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Yuill has been an SSG Principal for over 17 years. He pioneered land-use and GHG emission planning in Canada, helped introduce the LEED for Homes rating system in Canada and co-developed the Integrated Design Process course used throughout Canada and the US. Yuill has worked on and led more than forty community energy and GHG plans and models across Canada. He has leading expertise on climate change mitigation and adaptation systems modelling that incorporates energy, GHG emissions and co-benefits. Yuill serves as a director on the boards of the Canada Research Chair on Sustainable Community Development, the Canadian Worker Cooperative Federation and Tatamagouche Community Land Trust.
BSc | BEnvD | LEED AP BD+C
Julia brings a breadth of experience to sustainability initiatives, having worked with commercial consultancies, research firms, government, universities, and non-profit organizations. With degrees in environmental science and design, she switches comfortably between methodological and creative problem solving approaches, offering insights that are not often otherwise considered. Julia has technical modelling, GIS and visualization skills, bringing rigour and dynamism to SSG’s outputs. Grateful for an upbringing in Canada’s outdoors, she also has a professional background and personal interest in wilderness leadership and outdoor education, which gave her an aptitude for program management, public speaking, communications, as well as an overall enthusiasm to the work that she does.
Ecosystem science; remote sensing
Editor and copywriter
Green building & neighbourhood planning
Climate change adaptation; risk assessment
Melissa Garcia Lamarca
Ecological economics; sustainability researcher