2012 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

Susan Clinesmith

SusanClinesmithSusan was Manager, Business Markets and in New Construction Markets Development for Enbridge where she lead a team responsible for designing and implementing programs targeted to assist Enbridge’s industrial, commercial, multi-residential and institutional customers in both the introduction of additional burner tips as well as in the efficient use of natural gas.  In this capacity, Susan regularly represented the Company at the Ontario Energy Board.

Immediately prior to joining Enbridge, Susan was Manager of the Project Management Office of the Ontario Home Builders’ Association focusing on the energy efficiency side of residential new construction and managed the R-2000 Homes Program in Ontario for OHBA and NRCan.  Before joining the OHBA, Susan was with Canada’s largest developer of condominiums as Manager of Marketing and Sales Services.

Susan is a member of the Building Code Conservation Advisory Council (formerly the Building Code Energy Advisory Council) established by the Green Energy Act under the Ministry of Municipal Affairs’ and Housing. Susan is a Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Energy Solutions Center, a Washington, DC-based organization of natural gas utilities that promotes the commercialization of gas technologies.  She is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Toronto Home Builders’ Association and a former Board member of EnerQuality Corp., an organization focusing on energy efficiency in new home construction.

Peter Halsall

PeterHalsallPeter Halsall is Chairman of Parsons Brinckerhoff Halsall Inc., Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Canadian operating company. The Canadian companies include Halsall Associates (building engineering services), Pivotal Projects (advisory and project management services), Loop Initiatives (sustainability consulting services) and Transportation and Energy services delivered under the Parsons Brinckerhoff brand. Since the late 1990s, Peter has led the charge to integrate sustainability into Canada’s urban realm. As champion of the company’s sustainable design activities, Peter has advised government agencies and planners, managed the integrated design process for buildings and communities, and provided compliance services for green certification programs. Peter’s ability to motivate governments, developers, architects and private citizens to develop greener, more sustainable cities and urban areas is evident in the firm’s many projects across Canada. He was the project principal for Halsall’s work on the Sustainability Guidelines for the Toronto Waterfront West Don Lands Precinct. Other signature projects across Canada include Evergreen at the Brickworks, green building standards for Regent Park Redevelopment, Guelph Urban Growth Centre, Nun’s Island (Montreal) and the Red Deer Environmental Master Plan. On joining Parsons Brinckerhoff, Peter was appointed the Global Sustainability Lead, responsible to develop and implement a program to position Parsons Brinckerhoff as a leader at integrating sustainability into project solutions and business operations. Peter is a Professional Engineer registered in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.

Joe Lobko

JoeLobkoWith over 30 years of experience as an architect and urban designer, Joe continues to explore the connection between sustainability and adaptive reuse through the broad theme of community renewal as a partner with DTAH. Notable projects include leading the design of restoration projects such as the award-winning Artscape Wychwood Barns and Evergreen Brick Works. In 2006, he received an urban leadership award from the Canadian Urban Institute and became a fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. From 1984 to 1997, Joe taught part-time in the design studios of the University of Toronto School of Architecture. Volunteer efforts include serving on the Board of Directors for ArtsBuild Ontario, past chair of the Toronto Society of Architects, GrowTO Urban Agriculture Toronto Food Policy committee, and as a current member of the City of Toronto Design Review Panel.




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