Warren is an Alumnus of NAIT from the Electronics Engineering Technology Program with 35 years of international experience in high technology including renewable energy. He has travelled extensively and from this experience, gained an in-depth knowledge of how renewable energy is helping address our impact on climate change around the world. His natural curiosity drove him to leave the corporate world and start 3 ventures in renewable energy and tech.
In 2010, he established Evergreen and Gold Renewable Energy to retrofit his office to a Net Zero energy standard and be part of the local industry helping to transition Albertans to a sustainable future. Warren has also helped the local industry by serving on the board of SESA for 6 years sitting as the Chair of the Board for 3 years of them. He is a member of several coops, a lifelong environmentalist and is often invited to speak around Alberta about the province’s electrical system. Most importantly Warren is the founding Chair of the Board for the local community energy coop, the Solar Power Investment Cooperative of Edmonton (SPICE).
Over a decade ago a nine year-old friend asked for help with her anti-idling work. I assisted her in forming Eco-Air (Edmonton's Children's Organized Anti-idling Recruiters). Through this air-quality work, Rocky developed a growing interest in environmental health. Eco-Air went on to win an Emerald Award. She continues to learn from the many groups and individuals that bring light to the inseparable links between environmental health and human health.
Rocky has enjoyed board roles on the Solar Energy Society of Alberta (SESA), Alberta Capital Airshed, Edmonton Area Land Trust, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues (EFCL), and the Alberta Environmental Network (AEN). She is an advocate for environmental law reform via HealthyYEG.org and a member of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment(CAPE).
Rocky started as a B.A. in Economics before earning a Medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, NH. She is a practiced specialist in Internal Medicine in Alberta. Rocky is happy to retire from her medical profession in May of 2018 and focus on SPICE and other projects that advance sustainability.
Possessing an innate passion for global affairs and social change, Reva has a grown her career in business development and marketing within the energy industry. After working in a diverse portfolio of MNC’s like GE Money, Neiman Marcus and SHAW Communications, her talent in building and managing strategic development projects, and teams, had been highlighted. This experience along with her intrinsic desire for excellence, lead her to in 2012 found Revamp Marketing, a business development and marketing agency who focuses on working with clients who want to integrate a triple bottom line. Since moving from Toronto 2 years ago, Reva’s is driven by her work helping lead companies to grow green, sustainable business within the energy transition.
Reva is a double graduate of an Omnium Global Executive MBA from the University of Toronto, and University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. She specialized her studies in Applied Innovation specifically executing Collective Impact projects in Renewable Energy and Human Rights transitions. Reva holds a certificate for Sustainability from The Natural Step, Canada. She is a Director on the board of the Solar Power Investment Cooperative of Edmonton as well as a recipient of the Rotman Entrepreneur Fellowship Award and the GE RCF Worlds Leadership Award.
Gordon Howell has a BSc in electrical engineering from the UofA in 1975 and has been exclusively working in the solar industry for 40 years. He co-founded Howell Mayhew Engineering in Edmonton in 1985 and has worked on solar PV system design, development, consulting, performance measurement and analysis, and PV standards development. He has been involved in 141 PV projects in BC, Alberta, the Yukon and Northwest Territories. They are becoming larger and more challenging and diverse. He loves helping people understand solar PV and what it can do for them.
Over the years he has worked with Alberta government, electricity regulators, utilities and municipalities to identify and eliminate the barriers to grid connected solar-PV systems in order to help Alberta get ready for inexpensive wide-scale solar electricity. This time has now come!
Since 1982 Brian Scott has been a partner at The Communitas Group (communitas.ca), a consulting firm which specializes in co-operative enterprise and cooperative housing development. Scott is an environmental and energy generalist who has embraced an integrated design philosophy and works closely with the owner, designer and contractor team stakeholders to holistically seek an optimized sustainable design. In 1999 Scott led the design team which ultimately resulted in Grandin Green Strata Title Co-op, recognized by CMHC as one of Canada's most energy efficient high-rise developments. In 2009, with Equilibrium Communities grant funding from the Government of Canada, Scott led the design research team on the Station Point Greens Passive House development, a proposed 200 unit sustainable high-rise in Edmonton Alberta. The research results were presented by Scott at the 2014 UNEP-SBCI international conference (The Future of the Built Environment: Sustainability, Carbon Neutrality and Beyond) in Quebec City. Scott’s current passion is PACE financing and as such, is a founding director of PACE Alberta with the mission of ushering into existence Canada’s most successful PACE program.
Hadia holds a bachelor and a master’s degree in architecture. She is currently a last-year PhD candidate at the Civil & Environmental Engineering department at the UofA.
Hadia has a passion for such topics as the integration of renewable energies into buildings, building science, indoor human comfort, meteorology, and buildings’ impact on climate change, thus she has worked on innovative energy-efficient wall systems and building integrated solar photovoltaics (PV). In addition, she has given public talks in several venues about solar PV, as this topic has become a hot button issue where the role of young researchers to spread new knowledge is critical. She believes that research related to climate change is becoming increasingly crucial, especially in the construction and facility management sectors, given that building operation accounts for 30-40% of global greenhouse gas emissions today.
As evidence of her achievement and growth, Hadia has received several grants and awards acknowledging excellence in academic accomplishments and contributions to industry. Such as the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship as a reward to her high level of achievement in research and academic contribution. She has also collaborated extensively with industry, where her research findings are being directly implemented to improve the industry partner’s products and services. Industry partners with whom she has collaborated include but are not limited to Landmark Group of Companies, Solarmax Power Inc., NEWBuildS/FIBRE, and Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AITF).
Marc is a climate change program delivery professional primarily focused on mitigation through energy efficiency and solar photovoltaics. For the past two years Marc has been working with the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC) to provide municipalities and non-profits across Alberta with programs to save on energy costs and reduce their operational greenhouse gas emissions through facility energy efficiency retrofitting and the installation of renewables. Marc is a graduate of the University of Alberta's Environmental Studies degree program where he also completed a Certificate in Sustainability. He also holds a LEED® v4 Green Associate accreditation.