Martin Roy, engineer and president of Martin Roy et Associés, was honoured with the Green Building Champion Award at CaGBC’s Building Lasting Change conference in Vancouver.
Roy was recognized for helping to advance the field of bioclimatic engineering, something he encouraged long before it became a popular issue.
He was applauded for his leadership, commitment and innovative approach to sustainable building practices. Some key achievements include taking part in the first net-zero building—the Varennes library, and imagining solar-powered heat pumps, a first in Quebec.
Roy was also awarded the first LEED Gold certification in Quebec for his work in helping design the TOHU building.
A teacher at the Université Laval, founding member of the Living Building Challenge Collaboratives of Montréal and a member of the Technical Committee for the Canada Green Building Council, Roy’s accomplishments in the industry are coupled with his many peer initiatives.
“By promoting a profitable, reliable, sound and environmentally-friendly approach, engineers, particularly the next generation, can take pride in their profession,” he said. “Today, they are in a position to make a major contribution to making the world a better place.”