Matt Grace Receives CaGBC Green Building Pioneer Award
Integral Group is proud to announce that Calgary Managing Principal Matt Grace has been awarded the Green Building Pioneer Award at the 2018 Alberta Chapter Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC) Leadership Awards.
The Green Building Pioneer Award recognizes a deserving individual or organization who demonstrates an innovative approach to the advancement of green building technology, products, capacity building, policy, design or operations. As a result, their unique passion pushes the industry, their competitors, customers and employees towards continuous improvement ultimately helping the CaGBC achieve its ultimate goal of every building greener.
Founder of Mission Green Buildings (MGB)—the newest addition to the Integral Group family, Matt is committed to a greener built environment and actively promotes the pursuit of LEED. In 2017 he was awarded LEED Fellow designation from Green Business Certification Inc.(GBCI) in recognition of over 10 years of experience and dedication to Green Buildings. Matt was also one of the first WELL Accredited Professional in Alberta and has been active in the promotion of the Living Building Challenge. Moreover, Matt champions net zero energy buildings, health, wellness and building integrated renewable energy systems in his home province of Alberta and beyond.
Matt serves as Director on the Board of the CaGBC Alberta Chapter.
“I am extremely grateful and humbled by this award from the Canadian Green Building Council, which has only been possible from having had the good fortune to work with so many fantastic colleagues and clients over the years. The work of the CaGBC and all of us in the green building industry is so important as we strive towards net zero carbon and healthy buildings in Alberta and I would like to take this opportunity to call for greater urgency on climate change action in the construction industry.”
The CaGBC Awards reception took place on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the Calgary Zoo in Alberta. Unfortunately, Matt was unable to attend this event, but his award was accepted on his behalf by Tim Nabholz, sustainability consultant.