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Stantec’s Afaf Azzouz wins Emerging Green Leader Award

Awards honour significant contributions to green building


Stantec’s Afaf Azzouz has won the 2018 Emerging Green Leader Award from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) of Ontario. Afaf, a buildings energy specialist, received the award at the CaGBC Ontario Awards Night gala at Arcadian Court in Toronto on November 1.

This award, one of the categories of the CaGBC’s Leadership and Green Building Excellence Awards, recognizes a deserving student or young professional who has made a significant contribution to advocating, educating, or practicing green building and/or community development.

“It’s exciting to be acknowledged for the work that we do. But it’s even more exciting to the see the direction the industry has been moving towards,” says Afaf, who is based in Stantec’s Ottawa office. “I am thrilled by how many of our clients now request high-performing, energy efficient, and low-carbon building designs.”

As a young professional with five years of experience, Afaf has consistently advocated for a higher awareness of sustainability. She sat on the board of the Manitoba Building Envelope Council and has been an active member of the research community by presenting her findings about the feasibility of Net-Zero buildings in remote communities with harsh climates in the 2017 Building Simulation Conference. She also published her research about lifecycle carbon optimizations in Energy and Buildings.

“We are thrilled to see Afaf recognized for her dedication to excellence in sustainable design,” says Joshua Hale, a managing principal with Stantec’s buildings group in Ottawa. “Her support and guidance to our design teams, during conception through the construction phase, helps us meet and exceed our clients’ expectations. We are proud of her accomplishment and are excited that she is being recognized by her peers.”

Afaf’s key projects include pioneering and award-winning designs, including evolv1, the first building to be certified under the CaGBC Zero Carbon Building Standard, and the UBC Brock Commons dormitory, one of the tallest wood structures in Canada (targeting LEED Gold). She has also actively worked on three Carbon Neutral Studies for existing commercial buildings in Ontario, which present an untapped opportunity for carbon reductions within the existing building stock.

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