Ryan Zizzo

Mantle Developments

Ryan Zizzo is Founder & CEO at Mantle Developments, a consultancy focused on climate-smart infrastructure and buildings, based in Toronto. Mantle helps projects go beyond energy efficiency, incorporating resilience, embodied carbon emissions, and life cycle approaches to make projects future-proof and net-zero carbon ready.
Ryan is a recognized leader in helping large organizations and governments transition to a low-carbon future. He has led several major projects on embodied carbon and life cycle assessment including with the Government of Canada, several provincial Ministries, and the City of Toronto working to reduce their carbon impacts. Ryan has also worked with leading organizations like Evergreen Canada and the YMCA of Greater Toronto, and large real estate developers, property managers, and investment trusts to help quantify and minimize the carbon impacts associated with major construction projects. He was the embodied carbon expert on the Canada Green Building Council’s Zero Carbon Steering Committee for three years and teaching a graduate class on LCA at Toronto Metropolitan University.
Ryan holds a Masters degree in Applied Science in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering from the University of Toronto, is a licenced Engineer in the Province of Ontario, and holds a LEED Accredited Professional designation in Neighbourhood Development.