Board of Directors

The current Board of Directors consists of 12 members drawn from a wide range of industries and geographic regions.


The current Board of Directors consists of 12 members drawn from a wide range of industries and geographic regions.

Thomas Mueller – President and CEO
(Ex-officio)

Andrew McAllan (Chair)
Oxford Properties

Seat: Head of Real Estate Management

Conrad Schartau
Integral Group
Seat: Professional Firms

Joanne McCallum (Vice-Chair)
McCallum Sather Architects Inc.

Seat: Professional Firms

Joanne Perdue (Secretary)
University of Calgary

Seat: Academia and Research

John Pontarollo
CRH Canada Group Inc.
Seat: Product Manufacturers, Suppliers and Retail

Marten Duhoux (Chair, Chapter Advisory Committee)
ft3 Architecture Landscape Interior Design

Seat: Chapter Advisory Board

Michele Walkau
GWL Realty Advisors
Seat: Real Estate Managers & Tenants

Peter Papagiannis (Treasurer)
Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions

Seat: Real Estate Owners and Developers

Rob Otway
PCL Construction Management Inc.
Seat: Constructors, Builders, Home Builders, Trade Contractors

Stephen Smith (Vice-Chair)
Manulife Real Estate
Seat: At Large

Veronica Silva
Public Services and Procurement Canada
Seat: Government and Policy

Wayne DeAngelis (Vice-Chair)
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)
Seat: Non-profit organizations and Industry Associations

Vacant Seat
Government and Policy

 

Thomas Mueller - President and CEO (Ex-officio)

MA, LEED AP

Canada Green Building Council

Thomas Mueller is a Founding Director of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and became President & CEO of the Council in 2005. As Chief Executive, he leads the Council's national green building strategy, programs and standards along with advocacy and policy initiatives.

As a member of the Board of Directors of the Green Business Certification Institute (GBCI) and the Cornerstone Standards Council (CSC), and as an immediate past Board member of the World Green Building Council (WGBC), he supports the transition toward green building, neighbourhoods and cities at home and globally.

Thomas is a well known advocate for green buildings and sustainable community development. He participates frequently in government and industry consultations on green development and is a nationally and internationally recognized authority and speaker on green buildings.

He is currently participating in a number of initiatives and groups including the WGBC Americas Network; and City of Vancouver's Green Building Advisory Committee. In January 2014, he joined the Advisory Board of CIRS (Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability) at the University of BC.

Thomas has an Undergraduate Degree in Geography, Planning and Applied Ecology from the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany, and holds a Master's Degree in Regional Planning & Resource Development from the University of Waterloo, Ontario.

For his green building work, Thomas received the 2000 and 2002 Innovation Award from the Architectural Institute of BC and the 2005 FCM - CH2MHill Sustainable Community Award. He is a Fellow of the Cascadia Green Building Council and a recipient of Canada's 2015 Clean50 award.

Andrew McAllan (Chair)

LEED AP, MBA
Oxford Properties
Seat: Real Estate Owners and Developers

As the SVP and Managing Director for Real Estate Management at Oxford Properties Group, Andrew McAllan leads the leasing, managing, and operating activities for Oxford's Canadian real estate portfolio, consisting of 50 million square feet of office, retail, multi-residential, industrial, and hotel assets. Andrew was elected to the Board of the Canada Green Building Council in 2012 and to the role of Chair in 2013. Previously, he sat on the Board of Directors of CEDA International - an energy sector (full services) international enterprise, and Ainsworth - a national electrical and mechanical services company.

Andrew holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He is married with four adult children.

Conrad Schartau

MCIBSE, MIIAR, MIOR, MIET, MCMI
Integral Group
Seat: Professional Firms

COO Conrad Schartau's open communication style and candid approach has helped propel the expansion of Integral Group while maintaining a transparent working environment. With over 25 years of experience in the building services industry, Conrad has led the strategic operations of several businesses, which has led to their increased profits and expansion. As a primary adopter of sustainable building design, Conrad introduced innovative knowledge of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat recovery technologies to the country. He constantly pursues new educational and personal development opportunities, which have enabled him to achieve his goals and arrive to the standing he embodies today.

Joanne McCallum (Vice-Chair)

McCallum Sather Architects Inc.
Seat: Professional Firms

Joanne McCallum is a Director in the firm McCallum Sather Architects (MSA). Joanne holds a combined Honours Degree in Urban Geography and Psychology (Guelph), and a Master's Degree in Environmental Design, Architecture (Calgary). Joanne established her own firm in 1992 with a focus on embedding sustainable design principals in the design work of the firm. In 1996 her firm evolved into a partnership (MSA) and since that time the work of the firm has established a national reputation for promoting and advancing sustainable design principals and was an early leader in championing the integrated design process. Joanne believes the most successful buildings are ones were the integration of natural and technical systems are carefully resolved by matching the building typology with appropriately scaled systems. Joanne was a founding member of the Ontario Association of Architects Committee on The Environment and served on the OAA Council for six years, two as VP External Relations.

Joanne Perdue (Secretary)

University of Calgary
Seat: Academia & Research

Joanne Perdue is the Chief Sustainability Officer for the University of Calgary. In this role she is responsible for defining strategic direction and facilitating organizational change to enable the university to meet its goal of becoming a North American leader of sustainability in higher education. Under her guidance, the University of Calgary has attained a Gold rating under the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment &smp; Rating System™, a North American framework for evaluation of sustainability in higher education. She is a recognized leader in both Canada and the US in the fields of sustainable building and community design, as well as organizational change for sustainability.

Joanne is an architect, a LEED Fellow, and a member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals. During her 20 years of practice she has been devoted to advancing green buildings and sustainable community design; as well as a key contributor to a number of award winning projects.

John Pontarollo

CRH Canada Group Inc.
Seat: Product Manufacturers, Suppliers and Retail

John Pontarollo, Senior Vice President at CRH Canada Group Inc., oversees the Ontario & Western Canada regions of one of the country's largest vertically integrated building materials and construction companies, as well as associated assets in the Northwest and Great Lakes regions of the United States.

John is a strong advocate of sustainable construction helping to steer the industry to adopt sustainable construction practices. He fosters the principles of the triple bottom line ensuring a balance between stable economic growth, continual social progress and preservation of the environment. John’s support and leadership to sustainable construction practices includes the Cornerstone Standards Council driving sustainable aggregate procurement and operations.

John is a passionate advocate of developing young talent, supporting the company’s programs for young Engineers and co-teaching civil engineering at the University of Toronto. He holds a B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto, and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

Marten Duhoux (Chair, Chapter Advisory Committee)

ft3 Architecture Landscape Interior Design
Seat: Chapter Advisory Board

Marten Duhoux's diverse portfolio reflects a career informed by international experience and an unparalleled commitment to sustainability. He received his Master of Science in Architecture from Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) and pursued a career informed by the belief that green buildings are affordable, durable and functional. Working in the Netherlands, United States and Canada, Marten's portfolio has grown to include a specialization in housing development, in addition to a wide range of experience in commercial space, academic and healthcare facilities, institutional landmarks and restaurants.

A LEED Accredited Professional since 2008, he was a National Director of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and Chair of the Manitoba Chapter of the CaGBC. Committed to sustainability as a consideration from the earliest stages of design and throughout the life of a project, his projects include the International Peace Gardens, Interpretive Centre (LEED Silver Certified), the ft3 offices at The Strand on Waterfront Drive (LEED CI Gold Certified) and the Habitat for Humanity Winnipeg Sir Sam Steele Housing Development (9 LEED Platinum and 25 Gold Certifications in addition to a City of Winnipeg Accessibility Special Recognition Award in 2010).

Michele Walkau

GWL Realty Advisors
Seat: Real Estate Managers & Tenants

Michele Walkau is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Services for GWL Realty Advisors. Michele is responsible for bringing together human resources, communications, marketing and sustainability to align the company's direction and priorities. Michele chairs the global corporate social responsibility committee for parent company, Great-West Lifeco. Prior to joining GWL Realty Advisors, Michele held various positions at Brookfield Properties Corporation. Michele has a Master of Science degree (Education) from Niagara University, Niagara Falls, NY and an Honours Bachelor degree (English Language & Literature) from the University of Western Ontario. Michele is on the Board of the Royal Canadian Military Institute and is the co-founder of the Historic Murray Canal District - a non-profit group focused on improving the quality of life in the area of the Murray Canal in Northumberland, Quinte West and Prince Edward Counties.

Peter Papagiannis (Treasurer)

CMA

Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions
Seat: Real Estate Owners and Developers

Peter is the Chief Operating Officer of Bookfield Global Integrated Solutions. Peter brings a varied range of direct real estate experience having been a number of leading real estate organizations including Royal LePage, First Capital Realty and Colliers International, as well as having previously served as CFO for the Ontario Realty Corporation, and BLJC Facility Management Services.

He is an active participant in various industry groups throughout his career including Greening Greater Toronto, RealPac, The Climate Project Canada - Treasurer (Past), and the inaugural Chair of the University of Guelph Real Estate Program Advisory Board.

Rob Otway

PCL Construction Management Inc.
Seat: Constructors, Builders, Home Builders, Trade Contractors

As Vice President and District Manager, Rob is responsible for all PCL buildings, civil and special project operations within southern Alberta. He has held this position since 2008.

Rob is chair of the Calgary Construction Association and a director of the Alberta Construction Association and is a past chair of the Saskatchewan Construction Association, a past member of Calgary's United way Campaign Cabinet Committee, and a past director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Regina.

Rob has a bachelor of applied science degree in civil engineering from the University of Waterloo. He is a member of theAssociation of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and a Gold Seal certified project manager.

Stephen Smith (Vice-Chair)

Manulife Real Estate
Seat: At Large

Steve has more than 25 years' experience in the commercial real estate industry. He's held a diverse set of roles including; leasing, marketing and asset management. Currently, Steve is responsible for oversight of all activities within Manulife Real Estate's western portfolio. Prior to that, Steve held a progression of senior roles within Oxford Properties. Among his more unique endeavours, Steve has developed an industry leading national call centre and a world class sustainability initiative.

Steve is a graduate of the University of Toronto and a happy transplant to beautiful British Columbia.

Veronica Silva

Public Services and Procurement Canada
Seat: Government and Policy

Veronica has worked in a variety of areas in the field of design, construction and project management. She has extensive experience in managing both significant financial resources and budgets for project and programs of work ranging up to $360 million annually and conducted diverse integrated projects teams as well as interdisciplinary human resource teams reporting under her direction as large as 320 people. Her experience in the Federal Government of Canada has spanned 25 years and includes the delivery of national programs in fit-up, accommodation, interior design, architecture, national accessibility for the disabled programs, extensive work in our Parliamentary Precinct locations and international work in Germany, Japan and China, as the Federal Government’s Technical Authority for the design and construction of Canada’s Pavilions at the World’s International Expos events.

As a senior management executive, she has led transformational exercises to achieve efficiencies, clarify roles and responsibilities, and align the parts of the organization that she became responsible for to effectively meet the broader business objectives and strategic directions of the branch and the department.

She is currently responsible for the National Functional Direction to all of the department’s regional delivery arms for Architecture & Engineering Services ( including Heritage Conservation) all areas of expertise), Environmental and Health & Safety Services, , and Geomatics Services. She is also responsible for the operational project delivery and program delivery support for all the Technical areas. She is also accountable for all Compliance to Health & Safety and code requirements for the departments role as custodian for all of our assets (buildings, sites/lands, engineering assets (bridges and dams), and to develop the oversight framework and ensure continuous improvement processes for the work done by a service providers.

Wayne DeAngelis (Vice-Chair)

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)
Seat: Non-profit organizations and Industry Associations

Wayne De Angelis has been active in architecture for more than 35 years and has been directly involved in all scales and types of projects, including civic, cultural, recreation, education, commercial, hospitality, religious and residential. He has worked with A. J. Diamond and Partners in Toronto, where he honed his skills in sustainable design; Matsuda Hirata Sakamoto Architects in Osaka, Japan, where he focused on urban planning; and Yasuo Yoshida Architect, also in Osaka, Japan, where he realized commercial and retail projects.

Wayne also worked with Eng & Wright Architects in Vancouver, engaging in large mixed-use projects. Wayne was the lead consultant on the Kansai International Airport Hotel, a 400-room hotel in Osaka. He was also project design architect for the winning scheme for the Japanese Mint, a project that included a museum, cultural centre, commerce, retail, housing, recreation and the coin manufacturing facility. Currently, he maintains a practice in Vancouver and teaches History of Design, Building Codes, BIM and Human Environmental Factors courses at the School of Construction and the Environment at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. A dedicated volunteer, Wayne has served as Chair of the Vancouver Heritage Commission, the Vancouver Heritage Interiors Commission, Architectural Institute of British Columbia Continuing Education System, and the Metro Vancouver RAIC chapter. Wayne has also served as visiting critic at Carleton University, Osaka Institute of Technology, University of British Columbia and British Columbia Institute of Technology.