Speakers

Innovation Partnerships, ATCO Innovation Team
Jeff is part of ATCO’s Innovation Team; whose role is to provide strategic leadership and direction to ATCO’s internal and external efforts to engage the new energy world. Jeff has more than 35 years’ experience in the environmental field.  He has worked in environmental and outdoor education with the North York Board of Education, Calgary Board of Education and provincially through the Alberta Teacher’s Association. He's provided leadership to government with the City of Calgary’s Ecological Footprint Program and the Government of Alberta and has  ... Read More
Policy Director, Efficiency Canada
Brendan has a proven record in energy policy entrepreneurship and analysis. While energy coordinator at Nova Scotia’s Ecology Action Centre, he was the principal catalyst behind the creation of Canada’s first energy efficiency utility, Efficiency Nova Scotia. He served on the Efficiency Nova Scotia/EfficiencyOne Board of Directors from 2012-2018. He developed and taught a course in energy efficiency policy ... Read More
Chief Executive Officer, The Armour Group Limited
Mr. McCrea is the Chief Executive Officer of The Armour Group Limited, one of Atlantic Canada’s largest fully integrated real estate and investment concerns. Prior to August, 2011, Mr. McCrea was Executive Vice-President of Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust and was the founding President and CEO of Overland Realty a TSX-V corporation focused on Atlantic Canadian real estate opportunities, which ... Read More
Founder and CEO, Sealed
Andy is the Founder and President of Sealed, a New York based financial technology company that improves home quality for everyday Americans. Sealed's performance-based financing platform is an affordable and accountable way for homeowners to install upgrades that improve quality of life while reducing energy waste. Prior to Sealed, Andy led business development for Efficiency 2.0, a software company that helped utilities engage their residential customers.  ... Read More
Vice President, Market Communications & Engagement, Energy Efficiency Alberta
Darlene Crowell joined Energy Efficiency Alberta in September 2017 as Vice President, Market Communications and Engagement. As part of the executive team, Darlene provides strategic direction and leadership to the organization’s marketing, communications and engagement functions. She leads a team of passionate marketers, story tellers and community connectors – all dedicated to ensuring Albertans understand and benefit from energy efficiency, the  ... Read More
Policy and Regulatory Affairs Manager, Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA)
Lyle currently works with the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) as their Policy and Regulatory Affairs Manager for Nova Scotia. This new role aims to grow the solar market in Nova Scotia by collaborating with the solar industry, the three orders of government, local utilities, regulatory agencies and other key stakeholders. ... Read More
Executive Director, Efficiency First California
Charles Cormany is the Executive Director of Efficiency First California. He has over a decade of experience in the Home Performance industry as a contractor and currently represents the voice of the contractor in policy discussions. His experience includes, project management, HVAC system design, sales, marketing and business development. Having been involved in hundreds of residential energy efficiency retrofit projects, he provides a “boots on the ground” perspective to ... Read More
National Director, Econoler
Geneviève Gauthier is an energy efficiency and renewable energy expert with significant experience advising public and private organizations in the commercial, institutional and industrial sectors across Canada. She cumulates more than 17 years of experience in EE, RE and natural gas projects across Canada. ... Read More
Jackson Outcome Broker, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
Catherine Lee serves as Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) Outcome Broker in Jackson, Mississippi. In this role, she works with organizations, agencies and community leaders to formulate and implement the GHHI model for housing repair program alignment through coordination of resources and services. ... Read More
Solterre Design, Architect
David studied fine art and exhibited his sculpture and installation work in Toronto before pursuing his long interest in building and architecture at Dalhousie University. Having moved to Halifax and fallen in love with the east coast he now brings his artistic, design and technical sensibilities to Solterre. His strong experience in construction and wood craft, coupled with Solterre's continuing leadership in building reuse  ... Read More
Professional Engineer, Certfied Passive House Designer, Owner, Gaspereau Building Science
Phil recently completed a passive house project in the Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia. He acted as the designer, general contractor, builder, and engineer.  He now calls it home & lives there alongside his wife and two children. Phil is in the early stages of establishing a building science engineering consulting business.  He is committed to cost-effective, quality design solutions for high-performance buildings.  Passive ... Read More
Clean Energy Development Coordinator, Nova Scotia Department of Energy
Sheena joined the Department of Energy and Mines in June 2017 as a Clean Energy Development Coordinator. In this role, she leverages her experience working in municipal government, non-profits, and research institutions to help communities and organizations in Nova Scotia achieve their sustainable energy goals. Currently, her portfolio includes affordable housing and first nations energy    ... Read More
Research Scientist
Wayne Groszko is the Applied Energy Research Scientist at the Nova Scotia Community College. He has worked as a consultant, researcher, teacher, writer, and speaker in energy sustainability with 13 years of experience, completing work for the Province of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Power, the Community Energy Co-operative of New ... Read More
Senior Lead, Atlantic Services, QUEST
In her role as the Senior Lead for the Atlantic Region, Samantha facilitates the QUEST network and working groups in Nova Scotia, works closely with communities in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador and oversees research, advocacy and engagement work across the region.   ... Read More