The Sustainable Housing Foundation Board members possess a diverse range of skills and expertise that is critical to delivering our mission and vision. SHF’s work would not be possible without their dedicated contribution.
Our Board members are or have been:
- Building science professionals/sustainability consultants,
- Manufacturer representatives,
- Business specialists,
- Marketing communication executives,
- Engineers and
Partner, The Davis Buck Agency
Frank Buck has over 30 years of experience in the North American construction industry. He has served in a variety of sales and marketing roles for major building material manufacturers, including as vice president, marketing for Moen Inc., an industry leader in stylish, highly reliable water conserving products for residential and ICI applications. In addition, Frank spent 11 years in the masonry sector, working for major Canadian clay brick producers Canada Brick/Hanson and Brampton Brick as vice president, sales and marketing and senior vice president, strategic planning, respectively.
Frank now owns and operates his own sales and marketing consulting agency called The Davis Buck Agency, specializing in environmentally appropriate hydronic HVAC products for the residential construction industry. He is proud to represent locally manufactured AIRMAX hydronic air handlers and an imported line of FLOWMAX dual-purpose tankless water heaters.
Paul De Berardis
Director of Building Science, RESCON
Paul De Berardis, M.Eng, P.Eng., is the director of building science and innovation at RESCON. Paul has a diverse technical background, including experience in forensic engineering, building science and the residential development/construction industry. His widespread yet complementary practical engineering knowledge has enabled him to tackle all types of building projects and issues, ranging from ground-related to high-rise applications. As a technically minded thinker, Paul spearheads innovative construction techniques and building science research to help guide the way homes and condos are built in the GTHA.
John Godden has over 35 years of experience as a home energy rater, heating system designer and low energy home builder. A graduate of the Bachelor of Environmental Studies at the University of Waterloo, John is a leading sustainability consultant for Better Than Code, ENERGY STAR, EnerGuide and LEED Canada for Homes programs.
John is a founding board member and director of technology for the Canadian Residential Energy Service Network (CRESNET) as well as a founding board member of the Sustainable Housing Foundation.
As a hands-on energy rater and consultant, John is able to affect culture changes with builders with respect to energy efficient design and site integration. John has been very active as an advocate for builders in relation to code changes.
Building Products of Canada
Paul has over 25 years of experience in the downstream segment of the oil and energy industry with multinational oil companies. He is focused on advancing environmental policies through the use of cost-effective biodegradable and biomass products made with recycled and renewable technology that complies with international eco-friendly labels and programs. Paul has extensive experience in the infrastructure, marine and residential construction industries and has been involved in a number of major infrastructure projects, including the Eglinton Crosstown LRT and the New Champlain Bridge.
Paul has transitioned to the residential construction industry and works for Building Products of Canada, managing builders and architects. He is a member of the Canadian Residential Energy Services Network (CRESNET). Paul’s background in petroleum encompasses marketing, negotiation, business planning and development, national accounts, analytics, continuous improvement initiatives and operations integrity management systems.
Director, Builder Markets, Reliance Home Comfort
Dan's role at Reliance is Director, Builder Markets. He works with residential home builders across Canada and the US operations. He has been with Reliance, in a variety of sales and marketing roles, for nearly 12 years. Prior to this he held positions in sales and operations with Ingersoll Rand and Coca-Cola. He is a married father of two girls and lives in Toronto.
Dan has a growing passion for climate change issues and is a big advocate of Reliance’s sustainability efforts. He is leading the development of an electric vehicle charger program that is being taken to market for both home builders and home owners. Dan joined the Board in October 2019.
Jiri is best known for developing Green Globes environmental assessment tools. As an architect and planner, Jiri has contributed to Toronto’s skyline. He was senior designer with Bregman and Hamann Architects of Toronto and master planner for Brookfield Place in downtown Toronto. In the 1990s, he ran the Paris office of Santiago Calatrava.
Jiri has been involved in many international sustainable community activities throughout his career. He was a founding participant in solar research and development at Milton Keynes Development Corporation in England, and he designed the first active solar house in the U.K. With Llewelyn Davies International, he was a planning consultant to the governments of the Sultanate of Oman and Qatar. In Saudi Arabia, he designed the new town of Jizan and was the chief urban designer for King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah. He has recently started his own consulting agency.
Director of Sustainability at the Rinomato Group of Companies
Christian joined our Board in December 2020 and brings a wealth of on-the-ground builder experience to the issues of building sustainable housing in the GTA. Christian is currently leading some really interesting research projects with Country Homes using demonstration houses in Milton Ontario. We are really pleased to bring his experience to our Board.
Professional Engineer and Principal of Schiller Engineering
Travis joined the SHF Board in January of 2021. Besides his technical skill set as an Engineer, Travis brings a mind-set of looking at constructing sustainable housing as a challenge in making sure that all aspects of the home are not only more durable and resilient- but are also cost effective and attainable by the average home buyer. This fresh outlook will help shape the Board's future direction.