Deborah Byrne

Chief Operating Officer and Director of Passive House Design at Kearns Mancini Architects Inc.
Toronto, ON

Deborah is KMAI’s Chief Operating Officer and Director of Passive House Design. She has a demonstrated history of working in the architecture & planning, real estate and construction industry. Deborah is a passionate and highly skilled design project manager and sustainable builder who is dedicated to building better, cleaner, healthier by affordable and equitable means. She has experience in developing innovative building solutions for large scale Passive House developments and has brought forward innovation in construction and manufacturing for High Performance Buildings. She is a key instigator in the development of efficient automated BIM and modeling tools in support of Passive House energy modelling to optimize project workflows and to ensure efficiency and quality in the design process. Deborah is a constant advocate for change; to find efficient affordable solutions that support all walks of life. She is a Board Member and Chair, Designer, Peer Reviewer, Trainer, Speaker, Writer on all topics related to Passive House Design and Construction. She’s a Policy Change Advocate for code, utilities, authorities having jurisdiction etc. in support of Passive House and other High Performance Building requirements.