2008 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients
Ray Cole is a Professor and Director of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia. He has been teaching environmental issues in building design in the Architecture program for the past thirty years. Dr Cole is the Academic Director of the Design Centre for Sustainability – the focus of sustainability-related research within the School. He was a co-founder of the Green Building Challenge – an international collaborative effort to benchmark progress in green building performance and environmental assessment – and has served on numerous national and international committees related to buildings and the environment.
Brian E. Denney, P. Eng. became Chief Administrative Officer of The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), where he has been employed in positions of progressive responsibility for 29 years, on May 19, 2003. He graduated from the University of Guelph in 1974 with a BSc (Eng) Water Resources major. His responsibilities include managing and overseeing all aspects of the organization in an effort to guide the TRCA to work with its many partners to make the Toronto region one of the most sustainable and livable urban communities in the world. He is currently pursuing many initiatives to promote the sustainable communities agenda in the Toronto region. He is a member of the Towards Sustainability in York Region Advisory Group and the Rouge Park Alliance. He is an active participant in Conservation Ontario, the association representing the 36 conservation authorities in the province.
Robert (Bob) Tamblyn, P. Eng, Ashrae Fellow and Life Member, Founded R.T Tamblyn & Associates (later the Tamblyn Mitchell Partnership) in 1958 in a two bedroom apartment above a print shop on Yonge Street. An early pioneer in energy engineering and occupant comfort, Bob went on to found Engineering Interface (Later Ameresco Canada) in 1973. Bob has widely published on the subject of energy efficient engineering and was a consulting editor for Canadian Consulting Engineer. Bob is currently the Principle of Tamblyn Consulting Services.