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Andrew Bowerbank

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  • Chair, International Research Roundtable
  • GMF Council Member, Federation of Canadian Municipalities
  • Board Member, DCL Healthcare Properties Inc.
  • Member, BRE Global Standing Panel of Experts (UK)
  • Program Advisor, Enbridge Gas Distribution
  • LEED Accredited Professional

rp_headshots116Andrew Bowerbank is a respected authority on channel-to-market strategies for new technologies, systems and processes. Through his current work with The Innovation Fund, Mr. Bowerbank acts as Special Advisor to industry leaders developing innovative solutions for the global marketplace and supports trade and investment opportunities across North America, Europe and Asia. He is also a Council member at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and a member of the BRE Global Standing Panel of Experts (UK).

 Mr. Bowerbank's diverse background offers clients a unique perspective on emerging trends for the new economy. His ability to communicate market opportunities based on his experiences in project development, industrial design, and advanced systems processes showcase the effectiveness of his strategy to foster collaboration across industry sectors. Mr. Bowerbank has held a number of notable positions over his career that have opened his eyes to new opportunities and set the ground work for his efforts today. As Executive Director of the World Green Building Council (2007-09), he worked with international leaders to establish green building networks across Europe,Asia Pacic, Latin & South Americas. During his tenure with the WorldGBC, he had the fortunate opportunity to work as a member representative for the United Nations Environmental Programme with a specic goal to deliver a global framework for major carbon reductions in buildings. As a published author, Mr. Bowerbank has had two of his books on Canada's “bestselling authors” list and has produced a number of market reports on topics including sustainable urban development, electric vehicle infrastructure, low carbon economics, and more. In 2007, He received the Leader of the Year award by EnerQuality Corporation and the Ontario Home Builders Association for his contributions to sustainable community development and green home design. Mr. Bowerbank's leadership in sustainable urban development, high-performance buildings, and smart-grid energy systems began in 2001 while working as the Senior Manager of Sustainable Development with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). The TRCA is a leading Canadian agency that oversees urban development surrounding the primary watersheds throughout the Greater Toronto Area. During his tenure with TRCA, Mr. Bowerbank worked with electric utility leaders to develop Conservation and Demand-side Management programming; he was also seconded to act as the Founding Executive Director of the Canada Green Building Council's Toronto Chapter. Mr. Bowerbank holds a bachelor's degree in education and an honors diploma in Industrial Design with a focus on ergonomic science, materials and manufacturing processes, systems strategies, and transportation design. On June 23rd 2010, Mr. Bowerbank proudly received an honorary Bachelors degree in technology from Humber College in recognition of his professional accomplishments. He has also received numerous industry awards and recognitions for his keynote addresses, an activity he thoroughly enjoys. Mr. Bowerbank's energetic style combined with his use of high-resolution graphics, photographs and animations make his presentation an event not to be missed.