Evan Proven is a founding member and the current Vice President of Sun Certified Builders Co-operative. Evan also serves on the board of the Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation as the prairie representative and is a grad student in the Masters of Management in Co-operatives and Credit Unions program at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. Sun Certified has just celebrated their 10th year of operations having incorporated in 2012, the International Year of the Co-op. Sun Certified is the first multi-stakeholder co-op incorporated in Manitoba with worker and supporting share member opportunities. The co-op specializes in energy efficient construction and renovations using the Passive House standard as the basis of their building methodology. Sun Certified’s mission is to reduce carbon emissions from the construction and operation of buildings through the use of passive and resilient systems that drastically reduce the total cost of building ownership.