­B+H Appoints Holly Jordan as Global Sustainability Lead

B+H has announced the appointment of principal Holly Jordan as the firm’s Global Sustainability Lead. Holly will be tasked with leading the firm’s global sustainability initiatives and championing the integration of high performance design, low carbon solutions, technical innovations, complete communities and social equity across B+H’s global portfolio of sectors and clients.

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With nearly 25 years’ experience transforming the built environment through progressive projects that have achieved passive house, LEED, and net-zero certifications, Holly will ensure that technical enhancements to prioritize sustainability and resiliency are integrated into the design of a project early in its lifecycle.

To Holly, sustainability is not something to be “added” to a project, but instead requires close and ongoing collaboration with clients, consultants, and contractors. Doing so creates a better synergy between performance and design, ultimately yielding more successful projects.

“I’m honoured and excited to assume the role of Global Sustainability Lead. Having been a part of B+H since 2011, I intend to carry our reputation for progressive sustainable design forward. In my view, this extends beyond our project work to include our physical studios and our amazing talent that are the bedrock of our practice,” says Jordan.

“As designers, we have a responsibility to push ourselves to be unrelenting in how we consider the long-term impact of what and how we build. Holly impresses upon this with our team and our clients in a way that achieves high-performing buildings that will stand the test of time,” says Jamie Miller, Director of Biomimicry at B+H.

Since joining B+H in 2011 (following two stints at the firm while a graduate student), Holly has helped realize some of the firm’s most successful projects including the University of Windsor’s Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation, the Humber College Building Nx, as well as overseeing a masterplan for the Coquitlam Centre along side B+H CEO Patrick Fejéthat.

“For over a decade, Holly has demonstrated her depth of talent, pragmatism, leadership, and values. With her appointment as Global Sustainability Lead, I’m confident that Holly will further cement our position as a sustainability leader in Canada and abroad, while continuing to push our staff and clients to design progressive solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges,” says Fejér. 

A former Director and Chair of the Advocacy Committee for the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) Toronto Chapter and an active advisor to B+H’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) initiatives,as Global Sustainability Lead, Holly will maintain her position as both a member of the Surbana Jurong Group Global Sustainability Council and on B+H’s Special Task Force.