Mike Kennedy – Founder and President
Dr. Mike Kennedy is a seasoned entrepreneur and research professional with over 10 years of experience leading complex projects and managing cross-functional teams to design and deliver new solutions to environmental and sustainability challenges.
Mike is committed to quality and service excellence with an aptitude for designing and launching new technological implementations, developing high functioning teams, leading 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.
David leads day-to-day and long-term operations with the benefit of insight gained through previous roles leading software development and operational execution teams during the company's growth.
David brings a wealth of experience in leadership roles across various non-profit and small business sectors.
David holds a general arts degree from the University of Calgary, a diploma in Renewable Energy Technology from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, and an Energy Manager in Training designation and active membership from 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 the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology where she acted as President of the NAIT Student Energy branch.
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.