EDMONTON – PCL Construction has announced Anton Pojasok is its new director of sustainability.
Prior to joining PCL, Pojasok was vice-president of environmental management at Ontario Realty Corporation – Infrastructure Ontario, overseeing environmental compliance, sustainability and energy management programs, a release said.
“Anton is a seasoned leader in the areas of climate resilience and environmental protection, leading sustainability programs for both the private and public sectors. He possesses a wealth of knowledge in sustainability measuring, tracking, reporting and climate risk mitigation,” PCL president and CEO Dave Filipchuk said. “His deep experience will be essential as we extend our reputation as sustainability leaders and adapt and respond to climate change.”
Pojasok will collaborate with both internal and external clients, partners and stakeholders to develop strategies supporting the design, construction and operation of projects to achieve the highest level of sustainability, focused on reduced energy consumption and achieving low-carbon targets, the release stated. The work will include retrofits for existing buildings and sustainable options for new projects.
“Joining PCL is an amazing opportunity to drive a sustainability program at one of North America’s top construction companies and align with clients in their climate action planning. ‘Less is more’ is the essence of sustainability, from early planning through construction and building operations, there are cost-effective ways to reduce a structure’s impact on the environment with enhanced returns on investment,” Pojasok said.