Sandra Leigh Lester BTech MCOD LEED AP BD+C CSBA, is the Founder, President and CEO of Affecting Change Inc. and personally leads the team on each project. She has 25 years of sustainable design experience in fields of corporate office, residential, retail, mixed use, hospitality, and healthcare sectors and eleven years of sustainability consulting experience
For over two years, she was the in-house sustainable design consultant for HOK Architects Corporation, working nationally, across Canada, and on projects in the Middle East. She was on the international HOK Carbon Task Force and contributed to the development of the Life Cycle Analysis section of the GSA Handbook.
Sandra has a Bachelor of Technology in Architectural Science. Her desire to enable transformation lead her to the achievement of a Certificate in Change Management and a Masters Certificate in Organization Development from Schulich Executive Education Centre.
Sandra is a LEED® Accredited Professional with a specialty in Building Design and Construction (LEED AP BD+C). She is not only a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA) but was chosen by the CaGBC to lead the certification course in Toronto.