Board of Directors

Pierre Langlois, President

Mr. Langlois is a senior expert with over 20 years of experience in the energy sector and more specifically in the development and implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and programs in Canada and internationally. He is recognized as one of the leading international experts in the development and implementation of innovative energy efficiency financial mechanisms and in the start-up and operation of Energy Service Companies (ESCOs).

His international experience has led him to work in more than 35 countries on projects carried out or financed by international. Mr. Langlois has also worked for several important electric utilities including CEMIG (Brazil), Démász (Hungary), Électricité de France (EDF), EDP - Electricidade de Portugal (Electricity of Portugal), HEP (Croatia), Hydro-Québec, the Société Algérienne de l’Électricité et du Gaz (Sonelgaz) and the Société Tunisienne de l’Électricité et du Gaz (STEG) . Over the course of his career, he has acted as member of the board of directors for several ESCOs throughout the world and for some international organizations such as the Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO).

His work for Econoler was recognized many times. Among others, he has received an award at the Clean Technology Award 2000, given by the Climate Technology Initiative (led by the International Energy Agency) and the OECD at the Hague convention on climate changes (COP 6)

Pierre Baillargeon, Vice President

Pierre Baillargeon is a senior expert with over 34 years of experience in the energy efficiency sectors. Over the years, he has developed an integrated vision of the various ways energy efficiency can be implemented in the market. He has worked on assignments to support governments in establishing their national energy efficiency policies, strategies, support programs and various regulations to enforce the mandatory implementation of energy efficiency measures (building codes, standards and labelling, energy management, mandatory data disclosure, national energy efficiency fund, etc.). He has also worked closely with energy efficiency agencies, utilities and EE program managers to design, implement and evaluate the results of a large number of EE programs targeting the industrial, commercial, institutional, residential and transportation sectors.

Mr. Baillargeon also has a strong expertise in the implementation of energy efficiency projects through market mechanisms, including the energy performance contracting (EPC) model associated with Energy Services Companies (ESCOs), in addition to energy efficiency and carbon trading schemes.

He has a strong interest in ensuring that energy efficiency projects or programs as well as regulations are effective in the market and deliver the expected demand and energy savings. He indeed worked for the first 10 years of his career as an EE project engineer and project manager in a performance contracting environment. He has since gained deep knowledge of the implementation of the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) and has a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) accreditation. Since the beginning of his career, he has developed a strong interest in the independent evaluations of EE program results and started up the evaluation practice at Econoler. Econoler is now the largest supplier of independent evaluation services in Canada. He has also worked on several assignments to determine the level of enforcement of regulations enacted by government, such as building codes or minimum energy performance standards. He assisted in the development of monitoring and verification schemes for the large Chinese industrial program in which 17,000 of the country’s largest industries participate.

Mr. Baillargeon is an experienced trainer, as he was a lecturer at Laval University and at École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), teaching on various energy efficiency topics. He is also an international trainer for the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) program from the Association of Energy Engineers and a level IV (train-the-trainer) trainer for the CMVP certification offered by the Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO). Mr. Baillargeon is also a frequent high-level trainer for the three training centres owned by Econoler (Canadian Institute of Energy Training, International Institute of Energy Training and CFS2E-France).

His international experience has led him to work in more than 50 countries, on projects carried out or financed by international institutions such as the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Inter American Development Bank, the World Bank, the United Nations (UNDP, UNEP, UNDESA) and with bilateral or multilateral development organizations such as the Canadian International Development Agency, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Institut de l’énergie et de l’environnement de la Francophonie (IEPF). He has also worked with several government or national energy efficiency agencies to support their energy efficiency program deployment. Mr. Baillargeon has also worked for several important electric or gas utilities, including CEMIG (Brazil), DÉMÁSZ (Hungary), Electricité de France (EDF), Energias de Portugal (EDP), Gaz Métro, HEP (Croatia), Hydro-Québec, Société Tunisienne de l’Électricité et du Gaz (STEG) and the Ontario Power Authority (OPA).

His work for Econoler was recognized many times. Among others, he has received an award from the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada (ACEC) as well as an Award of Excellence from the South Korean Government for a project carried out in the Republic of Korea. He has also received two awards from the Association québécoise pour la maîtrise de l’énergie (AQME) for projects to increase energy efficiency in a copper smelter and aluminum plant, which he supervised.

Jean Domingue, Administrator

Mr. Domingue is the President of XEOS Imaging Inc., a North-American leader in high-resolution digital imagery offering solutions to simplify the management of linear infrastructures and territories.

Holder of a master’s degree in project management and having been a shareholder of a large Canadian engineering firm for many years, Mr. Domingue has contributed to the development and the setting up of a great number of consulting services firms throughout his carreer. He has particularly distinguished himself in the development of specialized market segments that combined added-value and technology.

Réal Laporte, Administrator

Mr. Laporte is a graduate from l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. Throughout his career, he has been recognized for his skills in large-scale projects management, both locally and internationally. He has worked as a project engineer with Lavalin, an internationally renowned firm, for twelve years before founding in partnership Soprin Inc., a firm that rapidly became a leader in engineering and new technologies. Mr. Laporte is now a member of several boards of directors for private businesses and community-related associations.