Jason draws on a variety of educational and work experiences in his role as sustainable building consultant. With an honours degree in Administration, a diploma in Building Technology and several years working in the building trades, Jason is dedicated to applying his experience to help develop effective green building strategies.
Jason studied administration, economics and policy at Trent University before embarking on a series of backpacking adventures around the world, interspersed with stints planting trees in the Canadian north. He moved to Vancouver in the mid 1990s and began working in the building trades. In an attempt to address the inefficiency and toxicity typical of the construction he saw, Jason began to offer green contracting services, with a particular interest in energy efficiency upgrades. This work grew into consulting, research and educational services as well and eventually lead back to school, focusing on building science and sustainability at BCIT’s Architecture and Building Engineering Technology program.
He has volunteered with a number of environmental organizations including the Lighthouse Sustainable Building Centre and is a member of the BC Sustainable Energy Association working to promote renewable sources of energy. Jason has worked on a number of LEED and Living Building Challenge projects and is particularly interested in LEED for Neighbourhood Development, urban design and community based solutions to environmental issues. Despite his fascination with sustainable buildings, technology and urban design, Jason is happiest outside in the woods.