Toronto Networking Event

Green Building for Sustainable Communities and Economies

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | 6:00-9:00pm
Gladstone Hotel | 1214 Queen St W, Toronto
Cost: Free for EPs and EPts *; $10 non-members

* Registration is now closed.

ECO Canada and its President and CEO Kevin Nilsen are proud to stage a reception and networking event centered on Green Building for Sustainable Communities and Economies.

Whether it’s new builds or retrofits, industrial or residential, green building continues to drive innovations in energy, materials and costs savings, while building healthier cities and more sustainable communities.

Join Jim Lord, Founding Principal of Ecovert Sustainability Consultants, and Rosemary Martin, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at First Capital Realty as they discuss the need to embrace forward-thinking ideas, and established standards and certifications, to make green building the de facto practice in development and urban planning.

This is a great opportunity to make new contacts and socialize with environmental professionals from Greater Toronto Area companies and organizations while learning more about the shift from traditional building to building that encourages and creates sustainable structures and communities.

Note: Appetizers will be served. A cash bar is also available.

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Speaker bios

Jim Lord, Founding Principal of Ecovert Sustainability Consultants BBA, FCIP, LEED AP, SMaRT AP, ENV SP

Jim is the co-founder of Ecovert Sustainability Consultants, a full service environmental consulting firm. Ecovert helps builders, developers, landlords and tenants transform their new or existing buildings into models of sustainability which meet environmental best practices such as LEED. Ecovert has worked on over 30 million square feet of sustainable projects. Jim is also a board member with Market Transformation to Sustainability, Earth Day Canada and is the organizer of Green Drinks, Toronto’s largest monthly sustainability networking event. He is a past board member of Canada Green Building Council’s Greater Toronto Chapter.

Jim will speak about his 20 plus years’ of experience in the green building industry, how green/sustainable certifications have evolved over the years and the new certification standards that are being set for the next three to five years.

Rosemary Martin, Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer at First Capital Realty Inc. B.Sc., LEED AP BD + C

Rosemary has 25 years’ experience identifying environmental opportunities and risks, developing environmental strategies, and implementing environmental programs. She has developed sustainability, risk management, product safety, and environment, health and safety programs in the steel, chemical, R & D, financial, real estate, and consulting sectors. Rosemary is an active member of several professional sustainability associations.

Rosemary will speak about her 25-year career in the environment sector, highlight the skills and traits she believes are necessary to succeed in this sector and discuss the evolution and state of green buildings in the Canadian real estate market in 2017.