Leadership Team

Green builder in Toronto , Green builder in OakvilleMichael Manning, President

Michael is a master carpenter who co-founded Greenbilt Homes in 2008 to fulfill his dream of supporting sustainability while building beautiful and comfortable homes.

He trained in R-2000 building technology as part of a three-year Architectural Technology diploma from Algonquin College in Ottawa and hoped to focus on energy efficient housing when he graduated in 1979. Shortly after, he moved to Calgary where he worked in condominium construction before a sharp drop in oil prices reduced demand for all kinds of housing in Alberta, including energy efficient houses.

He moved into commercial construction and worked for PCL in Calgary and Toronto. During that time he worked on large projects such as Scotia Plaza as well as leading teams on small commercial projects.

A licenced carpenter, he decided to focus on high-quality finish carpentry and started Suntech Renovations in 1991. Since founding Greenbilt, he has taken additional training in green home building. He has passed the Energy Advisor exam, and has trained in Energy Star and LEED for Homes construction.

Contact Mike at mike@greenbilthomes.ca

Catherine Ann Marshall, Vice President

Canada Green Building Council, Green home builder
Catherine is an “applied economist” whose research has underpinned the advanced building technology used by Greenbilt Homes.

She has an M.A. in economics and finance and holds the professional designation Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Since co-founding Greenbilt with Mr. Manning in 2008, Catherine has been appointed to the Town of Oakville Environmental Strategic Plan Committee, and has been elected as a Director of the Canada Green Building Council GTA Chapter. She has worked in real estate research and analysis since 1994 for governments, pension funds and real estate investment companies.

Most recently, she was the Director of Real Estate Research at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. In these roles, Catherine became an advocate for green building and sustainable design after seeing first hand that significant energy savings were possible.

Catherine hopes that she can help to make sustainability as popular in residential building as it currently is in commercial development.

Contact Catherine at catherine@greenbilthomes.ca

Canada Green Building Council