We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.
Through our Carbon Impact practice, we help clients and communities move toward a carbon neutral, resilient future. Our cross-disciplinary team of specialists applies building science and design solutions to rapidly reduce the generation of carbon emissions in the built environment, increase resilience against climate risks, and have a positive impact on the socio-ecological health of our communities.
The Carbon Impact Team comprises experts in climate risk and resiliency, building performance modeling and engineering, energy management and building condition assessments, sustainable design and certifications, health and wellbeing consulting and certifications, and corporate ESG reporting.
Our Carbon Impact Team continues to lead the professional services field in both consulting services and corporate responsibility related to sustainability. Stantec was recently named the fifth most sustainable company in the world and first in North America by Corporate Knights, which released its 2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations rankings. Companies in the Global 100 represent the top one percent of companies in the world on sustainability performance.
Graham Twyford Miles is an established sustainability leader with nearly 20 years’ experience in sustainability planning and building performance consulting.
Graham specializes in policy development, strategic planning, and the development and implementation of tools and certification strategies that support sustainability and building performance metrics for complex planning and development sites. He has implemented sustainability and building performance programs for award winning projects across North America, and is currently leading the sustainability and LEED Neighbourhood Development strategy for a new 40-acre transit oriented infill site in Metro Vancouver. Graham is a long-time technical advisor to the US and Canada Green Building Councils.
Graham is a Principal and senior leader with Stantec’s Vancouver based Carbon Impact group, and has served in a variety of technical and operational leadership roles focused on growing Stantec’s nationally integrated, multi-disciplinary practice. Prior to Stantec, Graham served in planning roles for TransLink and UBC, where he led the development and implementation of an integrated transportation demand management program for the campus, dramatically reducing vehicle traffic and transport related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Graham is committed to driving change through deep engagement with the next generation of leaders. He was the founding chair of the Next Leaders Initiative of the BC Business Council, and plays leadership roles in both UBC and SFU Alumni organizations. He holds a graduate degree in sustainable urban development from Simon Fraser University and a BA from UBC.
Graham is a keen student of urban issues and has lived, worked, and studied in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Los Angeles, and Sendai, Japan. When he isn’t busy being green, Graham can be found plying the choppy waters of Coal Harbour in his rowing shell.