Andrew Bowerbank is a respected authority on emerging clean energy technologies, high-performance building design and low-carbon economics. He is currently the Global Director of Sustainable Building Services at EllisDon Corporation where he is launching a new "low carbon agenda" as a strategy to support international trends towards climate change mitigation and the growing carbon market. He is also a Council member at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, and member representative at the World Bank's Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition.
Mr. Bowerbank’s diverse background offers clients a unique perspective on emerging trends in the "green economy". His ability to communicate new market opportunities based on his experiences in project development and advanced systems design showcase the effectiveness of his strategy to foster collaboration across industry sectors. Mr. Bowerbank has held a number of notable positions over his career that have opened his eyes to new opportunities and set the ground work for his efforts today.
As Executive Director/CEO of the World Green Building Council (2007-09), he worked with international leaders to establish green building networks across Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin & South Americas. During his tenure with the WorldGBC, he had the fortunate opportunity to work as a member representative for the United Nations Environmental Programme with a specific goal to deliver a global framework for major carbon reductions in buildings.
As a published author, Mr. Bowerbank has had two of his books on Canada’s “bestselling authors” list and has produced a number of market reports on topics including sustainable urban development, electric vehicle infrastructure, low carbon economics, and more. In 2016, he was one of a very select few leaders to be presented with the award for leadership by "Canada's Clean50". 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. Bowerbank’s 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; he was also seconded to act as the Founding Executive Director of the Canada Green Building Council’s Toronto Chapter.
Mr. Bowerbank holds a bachelor’s 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. On June 23rd 2010, Mr. Bowerbank proudly received an honorary Bachelors degree in technology from Humber College in recognition of his professional accomplishments. He has also received numerous industry awards and recognitions for his keynote addresses, an activity he thoroughly enjoys. Mr. Bowerbank’s energetic style combined with his use of high-resolution graphics, photographs and animations make his presentations an event not to be missed.
“Andrew Bowerbank is a provocative, energetic and highly effective speaker. He regularly draws from
his broad and diverse background to persuasively convey his message often aided by stunning graphic
“I have had the pleasure of seeing Andrew Bowerbank speak on a number of occasions. In addition to
his relaxed and natural demeanor on stage, Andrew brings a unique perspective on the global
sustainability movement through the language of buildings – a language, he claims, that is increasingly
universal. Through an easy to follow yet sophisticated narrative, Andrew takes his audiences through
the causes of climate change, the unmistakable indicators of its existence and then proffers green
building as a key part of the global solution. His multimedia presentation is a treat to watch and leaves
audiences with a sense of urgency in the climate crisis, and a sense of inspiration that, not only do we
have the solutions, but that we are a part of them.”
“Visionary, articulate and compelling. Andrew paints a tremendous picture of the challenges and
opportunities in the green building movement and challenges all to mobilize towards positive change
and action. I recommend Andrew as an engaging speaker and motivating catalyst for positive change.”
“I have had the pleasure of hearing Andrew Bowerbank speak on perhaps as many as twelve
occasions, both from the audience and as a fellow panel speaker. I have always found him to be
personable, engaging, genuine and professional. He is always very prepared, always clear, and always entertaining. I find him to be that rare sort of orator who simply exudes confidence, knowledge, and passion. His knowledge of green building is now global in scope and his breadth and depth of experience is amongst the best in the industry.”