Ian Rowlands

Ian Rowlands

Project Lead

Ian has funded research activity in two related areas.  First, he is active on projects that examine the ways in which sustainable energy technologies in buildings (both energy efficiency- and renewable energy-related equipment) are used by occupants, and how occupants’ interests affect the design of the same. 

James Gaede

James Gaede

Research Associate

James received his PhD in Political Science from Carleton University in 2014, and was hired as the Postdoctoral Research Fellow on this project in June 2016. His thesis was on the politics of future for sustainable energy, and he has conducted research into the social and political potential of carbon capture and storage in Canada as well.  

Dane Labonte

Dane Labonte

PhD Candidate

Dane Labonte is a PhD candidate in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo. His research examines the social and institutional factors that impact socio-technical system transitions, with a focus on the diffusion of smart-grid technologies in the electricity sector.

Danielle Lavergne-Giroux

Danielle Lavergne-Giroux

Masters Student

Danielle completed her undergraduate degree at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario with a specialization in Environmental Studies and Geography with a minor in communications. During the course of this, Danielle completed a fourth-year thesis which looked into the energy consumption of buildings with a certification under the LEED Rating Systems.

Holly Smale

Holly Smale

Undergraduate Coop Student

Holly Smale is a third-year undergraduate co-op Planning student at the University of Waterloo. She was employed under the supervision of Ian Rowlands during the Winter 2017 term, working on the NSERC Energy Storage Technologies Network research project 4.6: Social Acceptance of Energy Storage Systems.

Sara Ganowski

Sara Ganowski

Masters Student

Sara is a Masters student at the University of Waterloo. She completed her undergraduate degree in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability with a Joint Honours in Speech Communication.

Ines Havet

Ines Havet

Ph.D Student

Ines is a PhD student with the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability. Ines’s research investigates the extent and ways in which residential energy use patterns are affected by the complex relationships between household members, including gender relationships, as household members interact with energy-using technologies.

Ian Search

Ian Search

Undergraduate Co-op Student

Ian Search is a third year Planning student at the University of Waterloo and made contributions to the NEST Network during his second work term from January to May 2017.