Be an Energy Saver




Carol Buckley
Speaker: The Economics of Energy Efficiency in Canada
Carol Buckley is the director general of the Office of Energy Efficiency at Natural Resources Canada which is delivering a suite of over $1 billion in energy efficiency and alternative transportation fuel programs in all sectors of the economy. Ms. Buckley has significant experience in the development and implementation of programs using regulatory, financial and information instruments.
Allan Crandlemire
Expert: The Role of All Levels of Government
Allan Crandlemire was appointed CEO of the Efficiency Nova Scotia Corporation in July 2011, after serving as interim CEO since May 2010. Crandlemire has extensive experience in the area of energy efficiency. Prior to joining Efficiency Nova Scotia, he was Executive Director for Conserve Nova Scotia, and Director of the Energy Management, Markets, and Climate Change Division of the Nova Scotia Department of As interim CEO, Crandlemire managed the transfer of efficiency programs from Nova Scotia Power Inc. to Efficiency Nova Scotia Corporation, which is an independent corporation created through legislation in 2009, to manage electricity efficiency programs in Nova Scotia. He also oversaw the development and filing of ENSC’s Electricity Demand Side Management (DSM) Plans for 2012 and 2013 – 2014, which have been approved by the Utility and Review Board.Efficiency Nova Scotia is an independent corporation responsible for energy conservation and efficiency programs in Nova Scotia. The corporation offers electricity and non-electricity solutions for residential and business customers through programs, rebates, and incentives.
David Herle
Energy Efficiency and Canadians, Survey Results
A principal panelist on CBC’s The Insiders and a principal partner with The Gandalf Group, David Herle has been a nationally-recognized leader in public opinion analysis, strategic advice and communications strategies for nearly two decades. Currently, Mr. Herle is most active advising private sector clients about brand image and reputation management in virtually every sector of the economy.
Brett James
Session Moderator: Communicating the Energy Efficiency Message
Brett James has been a principal of Sussex Strategy Group since 2000. Brett provides clients with strategic counsel on major business issues, informed and intelligent guidance on their government interaction and communications advice to leverage public opinion on issues affected by government decisions.
Brisette Lucas, J.D.
Session Moderator: Communicating the Energy Efficiency Message
Brisette leads and coordinates EFC’s government relations and public policy initiatives in Canada. Her duties include setting policy strategy, driving EFC-member government relations priorities, steering the EFC Government Relations Committee, as well as monitoring and advising on Canadian federal and provincial policy and regulatory issues. Brisette also represents EFC before federal and provincial institutions at senior levels, and interacts with all relevant members and other key stakeholders. Brisette began at EFC in July 2011. Previously, she worked at LG Electronics Canada Inc. as a Compliance Manager in the Legal department. Prior to LG, she worked in the Compliance, Corporate Oversight & Regulatory Affairs department of Atomic Energy of Canada, Ltd. Brisette also served as a lawyer at various firms and worked at Citigroup as a Compliance Officer. Brisette earned a B.A. in Political Science from Stony Brook University in New York, before completing her Juris Doctorate at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She is admitted to the New York State Bar, 2005.
Darryl Neate
Expert: The Built Environment
Darryl Neate is Director, Sustainability at Oxford Properties Group - one of Canada’s leading commercial real estate firms with over 50 million square feet of Office, Retail, Industrial, Residential and Hotel property. He is responsible for Oxford’s industry-leading Sustainable Intelligence program, and has been a driving force behind Oxford’s leadership as the first real estate owner in Canada to publicly report on its sustainability performance and set corporate reduction targets for greenhouse gases, energy, water and waste.Darryl is active across a range of real estate advisory groups & committees in Canada, teaches the REALpac introductory course on corporate responsibility and sustainability, and is a board member of the Canadian Green Building Council’s Greater Toronto Chapter. He has extensive experience in corporate sustainability programs, project management, training, and international standards development – including the ISO 14064 Greenhouse Gas Accounting and GRI Sustainability Reporting standards.He has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo, an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Andrew Pape-Salmon
Expert: The Role of All Levels of Government
Mr. Pape-Salmon is an experienced leader in the implementation of energy efficient technologies, designs and management practices for buildings, equipment and community energy systems. At RDH he is responsible for energy sector services provided to a broad range of client groups and building industry partners.Prior to joining RDH, he was a Director of the Energy Efficiency Branch of the BC Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Natural Gas over a nine year period. Prior to that, he was Director of Sustainable Energy Program and community Eco-Solutions Program at Pembina Institute for four years.
Andrew Pride
Moderator: The Built Environment
Andrew Pride joined the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) in November of 2010 as vice president, Conservation. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo. After graduating, Andrew focused his career on energy services and energy management, and moved through a number of progressively more responsible positions at Johnson Controls Ltd., General Electric Energy Management Canada and Ainsworth Inc. In 1999, he joined the Minto Group as Vice President, Minto Green Team. Andrew was instrumental in promoting a culture of conservation and in transforming Minto into an internationally recognized leader in green real estate.Andrew joined the OPA to help the province achieve its ambitious conservation targets and promote a culture of conservation. As Vice President, Conservation, Andrew leads a team that collaborates with Ontario’s local utilities to design and deliver customer-focused conservation programs and initiatives to help customers better manage their electricity use. Andrew served as the Vice-Chair of the Canada Green Building Council, and sits on the dean’s advisory council in the faculty of environment, at the University of Waterloo.
Don Newman Don Newman
Forum Moderator
Don Newman is a highly respected Canadian journalist and award-winning broadcaster, widely known for his incisive, balanced coverage, high journalistic standards and in-depth knowledge of politics, public policy and current events. Over his 40 year career he has reported from Ottawa and every Canadian province, as well as from Washington, London and the United Nations. A member of the Order of Canada, he was recently made a life member of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery. Now a senior columnist with, and chairman of Canada 2020’s advisory board, he remains a media commentator on political and public affairs issues, and a sought-after public speaker, emcee and panel moderator.
Gordon Reed Gordon Reed
Expert: Transportation and Energy Efficiency
Gordon Reed is Director of Customer Solutions and Sustainability at UPS Canada.Throughout the 27 years with UPS Canada, Gordon Reed has taken on many responsibilities. He has dedicated years of his career with UPS in different departments from Business Development to Marketing. Gordon has also spearheaded several large special projects around the world, currently he works directly with some of UPS’s largest customers in Canada and manages a talented solutions team. Additionally, Gordon is active in his community, he dedicates his free time to Scouts Canada.
Tom Roper The Honorable Tom Roper
Keynote Luncheon Speaker
Tom Roper has been involved in environmental policy at all levels – local to international. After 21 years in the Victorian Parliament (Australia), he has been an active board member of the Washington DC-based Climate Institute, Global Urban Development and Greenfleet (Australia), and an advisor to government, business and NGO’s on sustainability issues. He provides briefings on climate change developments and green building issues to governments at all levels.
Active on many fronts, he is Project Director of the Global Sustainable Energy Islands Initiative which provides assistance to Small Island States seeking to introduce renewable energy and energy efficiency measures; a contributor to the Pacific Power Association; and an Observer in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) SE Asia and Pacific Advisory Committee. Appointed to the Board of RenewablesSA by the Premier, Mike Rann, he is a Senior Fellow of Melbourne University’s Australian Centre for Science, Innovation and Society, the Chair of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council and Chair of the NABERS (National Australian Built Environment Rating System) Stakeholders Advisory Committee and of the Commonwealth Government Tax Breaks for Green Buildings Roundtable. He’s a Member of the Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Settlements and Infrastructure and an Honorary Life Member of the Metropolis Association.During 10 years as a senior Government Minister his portfolios included Treasury, Planning and Environment, Health, Transport, Aboriginal Affairs, and Employment and Higher Education. He was the Leader of Government Business in the Legislative Assembly. Tom Roper currently lives in Melbourne after 11 years overseas in Ottawa, London, and New York.
Alexander Swann
Energy Efficiency and Canadians, Survey Results
Alex Swann has managed quantitative and qualitative research projects for The Gandalf Group since joining the firm in 2007. He also brings a decade of experience in media relations, public policy, strategic and crisis communications.