The purpose of this report is to provide recommendations for climate change mitigation in the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC) in context to the Professional Engineers and Geologists of BC (APEGBC). This report aims to show how climate change is involved and integral in the activities undertaken by the professionals of APEGBC, how they can influence or choose to mitigate climate change in their professions, and the importance of doing so.
Director, Ottawa Read More
Chair of the Board Nanaimo, B.C. Read More
Former Affiliation formerly an industry development advisor for Industry Canada with 25 years experience supporting the development and adoption of Canadian environmental technologies; he retired in 2010 after completing a special assignment with Environment Canada directing the federal inter-departmental sustainability program for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games.
President and CEO EcoSmart Foundation Inc. Vancouver. B.C.Michel de Spot is a Professional Engineer Read More
Director Toronto, Ontario
Other affiliation: M.Arch., B.Tech., MRAIC, Corporate Representative, National Management Team, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Mark excels in forging strategic relationships and unique partnerships, creatively sharing CMHC’s vast housing expertise and fostering the creation of sustainable housing/communities.
He ‘s CMHC’s media savvy spokesperson – able to cover a range of housing issues and especially enjoying the chance to passionately share his substantive expertise in sustainable housing and community design.
His weekly article dealing with a range of housing topics from renovation to home maintenance to home finance can be read across the Sun Media Chain.
Mark is one of 250 Canadians personally trained by U.S. Vice President Al Gore to present the live version of ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ as part of the Climate Project Canada Initiative.
Mark has a strong inclination for concrete action as evidenced by his role in spearheading 4 travelling, full-scale, sustainable house exhibits ($5M fund-raising effort, 500k visitors, $5M editorial value of media coverage; CTV’s Live Earth telecast, Canada AM, numerous TV/Radio news spots, print articles).
As a member of CMHC’s National Management Team, Mark has had a diverse range of exciting appointments including Corporate Representative, Manager Communications/Marketing, Manager CMHC International, National Sales Team Leader Municipal Infrastructure Lending Program & Sr Research Consultant, BC/Yukon where he lead multi-stakeholder relations related to the highly contentious leaky condominium issue in Vancouver.
Prior to CMHC Mark was a building science professor at Toronto’s Seneca College and served 10 years as President of SDC Consultants where he provided design, consulting and project management services for sustainable building design projects.
Mark possesses a Master of Architecture Degree and a Bachelor of Technology Degree, is a Member Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and a contributor to countless boards and committees.