Brampton— May 15, 2023 — The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Tony Iacobelli is assuming the position of Executive Director for the Centre for Community Energy Transformation (CCET), effective immediately.
“We are delighted to welcome Tony as our first full-time Executive Director”, says Peter Love, CCET Board Chair. “His combination of experience, background and enthusiasm is exactly what we need to ensure that our new organization realizes its full potential of impacting the energy transformation in Peel Region.”
Tony Iacobelli is an ecologist, award-winning planner, and green building advocate. While at City of Markham, Mr. Iacobelli secured Council endorsement for a pathway to net zero energy buildings by 2030. He also launched the City’s first comprehensive natural assets study. Previously, at City of Vaughan, Mr. Iacobelli developed and implemented, Sustainability Performance Metrics, an innovative, award-winning program for reviewing development applications that was created collaboratively with Brampton and Richmond Hill.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Centre for Community Energy Transformation as its founding Executive Director”, says Iacobelli. “Working together with our Board, the communities of Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon, and our partners, we will scale up climate action in Peel Region with the goal of dramatically reducing carbon emissions and shifting to a sustainable energy future. I am excited to be a part of this momentum for change and honoured to be leading this important initiative.”
The Centre for Community Energy Transformation is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation supported by Peel and its municipal partners to lead energy transformation in the Region and help the transition to a low-carbon future. CCET focuses on the following four priorities,
- Advancing deep home retrofits
- District Energy Adoption
- Spurring industrial, commercial, and institutional (ICI) energy efficiency
- Promoting outreach and engagement related to climate change.