Lucas is an Atmospheric Scientist with over 15 years of experience and has worked with many clients from a variety of sectors including transportation, waste processing, mining, industrial, and manufacturing. Lucas has been responsible for the environmental compliance of multiple projects under the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP), including air emission calculations and air dispersion modelling, noise and odour assessments, air regulatory compliance, and air quality reports. Lucas’s project experience also includes conducting land use compatibility assessments on behalf of private sector clients, analyzing odour and air quality against the Ontario Provincial Policy Statement and Ministry of the MECP D-Series Guidelines, and he has served as a reviewer of land use compatibility assessments for municipalities.
Lucas has been responsible for the collection of ambient air quality data for multiple projects, including environmental assessments, nuisance compliance and research. Lucas is the industry lead for a joint industry/municipal/academia project that was initiated to conduct air quality monitoring near downtown schools using “low-cost” sensors to capture the temporal and spatial distribution of air pollution within the City of Kitchener. Lucas had a primary role in an extensive multi-year construction dust particulate monitoring field campaign and was a key contributor on a multi-year campaign to collect meteorological and air quality data above a northern hardwood forest.
Lucas has been the project lead for multiple projects developing greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories and reduction strategies. GHG inventory experience covers extensive industry and mining operations and has been completed for a variety of provincial (e.g., BC, AB, ON & QC reporting programs), federal (e.g., Environment and Climate Change Canada Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program, Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways Program, etc.) and international programs (e.g., International Finance Corporation Performance Standards).