Joan has over 25 years of experience in engineering and has focused the past 12 years on renewable energy and low carbon solutions, including advanced solar performance and modelling and renewable energy planning and integration. Her recent work has included peak shaving, energy strategy for large campuses, integration of solar and storage into buildings, and net-zero carbon buildings. Joan is experienced in developing projects, building multidisciplinary teams, and supporting collaborative relationships and projects using leading-edge energy technologies. As an Associate and Chief of JLR’s Innovative Energy Group, Joan supports a wide range of renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction projects.

Joan has been involved in many journal and conference publications, a book chapter, patents, and conference presentations. In 2016, she won the WIRE Woman of Distinction in Solar Award for contributions to research and capacity building. She is an Adjunct Professor in Electrical Engineering and sits on the Board of the Ottawa Climate Action Fund.

Leadership Team

Bill Bélanger

Associate; Senior Structural Engineer; Mining Market Chief

Raimondo Cuda

Associate; Chief Architect

John Elliot

Associate; Special Projects Market Chief

Neil Farr

Associate; Industrial Market Chief

Brian Hein

Executive Director; Environmental Infrastructure Market Chief

Sarah Gore

Executive Director; Senior Environmental Engineer

Laura Grover

Executive Director; Senior Structural Engineer

René Lambert

Vice President

Jeff Laberge

Executive Director; Buildings Market Chief

Ryan Matthews

Executive Director; Municipal Market Chief

Georges Quirion

Executive Director; Director of Architecture

Saverio Parrotta

President and Chief Executive Officer

Nicolas Rivet

Executive Director; Senior Electrical Engineer

Phil Reeve

Executive Director; Chief Civil Engineer

Michael Troop

Executive Director; Senior Environmental Engineer; Manager, Guelph