People of the Built Environment Committee | Ecology Action Centre

People of the Built Environment Committee

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  • David Stonham - Volunteer Committee Chair
  • John Crace - Board of Directors Representative


Volunteer Committee Chair

David Stonham - Email

As the chair of the volunteer committee, David provides support and direction to volunteers working on projects that fall within the built environment action area. David also facilitates the monthly meetings, which are themed around a current project, topic or issue.

David holds a bachelor’s degree in Environment and Sustainability at UBC’s Department of Geography (2017), completed a year of Carpentry at NSCC’s Ivany Campus, and now works as an apprentice carpenter with Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia.


Board Representative (Appointed: June 2016)

John Crace - BSc. BEDS. B.Arch. FRAIC MNSAA, LEED AP BD+C - Email

John was born in London, England but grew up and went to school and university in Halifax and has lived here most of his life. In December 2015 he “retired” from Architecture 49 where he served as national practice leader, Sustainability. He continues to pursue his interest in green, smart, resilient building design, and energy efficiency, as an independent architect with strategic alliances to local and leading green companies Solterre Design Inc and Green Power Labs Inc, where he is a director. He is a member of other boards including Team Canada International Institute for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE), and the Windhorse Education Foundation.

As a member of the Dalhousie School of Architecture professional practice group he teaches a course there in Entrepreneurship to Masters level students.   He represents the design and construction industry on the NS Roundtable on the Environment. His annual winter getaway is to undertake design build projects in a small village in Ghana with colleagues from Solterre Design.  John is an avid gardener, amateur musician, and cartoonist.


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