About Us

25 years of sustainability expertise we bring new ideas, project leadership and a commitment to innovation to our clients

Blue Wilderness Management Group Inc. was founded in 1993 as a boutique sustainability consulting firm. In 2010, Blue Wilderness partnered with BRE--Building Research Establishment from the UK, the world's leading building science centre--led to the creation of EcoSpex Inc. an online SAAS platform connecting manufacturers to professionals looking for verified sustainable materials, low carbon, cleantech and age-in-place technologies. 2013 EcoSpex was Incorporated.

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Our journey began in 1993, and recognized as the firm that does things differently. Our organization is designed for agility and through proven global best practices which aid us in achieving uncompromising performance: always asking better questions, driving innovation, tackling every challenge as an opportunity, advancing out-of-the-box solutions and a relentless pursuit in being better tomorrow than we were today.

Our mission is to empower and enable businesses to act in a socially, environmentally, economic and ethical manner – to make this world a better sustainable place to live now and for future generations. We strive toward a net zero environmental footprint and believe that working together will improve people’s lives and preserve the planet that supports a low carbon built environment and communities. This requires transparency and a commitment to a business-driven sustainability model.  

 

We work alongside manufacturers, architects, engineers, contractors, design teams, developers, municipalities, and other sectors to include Attainable Housing Corporations acting as an impartial advisor. We bring together experts from different disciplines to work collaboratively as a single unit. This integrated approach simplifies the process of bringing projects to life through a different lens – all projects are carefully assessed to give our clients a creative process that brings together a unique skill set that brings international ideas to the table.  Our commitment to sustainability brings clients a collaborative process and dedication to serving as trusted technical advisors. Our greatest strengths have always been the quality of our services, our integrity and transparency.  

Julie Scarcella, Founder of EcoSpex

MEET JULIE

Julie is the founder of EcoSpex Inc. and brings 25 years of sustainability expertise to support new ideas, project leadership and a commitment to innovation to clients. She provides strategic expertise, community sustainability development and has deep knowledge in age-in-place, sustainable buildings, and low carbon materials and technologies. She works with multi-interdisciplinary teams to deliver out-of-the-box projects.

 

Prior to EcoSpex, Julie was Managing Director for BRE Canada Inc. where she was instrumental in starting-up the Canadian operations of Building Research Establishment (BRE) UK, an established international company in building science and sustainability. Responsibilities included developing the vision and strategic direction, and overseeing operational activities, marketing/communications,business development and sales. Julie also helped initiate the BRE Canada Innovation Park.

Contact: Julie@ecospex.com | 705-445-1256 | LinkedIn

JULIE SCARCELLA

  • Has a deep desire to protect the environment

  • Has an innate drive to do good in this world 

  • Favourite hashtags:
    #disrupt, #positive thinking, #appreciation

  • Has a beautiful son, and two chocolate labs that make her a better person

  • Loves the ocean, Georgian Bay and snowboarding!

Current Volunteer Activities:  
  • Town of Blue Mountains Sustainability Committee of Council  

  • Collingwood Accelerator Steering Committee  

  • South Georgian Bay Institute- Sustainability Speaker Series  

  

Prior Volunteer Activities:  
  • Toronto Construction Association – environmental committee  

  • CaGBC Toronto Chapter – Board of Directors  

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Ed & Ering Lim and Family

Photo Credit: Ed and Erin Lim family in PEI

ECOSPEX ADVISORS

Advisors bring tremendous expertise and knowledge from a diverse background. This group of individuals have been selected to advise EcoSpex in various capacities to include: technical peer review, company strategies, operations, marketing, sales, financing, and expansion. The goal is to make the business run smarter, grow and be a more effective, efficient company.

We are extremely fortunate to have this great team!  

 

Advisors are:  

  • Andrew Peel - Peel Passive House Consulting Ltd. Founder & Director Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Queen's University MSc, PPRE BSc Electrical Engineering 

  • Ian Locke MBA, Managing Director at Linian Solutions 

  • Beth Stroshane Applied Building Information CCS, LEED AP 

  • Amal Madanat, Multiplex Design Manager & BIM Leader CCS, LEED AP  

  • Jenn (Motuz) McArthur (PEng, PMP, CEM) Assistant Professor, Dept. Architectural Science at Ryerson University 

  • Sandra Lester - BTech. Arch.Science, LEED AP BD+C Affecting Change 

  • Marc Couturier, P.Eng., M.B.A. Toyota Tsusho Canada Inc. General Manager 

  • Peter Love - Love Energy Consultants ICD.D - Institute of Corporate Directors - Directors Education Program 2009, MBA, University of Toronto 1983 (Dean’s List 1981/82), B.A. (Arts and Science), University of Toronto 1971 

I met Edwin Lim at a CaGBC Toronto event with his firstborn, Declan. Both Ed and Erin left a mark on me that day. Years later, we reconnected.  I was truly fortunate to have Ed give me two years of leadership to the company to include: wisdom; strategy; market positioning; funding applications, value proposition; and so much more…I am forever grateful for his dedication to the company, for his strong values, for the lessons learnt and for his kindness.  For this, I will have a lifetime of appreciation for Edwin Lim.

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CONTACT US

Phone: +1 705 445-1256
Email: julie@ecospex.com

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