COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH PROJECT, CMHC External Research Grant Program, 2009
Analysis of the potential to reduce the environmental impact of 100 households in five adjacent neighbourhoods by working with community environmental groups and a City of Ottawa carbon footprint calculator.
ASSESSMENT OF THE CANADIAN HOUSING SECTOR'S IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT, CMHC 2007
Analysis of the relative and combined environmental impact of Canada’s existing housing stock including lifecycle and operating impacts from different dwelling types and neighbourhood settings, and a projection of the existing situation to 2025. Creation of a database which makes possible an analysis of all the individual components affecting environmental impact and an examination of alternative future scenarios. Prepared in collaboration with Marbek Resource Consultants and the Athena International Institute.
WHITE PAPER FOR MOVING EXISTING HOMES TOWARD CARBON NEUTRALITY, ACI, USA 2007
Assisted with writing and editing this white paper including the portions outlining the process for achieving deep energy reductions, occupant behaviour modifications, and moving from consumerism to sufficiency.
HOUSEHOLD ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING PROJECT, CMHC External Research Program 2006
Development of a technique for monitoring the environmental impact of 20 households in a community, assessment of the reasons for dramatic variations between households, and recommendations for the most cost effective methods for reducing environmental impact. The research project produced a 12% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by participating households.
KAHNAWÀ:KE SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY, QC 2008
Review of the design and research carried out between 1997 – 2008 for the development of the Kanata Healthy Neighbourhood, and recommendations for implementation of sustainable design principles. The assessment included consideration of cultural, social and economic factors, neighbourhood infrastructure, urban layout, architectural design and construction.
FACILITATOR, ACI SUMMIT MOVING HOMES TOWARDS CARBON NEUTRALITY, San Francisco, 2007
Organizer and session facilitator for a conference which considered techniques for making deep cuts to energy use in existing North American housing.
OTTAWA PARAMEDIC SERVICES BUILDING COMMISSIONING, Ottawa, ON 2005
Consultant for building commissioning to LEED standards.
SUSTAINABLE BUILDING PRACTICE – Survey of Client Interest 2003
Development of a client survey to indicate areas of sustainable design to be pursued on government projects.
DND GREEN DESIGN BUILD PROJECT REVIEW, 2003
Evaluation of the success of DND design build projects in achieving sustainable design objectives.
GREEN BUILDING CHALLENGE MODELLING, 2003
Support to the Athena Institute in the evaluation of entries to the Green Building Challenge.