President & CEO, Canada Green Building Council
Instrumental in introducing LEED to Canada, Thomas has led CaGBC as it has influenced the designs and reduced the environmental impacts of thousands of buildings, representing over 75 million square meters of built space. Working with real estate organizations, municipalities, and government, Thomas has helped shape policy, and adoption of higher standards on a voluntary basis, by providing information, education and results. Studies show LEED certified buildings to be signficantly more efficient, generating estimated annual savings of 2,630,652 eMWH of energy, 512,672 tonnes of CO2, and 5.6 billion liters of water. Since 2005, 2.7 million tonnes of construction / demolition waste has been recycled.