Renée Gratton, LEED A.P., is president of RG Integration, an Ottawa architectural specialty consultancy.
In 2011, Renée founded the Construction Resource Initiatives Council (CRI Council), a non-profit and non-partisan organization; official UNEP (UN Environment Programme) partner and recognized by many other wide-ranging organizations. The council’s objective is to integrate industry sectors to influence how it views and deals with resources starting with waste.
An internationally recognized sustainability expert and speaker, an active member of the CSA Group, past Director of the Canada Green Building Council and LEED Instructor, Renée has authored papers, courses and articles, as well as collaborated on countless standards, products and projects.
Under the umbrella of the council, she created and is leading a unique and MIT award winning zero building waste initiative, introduced at the 2012 World Waste Congress and officially launched in 2013, with several innovative projects and research for strategic industry change and management. Renée is also a nominee for the CTV 2013-14 Amazing People Award and proud to serve as a Director on the new National Zero Waste Council.