Speakers

Kellie Ballew

Kellie Ballew is a Sr. Product Sustainability Manager for Shaw Industries Group, Inc. headquartered in Dalton, Georgia. With 22 years of manufacturing technical experience, Kellie brings a unique skill set to Shaw’s Corporate Sustainability Team. Kellie has primary responsibility for engaging and influencing internal and external stakeholders connected to product transparency and certification programs including Cradle to ... Read More

Erica Baranik

Erica Baranik is a Sustainability Analyst at Stantec with eight years of combined experience within the environmental/sustainability sector. Erica’s experience includes facilitating Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification for commercial and industrial projects, as well as coordinating the implementation of commercial waste diversion programs, conducting environmental compliance audits, and ... Read More

Dale Beard

At Intelliwave Technologies Dale Beard is the CEO and co-founder.  Prior to co-founding Intelliwave in 2007, Dale was a Product Manager for HP in the San Francisco bay area, and for Fluke in the Seattle area.  Dale received a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering with Honors in 2000 from the University of British Columbia and an M.B.A from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington in 2007. Dale is currently ... Read More

Jeff Bell

Jeff currently works as the Senior Sector Lead, Renewable Technologies for the Ministry Economic Development and Trade. In this role he supports relationship building and partnership development in technology areas including clean energy, innovative construction technologies, smart transportation and bio-industrial technologies.  His diverse background includes international work in academia, private sector, ... Read More

Ryan Bragg

Ryan Bragg’s extensive portfolio includes large-scale, transit-oriented projects and associated municipal policies. As a valued member of the leadership team in the Vancouver office of Perkins+Will, Ryan has built a reputation in design excellence associated with city building projects. Ryan currently leads the design of the Marine Gateway development in Vancouver, an 80,000 sm mixed-use project that sets the standard for ... Read More

Heather Bretz

Heather Bretz’s insight on new K-12 schools has won the approval of several communities across the province. These custom designed schools for Grande Prairie, Lac La Biche, Peerless Lake and Trout Lake reflect each community’s values throughout the design. She attributes the success and the sustainability of these projects to integrated design. As a LEED® Accredited Professional, Heather uses integrated design process at ... Read More

Ben Campbell

Specializing in new and existing commercial buildings, Ben Campbell’s experience encompasses over 30 LEED projects, including LEED v4. He is part of WSP’s CaGBC project review team and is an internal expert in building energy benchmarking programs such as Energy Star. Inspired by each opportunity to impact a building’s journey to higher performance, he enjoys bridging the gap between the rigor of engineering and the ... Read More

Stephani Carter

In 2006, Stephani Carter turned her private war on waste and toxins into her profession, taking on the challenge of greening the building industry by founding EcoAmmo Sustainable Consulting. Despite that artillery allusion, Carter’s weapon is ecological-knowledge. Today EcoAmmo offers a diverse set of key services geared toward making sustainability easy, understandable, and accessible for everyone. EcoAmmo’s purpose is ... Read More

Dennis Cuku

As a visionary entrepreneur, Dennis operates on the manifesto that Normal is Broken – believing strongly that capitalism need not come at the expense of human values, environmental sustainability or personal happiness. He has founded several startups including Oil Country Engineering and the Mosaic Family of Companies and more recently experimented with the collective model with InterChange and Thrive Wellness Collective. ... Read More

Monica Curtis

Monica Curtis was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Energy Efficiency Alberta in March 2017.  As CEO, she is charged with leading the design and implementation of energy efficiency, energy conservation, and small scale renewable energy programs and services that help Alberta residents and businesses save money and increase comfort and productivity; and that foster development of an energy efficiency services industry ... Read More

Joseph Der

Joseph Der is a member of WSP Canada’s Sustainability and Energy team in Edmonton and provides design, construction and operations support for sustainable buildings. Joseph’s experience includes assisting clients meet their energy goals by identifying and tailoring opportunities for energy conservation through operational and capital measures. He works with these clients to provide a better understanding of their energy ... Read More

Jeff Doble

Jeff Doble leads Perkins+Will’s global transportation design practice. As an architect and Director of Transportation Design, Jeff focuses on the customer experience and transforming stations from places to wait for buses and trains, to civic landmarks and multi-use community hubs that improve the urban environment.

Lisa Dockman

Lisa Dockman is Senior Environmental Project Manager working in the Energy Transition Unit at the City of Edmonton. Her main focus is on planning and implementation of programs aimed to mitigate energy use and greenhouse gas emissions associated with Edmonton’s large buildings. Lisa is a University of Alberta alumnus of both the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Education, in addition to holding a certificate in ... Read More

Dan Doherty

Daniel has broad experience in the AEC industry. He started as a construction labourer, then Architectural Technologist and finally as Virtual Construction Manager at Clark Builders.  Daniel is a certified engineering technologist, earned his bachelor’s degree in Technology Management and has a Certification of Management in BIM (CM BIM) from the AGC. Daniel is currently Chair of the Alberta Centre of Excellence for BIM ... Read More

Tanya Doran

Tanya Doran has spent her career championing sustainable building design. From her first role at an electric utility provider to her recent senior roles consulting for large national organizations and the electric transmission council in Edmonton, Tanya has seen the evolution of sustainable design practice across Western Canada. Her multifaceted career spans from promoting sustainability through stakeholder engagement, ... Read More

Aaron Dublenko

Aaron Dublenko is currently the coordinator of the Innovate Program with Queen Elizabeth High School and Argyll Centre in Edmonton Public Schools. Innovate supports hands-on/project-based learning in real world context with a focus on sustainable development. Aaron completed his M.Ed in Education for Sustainable Development in 2010 to develop a program that bridges curriculum and age groups and connects youth to community ... Read More

Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer is a well-recognized presenter at the urban congress in the united states recognized designer and urban planner. For the past ten years, Geoff has run a successful Calgary-based urban design firm focused exclusively on the design and implementation of walkable, mixed-use urbanism that exemplify Smart Growth, New Urbanism, LEEDND, and the many other contemporary movements towards human scaled urbanism. To date ... Read More

Markous Gad

Markous Gad has partnered with Heather Bretz to bring sustainable design to K-12 schools in remote communities across Alberta. With a background in architectural design and passion for sustainability, Markous has focused on the integrated project delivery process, which has resulted in higher energy savings, enhanced indoor environmental quality, and reductions in operational costs for his projects. He believes that by ... Read More

Marsha Gentile

Marsha Gentile was one of the first in Canada to graduate from the National Sustainable Building Advisors program. She has 15 years of hands-on experience with LEED projects across Canada and the United States. Marsha is a member of the LEED Canada Steering Committee and is well-known as a green construction advocate having presented at over 40 conferences and learning institutions. Marsha is very proud to have been a ... Read More

Sunny Ghataurah

Sunny Ghataurah is one of Western Canada’s leading electrical engineers with more than 24 years’ experience in the construction industry. His skills in designing electrical and architectural lighting systems have been applied to hundreds of buildings across many sectors, including healthcare, education, hospitality, civic, recreational, retail, corporate office, industrial and residential. Notable awards include a Special ... Read More

Lori-Jo Graham

Lori-Jo has a Masters of Environmental Design in Urban and Regional Planning with a specialization in Economic Development. She is passionate about: Circular Economy – keeping resources in use for as long as possible, extracting their maximum value, then recovering and regenerating materials Business Clusters – concentrations of interconnected businesses, suppliers and supporters working to increase the ... Read More

Thomas Grenier

Currently, Thomas Grenier is the proud owner of Vagabond Tiny Homes Ltd.- a company that he started just over a year ago. At the age of 27, Thomas has completed a BSc. (honors), his master’s degree and has traveled a cumulative 2 ½ years in his adult life. His travels have taken him the world over, most notable of these travels was living/volunteering in a youth crisis center/orphanage in rural Uganda (4 months), ... Read More

Jen Hancock

Bio coming soon…

Jenny Hong

Jenny Hong is a Senior Project Manager with the City of Edmonton’s City Environmental Strategies section. Her main focus is on planning and implementation of policies that aim to advance energy efficiency and renewables within City operations. Jenny has a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering and Master of Public Health in Global Health, from the University of Alberta. Previously, she has led capital ... Read More

Mark Hutchinson

Mark Hutchinson has worked with the Canada Green Building Council for the last nine years. As Vice President of Green Building Programs, he oversees the strategic direction and operation of the LEED building certification program in Canada. He currently serves as Immediate Past Chair of the USGBC’s LEED Steering Committee, which oversees the development and application of the LEED program globally. He also participates in ... Read More

Kevin Hydes

With over 35 years of experience as an engineer, Kevin is internationally recognized as a leader in sustainable design and for his contributions to the building industry. A pioneer of sustainable building systems’ design, Kevin’s commitment to advancing its cause began over 20 years ago. Shaping healthy building codes and standards at the policy level, internationally, Kevin has served as a Technical Advisor for several ... Read More

Andrée Iffrig

Andrée Iffrig, LEED AP, ISSP-SA is a sustainability leader at Iffrig & Associates, where she heads up green building services and sustainability reporting. A biomimicry and resilient design specialist, she gives presentations across North America. Andrée is a co-founder of the Biomimicry Network of Alberta and the Alberta chapter of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals. She chaired the Advisory ... Read More

Sascha Jansz

Sascha Jansz works out of the Office of Sustainability to assist the Facilities and Operations portfolio with sustainability certification of buildings on the University of Alberta’s campus, as well as sustainability metrics collection and management. Leading the green building strategy and the Sustainability Information Management System (SIMS) she works on making the campus greener every day. Sascha holds a B.Sc. in ... Read More

Mo Khan

Mo Khan is the resident renewables specialist at AES Engineering having designed and commissioned numerous photovoltaic installation projects. As an electrical engineer, Mo has successfully completed more than 250,000 m2 of corporate head office facilities. Mo pushes the boundaries on green and sustainable building initiatives, striving for innovation, energy-efficiency, technological advancements and professionalism on ... Read More

Sam Lane

Sam is focused on providing clients with clear and consistent direction to achieve their energy and sustainability goals. With more than five years of experience in public, private, and research positions, Sam applies her diversity of perspectives to each project.  As an energy modeler, Certified Passive House Designer, and experienced sustainability consultant, Sam is a valuable partner through all stages of building ... Read More

Trina Larsen

Trina Larsen is the Managing Associate of AES Engineering’s new Edmonton office. Trina is a professional engineer who has been involved with the sustainable electrical design of new buildings, renovations and project planning for over 20 years. She has contributed to the building construction industry in Edmonton on projects such as the Royal Alberta Museum, Kaye Edmonton Clinic and Sigmar Centre for Learning at NorQuest ... Read More

Léo Lejeune

As a principal of the firm, and a registered architect with 18 years of experience, Léo Lejeune brings both experience and innovation to projects. In addition to his commercial office building experience, he offers vast knowledge of postsecondary design and planning. Collaborative by nature, Léo is a strong designer, master planner, space planner, and programmer. Léo has experience leading large design teams, including ... Read More

Adrienne Lynn

Adrienne Lynn’s interest in sustainability and energy efficiency lead her to earn her LEED® accredited professional designation and her Construction Technology Certificate. As an experienced LEED® professional Adrienne brings a positive attitude and attention to detail which ensures each project follows the LEED® process to achieve the designated LEED® certification level. Adrienne’s experience from her involvement on a ... Read More

Greg MacKenzie

Greg MacKenzie is a land use planning and urban design consultant, with over 15 years of project experience and a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional with a Neighbourhood Design specialization (LEED AP+ND). He has been involved in a wide variety of award winning projects incorporating approaches to sustainable development. He has participated in – and led – the research, ... Read More

Vivian Manasc

Vivian Manasc leads Manasc Isaac, a 55-person Alberta-based Architectural and Engineering Studio, is Past President of Architecture Canada|RAIC, and past VP of the CaGBC. Vivian leads the design of many of Manasc Isaac’s projects, and it is her vision and skill in facilitating the design process that enables successful projects such as the LEED Gold Water Centre in Calgary, Calgary’s EOC, the Academic Research Centre at ... Read More

Morgan McDonald

Morgan is Director of Operations with Ledcor Renew. Working primarily in Toronto and Vancouver, he has shaped his career developing triple-bottom-line solutions to multi-stakeholder projects. His work has focused on renewable energy systems, carbon finance, and green and high performance buildings. He was a founding director of the BC Sustainable Energy Association and he is currently the Chair of the BC Chapter of the ... Read More

Mike McFaul

Bio coming soon…

Mike Mellross

Mike Mellross is a Project Manager in the Energy Transition Unit of the City of Edmonton which has been tasked with stewarding and implementing Edmonton’s Community Energy Transition Strategy. Previously to re-joining the City of Edmonton in 2016, Mike was the Manager of the Environment Branch of the City of St. Albert. Mike is a registered Professional Agrologist with over twenty years of experience in the field of ... Read More

Shahab Moeini

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Regan Moffatt

Regan Moffatt brought his comprehensive background in office, institutional, residential and retail development to Smith + Andersen in 2011 when he joined our Calgary team. His thorough understanding of LEED requirements and focus on sustainable design makes him an invaluable resource to clients looking for excellence in smart design. Regan’s keen eye for detail means that design challenges are discovered and resolved ... Read More

Susan Nelson

Susan Nelson, with a Bachelor’s degree in Neurological Psychology and Economics and a Master’s degree in Audiology and Communications Pathology, is the CEO of OpenGate – Developer of TwinHills Calgary, a registered LEED-ND CyberSynergy Town. As a visionary, Susan incorporates important values such as those in her 5 Bottom Line Model to provide the basis and support that encompasses TwinHills as a LEED-ND Charter Project ... Read More

Ellie Niakan

Internationally recognized for her award-winning lighting design, Associate Ellie Naikan brings over 16 years of experience to Integral Group, where she leads the Vancouver Integral Light Studio. Through her passion and creativity, Ellie harnesses the power of light to create expressive designs that blend aesthetics and function. Ellie is the first in Canada to have earned the International Lighting Designer ... Read More

Chris Ohlmann

Chris Ohlmann is a leading developer of building automation systems. In 2002, Chris co-founded Embedia Technologies at a time when advanced solar control was an emerging niche market. As the CEO and Managing Director of Embedia, Chris and his team have kept Embedia at the forefront of innovation for energy efficient development by making new smart building concepts into feasible realities. As the sustainable design ... Read More

Dr. Azzeddine Oudjehane

Dr. Azzeddine Oudjehane joined SAIT in 2012 to teach in the Bachelor of Science in Construction Project Management and develop applied and scholarly research opportunities that meet the needs of Alberta’s construction industry. With over 25 years of experience leading multi-disciplinary projects in R&D, business innovation and, market development and performance evaluation, Dr. Oudjehane works with various ... Read More

Robert Pawliuk

Robert Pawliuk has over 27 years of experience in Building Operations, the past 12 with the University and prior to that Suncor Engineering Ltd. Presently accountable for supervising the 24-hour Communications Control Centre which includes the new initiative of working with University Protective Services, the operation of building heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, the installation and operation of the ... Read More

Terry Radford

Terry’s early development was on the family farm in Saskatchewan, raised on grounded work ethics. His education and early work experience was in the area of electronics and software technology. He has over 35 years of business experience in the information technology industry. He has founded and managed 5 start-up technology companies including a national computer network products distribution company and an international ... Read More

Jeff Rent

Jeff Rent is a mechanical engineering leader and project manager. His project experience has been focused on developing high performance and environmentally conscious designs. Jeff has overcome many technical challenges by designing creative solutions. He has discovered that the best solution is one that balances efficiency, complexity and budget to meet client needs. Jeff’s knowledge has been fundamental on several ... Read More

Zoë Rezac

Zoe is a communications and Indigenous engagement specialist with 10 years of experience across Canada. Whatever the project, she enjoys working collaboratively with others to find common ground and establish mutually-beneficial solutions. She engages with her client, their stakeholders, and their community to ensure that each project incorporates local input and insight. Zoe’s facilitated cultural youth exchanges, ... Read More

Matt Roper

Matt Roper is a registered architect with seven years of experience and brings a rigorous and enthusiastic approach to the projects he is involved in. His gold medal thesis examined the relationships of threshold, form, program, and connectivity between architecture and activating the surrounding public realm. The continual study of the interaction between the urban realm and built form has resulted in Matt’s involvement ... Read More

Melanie Ross

With over 10 years of experience at architecture, planning and engineering firms in Calgary and Toronto, Melanie Ross understands and respects various industry viewpoints and brings an integrated design approach to her green building work. She supports a wide range of sustainable projects ranging from LEED, WELL and other 3rd party certifications, to energy management and sustainability planning and policy development. ... Read More

Brian Rozamhel

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Akua Schatz

Akua Schatz joined the Canada Green Building Council in 2014. As the Director of Advocacy and Development she leads the development of policy to advance sustainable building practices. She has championed research and programming demonstrating how energy benchmarking, the retrofit economy and net zero development can play a role in the de-carbonization of Canada. Over the course of her career she has honed a deep ... Read More

Taylor Shoup

Taylor Shoup is a Project Coordinator with Graham Construction and Engineering having experience primarily in multi-family residential high-rise construction.  Taylor recently graduated from SAIT with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Project Management, where he completed his Capstone Project on Sustainability Through Urban Densification.  He has a strong interest in urban development and planning, and continues to ... Read More

Jeff Taylor

Jeff Taylor is the Co-founder and CEO of MyHEAT.  MyHEAT is big data company that collects and processes thermal images for every building in a city.  This data is incorporated into energy efficiency programs to increase engagement and recruitment into these programs.  Jeff is an experienced leader in technology product commercialization with over 15 years of product strategy consulting and software product management ... Read More

Andy Tchir

Andy Tchir B.Sc., P.Ag. is the Environmental and Sustainability Coordinator for the Town of Devon, as well as a Devon resident. Following completion of his Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Conservation Science at the University of Alberta, Andy has worked in diverse roles with various companies. This has included work in environmental monitoring, environmental assessment, program development, and regulatory ... Read More

Tam Tekle

Tam Tekle has over 30 years’ experience in the production of composite panel products such as OSB, laminated veneer lumber, plywood, particleboard, MDF, and strawboard. he has extensive expertise in maximizing fibre resource utilization, product development and efficient plant start-up. Tam is a leading expert on the application of microwave technology to biofibre manufacturing, having conceptualized the first commercial ... Read More

Joylyn Teskey

Joylyn Teskey is an architect in Edmonton AB, Canada. She is the Manager of Planning and Architecture at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology where she oversees campus planning, space planning and architectural design. She believes in the power of people working together to make big changes. Joylyn is interested in the intersection of great design and real life use. In the Centre for Applied Technology, she worked ... Read More

Celeste Thiesen

Celeste Thiesen is an Interior Design Technologist from NAIT and through developing education has also earned her LEED A.P. designation. She has been in the building industry for 20 years and found herself in a “circle of life” moment when she began instructing in the Interior Design Technology department at NAIT in 2007 – 2016. Sadly, Mufasa and Simba were not present for the monumental occasion. ... Read More

Kathy Worobec

Kathy Worobec is ACEE’s Education Director and has worked with ACEE since 2012. She leads ACEE’s work on K-12 curriculum redesign, education stakeholder engagement, supports the Edmonton region Community of Practice, coordinates ACEE’s Alberta Green Schools and supports with fund development. She has more than 25 years of experience in developing, implementing, delivering and managing environmental education ... Read More

Mike Worthington

Worthington Construction Ltd. is a second generation family business. The company owns some land and an off grid solar heated and powered work shop in Standard, Alberta. Worthington is primarily engaged in construction and general contracting. They have built a self-contained solar powered water closet for their company work shop. Worthington Construction tested and verified the performance of the prototype they intend to ... Read More