Athena Sustainable Materials Institute welcomes new Board Member, Brian Hall

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The current Managing Director with the Canadian Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute brings a demonstrated commitment to sustainability of the built environment to the Board of the non-profit think tank in Life Cycle Assessment

With his skillset, his experience and his connections, Brian is a great asset to the Athena Board. -Stephen Pope, Board Chair

The Athena Sustainable Materials Institute Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Hall as its newest member.

Mr. Hall is currently the Managing Director, Sustainability and Business Development, with the Canadian Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI). He brings a well-documented commitment to sustainability of the built environment to the nine-member Athena Board.

Mr. Hall is the originator of CPCI’s Sustainable Strategy, which includes the development of life cycle assessment (LCA) data for CPCI Precast Concrete, and design and implementation of a Sustainable Plant Program that enables member plants to measure and implement changes that improve both environmental and economic performance.

Prior to his work with CPCI, Mr. Hall held a number of senior management positions, including Senior Partner with Permax Management Consultants, Managing Director with Iota Management Consulting Inc., and Vice President/General Manager, Nashua Limited.

His governance experience includes his current role as Vice Chair of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Foundation (RAICF).

Mr. Hall is a Master’s graduate in Business Administration from Dalhousie University and holds an Executive MBA from the University of Ottawa. He has been an adjunct professor of Economics and Communication at the University of Ottawa.

“With his skillset, his experience and his connections, Brian is a great asset to the Athena Board,” said Stephen Pope, the Chair of the Board. “He is a great fit for the organization as in his own work he is helping to further the Athena mission of advancing the application of life cycle thinking in the construction industry.”

Mr. Hall was pleased to accept his appointment to the Athena Board of Directors. “I’ve had the privilege of working with many of the Athena staff over the years and believe my abilities can be of benefit to the Athena Board,” he said. “I am looking for an opportunity to synergize my skills with the requirements of the Athena organization,” added.

Mr. Hall joins the following Directors on the Athena Board: Ms. Brandie Sebastian, Manager, Life Cycle Assessment, Steel Recycling Institute; Dr. Jim Dangerfield, Past Executive Vice President, FPInnovations (Retired); Mr. Mark Lucuik, Principal, Morrison Hershfield Limited; Mr. Jamie Meil, Managing Director, Athena Sustainable Materials Institute / Principal, ANJAcor Inc.; Ms. Jennifer O’Connor, President, Athena Sustainable Materials Institute; Mr. Stephen Pope (Chair); Mr. Michael McSweeney, President and CEO, Cement Association of Canada; Ms. Cherilyn Widell, President, Seraph LLC; and Mr. Erol Karacabeyli, Manager, Advanced Building Systems, FPInnovations.

ABOUT THE ATHENA SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS INSTITUTE
The Athena Institute is a non-profit consultancy and think tank in life cycle assessment (LCA) for the built environment. The North American pioneer in construction-sector LCA, the Athena Institute works with sustainability leaders in product manufacturing, building design, construction, and green rating programs to enable smaller footprints in the production and consumption of materials, buildings and infrastructure. Athena’s common-good work includes free LCA software tools for architects and engineers and the development and maintenance of a large LCI/LCA database on construction materials and processes that underlies our tools. We additionally advocate and educate on the benefit of LCA in construction practice and in industry in order to help meet our mandate to mitigate the environmental burdens embodied in works of construction. Our support network includes a range of product manufacturers, trade associations, design professionals and other research organizations.

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