WHO WE ARE – PACE ATLANTIC CIC
PACE Atlantic CIC’s purpose is to provide low-carbon programs for Canadian municipalities that help homeowners invest in energy efficiency and solar. We support municipalities in their work to establish a PACE program in their community.
PACE Atlantic is a Community Interest Corporation based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We operate with a mandate to provide a public good, which is to scale up carbon reductions. Community Interest Corporations (CIC) are a unique form of private incorporation that operate between the 100% for-profit and the non-profit world.
The co-founders of PACE Atlantic were the originators of PACE in Canada in 2010. We have built the most experienced PACE team in the country. With more than eight program launches, in multiple provinces, and over $30M in program activity, we have the experience to help make your launch easy.
Management and Administration
Julian is a pioneer in the field of PACE. During his 12 year tenure as Manager Strategic Energy Policy and Initiatives with Halifax Regional Municipality, he led the design and implementation of Canada’s first PACE program – Halifax Solar City. Julian is a professional engineer with over 25 years experience in energy efficiency and has successfully completed over $300M in residential and commercial projects. He wants to retire 100 million tons of CO2 emissions before he retires.
Brennan is a business process expert and accomplished leader of teams. Spending seven years with JD Irving in Continuous Improvement, Brennan led transformative initiatives across various industries including sales, manufacturing, IT and logistics. As Energy Manager for Killam Apartment REIT in Halifax he led Killam’s energy efficiency programs on 15 million ft2 of multi-unit residential property. He grew the program significantly across Canada over five years, reducing emissions by over 20% within the first 2 years. In the additional role of National Maintenance Manager, Brennan’s data driven management style empowered Killam’s team to reach industry leading performance and top-level employee engagement. Brennan’s entrepreneurial spirit also led him to start a general contracting business that he co-owned and operated in Halifax.
Hana is a Master of Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation candidate from Saint Mary’s University. Arriving in Canada from Vietnam with more than 15 years of rich experience in the financial services sector she has held leadership positions in each of: partnership establishment, business development, and product management. Hana is eager to contribute to PACE Atlantic as a Financial and Business Analyst. Her natural growth mindset and continuous curiosity has helped Hana advance her knowledge of the renewable energy sector while working to drive innovation and change in the company’s process management, stakeholder engagement and corporate finance.
Andrew is a graduate of Dalhousie University’s electrical engineering program. As a co-op student 12 years ago, he worked on Halifax’s Solar City program, which has helped thousands of homeowners to finance and install solar panels on their homes. He also gained experience programming field programmable gate arrays for communications applications. Before starting at PACE Atlantic, Andrew worked as a graduate student at McGill University, where his research was on detecting mitotic figures in breast cancer tissue using machine learning. As a data analyst, Andrew is working on the modelling and prediction of energy savings and greenhouse gas emissions reductions for home retrofit projects as well as developing the company’s database and analytics.
Sean graduated in 2022 from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Mathematics and Statistics. During his time at Acadia, he was able to refine his analytical skills and is always looking forward to putting them to use. He is passionate about solving real-world problems and seeing the positive impacts it can create, especially within the dynamic and exciting areas of helping build low-carbon communities. When he is not in the office, he enjoys getting out in the community and partaking in sporting events such as recreational hockey and badminton.
Green Energy Marketing Specialist
Jamie White moved to Halifax from Montreal after graduating from Concordia University’s Communications program in 2019. Jamie is a marketing professional specializing in digital communications and graphic design, having previously worked for large agencies and small businesses alike around the Halifax Regional Municipality to develop and enact brand voice and strategy. Jamie is happy to have the opportunity to use her marketing powers for good at PACE Atlantic, and can be found punching rugs and petting dogs on her time off.
Energy Concierge Manager
Jordan is a Bachelor of Science graduate from Dalhousie University, where she received the 2020 Environmental Studies award. Her degree focused heavily upon Environmental Science and Economics. She also received a certificate in Indigenous Studies from the University. As a summer student, Jordan spent time working with JD Irving as a quality control analyst where she developed her data management and analytical skills. Jordan also has a passion for developing the growth of female hockey and is a part-time volunteer coach. As Energy Concierge Manager, Jordan is excited to help eager homeowners maximize their economic savings and minimize their carbon footprint through energy upgrades!
Cory graduated from NSCC in 2021 with a technical diploma in Energy Sustainability Engineering Technology. He is passionate about learning new and innovative ways to apply energy efficiency technologies and knowledge to improve the lives of others. After graduating, Cory worked as an Energy Analyst with the Town of Wolfville. In that role, he was instrumental in identifying multiple funding opportunities for the town’s net-zero corporate building stock targets. Cory’s enthusiasm and experience make him an ideal fit for his role as an Energy Concierge where, in direct interactions with homeowners, he listens, educates, advises, and simplifies the process of implementing an energy-efficient upgrade.
Zoë Cromwell graduated in 2019 from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Arts, Combined Honours in Environmental Sustainability and Society, and Theatre. She is passionate about removing barriers for vulnerable communities to access resources to improve quality of life and, ultimately, create an equitable, hopeful future for generations to come. She is thrilled to team up with PACE Atlantic to help communities in the Atlantic provinces access renewable energy and decrease carbon emissions.
Mohamed Ould Ramoul
Mohamed is an accounting graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Medea in Algeria, he is bilingual and he has more than ten years of experience in accounting and finance management. During his 8 years being part of Daewoo Engineering and Construction Co, Ltd., he led the accounting team successfully to run and manage over $1.3 B US Dollars budget building the first-ever green city in Algeria, Boughezoul New Town Project. Mohamed is passionate about the environment and sustainable development, as he volunteered and encouraged people to plant trees in Algeria, transitioning to clean energy, reducing carbon and saving the environment for future generations.
Sarah (She/Her) is a recent graduate from Dalhousie university where she obtained a degree in the fields of environmental science, sustainability, and economics. She has experience working with non-profit and government sectors, having worked in both the communications and research side of the clean energy industry. Through her time with the department of energy and mines in their renewables division, Sarah not only has a passion, but experience working in clean energy and energy efficiency. Sarah is looking forward to using her experiences to bring municipalities across the Maritimes reliable and sustainable low carbon energy solutions.
Ethan is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Commerce Co-op degree at Dalhousie University with plans to major in finance. Ethan finds his work at PACE Atlantic fulfilling as he is able to make a positive impact on communities. Ethan has been dedicated to the sport of swimming since the age of 7 and continues to strive for excellence on the Dalhousie Men’s Varsity Swim team. Last year he was awarded the academic All-Canadian award, recognizing his excellence in the classroom and pool. Ethan also partakes in the Dalhousie Renewable Energy Society and Dalhousie Investment society.