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Earnest Ice Cream Business Mentoring

Earnest Ice Cream Business Mentoring

Began coaching the two founders of Earnest Ice Cream before they sold their first scoop of ice cream in 2012.  The company has since grown into one of the leading independent ice cream companies in the British Columbia locations, with 4 retail locations and a large production facility.  Continue provide a wide range of […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Analysis of Financing Incentives for Building Green

Analysis of Financing Incentives for Building Green

As part of a project conducted by Golder Associates in collaboration with Brantwood Consulting, David developed a suite of performance-based green financing strategies that the City of Edmonton 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 incentives […]

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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, […]

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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, […]

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Business plan for a Food Hub in Vancouver

Business plan for a Food Hub in Vancouver

As part of a multi-stakeholder team brought together by the Vancouver Farmer’s Market Association, David provide a senior advisory role in the development of a business plan for a proposed Food Hub in Vancouver called the New City Market.  The business plan included an assessment of the need for food hubs, a comparative analysis […]