Addressing COVID-19 Through LEED Projects and Sustainability Objectives


Thu August 13, 2020, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Addressing COVID-19 Through LEED Projects and Sustainability
: August 13, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT. Please note the correct start time for your time zone.
Location: Online

COVID-19 is impacting building design, construction, operation, and maintenance. As restrictions lift, how have LEED projects and LEED itself adapted? Join us for insights from the owner, operator, designer, and energy performance professional’s perspectives. Learn how these leaders are changing building operations, responding to tenant needs, and adjusting corporate performance metrics. This panel session will discuss LEED’s contribution to healthier interior and external environments, the new Safety First LEED pilot credits, certification guidance and allowances for teams impacted by COVID-19, and the Arc Re-Entry tools. Participants will have the opportunity for Q&A.



Steven Pacifico
Director, Sustainability & Innovation,
Epic Investment Services

Steven Pacifico is an energetic and motivated sustainability practitioner with over 20 years’ experience working in the environmental and sustainability sector—working with corporations, government, and NGOs. Steven’s experience is focused on developing sustainability and stakeholder engagement business strategies. Steven currently works as the Director of Sustainability and Innovation for Epic Investment Services, a commercial real estate company, comprising over $17.5B and 30+M square feet of assets under management in office, retail, industrial and multi-family residential classes extending across Canada and the USA. 

Doug Webber
Co-Founder & Principal,
Purpose Building

Doug has focused on creating high performance buildings for over 25 years. He has delivered performance modeling, certification services, retro-commissioning and portfolio performance management across all asset classes, at all scales and all phases of asset life. He is Chair of the CaGBC’s newly formed Zero Carbon Steering Committee. Doug was recognized as one of Canada’s Clean 50 in 2013.

Jason Manikel
Practice Director, Building Analytics Team,
Energy Profiles Limited

Jason is a graduate of the mechanical engineering program at Queen’s University and is licensed to practice in BC, Ontario and Quebec. After ten years designing new, high-performance green buildings, the second half of his career has been focused on the operational improvement of existing ones. Jason has been a member of the CaGBC’s Energy & Engineering Technical Advisory Group for ten years, helping rule on technical issues related to LEED. He is also a Certified Building Commissioning Professional. Jason supports EPL's Building Analytics Team in many ways, including as Practice Director – responsible for the continuous improvement of the group’s technical abilities. 


Lindsay Austrom
Team Lead - Sustainability,
Williams Engineering

Lindsay began her consulting career over 15 years ago with a focus on sustainable and high-performance buildings. She provides energy and water audits, resilience assessments, building performance modelling, and certifications for both new construction and existing buildings. Lindsay is a Professional Engineer with more than ten years’ experience in mechanical design, a Certified Energy Manager, and Chair of the CaGBC’s Energy & Engineering Technical Advisory Group.

Brandon Malleck
Director - Operations & Projects,

Brandon is responsible for operations, capital planning and project delivery for BentallGreenOak’s 2.5M sq ft of office space in the National Capital Region. As a landlord and a consultant he has worked on many LEED certifications and is a member of the LEED Canada Steering Committee. BentallGreenOak is a leading Global Real Estate Investor with top rankings in GRESB and other industry benchmarks and in 2019 was awarded Green Building Pioneer by the CaGBC.


Mark Hutchison
VP, Green Building Programs and Innovation,
Canada Green Building Council

As Vice President of Green Building Programs and Innovation, Mark oversees the development of green building programs and the delivery of certification services. He has helped shape the LEED program while serving as a member and chair of the USGBC’s LEED Steering Committee. Mark oversees the development and delivery of the Zero Carbon Building program, which provides a framework for decarbonization across the new and existing building sectors. The program has been adopted by over 30 diverse projects across Canada and has changed the focus of public and private sector stakeholders.




CaGBC Members: FREE
Non-Members: $20

This event is open to the public and is FREE for CaGBC members. If your company is not a National member, you can join CaGBC as an individual member, or encourage your company to become a National Member. You can learn more and become a member here.


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