Tony is a professional engineer with 37 years experience in engineering, facilities management and capital development. He has considerable institutional experience, particularly with McMaster University and Mohawk College where he has commenced his new role as Research Chair, Sustainability. He is providing leading-edge research that will contribute to a low-carbon economy, while engaging students to develop a multi-disciplinary focus on finding real world solutions to social, economic and environmental challenges. In his leadership capacity at Mohawk College, he was responsible for the planning, design, construction and operation of the first Net-Zero institutional project in Ontario – The Joyce Centre for Partnership and Innovation. He has a doctorate degree in Civil Engineering with a focus on green buildings and policy and is a former adjunct faculty member at McMaster University. He is a lead author on three peer-reviewed journal research papers related to green buildings.