Speakers

 

 

Award Winning Sustainable Energy Innovator
Søren Hermansen, speaker, author, and award winning sustainable energy innovator. Søren is Director of the Energy Academy on Samsø, an island to the west of Copenhagen that is home to more than 4,000 people. In 1997 Søren initiated the transformation of Samsø’s energy sourcing, creating an island that not only meets its own needs with clean self-generated electricity, but also sells its surplus energy to the Danish national grid. TIME magazine boldly named him one of the world’s 10 largest ‘environmental heroes’!  ... Read More
President and CEO, Green Power Labs Inc.
Alexandre Pavlovski is a professional engineer with over 35 years of expertise in clean energy. He holds a Master of Science, Applied Physics and a Ph.D., Power Conversion degrees, and diplomas in Environmental Policy and Innovations Management. Today, Dr. Pavlovski serves as President and CEO of Green Power Labs Inc. He is a member of Global Affairs Canada’ Cleantech Advisory Group, and an expert on International Energy Agency’s Solar Cooling and Heating Task 63: Solar Neighborhood Planning. ... Read More
Executive Director, Techsploration
Arylene Reycraft is the Executive Director for Techsploration, an award-winning, Nova Scotia-based non-profit focused on encouraging young women in Grades 9 through 12 to explore careers in science, engineering, trades, and technology. Arylene was previously the Program and Fund Development Manager for Techsploration. Prior to joining Techsploration, Arylene taught customized management training at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC).... Read More
Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, CaSA
In 2014, Martin launched CaSA, a company renowned for its technologies that are revolutionizing the way electricity is distributed and consumed in the residential sector. Having acquired expertise in the integration of technological and innovative concepts through working with many organizations around the world, including Cirque du Soleil, Martin made the decision to use his experience and knowledge to create and implement solutions to help solve the fundamental energy problems facing the world.... Read More
Safety and Environmental, Labatt Breweries
Danny has been with Labatt Brewing Company for 5 years now starting in 2015. Danny started with the company in the maintenance department looking after the planning and scheduling of maintenance on the industrial machinery. Following that he moved into a role which saw him lead the production of all aluminum canned products. For the past year Danny has been in charge of the Safety and Environmental at the brewery, ensuring adherence to both company and regulatory policies.... Read More
Chair, Advisory Board, CaSA
François is an industrial engineer from Polytechnique Montréal where he developed a passion for operations research and optimization models with thousands of variables. He completed his MBA  in Finance & Global Management and Master of Laws (GPLLM) at the University of Toronto. François worked in strategy and operations consulting at Capgemini (formerly Ernst & Young Consulting).  He worked in M&A and investments at Direct Energy (subsidiary of Centrica plc), Enercare inc., CDPQ, Hydro-Québec, and the Green Ontario Fund.... Read More
VP, Building Services, CBCL
Tom is a Professional Mechanical Engineer licenced in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador and California.  He graduated from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh Scotland and started his career as the assistant energy efficiency engineer at the University of Sheffield.  In 1993 he took a position with consulting firm Arup in London England and then relocated with Arup to San Francisco. In California for about ten years he gained experience on many sustainable academic buildings and the fine art de Young Museum in Golden Gate park.... Read More
Team Lead, Enviro-Stewards
Aleks Poldma is a Professional Engineer and a Certified Energy Manager with over 5 years of experience helping industrial facilites and commercial buildings reduce energy and water consumption, become more profitable, and reduce their impact on the environment. ... Read More
Employer Engagement Coordinator, ISANS
Kyle works with employers to help them strengthen and diversify their workforce; he is Employer Engagement Coordinator at Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) for the Halifax region. He has a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Marketing from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax.  Kyle is a public relations professional with extensive experience in sales promotion, project management and event planning in private and public sectors.... Read More
Engineering Technology Instructor, NSCC
Cynthia Rogers has been teaching Engineering Technology at the NSCC since 1994. Before that, she owned a consulting firm and worked for more than a decade as a professional engineer in the building industry in Iqaluit, NU. At NSCC, Cynthia teaches in a variety of programs teaching thermodynamics, fluids and HVAC design.... Read More
Director of Corporate Affairs, Labatt Breweries
Wade Keller has been Atlantic Director of Corporate Affairs for Labatt Breweries of Canada since 2009.   He is responsible for Government and Public Relations for Labatt in the region, working with other senior leaders to ensure Labatt meets its corporate social responsibility goals.   Labatt strives to be “The Best Beer Company in a Better World”.   Labatt’s Better World goals are built on three pillars: 'Responsible Use', 'Protecting the Environment', and 'Supporting Communities', while maintaining its leadership as Canada’s largest brewer.... Read More
Applied Solutions, Team Lead, Enviro-Stewards
Dave Fox is an environmental scientist who has worked in the oil and gas industry, brownfield and industrial site remediation and currently works with Canada’s largest food and beverage manufacturers managing Enviro-Stewards’ Applied Solutions team. Specializing in process improvement with a focus on water and food ingredient loss, Dave has implemented projects that have significantly reduced overhead costs for Enviro-Stewards' clients.... Read More
Principle, Stillwater Energy
Chad leads Stillwater Energy, a firm focused on SEM design and delivery. He led the turnaround of NEEA’s foundational SEM program and since then has led SEM programs and workshops across the North America and globally. Chad chairs the US ISO Energy Management Committee, and he was a principal author of ISO 50001 as well as other international energy management standards. He co-founded the North American SEM Collaborative, was a co-chair of the 2017 ACEEE Industrial Summer Study, and in 2019 was recognized by ACEEE as a Champion of Energy Efficiency in Industry ... Read More
Executive Director, Efficiency Canada
Corey has more than two decades of experience leading social change organizations focused on engaging people to take action on critical environmental and social issues. Corey was previously the COO and Partner of global consulting firm, Realized Worth, a company focused on the design and implementation of corporate volunteering and giving programs. Managing the business development and operations, Corey worked with FORTUNE500 companies (including Apple, Deloitte, AT&T and SAP) around the world to engage their employees in critical and sustained community projects.... Read More
Energy Finance Development Coordinator, Town of Bridgewater
Greg is the Energy Finance and Development Coordinator for the Town of Bridgewater. He was a core team member in the development of the Town’s Energy Poverty Reduction Program, which in May was announced as the winner of Infrastructure Canada’s $5 million Smart Cities Challenge competition. His focus is on developing a capitalization system which recycles investment-returns and energy savings back into the local economy as part of the Town’s clean energy transition.... Read More
Building Code Coordinator, Office of the Fire Marshal
Joe Rogers is the Building Code Coordinator in the Office of the Fire Marshal. He is a licensed plumber, has a Bachelor of Applied Science from Queen’s University and is registered in Nova Scotia as a Professional Engineer. Originally from Ontario, his background includes working as a Building Official, running a contracting firm, Rogers & Associates Mechanical Contractors, working as a Senior Project Manager with Black & McDonald as well as working as a Code Advisor for almost 9 years at the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.... Read More
Chair of the Standing Committee on Energy Efficiency, Codes Canada and Principle Consultant, Andrew Pride Consulting
Andrew Pride is a strategic advisor and technical expert who creates long-term vision with sustainable strategies. With years of pragmatic executive experience in green building design and energy efficiency, Andrew's unique qualifications allows him to bridge business needs, social responsibility and brand value. He passionately researches, analyzes, develops and promotes multi-faceted stakeholder-centric solutions with a keen focus on measurable results.... Read More
Health Administrator, Eskasoni Community Health Centre
Sharon is a Mi’kmaq from the First Nation community of Membertou located in beautiful Nova Scotia. Sharon is currently Health Administrator of the Eskasoni Community Health Centre, located about 40 minutes from her home community. Sharon is currently the administrator for all community health programs from Homecare & chronic disease prevention & management, Maternal child health, public health, Early Intervention & Head start and Mental Health services as well as Primary Care & Physician services for a community of 4500 people.... Read More
Team Lead, Applied Solutions, Enviro-Stewards
Dave Fox is an environmental scientist who has worked in the oil and gas industry, brownfield and industrial site remediation and currently works with Canada’s largest food and beverage manufacturers managing Enviro-Stewards’ Applied Solutions team. Specializing in process improvement with a focus on water and food ingredient loss, Dave has implemented projects that have significantly reduced overhead costs for Enviro-Stewards' clients.... Read More
Senior Analyst, Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Mines
As a Senior Analyst with the Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Mines, Karen's primary focus is efficient equipment, which includes the Energy-Efficient Appliances Regulations and the departments responsibilities under Build Smart Canada Buildings Strategy, such as energy benchmarking and labelling programs and higher efficiency standards for appliances and equipment. Prior to working for the Government of Nova Scotia, Karen worked for the Government of British Columbia mostly in financial analyst roles until she found her niche a the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources.... Read More
Mi'kmaq Energy and Mines Advisor
Derek joined KMKNO in May 2018 as the Mi’kmaq Energy and Mines Advisor. Here he works on crown consultation associated with energy and mineral resource development and helps advise the Assembly on energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities. Before this, he worked with Clean Foundation as Program Coordinator of a number of renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives, including with several Mi’kmaw communities in Nova Scotia. Derek holds a Joint Major in Biology and Business from St. FX and a Masters in Resource Management from Simon Fraser University.... Read More