Energy Conservation Lance Daoust
*Currently, I’m seeking full-time opportunities and am available as of May 8th, 2017.*Meticulous Energy Conservation Project Manager who undertakes complex projects, meets tight deadlines and delivers superior performance. Possesses practical knowledge about lighting/HVAC retrofits and working within provincial energy conservation incentive programs. Applies strong analytical skills to inform senior management of key performance indicators and increase efficiency. Operates with a keen sense of urgency and thrives in a fast-paced setting.
@ THINK™ Green Solutions / ReonacWas recruited out of Sandcastle for the purpose of setting up THINK’s Energy Conservation Department. Managed energy conservation applications for more than 200 facilities in Ontario and the U.S. with incentives worth $1,890,000 in 2016 and $966,700 in 2017.
@ Sandcastle Energy Systems AllianceManaged energy conservation portfolios for national-level franchises, totaling nearly 700 facilities across the country, capturing over $1.2M in incentives. Was appointed to the Business Development team and placed in charge of branding and marketing.
THINK™ Green Solutions, a division of Reonac Energy Systems Inc.02/2016 - 05/2017 – RemoteEnergy Conservation Project ManagerSolely responsible for converting a disorganized, manual pen & paper system into a fully electronic process complete with duplicatability and success planning in mind. Developed a series of data processing and analysis, correspondence and reporting templates, and documented the standard operating procedures to ensure accurate and successful energy conservation incentive applications. Prepared complex commercial and industrial energy conservation incentive applications by liaising with the THINK™ sales teams and corresponding hydro-electric utilities (Ontario, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois). Created weekly earnings and savings reports for senior management. Provided detailed allocation reports at the close of each project.
Sandcastle Energy Systems Alliance Corp (SESA)03/2013 - 10/2015 – Mississauga, ONEnergy Conservation Project ManagerResponsible for preparing and tracking numerous multi-site energy conservation incentive applications for national retail customers by liaising with the electricians, installation teams, and corresponding hydro-electric utilities. Creates detailed allocation reports for clients at the close of each multi-site project. Managed the applications for nearly 700 facilities across the country and captured over $1.2M in incentives for SESA’s clients, with a 100% application success rate. Developed project tracking tools for collecting and processing aggregate data for reporting and duplicatability. With the head of Business Development designed Sandcastle’s Energy Rebates and Incentives Management System (eRIMS), a repository of tools, templates, and resources that improved the speed, accuracy, and efficiency of incentive application processing. Recruited by the head of IT to develop and deploy computer automation systems that reduced repetitive tasks and increased productivity. Coordinated the design and production of marketing initiatives for Sandcastle such as business cards, website elements, trade show banners and print media, spirit wear, panel stickers, etc, as needed.
Market Your Car Inc. (MYC)10/2012 - 03/2013 – Mississauga, ONSales & Marketing ManagerDeveloped leads for the 3rd Party Vehicle Marketing Program. Rebuilt MYC’s 3rd Party Vehicle Marketing Program website (PHP/HTML/CSS). Designed marketing support materials, vehicle wraps, stickers, and banners for a variety of customers. Developed assets for MYC’s social media presence (Facebook, YouTube, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn).
Gino’s Pizza Group6/2012 - 10/2012 – Milton, ONGraphic DesignerHelped deploy, and managed, multi-franchise digital menu content (Gino’s Pizza and Wing Machine). Created print layouts for the Gino’s Pizza, Wing Machine, Double-Double and Panzerotto Pizza brands. Initiated and set up a network file server for docket archiving and as a content/asset library (photos, fonts, etc).
Intense Internet Inc.05/2009 - 02/2012 – Toronto, ONSales, Support, Marketing & Web DesignWas recruited to manage the Sales, Support, Marketing and Design departments. Initiated all marketing and design projects, and created all related content and designs. Created, wrote and initiated all contracts for content distribution/sales agreements with vendors. When the company sold I was the intermediary between the principals and the buyers; I wrote the counteroffer amendments; and I procured buyers for remaining company assets.
LITB, LLC12/2007 - 04/2009 – Remote to Los AngelesDirector of Operations (Design & Production)Was recruited to manage the Web Development Team and direct the website towards completion and launch. Reported daily to the L.A. office via audio conference on the day-to-day operations. Recommended the acquisition of a website and developed plans to re-launch said website.
Webnovas Technologies Inc.06/2004 - 11/2007 – Toronto, ONDirector of Sales & MarketingWas recruited to help launch a new company’s website by spearheading and managing its Sales, Support and Marketing departments; interviewed, hired, trained and managed the sales and support staff. Developed the site’s specifications (site map, features roadmap, and page layouts); designed the logos and brand identity packages; created all aspects of every marketing and design project. Developed relationships with content providers, affiliates, and the media; wrote and executed all contracts and agreements; handled all public relations matters including radio and magazine interviews. Was the registered DMCA agent; was instrumental in settling a copyright infringement lawsuit in US court. Created all policies/procedures regarding content review, flagging, tracking, offending user analysis and reporting; liaised with local law enforcement agencies. Organized and coordinated appearances at trade shows in Canada and the USA.
International Academy of Design and Technology (IAOD)04/2000 - 04/2002 – Toronto, ONDigital Media Design InstructorTaught courses in Advanced Macintosh Topics, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and HTML/Web Design. Created all course material (syllabus, assignments, exams). Received high accolades from both staff and students.
Air Cadet League of Canada2014 - Present – Brampton, ON758 Argus SquadronBecame a member of the Ontario Provincial Committee (OPC) as of 2016. Became a member of the 758 Argus Squadron Sponsoring Committee (SSC) as of 2016. Assist in the operations of the bi-annual “Tagging” campaigns by securing retail outlet tagging locations, recruiting additional volunteers, dispatching Cadets, counting donations, producing detailed post-tagging reports on earnings (per Cadet, per location, averages, overall), and creating Certificates of Recognition for “Top Taggers” and Cadets who participate in the most tagging shifts. Coordinated fundraising campaign in conjunction with Value Village, and produced detailed campaign earnings and effectiveness report.
Air Cadet League of Canada2014 - Present – Oakville, ON540 Golden Hawks SquadronCreate numerous marketing materials to support the various fundraising activities, such as: Golden Hawks Crest (vectorized the bitmap crest, and created new coloured versions), 65th Anniversary Mess Dinner (designed pewter dog tags, web banner, boarding pass, invitation, and passport), Golf Tournament (designed the boarding pass, invitation, and passport), Bottle Drive (designed the flyer), Parent Guide (converted and upgraded existing guide for print), Ribbon (designed an alternative to tags).
Knight & Owl Design (Freelance Partnership)4/1997 - Present – RemoteWeb/Graphic Design & Digital Project ManagerKnight and Owl is a partnership between myself and a long-time friend who is also a phenomenal artist. Together we leverage our individual strengths to design and build websites for small and medium businesses. Additionally, we donate our time and skills to two Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadrons: the Oakville 540 Golden Hawks and the Brampton 758 Argus Squadrons.
Living Arts Centre2015Creative WritingThis course helps students unfold and express their creativity. See your written work flourish and develop through exercises, instruction, in-depth discussion and constructive class feedback. Topics will include finding inspiration, overcoming writer’s block and discovering your voice as a writer.
Private Course2012Publish a Book and Grow RichHow to write and publish a book. Learned Gerry's recipe for authoring a book, and a few insights into funding and raising awareness of your personal brand as a result of the book.
Durham College2011Spanish Language, levels 1 & 2Studied Spanish Language, level 1. Final grade: 95%
Durham College2009French Language, levels 1 & 2Studied French language level 1. Final grade: 88%
Ontario Self Employment Benefit Program (OSEB)2003Self EmploymentThe OSED program helps entrepreneurs get the basic skills they need to start up a business. The program was facilitated by Essential Communications Ltd (www.essentialcommunications.ca). The OSEB program is funded by the Provincial government and operated by Essential Communications Inc. The program guides people through the challenges and excitement of launching their own business by teaching them about things such as taxation, sales, marketing, business management, mentor-ship etc.
International Academy of Design & Technology1997Computer Graphic DesignWas asked by the Chair of the Computer Graphics department to help struggling students as a tutor, in exchange for books and waived printing fees. High-Honors Graduate.
Mac OSAdvanced Mac user since 1996.
Windows™ 7 & prior
MS Dynamics CRM