Evan Soloman; the winners of the 2013 EcoLiving Awards
Congratulations to this year's finalists—and these outstanding winners—for making
a difference in our future:
• $50,000 for Business Leadership to Lanefab Design/Build
• $15,000 for Innovation to Quinzee
• $10,000 for Student Leadership to Benjamin Gillies
Our panel of judges selects three finalists, including one winner, in the following categories:
The $10,000 Student Leadership Award, for the post-secondary student with an innovative concept or prototype aimed at energy conservation
Meet the Winners
Enter the Awards
The 2013 Awards applications are now closed! Thanks to everyone who entered the EcoLiving Awards.
Ms. Bécaert holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal and joined the CIRAIG in 2005. She has since held several positions within the centre as a research assistant and scientific coordinator, as the assistant director of the FQRNT/FQRSC network and now as the executive director. She has demonstrated her leadership and teambuilding skills and developed indepth knowledge of academic research, specializing in contaminated site management and life cycle assessment. Ms. Bécaert will chiefly manage the centre’s national and international outreach activities and daily operations, overseeing all private and institutional mandates. She will also work to leverage the investments in LCA research development in Québec.
Tyler Hamilton is a Canadian author, award-winning journalist, blogger and outspoken advocate for developing a green economy in Canada. Hamilton is editor-in-chief and associate publisher of Corporate Knights, North America’s only business magazine dedicated to corporate sustainability issues and promoting the concepts of clean capitalism and Green GDP. He is also a senior advisor to the newly formed Council for Clean Capitalism, through which some of Canada’s largest corporations from across industries are working together to influence public policy changes that reward responsible corporate behaviour. Hamilton is also energy and green technology writer for the Toronto Star, a role he has held for seven years at Canada’s largest daily newspaper.
Thomas Mueller is a Founding Director of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and became President & CEO of the Council in 2005. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the World Green Building Council and the Green Building Certification Institute; and, a frequent contributor to government and industry consultations, conferences and other events on green buildings and sustainable communities. More recently he participated in Energy Efficiency Working Group (Environment Canada); the Commercial Buildings Initiative (National Roundtable of the Environment & Economy); and is currently contributing to Quality Urban Systems of Tomorrow (Quest) led by the Canadian Gas Association; the Federal Building Labeling Initiative (Natural Resources Canada); and the Dean’s Advisory Committee, University of Waterloo, Faculty of Environmental Studies.
Architect Yves Perrier is the most well-known sustainable building consultant in Quebec. As a housing and construction columnist since 1991, he has written nearly 500 articles for the Mon toit section of the daily LaPresse. He also hosted Magazine Habitation on CKAC for three years and the TV series Votre maison idéale. Mr. Perrier has worked as an expert on all major issues associated with Quebec residential construction: mould, hidden defects, pyrite, subsidence, radiant heating, poly-b plumbing, paint rock, new home warrantees, etc. Since 2001, his French-language website www.guideperrier.com focussing on sustainable construction technologies receives an average of 50,000 visitors a month.
Ed Whittingham was appointed the Executive Director of the Pembina Institute in January 2011. He previously served as the Director of the Institute’s Consulting Services group, leading the team in advising companies, governments, politicians and NGOs on management practices and strategies for sustainable energy. Ed specializes in greenhouse gas management approaches and policies, best practices for incorporating stakeholders’ concerns into decision-making and planning, and cross-sector collaboration around sustainable energy policy initiatives. Ed holds an International MBA from York University’s Schulich School of Business, where he studied as a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada scholar. He specialized in corporate sustainability and international business during his graduate studies, and conducted Japan-based market research for the United Nations Environment Program.