Will Gagnon

Green Buildings & Environmental Advocacy Specialist
Will Gagnon

 

It is climate change and global issues concerns that brought William to work with architects despite his engineering background. William believes that integrated design needs to be reframed in the bigger context : how can architecture and engineering drive discussions on carbon pricing at the national and global levels? He holds a building engineering degree (B.Eng) from Concordia University and is currently pursuing grad studies in sustainable carbon management at Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. He studied bioclimatic architecture in Mexico and wind energy in Ireland. William has two LEED professional accreditations (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and is an Environmental Professional in training (ECO Canada). He is fluent in French, English and Spanish. William is the Quebec representative on the Green Party of Canada’s Federal Council. His understanding of the private sector, politics and science is crucial into pushing for the implementation of smarter regulations. He is the official ambassador for the Northwest Territories Living Building Challenge Collaborative, which he launched at the Northwest Territories Association of Architects’ conference Changing Climate Changing Buildings in Yellowknife in November 2017. Fervent yogi, William is a northern vegetarian (eats happy meat, once in a while) and practices meditation regularly. William walks the talk and cross-country skis to the office or the yoga studio. William dreams of forests in cities.