Greg Allen, B.A.Sc., P.Eng, LEED® AP
Greg has extensive experience working with First Nations over several decades. He has designed homes in Nunavut, houses in Couchiching, worked on a community plan in Tyendinagaand most recently been part of A Community Energy Plan in Wahgoshig.
Greg has worked to advance sustainability for 40 years as a designer, builder, community planner, inventor, researcher, manufacturer, policy advisor, community activist and consultant.
He holds a degree in engineering and studies in architecture, Greg began his career in the renewable energies industry, and designing and building low energy solar houses.
He set up Canada’s first solar collector manufacturing operation, was president of Allen-Drerup-White Ltd., a highly respected low-energy building design and construction firm, and co-developed the first Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV).
He has founded and steered several boards of community-based energy non-profit organizations including Green$aver, Energy Action Council of Ontario, and Ontario Sustainable Energy Association.
He has been recognized numerous times for his outstanding contribution to green building, including receiving the 2008 Green Toronto Award for Leadership and the 2005 Life Time Achievement Award from the Green Building Festival.
As Senior Associate of Sustainable EDGE Ltd., his activities include consulting on advanced building systems, renewable energy applications, ecologically engineered treatment facilities, and sustainable community planning.