VANCOUVER – Former Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson has started a career in green construction. Nexii Building Solutions announced that Robertson will be helping Nexii expand globally as executive vice president of strategy and partnerships.
The new role comes after Robertson spent 14 years in public service, and most recently 10 years as mayor of Vancouver.
“We are at a critical time for restoring our environment,” said Robertson in a press release. “Buildings are the largest source of climate pollution. That’s why when Nexii — the creators of new breakthrough green building technologies — asked me to join their team, I didn’t hesitate. I’m proud to be part of a Canadian company with significant potential to make a huge positive impact on the environment and communities globally.”
Nexii has believes it has developed solutions with the potential to both significantly reduce the construction sector’s impact on the environment and help tackle the global housing shortage.
Nexii’s proprietary building material, Nexiite, has been paired with a design, manufacturing and assembly process to facilitate the rapid construction of sustainable, cost-efficient, durable and disaster-resilient buildings. Nexii products are suitable for new commercial, institutional, industrial, and mixed-use buildings, and for retrofitting existing buildings.
“Nexii will not only help to reduce the impact of buildings on our climate, but can also help address the housing crunch in growing cities,” Robertson added. “We are currently facing a global housing shortage and faster construction processes and retrofit solutions for existing buildings will help improve cost efficiencies and drive housing supply. We need zero emission buildings that are affordable to build and operate, and we need to retrofit existing buildings that are the number one cause of climate change.”
Stephen Sidwell, CEO Nexii welcomed Robertson to the team.
“We value Gregor’s leadership,” said Sidwell, in a press release. “He brings a wealth of experience and a unique understanding of how cities, developers, and construction companies can work together to provide more sustainable buildings. Gregor is a globally influential advocate for climate action and supports Nexii’s mission to protect and care for our planet.”