Enerlife Consulting is at the forefront of high performance green buildings. We are passionate about our clients and communities achieving unprecedented energy and environmental efficiency in their buildings. Our clients include municipalities, school boards, universities, healthcare organizations, and commercial office landlords, who use our services to design, direct and verify comprehensive programs for individual buildings and whole portfolios. Our knowledge is grounded in our Green Building Performance System™ (GBPS) which contains one of the largest databases of commercial and institutional buildings’ energy and water use in North America. For the past decade we have been tracking performance and identifying the most successful energy conservation strategies in hundreds of buildings. Our direct involvement and close working relationships with facility owners and managers, provides us with unique insight into the opportunities, challenges and best practices of energy efficiency and sustainability.
Ian A. Jarvis - President
Bachelor of Science, Professional Engineer of Ontario
Enerlife’s founder and president since 2001, Ian Jarvis is a recognized business leader, and an authority on energy conservation, green buildings and sustainable communities. Since presenting his paper on the first utility data analysis system to the CIB Congress in Stockholm in August 1983, Ian has been at the leading edge of practice and research of high performance buildings for three decades. He is the principal architect of Enerlife’s evidence-based building performance diagnostic, management and reporting methodology, tools and online system. Ian provides strategic and technical advice to Enerlife’s projects and clients, forms and leads Integrated Building Performance Teams, and brings unique knowledge and experience of achieving and sustaining exceptional performance in individual buildings and portfolios. He is an expert witness in regulatory hearings, and advises governments and utility companies on policy and program design and evaluation. Ian is an accomplished speaker and workshop leader, and has authored many articles and reports on energy efficiency in buildings. Ian co-chairs the working group for CivicAction’s Race to Reduce, a large-scale, collaborative program among landlords and tenants which is substantially improving the energy and environmental performance of office buildings. He is also an adjudicator of the NAIOP REX Green Award for commercial buildings.
Gillian Henderson - Vice President
Honours Bachelor of Arts, Master of Business Administration, LEED AP Operations + Maintenance
Gillian leads the company’s work in management consulting, strategic programs and project management, and social marketing. With over 15 years of experience in energy efficiency and sustainability, she has developed and managed building performance projects and programs in the commercial office, municipal, hospital and health care, retail, social housing and multi-residential sectors. She has extensive experience in developing proven public and private sector strategies, market research, best practice guides and documentation to support performance-based conservation and sustainability initiatives, with measureable results. Gillian has also conducted research and analysis in benchmarking and energy efficiency, and developed and implemented engagement and communication programs aimed at realizing sustainability goals. Gillian chaired the Collaboration Committee for Civic Action’s Race to Reduce, a large-scale, collaborative program among landlords and tenants aiming to substantially improve the energy and environmental performance of office buildings.
Frank Cammalleri - Vice President
Bachelor of Applied Science, Master of Business Administration, Professional Engineer of Ontario
Frank leads the engineering and technical team at Enerlife. He is responsible for successful execution of integrated projects which meet targeted energy performance standards. He is a partner and primary contributor to the company’s strategic direction and development, with in-depth technical knowledge and vertical market expertise in many sectors, including healthcare, municipalities, commercial office, retail, and multi-unit residential. His career progression has included both operational and business development roles in key markets. As a Mechanical Engineer with extensive hands-on experience, Frank has a solid understanding of the technical challenges of implementing energy efficiency solutions. He leads integrated teams in auditing, design and implementation of energy efficiency system improvements on a wide range of projects, and provides expert guidance to Enerlife’s engineering and technical staff and project partners. Frank is a Founding Director of the Energy Services Association of Canada, promoting performance-based solutions.
Amandeep Deol - Senior Project Engineer/Manager
Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Science-Engineering, Professional Engineer of Ontario, Project Management Professional, LEED AP Building Design + Construction
In his role as Senior Project Engineer/Manager, Amandeep leads the engineering team and works with various clients in achieving energy efficient building systems design through data-driven analytical tools and evidence-based improvements. Amandeep brings his extensive experience in mechanical systems design and his leadership skills to provide innovative and practical solutions to most challenging technical problems. He is deeply committed to sustainability and a strong advocate of energy conservation and continues to strive for achieving clients’ energy management goals.
Amandeep’s past experience includes leading a P3 mechanical design team for delivery of 350,000 sf hospital design project. Amandeep served as the past chair of Emerging Green Builders (EGB) Committee of Canada Green Building Council-GTA (2011-2014) and was also finalist for the CaGBC 2014 Volunteer Awards. He continues to volunteer with various green building and sustainability non-profit organizations.
Furqan Farooq - Project Analyst
Bachelor of Science-Engineering
Furqan brings a passion for mechanical engineering and attention to detail to each project he participates in. He has hands-on experience with evidence-based approach to energy performance analysis, developing building schematics and providing operational solutions. At Enerlife, he assists senior engineering staff on projects for multiple clients. Furqan is also responsible for reviewing and verifying supporting documentation and energy audit reports (engineering data, equipment specifications and energy calculations) for incentive application submissions. Furqan possesses through understanding of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, stress & fatigue analysis and BAS dynamic controls allowing him to deeply understand the characteristics of modern buildings.
Marion Fraser - Consultant
Bachelor of Arts, Masters of Public Administration
Marion Fraser is a primary advisor and contributor to energy conservation policy and strategy development in Ontario and across North America. Marion is a recognized authority on the energy sector, its recent evolution and future challenges. She held a range of marketing and program management positions at Ontario Hydro and Enbridge Gas Distribution, where she earned international profile in design and performance of conservation programming. Marion served as senior policy advisor to Ontario’s Energy Minister from 2003-2008. During this time the major planks of the province’s conservation platform were created, including aggressive targets for conservation and renewable energy, smart metering, and the Energy Conservation Leadership Act, world-leading legislation which sets requirements for planning and reporting across the province’s broader public sector. Marion has also worked extensively in the private sector, helping business corporations develop energy efficiency goals and strategies. Marion’s knowledge and experience are reflected in Enerlife’s strategic direction and services. Her particular strengths are in strategic planning and marketing. She is an accomplished facilitator, helping organizations create vision statements, strategies, goals and action plans through workshops and design charrettes.
Emily Jarvis-Pollock - Business Manager
Diploma Business Administration-Marketing
Emily Jarvis-Pollock manages Enerlife’s office administration, financials and human resources. Her educational background is in business administration and marketing, and her marketing background assists with the development and formatting of communications materials and reports. Emily also has experience in sales and website development and is part of the team that maintains and updates the corporate website.
Ron Leal - Technical Director
Bachelor of Engineering Science, Certified Energy Manager
Ron leads the development of Enerlife’s building performance analysis tools, and has been instrumental in developing Enerlife’s online Green Building Performance System (GBPS). He takes an active part in refining and managing Enerlife’s Integrated Building Performance Process, which brings together the key management, design, engineering, testing, controls and operations personnel into a team that works together to achieve performance optimization. Over the past several years, Ron has managed the audit and retrofit implementation process on multiple projects. He has a thorough understanding of building performance analysis and benchmarking in a variety of building types, from commercial office towers to elementary schools, and an expert knowledge of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager.
Natalie Millan - Project Manager
Bachelor of Science-Civil Engineering, Master of Business Administration, Master of Finance, Project Management Professional
Natalie is a member Enerlife’s Project Management team with a thorough understanding of Project Management methodology. She has acquired very strong project management skills through over nine years of experience on a number of projects before joining Enerlife Consulting. Natalie’s qualifications include a solid and strong background in using a variety of methodologies and processes to lead and manage large-scale projects and clients.
Katia Osokine - Project Manager
Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, LEED AP Operations + Maintenance
Katia Osokine manages delivery of energy management and consulting services to Enerlife’s clients in institutional and commercial sectors. She plays a major role in program development for programs such as Mayors’ Megawatt Challenge and Sustainable Schools, and contributes to many of Enerlife’s Integrated Building Performance initiatives. She has extensive experience in proposal writing, project design, planning, and budgeting, as well as performance analysis, project implementation, reporting, and client relations. Katia also conducts research and analysis and writes reports on benchmarking and energy efficiency for schools and university buildings to support performance-based conservation. Katia has been a LEED Accredited Professional since 2009.
Michael Pagel - Project Manager
Honours Bachelor of Arts, Master of Business Administration
Michael brings his business expertise and technical understanding of building performance to many of the projects Enerlife undertakes. His organizational skills allow multi-tasking through detailed project tracking systems of objectives, budgets and timelines. He has successfully managed the Greening Health Care program since 2009, consisting of over fifty healthcare facilities with a common goal to reduce energy consumption through peer networking at workshops and webinars. Working closely with the healthcare industry has permitted him to act as a resource to the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure in the development of the O. Reg. 397/11 reporting template. Michael was invited by the Ministry to join a stakeholder consultation in the early development stages and has been contacted with questions and template reviews several times since. In addition to project management, Michael has developed audit templates and energy assessment reports for multiple building types in a concise, accessible format that includes benchmarking, targets, savings potential and where retrofit and operational savings can be achieved.
Pavel Rusyaev - IT and Analytics Manager
Bachelor of Arts
Pavel Rusyaev is a senior member of Enerlife’s data management team, and plays a key role in virtually all of Enerlife’s projects and programs. He develops, maintains and updates Enerlife’s tools for analyzing, organizing and presenting energy performance results. Pavel’s experience spans the whole range of building performance data, from electricity and gas utility data (including interval meter data), to Building Automation System trend logs, to weather data. He applies his exceptional data analysis skills to ensure consistency and reliability of data, and excels in the visual presentation of building performance data for a number of different audiences. Pavel is responsible for ongoing improvement of Enerlife’s Green Building Performance System functionality, and for developing and managing system and tool documentation. He also manages utility data for all of the buildings in the Green Building Performance System. Pavel has very strong project management skills and has extensive experience with project implementation, bid management and contract implementation, and procurement.
Farhang Vahabi - Project Analyst
Bachelor of Science-Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science-Mechanical Engineering
Farhang has a strong educational background in engineering, combined with several years of hands-on experience of providing practical solutions to improve mechanical building systems’ performance. His areas of expertise include design, analysis, modeling, optimization, retrofit, construction and operation of building energy systems in institutional, commercial, residential and administrative buildings. As a member of Integrated Building Performance teams, led by Enerlife for various clients, Farhang works with senior engineers and leads junior staff in providing evidence-based retrofit and operational solutions for mechanical and electrical systems in commercial and institutional buildings. He also leads building systems audits and analyzes and interprets building energy and water performance metrics for a wide range of building types and building systems.
Kathryn Wilson - Project Manager
Honours Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts
Kathryn is an experienced manager with thorough understanding of building performance analysis, benchmarking and communications. She manages delivery of energy and environmental management and consulting services to Enerlife’s clients in the municipal sector. Kathryn has substantial experience in data collection, research, report writing and editing. She is adept at knowing how to find information efficiently, use it effectively, and evaluate the quality of the information.