Canada’s Green Building Product of the Year open for entries
January 5, 2017
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has announced the opening of the competition for the 2017 CaGBC Green Building Product of the Year Award. CaGBC initiated the Product of the Year award in 2015 to promote the development of sustainable building products.
Product submissions are assessed based on four key areas: sustainability, transparency and verification, innovation, and application. Entrants must be a National CaGBC member to apply, and the product must be manufactured or designed in Canada to be eligible (services and software are not eligible). A jury of experts from across Canada will to decide on this year’s winner. Deadline to submit is February 3, 2017.
The top three entrants will be asked to provide a short video about their product that will be shown to delegates at Building Lasting Change 2017, CaGBC’s National Conference and Showcase, taking place this year from May 30 to June 1 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The winner will be presented with the award at the Leadership Awards Gala in Vancouver on May 31, 2017, in the Ballroom of the Vancouver Convention Centre, West. The winner also gains the right to use the CaGBC Product of the Year crest on its marketing materials and product website. This crest is only available to one winning project each year.
“This is our third year recognizing a Green Building Product of the Year, and we expect to see an increasing number of submissions as the demand for sustainable building products grows in Canada,” says Thomas Mueller, president and CEO of the Canada Green Building Council. “This award ties into our overall mission of encouraging innovation and getting products with reduced environmental and carbon footprints noticed in the market.”