Climate 2050: Planning for a Carbon Neutral Region
Nicole is a professional engineer currently leading the development of the Climate 2050 Energy Roadmap¸ a strategic initiative to bring the Metro Vancouver region to carbon neutrality by 2050. Prior to her role at Metro Vancouver, she worked with the City of Vancouver at the Neighbourhood Energy Utility (NEU). She was primarily a project manager, leading various projects including the NEU's expansion of their low carbon generation capacity through installation of a new 5 MW heat pump, as well as providing technical and financial modelling support, most notably for the >$50 milliion long-term expansion plan of the NEU. She has a Master’s of Mechanical Engineering (Environmental Stream) and a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering (Biomedical) and graduated with distinction in both.
Sheryl is a Project Engineer with Metro Vancouver’s Air Quality and Climate Change division. She is currently coordinating the development of Metro Vancouver’s climate action strategy, Climate 2050, and leading the development of the Climate 2050 Industry Roadmap, as well as working on the development of the next air quality and greenhouse gas management plan, the Clean Air Plan. Prior to joining Metro Vancouver, Sheryl brings 10+ years of consulting experience in energy and environmental engineering, air quality, and greenhouse gas reduction and management. She draws from this diverse experience as a Chemical Engineer complemented with training in sustainable energy management to help identify opportunities for reducing air and carbon emissions and building climate resilience in the region.