October 1, 2015
by Canadian Architect
Vancouver architect Michael Green
Vancouver architect Michael Green has been named an honouree of Canada’s Clean50, a national award that recognizes Canadian leaders for their contribution to sustainability in business across 16 diverse categories. Green was also named an honouree of the Clean16, as the winner in the category Building, Design & Development.
Green joined more than 100 past and present Clean50 Honourees on September 23 at a summit on Toronto Island, to spend a day amongst peers and colleagues tackling common sustainability challenges.
“The 2016 Clean16 are truly the leaders of the leaders in sustainability in Canada. The competition for the top spot this year in every instance left us with many great choices—and to be selected from amongst such a strong group of peers is truly a testament to the contribution Michael Green has made to helping make living well in Canada more sustainable for all Canadians,” says Gavin Pitchford, Chief Talent Officer of Delta Management Group.
“It is an honour to be selected as one of Canada’s Clean50 and Clean16. The Clean50 is a powerful group of leaders that can collectively advocate for stronger climate and environmental policy,” says Green.
Green is recognized as a leader in sustainable architecture and is considered a global champion of sustainable tall wood building construction. His 2013 TED talk argues for how tall wood buildings are safe and significantly more sustainable than concrete and steel buildings. His Wood Innovation and Design Centre in Prince George, BC is one of the world’s tallest wood buildings and the first building to receive an Athena Institute Environmental Building Declaration. Green is one of the authors of The Case for Tall Wood Buildings, which introduces wood as a major opportunity for systematic change in the building industry.
Green also founded the not-for-profit DBR| Design Build Research School where students of all ages can participate in the design and construction of community projects, such as this year’s TED2015 Lions Marquee structure.
For the complete list of Canada’s Clean50 honourees for 2016, please visit: http://clean50.com/about-the-2016-clean-50/clean-50