Energy efficiency company, EnerQuality appointed Monica Curtis as CEO and president this Monday; the company announced that Curtis, considered a true industry champion, will overtake responsibilities and corporate activities immediately.
Firstly, EnerQuality is a leading company in the energy efficiency field; it was born in 1998, as a partnership between the Ontario Home Builders’ Association and the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance. Its primary focus is to accelerate sustainability initiatives.
Secondly, the company has a long history supporting the industry at times of important change; consequently, Ms. Curtis joins EnerQuality at a pivotal time; a time when demand for demonstrating superior building performance; as well as a true support for net-zero initiatives.
Thirdly, the appointment of Ms. Curtis will help the company to leverage opportunities in emerging technologies and reimagine services and delivery; she has indeed 25 years of Canadian and U.S. market experience; working with governments, utilities, businesses, and also, organizations to improve energy use.
Moreover, Ms. Monica Curtis recently served as CEO of Energy Efficiency Alberta, where the agency achieved $952M in economic growth for the province in just over three years. She also served as Executive Vice President, Strategic Development and Energy Finance Solutions leader.
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In addition, she has overseen the delivery of residential building science training; contractor-delivered energy efficiency programs and also, efficiency financing for electric and natural gas utilities; and governments across the U.S.
In fact, she is recognized in the Canada Clean 50 awards, in 2020; which is an award given by the Clean50 association to leaders in the sustainability field in Canada; the Clean50 nominees come from 16 diverse categories that transcend numerous industries; academia, government, thought leaders and advocates.
Furthermore, Ms. Curtis participates in advisory board and expert panels; ranging from the Climate Innovation Fund (a Low Carbon Cities Canada Initiative) to Efficiency Canada to Red Deer College’s Alternative Energy Lab.
On the other hand, Ms. Connie Carras, Chair of EnerQuality, said. “At a time of unprecedented market opportunity and environmental imperatives, Monica takes the Company confidently into the future.” She also added. “She has the vision and strategy to lead market transformation; support the housing industry and Canada’s successful transition to a low carbon economy.”
Finally, Monica Curtis commented. “EnerQuality supports builders, renovators, and also, developers; to build better homes and provide meaningful work in their communities. I look forward to working with the staff, delivery partners; Board, and also, building industry and broader network to advance building science in Ontario; and across Canada.”