In this episode, Ryan and Olivia sit down with Kristin Tollovsen to discuss the relationship between environmental sustainability and property development. In particular, the influence of embodied carbon, operational carbon and a building’s end of life on our climate. Kristin also highlights various industry resources available, such as educational programs, green building certifications, and free digital tools for builders and developers. Listen to the full episode to hear an environmental scientist’s unique perspective on development and why Kristin believes all stakeholders in the industry should consider a carbon life cycle analysis for existing and future projects.
Kristin Tollovsen is the Manager of Sustainability and Social Purpose at Centurion Canada Infrastructure. Kristin has a B.Sc. from UBC and over 13 years of environmental experience including roles as an Environmental Scientist and Sustainable Project Manager. Kristin has worked with sustainable building certifications, sustainable operations and policy, and life cycle analysis for buildings and is now using those skills to lead Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) initiatives and improve workplace diversity at Centurion. Kristin is the co-founder and chair of the Carbon Leadership Forum – Alberta Hub and was named one of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40 recipients by Edify Magazine for 2021.
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