Tracy has nearly 20 years’ experience in industrial symbiosis and sustainable development. After several years working as an engineer, her commitment to interdisciplinary problem solving led her to graduate studies in environmental studies, where she focused on sustainability and business, drawing on the philosophies of industrial ecology, at the heart of which is the promotion of integrated resource recovery. She established and managed Eco-Industrial Solutions Ltd. for ten years before joining Light House in 2011.
Tracy has been responsible for dozens of eco-industrial projects, including the planning and development management for the $90 M TaigaNova eco-industrial park. As part of that project, she oversaw site planning, development of green zoning and guidelines, engineering design, marketing and communications, consultation, and business planning. She worked on the Eco-Industrial Plan for Alberta’s Industrial Heartland, managed the development of a municipal Eco-Industrial Network Strategy in Hearst, Ontario, and was also the project manager for the Pearson Eco-Business Zone Strategy, which created baselines, targets, and actions to leverage sustainability to create a 12,000 ha eco-business zone in Greater Toronto.
Tracy sits on the Advisory Board for COGEN Canada. She teaches the Industrial Ecology course in the Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Business Leadership programs at BCIT and has supervised graduate student research in industrial ecology at UBC, Dalhousie, and Royal Roads. She has been invited to speak across Canada and in countries such as Korea, China, Taiwan, Mexico, and Turkey.