First Annual Emerging Leader Awards Recognizes KMAI Staff for their Work in Passive House

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Construction Canada recently held its first annual Emerging Leader Awards, and our own Deborah Byrne and Kelly Fisher have been acknowledged for their commitment to Passive House.

Deborah is KMAI’s Director of Passive House and Chair of Passive House Canada and was awarded for Industry Contribution,

Kelly is the firm’s Director of BIM and Building Performance and was awarded for Technology Advancement. Kelly developed a BIM-PHPP workflow which has created efficiencies during the project’s design stage. As one of the first North American Certified Passive House Planning Package Experts, Kelly is an integral member of our Passive House projects.

Nominated by colleagues, seven winners were selected by a jury of peers recognizing young professionals for excellence in design, leadership and/or service in the AEC community. Awards were handed out December 4th at The Buildings Show.

Read more about Deborah’s and Kelly’s work in the December issue of Construction Canada.

To learn more about the firm’s Passive House projects, see here.

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“I’m grateful for the recognition. I spend quite a lot of time pushing back against the norms so the construction sector can do better for the planet. By receiving this recognition, my work advocating for performance-based building solutions may help others make better choices.” ~ Deborah Byrne

“I’m honoured to be recognized as a leader in Technological Advancement. At KMAI, we continuously strive to improve the way we work and love to find efficiencies with technology. By using technology to better our ecological building footprint, we can build better buildings, and have fun along the way” ~ Kelly Fisher

“At KMAI, we merge architecture, design, science and technology. We are very proud of our two emerging leaders who are setting standard in technology.” ~ Jonathan Kearns

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