Greg Allen Sustainable Strategist's power point presentation of, Architecture's Vision Of The Energetic City given at the Gaining Ground Summit on Thursday May 7 2009 Calgary, Alberta.
Greg Allen, PEng, LEED® AP, works with project teams by researching deep green systems, proposing sustainable strategies in the early design stages of projects, and developing energy policy for clients. Recent projects include Humber River Regional Hospital redevelopment project in Toronto, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia and the York Region District School Boards Green Elementary School Prototype.
Greg has worked on advancing sustainability for over 30 years, not only as a designer and builder, but also as community planner, researcher, manufacturer, policy advisor, community activist and environmental consultant. He has been a Board member of numerous sustainability-related organizations, including the Canada Green Building Council Greater Toronto Chapter, Energy Action Council of Toronto, Toronto Renewable Energy Co-operative, Toronto Sustainability Round table Waterfront Committee, and the Sustainable Building Association of Canada.
A Member of Engineers Canada, Greg received his Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Engineering Science (Aerospace) from the University of Toronto. He has won numerous awards, including the Life Time Achievement Award for Sustainable Buildings, presented at the 2005 Toronto Regional Green Building Festival, and the 2008 Green Toronto Award for Leadership.
Other presenters included which can be found at the link below included;
Gary Holden President and CEO, ENMAX Corporation
Robert Kennedy Jr. Chairman, Waterkeeper Alliance and Chief Prosecuting Attorney, Riverkeeper
Michael Cleland President and CEO, Canadian Gas Association
Sarah Severn Director of Horizons, Corporate Responsibility, Nike Inc.
Peter Tertzakian Author, A Thousand Barrels a Second
Daniel Lerch Author, Post Carbon Cities: Planning for Energy and Climate Uncertainty
Gord Lambert Vice President, Sustainable Development, Suncor Energy Inc.
Barry Worbets Vice President, Health, Safety and Environment, Integrity and Social Responsibility, Statoil-Hydro Canada Ltd.
Todd Hirsch Senior Economist, ATB Financial
Leonard Waverman Dean, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary
James Schwinn Founder, Aixecar Incorporated
Gian Carlo Carra Senior Urban Designer, T-Six Urbanists Inc.
Marlo Raynolds Executive Director, the Pembina Institute
Owen A. Tobert City Manager, City of Calgary
John Hubbell General Manager of Transportation, City of Calgary
Eva Friesen President and CEO, The Calgary Foundation
Rob Abbott Director of Sustainability, Stratos and Conference Moderator
Brent Gilmour Director, Urban Solutions, Canadian Urban Institute
Bob Hawkesworth Deputy Mayor, City of Calgary
Heather Douglas President and CEO, Calgary Chamber of Commerce
Dave Day Director, Environmental & Safety Management, City of Calgary
Jennifer Hewson Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Work,
University of Calgary
Wolf Keller Dean, School of Social Work, University of Calgary and Co-Chair, Urban Alliance
For video highlights of these speakers presentations, please visit;
* Visual graphics and photo's courtesy of Greg Allen and HOK Architects, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
*Audio courtesy of Gaining Ground Calgary Canada 2009
*Audio and video constructed by, Zest :)
This is part 1 of a 2 part video. The 2nd part of this video can be found here: