Andrew Pride Bio

Chair, Standing Committee on Energy Efficiency – National Reseach Council Canada

Andrew Pride, P.Eng., LEED® APA is a strategic advisor and technical expert who creates long-term vision with sustainable strategies. Years of pragmatic executive experience in green building design and energy efficiency from both the private and public-sector perspectives.  Creates a unique qualification to bridge business needs, social responsibility and brand value. Passionately researches, analyzes, develops and promotes multi-faceted stakeholder-centric solutions with a keen focus on measurable results
 
In addition to Andrew’s consulting business, he is the Chair of the Standing Committee on Energy Efficiency– the group responsible for all national energy codes in Canada - the National Energy Code for Buildings, and the energy section (9.36.) of the National Building Code.  Andrew will help foster in a Net-Zero-Energy-Ready building code.  Previously, he was the Vice President of Conservation for the Ontario Power Authority, creating the award-winning Save on Energy brand and overseeing a $3 billion energy efficiency budget.  
 
Andrew may be best known for his innovation and drive to transform a large privately-held real estate company, the Minto Group, into an internationally recognized green leader. There are many firsts and accolades to describe Andrew’s career, including the commercialization of net-zero-energy homes with Minto; the creation of Energy Master Plans; as Vice-Chair of the Canada Green Building Council and as an entrepreneur in the ESCO (Energy Services) Industry.
 
Locally, Andrew is a resident of Burlington and is an advisor to Burlington’s Community Energy Plan.  Recently he was elected in as a Board Member of Sustainable Hamilton Burlington, a social enterprise focused on increasing the value of Burlington and Hamilton companies with sustainability strategies.