Former Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson has joined Nexii Building Solutions as its executive vice-president of strategy and partnerships. He will use his expertise to help the building and construction technology company to expand globally.
Robertson, served as Vancouver mayor from 2008 to 2018, spending a total of 14 years in the public sector. He is now focusing his time and energy on the climate crisis.
“We are at a critical time for restoring our environment,” said Robertson. “Buildings are the largest source of climate pollution. 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.”
According to Nexii, the company has developed innovative solutions with the potential to both significantly reduce the construction sector’s impact on the environment and help tackle the global housing shortage.
“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,” said Robertson.
Nexii CEO Stephen Sidwell says Robertson is an influential advocate for climate action and brings “a unique understanding of how cities, developers, and construction companies can work together to provide more sustainable buildings.”