Chapter Leadership Board


Passionate and accomplished, each member of the Canada Green Building Council - Greater Toronto Chapter Leadership Board has made important contributions to advancing the green building movement – whether through advocacy work, policy advancement, technological innovation, local leadership, or education. Their profiles reflect the diverse skill sets and thought leadership that our community relies on to facilitate enduring market transformation.


Jim Lord, Chair
Principal, Ecovert Consulting
Jim is a founding principal of Ecovert Sustainability Consultants, a Toronto based consulting firm that specializes in green building certification, energy modeling, building commissioning and sustainable policy development. Jim brings Ecovert’s clients a fluent understanding of corporate social responsibility, implementable sustainability tools for facility managers and 20 years of real estate experience as a Tenant and Landlord. In Jim’s spare time he is a member of the executive committee of Market Transformation to Sustainability (MTS) a non-profit based in Washington that is committed to accelerating the global transformation to sustainability as well as a past board member of Earth Day Canada, Palace Pier Condominium Board and the Humber Bay Shores Condominium Association. Jim is active fostering sustainable ideas in his role as chair of the Green Drinks Toronto.

Philippe Bernier, Vice-Chair
Vice President, Strategy, Operations, and Sustainability at JLL Canada

Philippe Bernier is Vice President, Strategy, Operations, and Sustainability at JLL Canada. Philippe is a Professional Engineer, a LEED Accredited Professional, and holds a Masters in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge in the UK. He has 15 years of business and sustainability experience across multiple industry sectors, including with start-ups. Before his time at JLL Canada, Philippe led Triovest’s company-wide pursuit of innovation, ranging from continuous improvement initiatives to the development of new products and services. He was also accountable for the business management of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks and opportunities across Triovest-managed assets, new developments, and internal operations, as well as supporting sustainability at Coril Holdings Ltd., Triovest’s parent company. 

Marco Iacampo
Supervisor, Policy, Environment & Energy, City of Toronto

Marco Iacampo is a Policy Supervisor in the City's Environment and Energy Division. Marco is currently leading the development of the large building energy and water benchmarking and reporting requirements, which is a transformational policy designed to improve the energy performance of Toronto's existing building stock. He has also designed and manage the award-winning Home Energy Loan Program (HELP) that utilizes an innovative, property-assessed financing mechanism to accelerate the uptake for residential energy retrofits 

Over the past 12 years Marco has been involved with the City of Toronto in various roles. He has an intimate knowledge of the Provincial-Federal legislative process having evaluated many proposals to determine the impact to the City, its residents and businesses. He has directly consulted on LEED projects as well, by designing a first-of-its-kind alternative credit submission for commuter transportation under LEED EB:OM. In addition, Marco has provided policy advice directly to Toronto City Council on development projects, community development plans and capital planning and has a solid knowledge of the political decision-making process at City Hall. Marco has also assisted many organizations by offering insight on how best to interface with government to get results.

Marco holds a Honors Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from the Schulich School of Business, York University; and is a LEED Green Associate.

Robert Edwards
Business Advisor, Private Sector, Independent Electricity System Operator
In his role as Business Advisor, Private Sector, at the IESO Rob maintains relationships with the largest commercial businesses in Ontario - primarily those that have multiple locations throughout the province. These include commercial real estate, retail, grocery, financial institutions, accommodation, foodservice and multi-unit residential. Working at the corporate level with a provincial focus, he provides strategies to help these organizations participate in the many Save on Energy for business incentive programs delivered by local hydro companies throughout the province as well as programs offered directly by the IESO.
Before joining the IESO in 2012, Rob was at Toronto Hydro responsible for delivery of the conservation and demand management programs in the large commercial real estate sector. Previous to that role, he was Director, Conservation and Business Development on the BOMA Toronto CDM program.
Rob sits on many industry advisory committees including the BOMA Toronto Energy Committee, Ontario Ministry of Energy EWRB Stakeholder Working Group, The Atmospheric Fund E-MURB Advisory Group. He sat on the CivicAction RacetoReduce Leadership Council and was Participant Liaison sub-committee lead driving landlord participation in the Race.
He holds an undergraduate degree in Geography and a post graduate diploma in Geographic Information Systems.
Rob enjoys spending time with his family, particularly traveling and camping and playing hockey and golf. His two passions are mentoring new Canadians and caddying for his son Graeme as he pursues his dream of playing professional golf.


Jenn McArthur
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Architectural Science, Ryerson University

Jenn is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University. Her primary research focus is on environmental design, investigating the relationship between sustainability, occupant wellness and productivity, and the application of data analytics to inform next-generation building design. Prior to her academic career, Jenn worked as a buildings consultant for over 10 years.

Howlan Mullally
Senior Project Manager, City of Toronto

Howlan has over 17 years of experience working in the public, private and non-profit sectors, specializing in building sustainability planning and implementation. He brings to the Leadership Board extensive experience of leadership and direction integrating energy efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction measures into commercial and institutional building projects.

He coordinates energy performance improvements and other aspects of building sustainability capital upgrades at all the various stages in a building’s lifecycle: from design and construction to operation, maintenance, renovations and eventual demolition.
In his position as a Sustainability Specialist with Infrastructure Ontario, he oversees low-carbon building retrofit programs, manages funding requests and sustainability reporting for Canada’s third largest real estate manager: the Province of Ontario. He participates in public engagement activities, gives presentations on sustainable building practices, manages consultants and service provider activities, and champions sustainability activities for Ontario’s owned real estate.

Irena Stankovic
Director, ESG Strategy Integration at CAPREIT
Irena Stankovic holds extensive sustainability-related experience in strategically leveraging and implementing North American programs and initiatives across corporate, asset management and operational teams within the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) industry. Her detailed knowledge of sustainable development, environmental risk management and reporting (including industry index groups such as GRI, GRESB, and the Carbon Disclosure Project) make her a passionate influencer. Irena's unconventional career and educational path have given her a well-rounded approach to assessing and reporting high performance building mandates and workplace trends. 
Holding a MASc in Environmental Applied Science and Management from Ryerson University, Irena’s thesis focused on integrating tenants’ Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (CR&S) goals in the Canadian Commercial Real Estate (CRE) and construction industry. Irena also holds a B.A. with Honors in Business and Society, specializing in the Economic stream of Public Policy Analysis from York University. 

Terry Olynyk
President and Managing Director - Canada, Multiplex
As President and Managing Director of Multiplex in Canada, Terry is responsible for executing business decisions that ensure long-term value, realize innovative solutions for construction partners, and drive precision as the company continues its expansion in Canada. With more than 25 years in the Toronto construction industry, Terry has expert knowledge of the local market and longstanding and collaborative relationships within the industry. He has an entrepreneurial passion for developing people and product, drives the continued evolution of construction approaches and practices to create positive impacts, and is LEED accredited.

Jani Loots
District Director, Southern Ontario, WSP
Jani is passionate about supporting the building industry to better build and manage their buildings, to identify and showcase the solutions that showcase high-performing green building technologies. Over the course of her career she has supported building improvement, starting at the individual building level, evolving to supporting a variety of property managers across a portfolio of buildings, locally and nationally.
She has been actively involved in LEED implementation work since 2006, supporting the LEED for Existing Building Gold achievement of the first bank tower complex in Canada, Royal Bank Plaza (2008). She has since supported the LEED v2009 implementation pursuits of more than 20 buildings and conducted feasibility studies on many more, most recently supporting teams in making the transition to v4.1 certification pursuits. Jani has served as a member of the BOMA BEST Strategic Committee and has continued to provide support on a volunteer basis as needed, advising on the development of the BOMA BEST 3.0 tool. Since 2014 she has been leading the WSP team that prepares BOMA’s annual National Green Building Report.

Ariel Feldman
Manager, Technical Services and Sustainability at Choice Properties REIT
As the Sustainability and Technical Services Manager for Choice Properties REIT, Canada’s largest REIT, Ariel is directly involved with the development and management of four property types – retail, industrial, office and residential. He has a decade of experience in the green building industry with a very broad base of knowledge related to sustainable operations, design, and Corporate Social Responsibility. Ariel is a professional mechanical engineer who, prior to joining Choice Properties, represented a multinational engineering consultant as its Building Sustainability Practice Leader for the Canadian market. He is in a unique position to represent the viewpoints of many sustainability stakeholders: owners, developers, property managers, and consultants.
Ariel has been closely involved with the Canada Green Building Council over the past 9 years. As a LEED consultant for 7 years, he worked with reviewers and technical experts to certify properties under a variety of rating systems. He also served as a technical advisor on the CaGBC’s Sites and Water TAG from 2016 to 2018 and a LEED reviewer between 2012 and 2017.

Vice President, Strategy, Operations, and Sustainability at JLL Canada