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.
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 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.
Has a deep desire to protect the environment
Has an innate drive to do good in this world
#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
Photo Credit: Ed and Erin Lim family in PEI
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!
Technical Director EcoSpex:
Andrew Peel - Peel Passive House Consulting Ltd. Founder & Director Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Queen's University MSc, PPRE BSc Electrical Engineering. His role in EcoSpex is Technical Director responsible for managing the ISO verification and quality assurance process for manufacturers product documentation and data.
Azam Khan, PhD, M.Sc, B.Sc. Co-founder and CEO of Trax, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. Director of Complex Systems Research at Autodesk Research
Ian Locke MBA, Corporate Director - Advisor & Coach
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, MBA, ICD.D, Founder & President, Love Energy Consultants, Board Member of International Solar Solutions, and Advisory Board Member of Efficiency Capital Canada.
Yasmin Glanville, Founder, Board Director of Rethink Sustainability Initiatives (RSI), Future, Innovation and Sustainability/Resiliency Strategist and Implementation Advisor, YasminGlanville.ca
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.