Tanya Doran

Tanya Doran served on the Alberta Premier's Panel on Energy Efficiency in 2016, and is Sustainability lead for Stantec in Alberta.  She has spent her career championing sustainable building design and seeking synergies between 'green buildings' and occupant behaviour.  From  her first role at an electric utility provider to her recent senior roles consulting for large national organizations and the electric transmission council in Edmonton, Tanya has seen the evolution of sustainable design practice across Western Canada.  Her multifaceted career spans from promoting sustainability through stakeholder engagement, workshops, speeches, and presentations, to developing and implementing strategic plans and advocating for practical sustainable practices within Alberta. Tanya is inspired by connecting the natural world to the built environment, helping people reduce their environmental footprint, and creating energy conscious and efficient buildings that reflect Albertans' values.

“Schools should prepare us for the future, not the past. The future of the world will be built on sustainability. If we learn what sustainable technologies are available when we are in school, we will be able to help shape the future of global sustainability when we graduate.” 

- Quinn, student at Jasper Place high school in Edmonton