ZED Consulting now in Toronto

After nearly three years of providing green building consulting services to some of Europe’s most innovative projects, life cycle assessment (LCA) experts, and national green building councils, ZED Consulting has relocated to Toronto and is excited to now be offering sustainability & LCA services to the Canadian market.

Prior to establishing ZED Consulting in Helsinki Finland, founder Ryan Zizzo, worked as an Engineering Consultant and Project Manager for one of Canada’s leading green engineering consulting firms since 2005. After three years building on this experience in Finland and other countries across Europe, ZED Consulting is now based in Canada and ready to utilize its trans-Atlantic network of leading sustainability professionals to bring you the most innovative sustainable building and engineering solutions available.

Services

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) modelling services

  • Quantify, compare, and select low-carbon construction materials through LCA modelling
  • The new version of LEED (v4) now includes a credit which allows projects to quantify their low-carbon material decisions through an LCA model
  • High impact: projects which perform LCA modelling are eligible for up to five LEED points!

LEED Consulting Services

  • Experience with the complete range of LEED project types, including new construction (NC), core and shell (CS), existing building (EB), and neighbourhood development (ND).
  • Certified LEED AP ND

Lecturing and Training

  • Life cycle assessment
  • Sustainable building design, construction, and operation consulting
  • Green neighbourhoods / European green urban planning best practices & examples
  • Green building certification systems

Why ZED Consulting?

  • First-hand experience working on LCAs with some of Europe’s leading life cycle practitioners
  • Active network of sustainability leaders across both Canada and Europe
  • Have successfully managed the LEED certifications on nearly a dozen LEED buildings in multiple countries
  • Experience as official LEED reviewer for the Canada Green Building Council
  • Successfully delivered green building professional education series across Europe
  • Boutique firm: customized and dedicated support for cost effective results

 

Recent Experience

Helsinki, Finland

  • Life Cycle Assessment sales management and modeling with Bionova Consulting
  • Course development and delivery for the Sustainable Building Engineering degree program at the Metropolia University of Applied Science. Courses: Life Cycle Analysis, Life Cycle Costing, Introduction to Sustainability, Environmental Risk Management, Environmental Assessment
  • Mentoring, coaching, hosting, and facilitating Climate-KIC programs and alumni association events
  • LEED EB certification and policy support on portfolio of nine office buildings

Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Life Cycle Assessment modeling for Active House renovation project “Living in Light”
  • Strategic guidance for renovation projects regarding green building certification systems for the project “Active Roofs and Facades in Sustainable Renovation”

Zagreb, Croatia

  • LEED design submittal review for new passenger terminal building at Croatia’s main airport

Valencia, Spain

  • Examining the relationship between greener office environments and increased occupant health, productivity, and satisfaction for the project: “Smart Offices – Building Technologies Accelerator”

Frankfurt, Germany

  • Optimize LEED Gold building’s energy management systems, including all energy and water meters. Project: “Frankfurt Airport Hilton – Energy Management / Sub-Meter Optimization”

Tallinn, Estonia

  • LEED EB certification and policy support on Estonia’s busiest shopping mall, Viru Keskus

Canada

  • Technical Advisory Committee member for Toronto’s Project Neutral
  • LEED and Toronto Green Standard projects including MTO On Route Highway Service Centers, Price Waterhouse Cooper Tower, Calgary City Center, TTC subway and LRT stations, Mississauga Executive Center, Lawrence-Allen Neighbourhood Revitalization, and more. 

ZED Consulting has also provided a dozen full-day “Green Building Professional” education seminars to hundreds of green building professionals, organized by the national green building councils of: Romania, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.