarking, Health and Wellness, and the Climate Change Action Plan discussion. Tony is dedicated to strengthening the Chapter’s role in advocating broader public policy to support sustainable communities and green building. Tony was instrumental in researching and planning sustainability guidelines projects, including the development of the Measuring Sustainability Performance of New Development in Brampton, Richmond Hill, and Vaughan. Tony’s exceptional effort and contribution to the Chapter makes him deserving of the Volunteer Award.

 

HONOURABLE MENTION

Honourable Mention
Hilary Corneau, Project Delivery Analyst - Project Management Office Project Delivery Services, Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions 

Hilary Corneau is the Project Delivery Analyst at Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions with a Master Degree in Sustainability from the University of Leeds. Hilary was peer-elected as co-chair of the Greater Toronto Chapter’s Emerging Green Builders (EGB) Committee, where she oversaw a committee of 14 members, striving to promote the green building industry to students and young professionals and provide opportunities. In her time as co-chair of the EGB Committee, the Greater Toronto Chapter EGB’s hosted more events annually with greater rates of registration and participation than in previous years. Hilary has demonstrated her commitment and ability to successfully manage the day-to-day operations of the committee, liaising with professors and student bodies to extend the committee’s resources and ensure a continual influx of new idea and membership. As a result of her dedication, and through improved marketing and outreach, EGB membership and event participation are growing rapidly. Under Hilary’s leadership, the EGB committee has evolved into a significant force to bridge academia and the green building industry; and her outstanding contribution to the Chapter is truly deserving of the Volunteer Award.

 

FINALIST

Stacy Sun, M.A.Sc Candidate, Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology, Ryerson University 

Stacy Sun is a building science specialist in training at Ryerson University and a LEED Green Associate who is passionate about sustainable building design, building energy simulation, environmental auditing, and sustainable lifestyle products development. She graduated with Honours from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Environment and Business. Stacy’s involvement with the Chapter began in 2013 when she worked as an Outreach Intern and stayed as one of the most active volunteers ever since. She contributed hundreds of hours researching case studies for GPRO training manuals, updating Ontario Green Building Map, and supporting Chapter events including the annual gala, green building tours, and the national conference. Volunteering with the Chapter has helped fuel Stacy’s interest in building science and now she is a member of Emerging Green Builders Committee, working to create networking and education opportunities for students and young professionals. Stacy has demonstrated her strength and enthusiasm as an exemplary young professional in the industry and is a deserving candidate for this year’s Volunteer Award.