BCIT Environmental Engineering Technology Instructor Brenda Martens appointed to the Order of BC

Brenda Martens, B.Sc., CSBA, LEED AP BD+C, LEED Fellow, Instructor, BCIT Environmental Engineering Technology Degree program has been appointed to “the Province’s highest form of recognition” (BC Gov News), the Order of BC. Brenda teaches the Green Buildings and the Principles of Sustainability courses in this popular full-time and part-time studies degree.

“Brenda Martens is a leading sustainability advocate and early adopter of green building practices who helped transform how buildings are designed and constructed, and helped make over 2,000,000 square feet (185,000 square meters) of built space in B.C. greener, saving water and energy and providing better places for British Columbians to live, work and play” (BC Gov News).

Martens has also been recognized for her contributions to sustainability by her election to the board of the Cascadia Green Building Council in 2006, her appointment to the board of the Light House Green Building Centre in 2015, and her invitation to sit on the City of Vancouver’s green building advisory committee.

Her impressive resume also includes: she was one of the reviewers of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Canada guides, the standard that the province requires building projects to meet to qualify to receive provincial funding; she is one of the founders of Recollective Consulting, the first B.C. company dedicated to providing green building consulting, and continues to provide these services through her company ædify consulting; she is co founder of the Open Green Building Society, the originators of a worldwide Wiki database of green buildings; and much more.

Congratulations, Brenda!


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