Light House is a Vancouver-based not-for-profit dedicated to advancing a regenerative built environment.
Light House is home to the NISP® Canada, National Industrial Symbiosis Program Canada. The NISP model is endorsed by the G7, EU, and OECD as one of the top means of achieving industrial symbiosis – B2B resource sharing, especially of ‘wastes.’ Light House is the BC affiliate of BizBiz Share.
We also happen to be a female-led team!
Through research, advocacy, education, and outreach, Light House’s mission-driven work advances industry knowledge, tools and best practices that strengthen the green building sector as a whole.
To create regenerative built environments that restore ecological and human health.
We envision a healthy society in an ecologically abundant world.
We work directly to make change by:
connecting industry to make a bio-based circular economy;
catalyzing for the advancement of social inclusion and human health;
and leading the creation of regenerative built environments.
Allow us to introduce ourselves…
Tracy Casavant (BASc, M.E.S.)
Managing Director, NISP® Canada & Circular Economy
Tracy Casavant heads up Light House’s eco-industrial planning and development services. With more than 15 years of experience, including establishing and running her own consulting firm for ten years, Tracy brings a unique soft and hard skill set of training and experience, blending backgrounds in chemical engineering and environmental studies. Tracy is one of North America’s leading experts on sustainable industrial / employment lands and infrastructure development and has been responsible for dozens of eco-industrial projects nationally and internationally. Tracy sits on the Advisory Board for Cogen Canada. She teaches the Industrial Ecology course in BCIT’s Environmental Engineering program; has previously been a sessional lecturer at SFU; and has supervised graduate students at UBC, Dalhousie, and Royal Roads. She has been invited to speak on various business, community, and sustainability topics across Canada and internationally in countries such as Korea, China, Taiwan, Mexico, and Turkey.
Hilal Savas (B. ChBI.E., MEL, TRUE Advisor)
Circular Economy Specialist – NISP® Canada
Hilal Savas has over nine years of multi-industry strategy and operations experience in emerging and developed markets, including Vancouver, Dubai, and Istanbul. She holds a MEL, Master of Engineering Leadership degree from the University of British Columbia, and a Chemical and Biological Engineering degree from Koc University.
She is passionate about the intersection of the bio-based value chain and circular economy business models to develop innovative solutions for the growing world economy. She is currently working at the Circular Sen$e Program of Light House to build circular economy tools for BC businesses. She builds business-to-business connections that identify resource sharing and waste re-purposing opportunities, thereby creating economic, environmental, and social benefits to businesses surrounding communities.
She trained by Former Vice-President, Al Gore, to become a Climate Leader and has been actively engaged with the local communities to support the global fight for climate solutions. She is a TRUE Advisor and is a Master Recycler having completed SPEC’s Recycling training program. She is also an active member of the Circular Economy Club, Pacific NorthWest chapter (CEC PNW), organizes community events, and webinars to educate people about the Circular Economy.
Christina Radvak (B.Ends), (LEED® AP ID+C, LEED® AP O+M)
Christina Radvak studied Environmental Design at the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Upon graduation, she developed the Deconstruction Program with Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver (HFHGV) to actively salvage waste from renovation and demolition sites. Christina worked with HFHGV to salvage and resell interior finishes all the way down to structural lumber, to fund affordable housing developments in Greater Vancouver.
To further her impact of diverting waste in the construction industry, Christina prioritized education and public speaking to help change the perspective of the building industry to be more sustainable. Christina has spoken at BUILDEX and was a guest on radio and television interviews.
Apart from work, Christina can be found volunteering with Women in Architecture Vancouver or going backpacking packing, and climbing in the mountains.
Contact us to learn more about how LightHouse programs NISP® and BizBiz BC can benefit your business!