Guido Wimmers

Guido Wimmers

Associate Professor, UNBC

Guido Wimmers joined the University of Northern British Columbia in 2014 as Chair for the Integrated Wood Design Program and implemented the interdisciplinary approach for engineering and design of modern wood structures, combining structural engineering with building physics and modern fabrication. Guido received his Doctoral degree in Engineering Sciences and a Master degree in Architectural Engineering from the Leopold Franzens University, Innsbruck, Austria.

Before coming to UNBC, he worked in multi-disciplinary teams in Austria, Germany and Italy in research and engineering as well as architectural offices. He played a key role in the implementation of the International Passive House Standard in BC and across Canada. Guido is an internationally renowned expert in the field of energy efficient buildings, envelope design and building physics and an active member of several committees such as the BC Step Code committee. Having many years of industry experience, his passion is the fostering of collaboration between industry and academia.



Sessions with this Speaker

The Bioeconomy: A Critical Foundation to Canada’s Low Carbon Transition

  • Circular Economy
  • Mobilizing Capital
Canada’s late to the dance with its Bioeconomy Strategy, released in the summer of 2019. Yet Canada’s enviable natural resource wealth positions us favourably to capitalize on value-added products and services, from biofuels, bio-based textiles, chemicals and bioplastics.

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Luis Rochartre Director, Forest Solutions Group, WBCSD
Guido Wimmers Associate Professor, UNBC
Josef Pommerening Business Development Manager, Munich Re America
Blair Hogan President and Chief Executive Officer, Gunta Business
Sandy Marshall Executive Director, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada