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Aaron Barter

As innovation and sustainability manager at Waterfront Toronto, Aaron focuses on making climate-positive, complete communities a reality. He was previously at the MaRS Advanced Energy Centre, where he worked with government, utilities, and private-sector leadership teams on the evolution of Ontario’s energy sector, and aimed to spark connections between Canadian start-ups and scale-ups and energy sector incumbents, including utilities. Before joining MaRS Discovery District in 2013 to help establish the Advanced Energy Centre, he worked in land development with Mattamy Homes as a construction and project coordinator. He has also spent time working at municipalities on roads, public works, mapping, and environmental projects. Aaron holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto, and is an avid runner and cross-country skier.

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  • Building on Sustainability: Villiers Island

    Posted: Oct 16, 2017  

    Along with many of its key features, Villiers Island will aim to be one of the first climate positive communities in Canada. In order to achieve that goal for, we reexamined neighborhood design elements that affect energy, building and transportation emissions.