ALEX JOSEPH

DIRECTOR, SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS - March, 2015 to present

SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER - April, 2012 to March, 2015

Calgary, Alberta


EXPERIENCE

Tesera Systems Inc.

Develop, manage and grow a number of projects that revolve around open data, geospatial web solutions, community and stakeholder engagement.

Executive Director, April 2012 – November, 2013
Explorus Data Solutions Inc.: Water and Environmental Hub – Calgary, AB

  • Leading the second phase of 3 year, $1M project to further expand a water and environmental open source web platform leveraging cloud computing.
  • Build a community of water and environmental stakeholders including government, academia, industry, and public.

Executive Director, 2010 – 2012
Water and Environmental Hub: Cybera Inc.  Calgary, AB

  • Leading a 2 year, $1.8M project to build a water and environmental open source web platform leveraging cloud computing.
  • Build a community of water stakeholders including government, academia, industry, and public around the Hub.

Executive Director and CEO, 2006 – 2009
EnerVision (Green Building Service Organization),  Calgary, AB

  • Reported to EnerVision Board, Natural Resources Canada.
  • Grew the company from 5 to 19 employees over a 2 year period with operating budget of $1.2M.
  • Managed 18 direct reports plus 15+ contractors in the field.
  • Led and trained Natural Resources Canada R-2000 trainers across Alberta.
  • Led and trained Natural Resources Canada Western Canadian Building Canada team.
  • Managed the Natural Resources Canada R-2000 and EnerGuide programs across Alberta.
  • Managed Built Green Society of Canada program, co-developed the BG Multi-Storey Rating System.
  • Managed development of Canada Green Homes web app/database that managed green home programs across Western Canada.
  • Lead consultant on 3 of the 12 CMHC Equilibrium Net Zero home finalists.
  • Managed the first USGBC/CaGBC LEED for Homes provider in Western Canada.
  • Contracted with Natural Resources Canada and SAIT Polytechnic.
  • Represented Western Canadian green home industry as technical expert to government and public.
  • Managing the development of a Construction & Demolition waste directory and guidelines for Alberta.
  • Technical expertise provided to AB Government on Carbon Off-set system for residential building sector.

Innovation Coordinator, 2006 to 2008
SAIT School Construction/Applied Research & Innovation Services – Calgary, AB

  • Lead a team on green building innovation within School of Construction.
  • Coordinated applied research and innovation within School initiating a project for net zero demonstration homes on campus.
  • Coordinated Solar Decathlon partnership between University of Calgary / ISEEE – SAIT Polytechnic – Mt. Royal College.

Management Consultant, 2000 to 2011
Environmental Design Projects

  • Confifi Group Hotels, Sri Lanka – Environmental hotel design audit – 7 properties, Environmental training for 100+ staff, Development of environmental management system, Green Globe 21 environmental hotel certification.
  • SMED International (now Haworth Inc), Calgary, AB – Environmental materials & processes, technical marketing, product.
  • BC Parks, BC – Assisted with development of a green building material decision matrix for BC Parks.
  • RCMP Building, MB – Assisted architectural team with daylighting design of new RCMP building.
  • EcoSource Consulting, MN – Green building materials consultant for TARGET Head Office.
  • Alberta Sustainable Home/Office, AB – Green building project collaboration, LEED.

Researcher | 1998/2000

  • University of Calgary – Office of Sustainability Summer Researcher – Researching point-of-use energy reduction.
  • UBC Faculty of Geography, Vancouver, BC – Field/lab research for PhD in geomorphology.
  • University of Calgary – Haskayne School of Business – Grading Management Information Systems undergraduate course.
  • Natural Resources Canada/Built Green™ Society of Canada – Train trainers, train residential builders, management, trades.
  • Faculty Environmental Engineering (Graduate), Guang Xi University, China – Taught graduate Wastewater Pollution Control.
  • Sino-Canadian Int’l College – Guang Xi University, China – Developed & taught university English, IELTS test preparation.
  • Continuing Education, University of Calgary – Developed, taught “Environmental Building Design & Operation” course.
  • Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary – TA graduate level course.
  • Rick Hansen Disability Resource Centre, Vancouver, BC – Undergraduate teaching assistant for students with disabilities.

EDUCATION

  • Master’s Business Administration (Global Energy Management & Sustainability) | 2011

Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

  • Master’s Environmental Design | 2003

Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

  • Bachelor of Science (Physical Geography) | 1998

Faculty of Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • LEED® for Homes Accredited Professional (2003)
  • Natural Resources Canada R-2000/Built Green™ Builder Trainer (2005)
  • Natural Resources Canada R-2000/Built Green™ Builder Instructor Trainer (2006 – 2008)
  • Natural Resources Canada Certified Energy Advisor – EnerGuide for New Houses (2006)
  • HRAI HVAC Certified Designer (2006), Moisture Control Technician (2006)
  • RETScreen & EE4 Training (2007)
  • Canadian Certified Environmental Professional (EP) (2010)

BOARD/COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION

  • Leaders in Environmentally Accountable Foodservice – Advisory Board Member
  • North America Stream Hydrographers (NASH) – Committee Member
  • Industry Canada – Technology Road Map on Sustainable Housing – Industry Steering Committee – Working Group Chair
  • Enviro Tech Solutions – Project Selection Committee (Western Canada)
  • Canadian Home Builder’s Association - Central AB - Green Building Committee
  • Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA), Net Zero Energy Home Coalition Board (National)
  • Built Green Society of Canada (National)
  • Canadian Green Building Council – LEED for Homes Core Committee (National)
  • SAIT Polytechnic Applied Research Fund Advisory Council