The Northern Alberta Emerging Green Builders host a series of mentorship sessions for young Edmonton professionals and students. This new monthly program is the Green Building Superhero series and is an opportunity to find out how these green professionals started in the industry and where they see the industry in going. Attendees will be able to tap into the expertise of these professionals with an informal Q&A
Dennis Cuku, Co-founder of the Mosaic Family of Companies
Dennis is co-founder of the Mosaic Family of Companies, a knowledge-worker collective designed to effect positive social change through business. As a visionary entrepreneur, he operates on the manifesto that Normal is Broken and that capitalism need not come at the expense of human values, environmental sustainability or personal happiness. Mosaic’s corporate culture was developed around the belief that employees cannot and should not be regarded as tools for making profit, but rather as people — each with unique gifts and talents, all looking to find what they do best and purpose in their work. For Dennis, work is a place we can bring our whole selves … a place to self-realize and make a meaningful contribution.
Dennis is a mechanical engineer with expertise in drilling rig design and is founder of Oil Country Engineering. Paradoxically, one of his passions lie in the arena of sustainable building design and green building innovation. Dennis’ recent project, The Mosaic Centre for Conscious Community and Commerce, was completed in February 2015 and is the crown jewel of sustainable building in Alberta, becoming the first Net Zero energy commercial office building in Alberta — an example of Alberta’s oil and gas abundance igniting innovative sustainable projects. With this project he helped pioneer the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) movement in Alberta — a contract model that is gaining momentum in a marketplace desperately seeking a Better Way.
Dennis understands that at the core of every business function are people, not GANTT charts TPS reports or drawings, and that is represented by his success in numerous start-ups and acquisitions. He enjoys awesome and endeavors daily to expedite the abolishment of status quo and to help transition the world to outer peace, through inner peace.
**all registration fees collection go back to EGB Programming
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Alberta Chapter - Canada Green Building Council
The CaGBC Alberta Chapter seeks to:
Lead and accelerate the transformation to high-performing, healthy green buildings, homes and communities throughout Alberta.