VP Development, SFU Community Trust
Dale Mikkelsen has dedicated his career to the pursuit of sustainable community planning, focusing on energy efficiency, material conservation, healthy environments and community building. In 2015 Dale was invited as an appointed expert on resilient communities by the Government of Japan to tour the damage and recovery efforts following the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake in 2011, which resulted in the largest rebuilding and recovery effort in Japanese history. Dale was also recipient of the Living Building Challenge Hero Award. This designation is given to individuals that demonstrate commitment to the Living Building Challenge and desire to continually raise the bar on behalf of the green building industry. His strong desire to build more sustainability comes from learning to love the place where we live and minimize our impact while not limiting our abilities to pursue the activities we love.