Greensoil Proptech Ventures
About Jamie James
For over a decade prior to joining Greensoil, Jamie was the lead sustainability advisor to Tridel, Toronto’s leading condominium developer, where he contributed to the company’s transition to a green building leader with over 15 million square feet in development or under construction in LEED projects.
For six years, Jamie was a Partner in the Windmill Development Group, when they successfully developed LEED-Platinum certified mixed-used buildings and communities in Calgary, Ottawa, and at Dockside Green in Victoria.
Jamie’s first foray into cleantech investing in the real estate space was as the founder of 350 Capital, a micro-VC fund that invested in green building technologies such as Carbon Cure (greener concrete), Enerworks (solar thermal), dPoint Technologies (energy recovery technologies for HVAC), and Terracycle (upcycled waste products).
In 2011, working with the cleantech practice at the MaRS Discovery District and Tridel, Jamie founded Tower Labs @MaRS, a technology accelerator that manages in-situ pilot and demonstration projects of green building technologies in large buildings in Toronto. Installed technology examples include electrochromic windows, water and air heat recovery systems, energy storage, residential net-zero energy systems (including www.netzed.ca), VRF systems, concrete carbonization, thermal break cladding systems, and micro-grid systems, among others.
In addition to serving on the board of directors of a number of cleantech start-ups, Jamie served as an early director on the board of the Canada Green Building Council (2008-2011). He is the father of three and resides in Toronto, Canada.