Dane George, BEng

Dane completed his Masters of Applied Science in 2017 at RESL with a focus on enhancing the Canadian Hybrid Residential Energy Model (CHREM) to demonstrate the effect of occupant driven load profiles on a range of net-zero building technologies under investigation by the Smart Net-zero Energy Building Research Network (SNEBRN). He has developed new electricity and water draw profiles suitable for community modeling of technologies and grid integration. He is now a consultant to energy efficiency corporations and electricity utilities.

He obtained his B Eng in Civil Engineering from Dalhousie University in 2009 and has since worked for a residential general contractor and with Clean Nova Scotia delivering home energy efficiency upgrades to low-income homeowners. Through this work experience, he has developed an interest in building energy management. After obtaining certifications as an Energy Manager-in-Training (AEE) and as a Certified Energy Advisor (NRCan), he has decided to pursue further education through the MASc program in Mechanical Engineering. 

The intent of his research is to update CHREM with recently measured occupant driven loads such as appliances, lighting, and domestic hot water, replacing synthetically generated load profiles currently incorporated into CHREM. Once incorporated into the model, the objective is to demonstrate their effect on a range of net-zero energy building technologies presently under investigation by SNEBRN.  

Although born and raised in British Columbia, Dane calls Halifax his home. He spends his free time training the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira, playing a variety of musical instruments and musical styles and tutoring children at the North End Memorial Public Library.