Navid is a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia (UBC) conducting research on net-zero building assessment and policy analysis. The main objective of his PhD research is to develop a natural capital based framework for sustainability assessment of net-zero buildings. The proposed framework considers the life cycle impacts of buildings, regional characteristics and available natural capital to provide location specific solutions to achieve net-zero targets in buildings. Aside from his evolvement in Academia, Navid is a registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng) and Director of Research and Development with Recollective Consulting. Navid has over seven years of experience in sustainable engineering and green building consulting.