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About Coldstream Consulting

Meet Our Team

The sustainability world has changed a lot in recent years. The era of green-washing and marketing hype is quickly giving way to structured emissions accounting and international standards that ensure neutrality and completeness.

Here at Coldstream, we’ve always believed that science and data should be the basis of sustainability planning. Our consultants are leaders in our field and are here to help.

James Salazar

James Salazar

James is an Industrial Engineer and is a widely regarded LCA expert. James is a Senior Research Associate with the Athena Sustainable Materials Institute and leads Coldstream’s LCA research on building products. He has also worked as a carbon accounting expert with the Canadian Forest Service and has peer reviewed and verified numerous LCA and EPD projects.

Matt Bowick

Matt Bowick

Matt has used his background in Civil Engineering in the application of building sector LCA since 2006. Matt practiced structural engineering for over four years and has since been consulting and researching on the topic of LCA through his work with the Athena Sustainable Materials Institute, Ryerson University, and most recently as a Principal of Coldstream Consulting Ltd.. He also been actively engaged lecturing on the topic of LCA at universities and businesses, and developed and delivered a Master’s level class on LCA at Ryerson University.

Alyson McHugh R.P.Bio

Alyson McHugh R.P.Bio

Associate Ecologist

Alyson serves as the Director of Ecological Services at Coldstream Ecology Ltd. Alyson has extensive experience with inventory and monitoring programs, including work on terrestrial, aquatic, climate change, agriculture, ecosystem services, effectiveness, stand-level biodiversity and sustainable forest management criteria and indicator monitoring and reporting frameworks. She is currently the project manager and lead ecologist for a long-term Aquatic Ecosystem Research and Monitoring Program on a dammed and diverted river in Southern BC.


Vanessa Croy

Vanessa Croy

Vanessa Croy is a communications expert with a range of experience in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining Coldstream, Vanessa served in a number of communications roles with the Canadian federal government that included the development and production of events, print, and video products. Vanessa now leads Coldstream’s communications efforts that include EPD development and LCA-based marketing.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide our clients with solutions that are rooted in the best available science. We have in-depth experience developing and working with LCA databases, tools, and standards. We also understand that taking a science-based approach to sustainability means that effective communication of complex issues is critical. This is why we pride ourselves not just in our ability to produce high quality research, but in the way we add value for our clients.

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