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Jeff Ranson

Executive Director, Toronto 2030 District


Since 2002, Jeff has become one of Canada’s leading specialists in market transformation strategy for sustainable urban development. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Toronto 2030 District, catalyzing action in Downtown Toronto to achieve our 2030 greenhouse gas reduction goals and sits on the International 2030 District Network Board of Directors. Additionally, he acts as Manager of Education for Sustainable Buildings Canada and runs a private consulting practice focused on capacity building and strategic planning for sustainable development, urban climate change mitigation and resilience.

In his consulting work, Jeff co-authored national and state roadmaps for low-carbon housing in Peru, Costa Rica and Mexico, and aided in the development of international zero-energy and near zero-energy pilot projects through the Asia Pacific Partnership for Clean Development and Climate. He has been involved in early stage development of several transformative initiatives including How2recycle.info, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s Partners in Project Green, the World Green Building Council’s Toronto Secretariat and the 2030 District Network.

As lead facilitator for the Enbridge Savings By Design builder conservation program he has facilitated over 100 sustainable design charrettes for major commercial and residential developments. Jeff was the lead instructor for the Canada Green Building Council’s Certified Sustainable Building Advisor program and has designed and delivered dozens of education and training programs, toolkits, research reports and stakeholder engagement exercises for industry associations, NGOs, colleges and the private sector.

Jeff holds an HBA from the Western University’s Richard Ivey School of Business and a Masters of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation from OCADU where he received the President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies.