Permalink Gallery

Sustainable community design workshop for New Westminster

Sustainable community design workshop for New Westminster

In collaboration with Modus Planning Engagement and Design, prepared and helped deliver a two day design charrette focused on strategies to make the City of New Westminster, BC, a more sustainable place to live, work and play.  My role on the team was to examine ways in which the local economy could be enhanced […]

Permalink Gallery

Future Scenarios Development for World Wildlife Fund

Future Scenarios Development for World Wildlife Fund

Prepared a background report on the use of future scenarios to assist with a multi-stakeholder process being organized by the World Wildlife Fund. As part of the project, presented a dozen or see examples of other future scenarios development processes with commentary on their relevance to the WWF project.

Permalink Gallery

Material Reuse Collection at Disposal Facilities in Metro Vancouver

Material Reuse Collection at Disposal Facilities in Metro Vancouver

Assessed the economic and waste reduction benefits of establishing staffed and/or unstaffed reusable materials collection points at transfer stations and disposal facilities in Metro Vancouver. In line with the 3Rs hierarchy, in which reuse is a higher order level of reduction than recycling, the study asked the question: “If we accept materials for recycling […]

Permalink Gallery

Integrated Community Sustainability Plan for the City of Whitehorse

Integrated Community Sustainability Plan for the City of Whitehorse

In collaboration with Modus Planning, Design and Engagement, prepared an Integrated Community Sustainability Plan for the City of Whitehorse in the Yukon. The study involved a review of previous sustainability plans (including parks and recreation plans, transportation plans, energy plans, waste plans and economic development plans) as well as a series of interviews with […]

Permalink Gallery

Enhancing food processing in the Cowichan Valley Regional District

Enhancing food processing in the Cowichan Valley Regional District

In collaboration with Greenchain Consulting, Urban Food Strategies, and Sustainability Solutions Group, prepared a report that described the current status of food processing in the CVRD, identified barriers and opportunities for enhancing food processing, discussed climate change implications of expanded food processing, and presented specific recommendations for expanding food processing and enhancing climate change […]

Permalink Gallery

Business feasibility for public food market in Kamloops

Business feasibility for public food market in Kamloops

In collaboration with Greenchain Consulting, Urban Food Strategies and True Consulting, assessed the business feasibility of a year round food/farm market in downtown Kamloops, BC.

The study included a review of comparable public food markets across North America, identification of key success metrics for the market, alternative governance structures, relevant regulations, potential locations for the […]

Permalink Gallery

Business plan for building energy retrofit company

Business plan for building energy retrofit company

Developed business plan for a British Columbia based building energy retrofit company focused on implementing energy saving technologies in multi-family buildings.  The business plan included an analysis of industry trends, company strengths and weaknesses, new technologies, marketing/promotional strategies, staffing and management, information systems, and financial projections over three years. As part of project, conducted […]

Permalink Gallery

Economic Development Prospects for Chilliwack

Economic Development Prospects for Chilliwack

In partnership with Lions Gate Consulting, prepared an economic development prospects study for the city of Chilliwack as part of the development of its official community plan.  The study included a baseline economic study, an assessment of employment lands, a one-day workshop, focus groups with key industry sectors, a future scenarios exercise, and a […]

Permalink Gallery

Developing a Municipal Green Building Policy

Developing a Municipal Green Building Policy

As part of a Golder Associates project, David researched a wide range of municipal green building policies in western Canada.  He then facilitated community workshops in the town of Jasper, Alberta to evaluate green building policy options and choose the green building policy elements that were most relevant and appropriate to the unique characteristics […]

Permalink Gallery

Analysis of Financing Incentives for Building Green

Analysis of Financing Incentives for Building Green

As part of a project conducted by Golder Association and in collaboration with Brantwood Consulting, David developed a suite of performance-based green financing strategies that the City of Edmont could offer to residents who are buying, building or renovating a home, multifamily building, or commercial/office building.  Instead of just offering rebates on appliances, the […]

Permalink Gallery

Green consumer guide for Edmonton residents

Green consumer guide for Edmonton residents

As part of a Golder Associates project in collaboration with Brantwood Consulting, David help prepare a detailed consumer guide on how to build, rent or buy a green home or condominium for residents in Edmonton, Alberta.  The guide covered all aspects of green building including: energy and water efficient equipment and appliances, building envelope, […]

Permalink Gallery

Economics of sustainable community food systems

Economics of sustainable community food systems

In association with Integrity Systems Inc, assessed the economics of on-farm food production, the economics of sustainable community food processing, and the economics of sustainable community food distribution and retailing.  The study addressed on-farm processing facilities, mobile processing facilities, and centralized processing. It also specifically addressed alternative retail channels such as farm gate sales, […]