About Us

Who are we?

The Ottawa Region Chapter has been around for over ten years. It started in 2003 as the National Capital Green Building Association and became an affiliate of CaGBC National in 2006. Today the chapter is part of CaGBC’s national chapter network and is responsible for representing the voices of its local membership and to identify local issues and opportunities throughout Eastern Ontario.

What do we do?

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We connect people

The Ottawa Regional Chapter hosts at least three major networking events a year, bringing together building leaders, professionals and supporters.
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We facilitate learning

We are the leading provider of LEED education and green building workshops in Eastern Ontario. We offer a variety of workshops, lunch and learns, tours, special events and webinars throughout the year. These events are catered to meet the needs of experienced and new green building professionals.
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We drive change

We work with both government and private enterprise to accelerate the adoption of green building principles, policies, standards and tools. We do this through high profile events that give back to the local community.
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We build community

The chapter stands beside and works closely with like-minded organizations in the transformation of buildings, neighborhoods and cities. We do this by engaging members and creating opportunities for collaboration and spaces for creativity and debate. We mobilize and empower local communities to advocate local government for greener buildings, cities and neighbourhoods.

Our impact

The Canada Green Building Council – Ottawa Chapter is the region’s leading authority on green building best practices. Representing 50 firms and over 250 green building professionals our members are involved in virtually every green building construction and renovation project in the region.

We are Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec’s leading source for education, training, and leading-edge green building information and resources. Over the last ten years we have organized hundreds of events and supported individuals in creating one of the most sustainable and beautiful regions in Canada.





Our Team

Staff


Kim Bouffard

Position: Market Engagement Specialist

Over the last ten years Kim has used her background in education, behavioral science and entrepreneurial spirit to move forward social justice and environmental issues at the local, provincial and national level.

As the Market Engagement Specialist for the Canada Green Building Council, Kim is responsible for managing the CaGBC's Ottawa Region Chapter. She also supports the Education and Training Department through market research and business development. 

Volunteer Chapter Leadership Board

Michael Flowers

Michael Flowers

Position: Municipal Engineer
Employer: WSP Canada Inc
Sector: Engineering/Consulting
Education: B.Sc. Civil Engineering, Queen's University
Term: 1 year

Marc Magierowicz

Marc Magierowicz

Position: Senior Planner, Stage 2 LRT
Employer: City of Ottawa
Sector: Government
Degree(s): BA (Geography); BED (Secondary) - OCT; MPL (Urban and Regional Planning); RPP MCIP; Diploma in Urban Design SFU; LEED GA
Term: 3 year

Geoff Chadsey

Geoff Chadsey

Position: Mechanical Engineer
Employer: J.L. Richards & Associates Ltd.
Sector: Professional Firm
Education: P.ENG., LEED AP BD+C
Term: 1 year

Sheila Brown

Sheila Brown

Position: Sustainable Building Consultant
Employer: ROTH Integrated Asset Management Solutions
Sector: Professional Firm
Education: LEED BD+C, ID+C, and O& M
Term: 2 years

Don Grant

Don Grant

Position: Executive Director
Employer: Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict
Sector: Non-Profit Organizations
Education: Masters
Term: 2 year

Michelle Maybee

Michelle Maybee

Position: Technical Manager
Employer: Canadian Wood Council / Ontario Wood WORKS!
Sector: Non-Profit Organizations & Industry Associations
Education: P. Eng
Term: 2 years

Bridget O’Flaherty

Bridget O’Flaherty

Position: Coordinator Technical Energy Services
Employer: EnviroCentre
Sector: Non-Profit Organizations
Education: BA, CEA, LEED BD+C, CEE, Realtor
Term: 2 year

Kelly O'Donnell

Kelly O'Donnell

Position: Sustainability Consultant
Employer: Previous: Integrated Environmental Services
Sector: Professional Firm
Education: BSc in Mech Eng, LEED AP
Term: 2 year

Shyam Ramrekha

Shyam Ramrekha

Position: Manager
Employer: Underwriters Laboratories of Canada
Sector: Product Verification and Certification
Education: M.Sc., PMP, Lean Sigma Green Belt
Term: 3 year

Jonathan Rausseo

Jonathan Rausseo

Position: Campus Sustainability Manager
Employer: University of Ottawa
Sector: Academic 
Education: B.Sc. Environmental Science - Ecotoxicology and Environmental Geochemistry
Term: 1 year

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Carl-Peter Reinecke

Position: Business Owner
Employer: Bautechnik 
Sector: Sustainable Design and Building Science
Education: Master Rammed Earth Builder and Environmental Economist
Term: 1 year

Sampoorna Bhattacharya

Sampoorna Bhattacharya

Position: Emerging Green Builder Representative
Employer: Student
Education: Architectural Conservation and Sustainability Engineering
Term: 1 year

 





Contact

Ottawa Region Chapter-Canada Green Building Council

Please direct any questions to:

Kim Bouffard, B.Ed., LEED Green Associate
Market Engagement Specialist
kbouffard@cagbc.org
Work: 613-288-8073

 

Our mailing address is:

CaGBC National Office 
47 Clarence Street, Suite 202 
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9K1 
Toll-Free: (866) 941-1184