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Current responsibilities
As Managing Director, Sustainability with ECD JLL, Jiri Skopek provides advice to owners and managers of large portfolios on sustainable development in the fields of design, asset and facility management, emergency preparedness, business continuity and smart building intelligence.

Years of experience
30 years

Experience
Jiri is best known for developing Green Globes environmental assessment tools, which include modules for Design of New Buildings, Sustainable Interiors and Operation and Management of Existing Buildings (BOMA Canada/ GBI US), University Campuses (APPA) and Building Intelligence Quotient (BIQ).

These assessment modules have been adopted and are promoted in North America by various organizations such as Green Building Initiative (GBI), BOMA Canada, CABA and APPA.

As an architect and planner, Jiri has contributed to Toronto’s skyline. He was senior designer with Bregman and Hamann Architects of Toronto, and Master Planner for the BCE complex in downtown Toronto.

In the 1990’s he ran the Paris office of Santiago Calatrava, Designer of BCE Place galleria. He produced a study of financial incentives to foster green development of Toronto waterfront precincts and developed Sustainable Urban Design Guidelines for communities including the Region of Niagara and Seaton Lands


Jiri has been involved in many international sustainable community activities throughout his career. He was a founding participant in Solar Research and Development at Milton Keynes Development Corporation, in England, and designed the first active solar house in the U.K. With the Llewelyn-Davies International he was a Planning Consultant to the governments of the Sultanate of Oman and Qatar on community development and government land use policies.

In Saudi Arabia, he designed the new town of Jizan and was the Chief Urban Designer for the new Campus, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah.

He was a City Planner, responsible for Land Use Control and Urban Design in Downtown Edmonton.

He was a finalist in the International Milwaukee "City of the Future" competition and an International urban design competition for redevelopment of Railway lands in Prague.

Jiri has also been on the Canadian Team for the International Green Building Challenge every round from 2000 to the present and is a board member of Sustainable Buildings Canada, Sustainable Housing Foundation and Beach Renewable Power Coop.

He also serves as the representative of the Canadian Committee to the ISO TC59/SC3 International Team on Sustainable Building Construction.

Education
Jiri has a degree in architecture from the Architectural Association, School of Architecture, London, a diploma in Development Planning from University College, London, and a diploma in Environmental Management from Ryerson University, Toronto.

Certifications

  • AA Dip.
  • OAA
  • MCIP
  • RIBA
  • GGP
  • LEED GA

Affiliations

  • OAA- member Ontario Association of Architects