SBChallenge11 proceedings

Image During last week's highly successful SB11 conference in Helsinki, iiSBE held its traditional SBChallenge - a collection of projects from all over the world.
Twenty-five projects from thirteen countries have entered the SBChallenge, and have provided a full paper, Key Performance Indicators and a video presentation.
This material is now available at

Sustainable Building Challenge 2011 - Canadian team home

SB11 Canadian team

The iiSBE SB11 Canadian Team for the World Sustainable Building Conference to be held in Helsinki, Finland will participate in this conference by presenting recent examples of the most environmentally-advanced new buildings in Canada. These buildings will be evaluated against a benchmark that represents current new building practice in the region where the buildings are located.

The SB11 Canadian Team will also examine community and social issues inherent in the building design. Team members represent a mix of private- and public-sector interests from across the country. They are committed to, and capable of, representing Canada and making a substantial contribution to furthering the sustainable building agenda within Canada and internationally.


Name Organization e-mail Role
Gord Shymko GF Shymko & Associates Inc. Team Leader
Nils Larsson iiSBE International

Members alphabetically
Greg Allen HOK
Bob Bach Energy Profiles Limited
Craig Boyle Public Works and Gov't Services Canada
Andre Chalifour CanmetENERGY NRCan
Jim Clark OEE, Natural Resources Canada
Teresa Coady Bunting Coady Architects
Doug Corbett Smith Carter Architects and Engineers Inc.
Jackie Evans
Mark Gorgolewski Ryerson University, Director Building Science
Ken Klassen Infotechnika
Jean-François Lepage Teknika HBA
Rodney McDonald McDonald & Hardess Sustainability Group
Jamie Meil Athena SMI
Stephen Pope CANMET, Natural Resources Canada
Christopher Simmonds Christopher Simmonds Architect Inc.
Jiri Skopek Jones Lang LaSalle
Wayne Trusty Athena SMI
Doug Webber Halsall Associates


The tasks the Canadian SB11 team is undertaking include the following:

  • Participate in the International Framework Committee
    responsible for establishing the protocols for conducting the comparative assessments and preparing the presentations.

  • Adapt the core assessment framework
    to regional and national conditions, and develop specific information required for benchmarking.

  • Call for proposals describing buildingsfrom across Canada that meet the submission criteria.

  • Select the three to five projects to receive a detailed assessment
    to determine environmental performance across a wide range of criteria.

  • Prepare a detailed presentation on each evaluated project for delivery at SB11

  • Select other projects for poster presentations at the conference.

  • Prepare a presentation on all Canadian projects plus other international projects having significant design aspects of relevance to Canada for presentation at meetings and conferences in Canada in the period following the conference to showcase the Canadian projects and share the knowledge about international developments in the area of sustainability.