Yuill Herbert

Research Fellow, Spring 2015

Yuill Herbert is a director and founder of Sustainability Solutions Group, a workers cooperative in Canada. Yuill has worked on more than 35 community climate action plans across Canada as well as many other community planning and climate change-related projects.

He developed the highly regarded GHGProof energy, emissions and land-use planning model. Yuill has used this model to develop corporate and community energy plans with realistic targets, successful emissions reductions strategies and societal benefit. He also has modelling experience with district energy systems, transportation systems and land-use planning, allowing for analysis and recommendations that are holistic and precise.

Yuill is currently leading a project for the International Energy Agency to create a district energy model and is working on a sustainable development model for communities that analyses the economic and biophysical flows through a community. He is deeply committed to open source methods and tools and is involved in research projects with universities in Canada on municipalities and climate change, sustainability and education and measuring the impact of cooperatives on society.

Yuill is also on the board of the Canadian Worker Cooperative Federation and Tatamagouche Community Land Trust. He received his Master's of Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University and his Bachelor's of Philosophy from Mount Allison University.