Mandi focuses on assessing embodied carbon emissions for green infrastructure projects, particularly mass timber and high-performance buildings. She has extensive knowledge of best practices for achieving green building certifications, such as LEED and Passive House. With her background in civil engineering and experience collaborating with multiple stakeholders, Mandi offers a well-versed perspective on data analysis, climate resilient construction and policy advising.
Prior to joining Mantle Developments, Mandi was an Embodied Carbon Research Assistant at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She has worked closely with developers, architects, engineers and local government by informing them on embodied carbon emissions through the practice of life cycle assessment (LCA). Mandi has conducted over 10 whole-building LCA’s for various building typologies in British Columbia and brings valuable insight to the LCA process throughout all design stages. Her contributions to a multi-year embodied carbon pilot study at UBC Sustainability Initiative led to the creation of a methodology framework for the completion of embodied carbon assessments.
Throughout her undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering at UBC, Mandi tailored her studies to align with her passion for sustainable infrastructure by focusing on low carbon materials, urban planning and building science. Mandi has also studied at Delft University of Technology in the faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences.
She is a founding member of UBC's first engineering building construction design team, Third Quadrant Design, which is centered around net-negative carbon design. Her leadership and implementation of Passive House design principles helped secure the team’s first win in the Urban Single-Family Division for Solar Decathlon’s 2020 Design Challenge
- UBC Embodied Carbon Pilot: Bill of Materials Generation Methodology. University of British Columbia. March 2021
- UBC Embodied Carbon Pilot: Study of whole building life cycle assessment processes at the University of British Columbia. University of British Columbia. June 2020