Shaun Joffe
Executive Director, Sustainability & Building Sciences at Great Gulf

An executive with more than 15 years of experience in the building industry ranging from Site Management to Global Building Initiatives including the First Certified Active House in the World. Shaun Joffe, Executive Director, Sustainability & Building Sciences, leads a high performing team to implement new building standards for one of North America’s premier real estate organizations, the Great Gulf Group of Companies. He is responsible for creating and constantly improving the Great Gulf sustainability corporate and product development programs. He focused on Economics and Philosophy when studying at the University of Guelph and studied Real Estate and Project Management at the University of Toronto. He is committed to the community and has contributed as a board member to the Jay Care Foundation, The House, CJPAC and served on numerous committees including the Crohn’s and Colitis Society. He currently sits on the OHBA/BILD technical committee with the mandate to review Ontario building codes.

Just Like Living Outside

What makes an Active House different from your home? In an interview titled “Just Like Living Outside”, Ian Chodikoff, Architect and Design Consultant, will interview The Ibbotson family who lived in ‘Active House Centennial Park’ for 6 months as well as Shaun Joffe from Great Gulf, the house builder, and Andre D’Elia from superkül, the house architect. This discussion explores the intent and real life experience of an Active House in Canada!