For Immediate Release
September 22, 2015

Award honours Canadian leaders for outstanding contributions to sustainability

Vancouver, BC – Vancouver architect Michael Green was today named an honouree of Canada’s Clean50, a prestigious 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 will join more than 100 past and present Clean50 Honourees tomorrow, September 23, at the “Clean50 Summit 5.0” 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,” said Gavin Pitchford, Chief Talent Officer of Delta Management Group.

“It is an honour to be selected as one of Canada’s Clean16 and Clean50. The Clean50 is a powerful group of leaders that can collectively advocate for stronger climate and environmental policy. I look forward to the opportunity to spend the day with fellow honourees to expand our understanding of how we can continue to affect swift and effective change in our communities and around the globe,” said Green.

Green is recognized as a leader in sustainable architecture and is considered the global champion of sustainable tall wood building construction. As detailed in his 2013 TED talk, Green has shown that tall wood buildings are significantly more sustainable than concrete and steel buildings and are safe at heights not imagined before. 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 author 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. The school looks to change the role of design in communities and the way design is engaged by all ages.

For the complete list of Canada’s Clean50 honourees for 2016, please visit:

About MGA
MGA is an award-winning Architecture + Interior Design firm founded to pursue projects that we feel passionate about. Our projects engage their community with elegance and simplicity with a singular purpose to meet our client’s goals. We aim to contribute to community through excellence in design and innovation. Michael Green is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada with an international reputation for his leadership in tall wood innovation and carbon-neutral urban building approaches.


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