2005 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

Stephen Carpenter

StephenCarpenterMr. Carpenter is the founder and president of Enermodal Engineering, a consulting engineering firm that specializes in the design of energy efficient and sustainable buildings. Mr. Carpenter oversees a professional staff of 60. Mr. Carpenter is one of Canada’s leading sustainability consultants. He was the first LEED Accredited Professional in Ontario and currently is the LEED Canada trainer for Ontario and chairs the LEED Canada Technical Committee.

Greg Allen

GregAllenGreg has worked on advancing sustainability for over 30 years, not only as a designer and builder but also as community planner, researcher, manufacturer, policy advisor, community activist and environmental consultant. He has been a Board member of numerous sustainability-related organizations and has won numerous awards, including the Life Time Achievement Award for Sustainable Buildings, presented at the 2005 Toronto Regional Green Building Festival, and the 2008 Green Toronto Award for Leadership.

Martin Liefhebber

MartinLiefhebberMartin’s projects have an emphasis on community and environmental conservation. His work on alternative building technologies is locally and internationally recognized, including the European Energy Agency, the International Congress of Industrial Designers as well as the Canadian Architectural community. Most notable are the ‘Toronto Healthy Houses’, the houses are independent of the municipal service structure. In September ’99, the project was featured on a Canadian post stamp in a series depicting the evolution of Canadian housing. His work is on permanent display at the Ontario Science Museum and the Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa, under the category of ‘domestic innovation’. Ongoing work including the Strawbale House on 977 Meadow Wood Road, Mississauga have a similar philosophical orientation. He is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto teaching energy systems. He participates in several Toronto based initiatives with a focus on the quality of life and the environment.

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