Alberto is a founding partner of Redcedar PM Services Ltd. He is a well-rounded sustainability practitioner and project management professional with a strong technical and business development background. He is versed in the implementation of sustainable building and community development projects and has more than 25 years' experience in the process of developing and demonstrating advanced building and renewable energy technologies. He is a Registered Professional Engineer (Civil) PEng – APEGBC; a Certified Project Management Professional PMP – PMI and a LEED Accredited Professional LEED AP – USGBC.
Principal, RedCedar PM Services Ltd.
November 2016 - Present
Performed detailed life-cycle environmental and costing assessments of innovative construction materials. Evaluated the feasibility of producing food in remote and cold climate communities. Prepared detailed financial pro forma reports for several sustainable developments on Vancouver Island.
Co-founder and VP Product Development and Technology, CHE Power Structures Corporation
November 2016 – Present
Residential solar photovoltaic technology company – pre-commercial stage.
Director, Operations and Business Development, Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) at the University of British Columbia (UBC)
July 2013 - October 2016
Led the preparation of strategic research plans and grant application submissions and managed research collaborations and partnerships. Managed research projects, initiatives and research infrastructure. Consolidated several research themes into two strategic tracks: (i) high performance buildings and (ii) regenerative communities. Created the CIRS Sustainable Building Technology Incubator program (SBTI).
Associate Director, UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) and CIRS
March 2010 - June 2013
Managed the process of integrating academic and operational sustainability on campus. Was responsible for the planning, implementation, budgeting, reporting, finance and administration functions of the USI-CIRS. During his tenure at the USI, UBC became the first Canadian university to achieve a STARS Gold rating in recognition of its achievements in both academic and operational sustainability.
Senior Project Manager at Stantec
January 1997 - February 2010
Managed the planning, implementation and delivery of complex capital projects and high-performance buildings. Successfully applied front-end planning, project controls, project organization and governance, stakeholder management and performance tracking and reporting best practices. Was instrumental in the success of the following projects:
- Alternative Energy Sources Feasibility Study, UBC, Vancouver, BC (2009-2010)
- Surrey and Port Coquitlam Transit Centre upgrades, TransLink, Surrey and Port Coquitlam, BC (2008-2010)
- Starlight Casino, New Westminster, BC (2007-2008)
- Hip Health and Prostate Research Building, VGH Campus, Vancouver, BC (2005-2006)
- Science World BC Geodesic Dome and Building Upgrade, Vancouver, BC (2004-2005)
- Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, UBC, Vancouver, BC (2003-2010)
- National Institute for Nano-technology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB (2003)
- University Networking Program (UNP) inter- and intra-building connectivity upgrade of 100+ buildings, UBC, Vancouver, BC (2000-2003)
- EcoTREK energy and water upgrade of 100+ buildings, UBC, Vancouver, BC (2000)
- Chemistry Block Fire and Code Upgrade project, UBC, Vancouver, BC (2000-2001)
- Liu Centre for the Study of Global Issues, UBC, Vancouver, BC (1999-2000)
- Agriculture Canada Fire and Code Upgrade project, UBC, Vancouver, BC (1999-2000)
- ElecTREK lighting upgrade of 50+ academic buildings, UBC, Vancouver, BC (1999-2000)
- Weldwood of Canada Pulp Mill Upgrade, Hinton, AB (1998)
- Charles Schwab Canada branches, Vancouver and Richmond, BC (1998)
- Forest Sciences Centre, UBC, Vancouver, BC (1997-2000)
- Island Paper Mills Expansion, Delta, BC (1997)
Project Coordinator/Project Manager at Desarrollo Monarca (General Contractor)
September 1989 - May 1996
- New French Embassy in México City (1993-1996)
- Marriott and Ritz Carlton hotels in Cancún, México (1991-1993)
- Plaza Inn and Plaza Centro shopping malls in México City (1989-1991)
2000 - Present
- BC Chapter Board Member, Canada Green Building Council (2016 – Present)
- Member, iiSBE Canada (2016 – Present)
- Member, Innovation Committee at the Richmond Chamber of Commerce (2016 – Present)
- Head and Assistant Coach, North Vancouver Football Club (2013 – Present)
- Past President, Member, Society of PMPs of Greater Vancouver (2001 – Present)
- Past Board Member, Cascadia Green Building Council (2012-2015)
- Past Member, Vancouver Branch of the Cascadia Green Building Council (2007-2011)
- Member of the Roadmap for the Integrated Design Process group (2005)
Education and Additional Training
- Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Civil Engineering (March 1991) – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
- Comprehensive Energy Management (Association of Energy Engineers, 2013)
- Essential Management Skills (Sauder School of Business, 2012)
- Real Estate Development (Simon Fraser University, 2009)
- Carbon Capture and Storage (APEGBC, 2008)
- Earned Value Management (Project Management Institute, 2002)
- Risk Management (Project Management Institute, 2001)
- Quality Management (Project Management Institute, 2000)
- 20+ project management professional development seminars, business development, marketing, HR and technical courses (1998-2016)
Presenter and Keynote Speaker
2006 - Present
- Prepared and delivered 100+ presentations about project management, LEED, UBC, USI, the Campus as Living Lab Initiative and CIRS. Led dozens of VIP tours of CIRS that included ministers, ambassadors, foreign dignitaries and trade delegations.
- Was either a key note speaker or presenter at national and international sustainability conferences in Vancouver, BC, Winnipeg, MB, Toronto, ON, Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, Chicago, IL, Denver, CO, Baltimore, MD, Reno, NV, Mexico City, Beijing, China, London, UK, Cambridge, UK, Vienna, AUT, Amsterdam, NED, Koper and Krangska Gora, SLV.
- Supported the Masters and PhD thesis work of many graduate students and lectured about USI, CIRS and the Campus as Living Lab at dozens of undergraduate and graduate classes as requested by UBC faculty members and instructors.
- Green Building Design Seminar – Faculty of Architecture, UBC (2005)
Lucy, a founding partner of Redcedar PM Services Ltd., is a lawyer with more than 8 years volunteer experience in strategic and governance areas. As a trustee of the North Vancouver District Public Library Board, she has developed fundraising strategies, reviewed board policies and worked on trustee orientation and recruitment parameters. She currently works with the BC Hospitality Foundation as a Business Administrator.
Lucy was a legal assistant for seven years at the law firms Hartshorne & Mehl and Shapray Cramer and Associates in Vancouver. During this time she was responsible for preparing pre-trial documentation, undertaking case research and providing administrative support to senior partners.
In addition, Lucy worked as an associate lawyer with the Maritime Law Firm J.W. Pinedo & Asociados in Mexico for six years liaising with Mexican authorities and international clients preparing contracts, obtaining permits, doing research and maintaining the firm’s newsletter and library.
From September 2015 to April 2017 she worked as a Baker with Cobs Bread.
As part of the Carisbrooke Elementary Parent Advisory Council (CPAC) she has coordinated and attended all executive and general meetings, has participated in various committees involving the participation of a large number of CPAC and parent volunteers in fundraising and community events. She has developed valuable programs, such as the Crossing Guard, Language Ambassador and the Art Fair. During her period as Chair, she maintained the weekly newsletter and website. Her current role is as a member at large coordinating the Language Ambassador Program, Art Fair and Multicultural Event.
As a public library trustee, she was involved in setting fundraising strategies, participated in strategic planning sessions, reviewed board policies. She worked on trustee orientation and recruitment parameters through the governance and HR committee. She was the Board Chair from 2012 to 2014.
More about Lucy and Alberto
They were both born and raised in Mexico City and moved to Canada in 1996. They became Canadian Citizens in 1999 and live in North Vancouver with their two sons Emilio and Marc.
Alberto reads all about science, the environment and biomimicry. He enjoys travelling, RVing, soccer, hiking and cycling.
Lucy enjoys baking bread, travelling, meeting new people and getting involved in her community. She reads biographies, novels and loves listening to music (with headphones).