Atlantic Canada’s green building projects and innovators were in the spotlight at the Halifax Convention Centre today, September 18, as the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) honoured the 2018 CaGBC Atlantic Chapter Leadership & Green Building Award recipients as a part of BuildGreen Atlantic, the 2018 CaGBC Atlantic Chapter Conference and Tradeshow. The annual Leadership Awards recognize individuals and organizations that show outstanding leadership in the industry, and those who have made a significant contribution to the CaGBC’s mission and goals in advancing green building in Atlantic Canada. “I am very pleased to congratulate this year’s CaGBC Leadership Award, Green Building Excellence winners, who represent some of the very best minds, innovators and projects in the Atlantic Canadian green building industry,” says Lara Ryan, Regional Director, Atlantic Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council. “I believe that individual leadership and commitment to affect change is critical in moving toward a low carbon economy that will benefit all Canadians.” Cape Breton University was named the 2018 Inspired Educator as the the first energy self-sufficient campus in North America. Sustainability is woven into the academic fabric at CBU, demonstrated through the research, teaching and learning that happens every day. CBU’s commitment to sustainability is at the core of the Verschuren Centre, key to the physical operations and a prominent influence on strategic planning. CBU also offers a Master in Education with a focus on Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation (SCI) providing educators with the core competencies to become leaders in sustainability education.