Director, Climate and Energy
Yichao Chen is a professional engineer with over a decade of experience in building energy performance, decarbonization, and sustainable building policy frameworks. She is the Director of Climate & Energy at Cadillac Fairview - a globally focused owner, operator, investor, and developer of best-in-class real estate. Yichao is responsible for energy and emission management, as well as decarbonization and climate resilience strategies for CF’s commercial real estate portfolio in Canada and beyond. Yichao has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and a Master’s in Building Engineering, and recently completed a Graduate Diploma of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability from the University of Toronto. She currently serves on the Canada Green Building Council Energy& Engineering Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and USGBC LEED for Cities and Communities Committee.