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Green Communities

The buildings sector plays a vital role in Canada’s ability to mitigate and adapt to climate change impacts. Climate change is threatening the health and safety of Canadians and will challenge housing affordability.

Canada’s buildings sector currently accounts for 12% of Canada’s total emissions. Additionally, hot temperatures and heavy precipitation are likely to threaten communities across the country, while wildfire days are expected to increase 2-3 times over the next century.

Studies are examining the affects of embodied carbon embodied carbon from building construction and transitioning to low carbon assets. Procuring infrastructure projects that take into account life cycle assessments and implementing regulations to quantify embodied carbon are moving further into government’s purview.

Global Advantage Consulting Group has conducted comprehensive ecosystem analyses of housing innovation and climate change. These include examining the roles and activities of stakeholders in housing innovation and communities and climate change.

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Peter MacKinnon

Senior Associate

Peter MacKinnon has a rich background working in the public and private sectors as well as in academic and international institutions. For example, for the private sector he worked for Cognos as Director of Corporate Development and later as Director, Computer-Aided Software Engineering. For the federal government he has worked for the Ministry of State for Science and Technology, as a Special Advisor on Advanced Information and Communication Technologies. Academically he has worked as an adjunct professor of engineering at Carleton University and at the School of Information Technology and Engineering at the University of Ottawa as Executive Director of WiSense (Heterogeneous wireless sensor networks). He is currently a Senior Research Associate in a Smart Cities Lab in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Ottawa and a Senior Partner with Global Advantage.

Daniel Katz

Lead Research Analyst

Daniel Katz is a Lead Research Analyst in Environment and Sustainability at Global Advantage Consulting Group who comes from a background in Journalism and Communications. He holds a BA from Carleton University along with a Diploma and Graduate Diploma from Algonquin College.