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Sustainable Buildings Canada announces 2010 Lifetime Awards winners

Sustainable Buildings Canada (SBC) announced the recipients of the 2010 Lifetime and Special Achievement Awards as part of the Annual Green Building Festival. SBC honoured four individuals who demonstrated a deep and lasting commitment to the environment and sustainability.


“These four individuals represent the very best in leadership, vision and action as it relates to environmental sustainability,” said Mike Singleton, Executive Director of SBC.


Each year, SBC recognizes people who have demonstrated a life-long commitment to environmental sustainability. This year, the Lifetime Awards were given to: Geoff Cape of Evergreen; Ed Lowans, formerly with Stantec Engineering; Patrick Guran of PowerStream; and SBC also recognized one individual for Outstanding Achievement as it relates to a specific project. That person was Dianne Young, CEO, Exhibition Place.


Through his efforts with Evergreen, Cape has led and developed a number of exciting urban reclamation projects, most recently at the Brickworks in Toronto. This project represents the very best in urban industrial renewal, and environmental responsibility, says SBC. Lowans led over 100 projects aimed at improving energy efficiency in commercial buildings across the country. Through hands-on actions, education and mentorship, he has helped engrain the energy-efficiency message in a new generation of building engineers. As the Manager of Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) at PowerStream, Guran has overseen the implementation of an aggressive CDM program portfolio. Patrick’s commitment to this activity is founded in more than 25 years of support for the industry including pioneer efforts around solar energy, electric vehicle infrastructure and smart grid applications.


Young has overseen the implementation of the GREENsmart initiative—a multifaceted program aimed at reducing waste, conserving resources and showcasing the latest in sustainable technologies—at Exhibition Place, Toronto Canada’s largest exhibition and entertainment centre. These include a unique tri-generation system, a major solar PV installation, the hydrogen village and the on-site windmill.


SBC congratulates all of this year’s recipients. For more information, go to

October 6, 2010  By  John Gilson

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