Mike Kennedy – Founder and President

Dr. Mike Kennedy is a seasoned entrepreneur and research professional.

As a management sustainability professional with over 10 years of experience leading complex projects and managing cross-functional teams to design and deliver new solutions to environmental problems.

Mike is committed to quality and service excellence with an aptitude for designing and launching new technological implementations, developing highly functioning teams, providing strategic and tactical thinking, and generating operational efficiencies in public and private sector organizations.

Mike holds a Senior Fellow/Post Doctoral Fellow position at the University of British Columbia. He holds a BSc. and MSc. in Forestry from the University of New Brunswick and a Ph.D. in Business (Management Information Systems) from the Washington State University.

David Norris – Managing Director

David Norris is an experienced energy management professional with a passion for universal access to clean air, clean water, and clean energy.

Following his success as co-founder of an independent energy efficiency and renewable energy consultancy firm, David joined the BuildSense team in 2019 to further his goal of maximizing his impact on emissions reductions across the nation.

David currently leads the company’s operations, both day-to-day and long-term, while benefitting from the experience of leading software development and onsite execution teams in previous roles within the company.

David brings a wealth of experience in leadership roles across various non-profit ands small business sectors.

He holds a general arts degree from the University of Calgary, a diploma in Renewable Energy Technologies from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, and an Energy Manager in Training designation from the Canadian Institute for Energy Training and is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers.

Kathleen Garand – Energy Integration Specialist

Kathleen is passionate about enhancing awareness and understanding of energy consumption and reducing our global collective carbon footprint.

She is currently working towards her Permaculture Design Certificate and graduated from the Alternative Energy Technology Program at NAIT where she also acted as the President of Student Energy at NAIT.

Kathleen brings her diverse experience with energy modelling, energy management, and project management to the BuildSense team as well as her critical thinking and holistic view of sustainability.

Ella Slupesky – Product Manager

Ella is dedicated to developing solutions that enable and support environmental awareness and accountability across a variety of sectors.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from UBC, Ella joined the Green Metrics team in 2020 and supports the BuildSense team as a Product Manager.

Her role has extended across supporting campaign rollout and execution, gathering research on EUI Benchmarking within the Agricultural sector, and initiating virtual client support and client management.