A 2016 Young Alumni Achievement Award nominee:
Since graduating from the University of Waterloo in the Environment and Business program with a diploma of Environmental Assessment in 2012, Katrina Bayley has established herself as a young professional in the sustainable buildings industry. While continuing to advance her professional career, Bayley is working to achieve her Masters in Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto by the end of summer 2016.
Currently, Bayley is the Program Manager, Development and Operations at EnerQuality, an organization that designs and delivers green building programs. In this role, Bayley is designing a new certification program that will help the home building industry keep up with the advances in the energy efficiency market. She has also developed and directed the 2015 & 2016 Housing Innovation Forum which includes key speakers and panelists, a trade show with over 200 building & industry professionals in attendance.
At the age of 22, Bayley received her LEED accredited professional designation and went on to certify over 10 of the Minto Group’s LEED buildings including many record-breaking properties such as Minto Place, Canada’s first LEED Platinum office tower. During her time as the Sustainability Coordinator at Minto Group she worked with design and construction teams, creating “green plans” and leading training sessions for internal staff members and external trades.
Bayley’s volunteerism began during her academic career when she spent four months of her undergraduate degree volunteering on a nature reserve in Botswana. She assumed leadership position, teaching educational classes at the conservatory for children and adults and assisted with conservation programs. Recently, Bayley started the Minto Group’s, “Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build Team,” and continues to serve as an executive committee member of the Emerging Green Builders for the Canada Green Building Council.