Our Team

Michael Sawyer, Founder and President

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Mike Sawyer has a Masters Degree in Environmental Science and over 23 years of professional environmental consulting experience. During this period he gained value experience with the energy, forestry, mining and tourism industries and has worked with industry, government, eNGO and First Nations clients. He was also a certified mountain guide and has worked in the heliski industry as well as many other aspects of the adventure and eco-tourism industries. Mike has a long standing interest in energy conservation, renewable energy, and conservation science and has a keen environmental ethic that drives him to find practical solutions to environmental challenges. He walks the talk and lives in Smithers in a very energy efficient 60 year old home that he recently renovated. 



Stefan Young, Construction Superintendent

stefan young 148x200Stefan is an accomplished commercial, residential and institutional builder. His 20 years experience as a ticketed carpenter includes foreman and superintendant of multi-million dollar construction jobs including health centers, schools, commercial buildings and residential buildings; including projects for First Nations communities. He has operated his own company building custom homes and completing renovations, instructed at the College of New Caledonia's first year apprenticeship carpentry program, and worked as foreman and driller in mining exploration. Stefan wants to work on buildings that have good design because architecture can make or break the feel of a building and is keen to construct buildings that are resilient and pass the test of time. Stefan joined Net-Zero in February 2016.

Featured Project


Energy-Efficient Chalet on Hudson Bay Mountain Built with SIPs

When Jodie and Rob Blackburn decided to build a private chalet on Hudson Bay Mountain, they knew a conventional stick-frame construction was not going to be the most efficient building for their needs. 

“I began to research energy efficiency and affordability and your companies’ product quickly became the front-runner,” says Rob. “We chose Net-Zero Structure’s structural insulated panels (SIPs) for many reasons including ease and speed of erection as well as cost and availability.” 


Did You Know?

sips meets canadian national building codeThe Canadian National Building Code, and therefore the provincial building codes, set minimum energy efficiency standards for new building construction for both insulation and air tightness.


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