What do you get when you put together a green building entrepreneur/innovator and a construction VP in the same room to talk about sustainability? The answer is a lab to help innovative new companies develop and developers prove green building materials can work – and then, results. Tower Labs founder & President Jamie James set up a lab at MaRS with funding & support from TAF, OPA, STDC, BOMA, and the City of Toronto. Then Tridel Senior VP, Construction Greg Nevison brought the buildings. One result of this great collaboration has been a significant reduction in energy use and a whole new way of ventilating condominium towers with in-suite energy recovery systems. Together, the duo has helped to drive Tridel’s evolution as a green building leader – with now 30 LEED buildings completed or under construction.