Greater Toronto 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.

Julia St. Michael, Vice Chair                                                         
Director, Sustainability Engagement, Enwave Energy Corporation

Julia has recently joined Enwave as the company’s first director of sustainability engagement. Through connecting with government and policy makers, commercial real estate professionals, building operators and managers plus supporting organizations (such as the Canada Green Building Council), Julia will be representing Enwave within the green building and sustainable energy community, identifying new opportunities for projects and partnerships. 

Previously, Julia was the director of research and sustainability with the Real Property Association of Canada (REALPAC).  Julia developed and implemented the association's various research and sustainability initiatives and chaired both the Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Committee and Research Advisory Committee.

In addition, Julia spearheaded the development of the REALPAC Energy Normalization Methodology and managed the growth and implementation of the REALPAC Energy Benchmarking Program including the roll-out and administration of all years of the Energy Benchmarking Survey and the writing and publication of the Energy Benchmarking Reports and Water Benchmarking Reports, as well as the development of the REALPAC Carbon Metric.


Jason Gray
M.A.Sc. Candidate with the University of Toronto, Civil Engineering

Jason is currently a M.A.Sc. Candidate with the University of Toronto, Civil Engineering, with a focus on building science. His research is on testing the changes in airtightness in multi-unit residential building suites as a result from retrofitting measures, with the aim of providing consultants and building owners with proven methods for reducing heating and cooling energy loads due to infiltration losses. With prior experience in business development and as a project coordinator at EllisDon, as well as through a Bachelors of Civil Engineering with a focus in Environmental Engineering, Jason has been able to take part in the construction industry and put energy towards his passion for sustainable construction methods.

Jason was recently part of the Grand Prize Winning team for the Race to Zero Competition put on by the Department of Energy out of the United States where the team designed a Net-Zero townhouse. Additionally, Jason is the co-chair of the Emerging Green Professionals (EGPs), Toronto Chapter, where he is dedicated, along with the rest of the EGP team, in bringing awareness to and connecting students and young professionals with the sustainability industry.


Holly Jordan,
Senior Associate, B+H Architects

Holly was educated as both a structural engineer and architect and has been working primarily in an architectural capacity for the last 15 years.  She is involved with project management and delivery as well as design and technical aspects of projects, including innovative sustainable technologies and their implementation.  Holly originally started working in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and became involved as a LEED® AP with the USGBC in 2002.  After relocating to Toronto, Holly also worked for the University of Toronto’s Sustainability Office and Facilities and Services as an Energy Efficiency Coordinator, where she was focused on developing inventories of existing campus facilities and identifying critical areas for energy efficiency improvements through retrofits, equipment upgrades, and strategic renovations.  For her graduate studies, Holly’s final thesis investigated renewable energy as a means of architectural expression, yielding an architecturally legible ‘visible sustainability’.

Currently, Holly is an architect and associate/senior designer at B+H Architects, where her work includes projects such as the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Soccer Stadium in Hamilton (targeting LEED Silver) and the recently completed University of Windsor Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation (pending LEED Gold).  Using her cross-disciplinary background, Holly has been able to aptly coordinate the nexus between engineering, design, and sustainability in her work.  Holly has a strong commitment to continuing education, recognizing the importance of utilizing innovative technologies, both active and passive, in building design.  As a resident of the City of Toronto, she also has a vested interest in the betterment of this vibrant city.


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 Manager, Strategic Customers, IESO
 
Rob Edwards is a Business Manager at the Ontario Power Authority and is committed to promoting saveONenergy business incentive programs that focus on reducing energy and related GHG emissions by increasing the efficiency of their buildings.
 
Rob has been committed his time working at Toronto Hydro for the large commercial real estate sector and at the BOMA Toronto CDM program as Director, Conservation and Business Development. Rob has been a member of BOMA Toronto since 2006 and is currently on the BOMA Toronto Energy Committee.  He has been on the Commercial Building Energy Initiative Leadership Council for the past three years and is the Participant Liaison sub-committee lead driving landlord participation in the Race to Reduce.
 
Rob holds an Undergraduate Degree in Geography and received his Post Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Systems shortly after.


  

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
Building Sustainability Specialist, Infrastructure Ontario

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 
Environmental Outreach Manager, TD Bank Group
 
 
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
Director of Business Development, PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
 
With focus on strategic growth, Terry is responsible for managing PCL Toronto’s business development practices and strategies, including market research, and relationship management. Skilled at creating solutions for PCL’s clients, Terry is an accomplished builder, leader, and strategist committed to creating long-term success for PCL, as well as its clients and partners. In this role, he is focused on influencing a culture of innovation that will help PCL shape current industry practices, while harnessing the power of digital technology.
 
With more than 25 years of construction experience, and a combined project value in excess of $1 billion, Terry joined PCL in 1998 and has served in various positions ranging from district building systems manager, to business unit manager of two highly successful divisions that have played a key part in forming PCL’s approach to sustainable construction practices.
 
Terry holds a mechanical technologist diploma from Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology. He is a LEED AP, and a certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt professional and Certified Scrum Master.


Philippe Bernier
Vice President, Innovation & Sustainability, Triovest Realty Advisors Inc.

Philippe Bernier is Vice President, Innovation & Sustainability, at Triovest Realty Advisors. 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. Philippe leads Triovest’s company-wide pursuit of innovation, ranging from continuous improvement initiatives to the development of new products and services. He is 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.