Andrew Bowerbank Speaker & Booking Information
Executive Director, World Green Building Council
Category: Current Events Speakers, Environmentalists
Speaker’s Fee Range: $10,000 - $20,000
Travels From: Toronto, Canada
About Andrew Bowerbank
Andrew Bowerbank Biography
Andrew Bowerbank is a respected authority on green buildings, sustainable development, industrial design, and low-carbon economics. Most recently, Mr. Bowerbank has been acting as Special Advisor to Magnas new solar energy division and as Chair of the EC3 Initiative, supporting developments in smart-grid infrastructure, renewable energy and electric vehicles. He regularly draws from his diverse background in efforts to engage industry leaders and support new business strategies in response to current energy and environmental issues.
As Executive Director of the World Green Building Council (2007-09), Mr. Bowerbank worked with international leaders to establish green building networks across Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin & South Americas. These experiences have opened his eyes to new opportunities for low-carbon economic thinking.
For the past few years Mr. Bowerbank has also had the fortunate opportunity to work as a member representative for the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP). With a specific goal to deliver a framework for major carbon reductions globally, the focus of UNEP has been about buildings and infrastructure forming a key part of a new global climate deal to succeed the Kyoto Protocol.
As a published author, Mr. Bowerbank has had two of his books on Canadas best-selling authors list and has produced a number of market reports on topics including urban development, electric vehicles, 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. Bowerbanks direct support for the green economy 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 organization with over 300 staff 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.
Mr. Bowerbank holds a bachelors 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. Mr. Bowerbank operated his own Toronto based design firm from 1994 to 2000 where his team specialized in commercial interiors and product design. Prior to 1993, Mr. Bowerbank worked in the product, packaging, and automotive manufacturing sectors as an engineering supervisor.
In addition to his expertise in design, green buildings and sustainable community development, Mr. Bowerbank has extensive entrepreneurial experience in business start-up including not-for-profit initiatives; He is also a professor of design certified by the Ontario Ministry of Education; a member of the Ontario College of Teachers; a respected authority of Japanese martial arts and culture; and a national certified sports coach where he has trained elite athletes to compete at the Pan American Games.
Mr. Bowerbank was recently honoured by an invitation to participate in the Birmingham Charter, an international protocol designed to bring together the 100 greatest minds in the world and create a new model for defining global sustainability. He was also voted Best Speaker at the 2008 New Zealand National Green Building Conference and at the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation 2009 Town Hall event. Mr. Bowerbanks energetic style combined with his use of high resolution graphics, photographs and animations make his presentations an event not to be missed.
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