Management

Michael Singleton

Michael Singleton

As Executive Director of Sustainable Buildings Canada (SBC) Michael Singleton has more than 20 years of experience as an economist focused on energy policy and resource planning. In his role as Executive Director of SBC, Michael manages all aspects of the organization’s operations, and delivers the SBC mandate. He has been involved extensively with energy policy, program design, delivery, and evaluation. His hands-on methods deliver results, and include the delivery of integrated design process workshops, training, education, and research. He also leads SBCs flagship event, the annual Green Building Festival.
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Melanie Simpson

Melanie Simpson

Mel is the owner of Polished Media, an organic social media management and digital branding company. She handles all things digital for SBC, including social media management, email marketing, branded content, graphic design and digital marketing. She has been a part of the Green Building Festival marketing team since 2020, helping shift the traditionally in-person-only festival to a virtual & hybrid platform.
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Adam Jones

Adam Jones

Adam Jones is a passionate advocate, and a renewable energy and energy efficiency specialist who is dedicated to finding sustainable solutions to energy issues. He has been working and studying in the field for more than a decade, beginning as a Solar Energy International trained photovoltaic designer. In 2018, Adam completed a Master's in Environmental Studies with a focus on renewable energy and sustainable architecture policy. Areas of interest include the nexus of buildings and energy, sustainable building policy and practice, renewable energy and energy storage.
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Amy Pound

Amy Pound

Amy has worked in the environment sector for over 5 years, in various roles. Beginning as a Marketing and Design coordinator, she was responsible for overseeing several initiatives such as Save on Energy and the Home Assistance Program. After receiving a Web Development certificate in 2016, she served as Development Lead for a tech start-up managing a team of programmers, and coordinating project planning with management. During this time she earned a Project Management Certificate (online), and has now returned to the Environment sector. She has been with Sustainable Buildings Canada for two years, as a Project Coordinator, and Technical Lead.

Executive Board Members

Bettina Hoar, Chair

Bettina Hoar, BSc (Hons), MBAA, CSBA

Bettina is the founder of Sage Living Toronto, a sustainable building consulting firm with a focus on health & wellbeing in the built environment. Bettina is a Subject Matter Expert on Indoor Environmental Quality with Enbridge’s Savings by Design program and founding member of the GreenBuildingLearningZone.org, a green building education collaborative. An avid traveller, Bettina has lived and worked in the US, Germany, Spain, Bahamas, Uruguay and Canada.
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Victoria Coffin, Vice Chair

Victoria Coffin

Victoria Coffin is a lawyer with more than 25 years of experience in private industry, government and not-for-profit as well as from operating her own business. She has advised hundreds of start-ups and established companies across various sectors including the real estate, building and construction industries on various legal aspects of operating their businesses. Beyond her expertise as a business lawyer, she has taken a keen interest as a consultant in clean energy generation and energy efficient home building in South America and in biomass generation in Alberta. She brings to any project a great diversity of experience having worked within government, business and not-for-profit environments.
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Sarah Keyes, Treasurer

Sarah Keyes, CPA, CA | Principal

Sarah is a Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) with over a decade of work experience as a thought leader, consultant and auditor. Before joining ESG Global Advisors as a Principal, Sarah held senior roles at PwC, MNP and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) working with the energy and mining sectors. She has deep expertise in the business and financial impacts of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and climate change issues.
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Constantine Eliadis, Secretary

Constantine (Taki) Eliadis, Eng., MBA

Constantine has been a member of the SBC board since 2004. He has twice served as Chair. His career spans more than 20 years in the energy conservation sector. He was the architect of Ontario’s multi-billion-dollar, 900 MW conservation program portfolio at the Ontario Power Authority (now IESO). He has held executive roles with Enwave Corporation and the world’s largest lake-based renewable cooling system, GreenSaver where he commercialized the social housing and low income retrofit programs. He is also an independent management consultant to new technology companies in the sector, advising on go-to-market and financing strategy.
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Board Members

Ryan Evans

Ryan Evans

Ryan is a specialist in high performance building design and operations. As principal of EVNA Engineering, Ryan and his team assist their clients with achieving their sustainability objectives in the built environment. From a young age, Ryan has loved to build things and solve problems. Today, that childhood passion is what drives him forward as he works on developing innovative solutions to combat the ever growing problem of climate change. As a proponent of the Integrated Design Approach—the collaborative alignment of an entire project team to the same design objectives—Ryan believes that together we can design high performance buildings that are accessible, affordable, and energy efficient, in both the new and retrofit built environment. Ryan holds a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario, a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP), and is bilingual in English and French.
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Christine Abe

Christine Abe, B.L.A., O.A.L.A., C.S.L.A., A.S.L.A.

Christine is a landscape architect and Principal at The MBTW Group with over 30 years of experience in the field of Landscape Architecture. She has a wide range of experience in various scales of projects including numerous site plan, mixed use, institutional, school, park, condominium design, streetscape and commercial centre projects. In addition, she has been involved in the master planning of parks, new communities, schools, and institutional projects.
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John Robinson

John Robinson

John Robinson is a Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and the School of the Environment at the University of Toronto.  He is also an Adjunct Professor at Copenhagen Business School, and Visiting Professor at Utrecht University. At U of T, he is Presidential Advisor on the Environment, Climate Change and Sustainability, and heads up the Sustainable Built Environment Performance Assessment (SBEPA) research network.  His research focuses on the intersection of climate change mitigation, adaptation and sustainability; the use of visualization, modelling and citizen engagement to explore sustainable futures; sustainable buildings and urban design.
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Kate Moffatt

Kate Moffatt, CHRL

With over 8 years’ progressive experience, Kate is a resilient Human Resources Leader with an impactful record of leading, developing and implementing People and Culture programs and initiatives. Throughout her career in the engineering consulting space, Kate has consistently delivered results and positive change through her advanced skills in talent management, learning and development, employee relations, culture and engagement, organizational development, employee wellness, performance management, discipline, and all matters throughout the employee life cycle. Kate's broad knowledge and understanding of Canadian employment laws contribute to her ability to navigate the complex landscape of HR. She leverages this expertise to ensure compliance and advocates for the best interests of both the organization and its employees.
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Eli Miller

Eli Miller

Results-driven, passionate management professional with extensive project management and technical experience and a proven track record of exceeding expectations in a deadline-focused environment. Talented leader; able to effectively plan project work and resolve issues while managing, motivating, and guiding the team. Highly skilled in understanding needs and translating them into practical real world solutions. Passionate about economically viable, environmentally sustainable design, development and construction. Diverse experience includes various operations, project and program management roles in construction, multi-residential and commercial real estate. Eli has been a proponent at SBD workshops.
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Associate Members

Sebastián Carrizo

Sebastián Carrizo

In Sebastián’s current position, he works on projects in pursuit of various sustainability and energy objectives, with the majority of his work revolving around: energy analysis and modelling, daylight modelling and analysis, passive design, the Toronto Green Standard, energy incentive coordination, and sustainability. Sebastián holds a B.Eng. from The Intituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires (Argentina), and an M. Eng. from Carleton University. Sebastian has participated as an Energy Modeller and proponent in SBD programs in the past. He is an active volunteer and participant in the BBBC as both a member of the Advisory Panel and as a speaker. He also participated in SBC’s D+IDEA3 Advisory Panel.
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Roya Khaleeli

Roya Khaleeli

Sustainability and ESG leader with over 16 years of experience guiding and delivering progressive outcomes in the real estate sector. Articulate team player who thrives working across multiple functional teams to align objectives, problem solve, assess risks and opportunities, and agree a course of action. Experienced in developing and integrating sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies. Passionate and committed to innovation playing a key role in adding financial value, demonstrating industry leadership and supporting organizational learning. Roya was a proponent at several SBD workshops during her time as Director of Sustainability at Minto.
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