Executive Director, Toronto 2030 District
Since 2002, Jeff has been actively involved in leading market transformation for the built environment. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Toronto 2030 District, the first Canadian entry in a network of North American conservation districts. Prior to co-founding the Toronto 2030 District, Jeff authored national and state roadmaps for low-carbon housing in Peru, Costa Rica and Mexico, and aided in the development of international zero-energy and near zero-energy pilot projects through the Asia Pacific Partnership for Clean Development and Climate.
Additionally, Jeff is a lead facilitator for the Enbridge Savings By Design builder conservation program and was the lead instructor for the Canada Green Building Council’s Certified Sustainable Building Advisor program. Jeff holds an HBA from the Western University’s Richard Ivey School of Business and a Masters of Design in Strategic Foresight and innovation from OCADU.
MBA, P.Eng., PMP, LEED AP, CBCP
Senior Vice President, JLL
Adrian is a Senior Vice President for Commissioning & Building Analytics for JLL North America.
Adrian brings with him over 15 years of leadership and experience on large-scale, complex projects across a breadth of fields, and uses his business acumen, strategic planning, and thought leadership to bring direction and experience to the company and its project teams. Through his combination of contracting, engineering, development, and property management experience, Adrian brings a highly specialized skillset to every project. In combination with his technical knowledge, Adrian leads a highly proficient and specialized practice across North America, providing project management, commissioning, and energy management services. In addition, he also ensures the seamless and successful best-in-class delivery of services across all sectors to all clients, to bring real value and deliver/realize results. Since joining JLL, Adrian has overseen the commissioning practice deliver high quality, specialized professional services for construction projects of more than $3B in value, and over 15,000,000 sq.ft.
Director of Policy and Programs
The Atmospheric Fund (TAF)
Bryan Purcell is the Director of Policy and Programs at The Atmospheric Fund (TAF), an award-winning public agency dedicated to addressing climate change and air quality in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Bryan’s work focuses on accelerating the decarbonization of the built environment through development of innovative policies, programs, and business solutions. He directs the TowerWise Program, through which TAF has financed and implemented major energy and Indoor Environmental Quality retrofits in ten low-income housing towers, using the buildings as living labs to advance understanding of the impact of retrofits on GHG emissions, indoor air quality, and occupant comfort. Bryan also works with the City of Toronto on the development of green building policies including the Toronto Green Standard.
Duncan Phillips (Ph.D., P.Eng.) joined RWDI in 2000 as a Specialist and became a Principal in 2009. He is now the Global Practice Leader for Building Performance/Physics at RWDI. He is involved in developing passive and low energy design solutions for individual buildings and communities.
Duncan comes to resiliency and climate change from the perspective of understanding how buildings and communities will respond to future climate conditions. This includes predicting the future weather and then modeling the impact. Examples of this include assessing the change in energy demand of buildings to reviewing future conditions in the urban realm based on changes in climate including heat island.
M.A.Sc., B.Eng., B.Sc., P.Eng, LEED® AP BD+C
Principal, RDH Building Science
Steve Kemp is a building science engineer specializing in energy modeling and design, and sustainability. His work experience includes a wide range of projects including green building design facilitation, renewable energy technology studies and energy research. Steve has developed energy modeling software for Natural Resources Canada, the US Environmental Protection Agency as well as utilities and product suppliers.
Steve has undergraduate degrees in Physics and Engineering as well as a Masters of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from Dalhousie University. He is a registered professional engineer in Ontario, a past-president of the IBPSA-Canada, and past-chair the Energy & Engineering Technical Advisory Group for the CaGBC and a Director for the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance.