Author: Dashiell Brasen

Dashiell creates and curates engaging digital communications materials for Clean Energy Canada. Starting as one of now Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s first employees, and most recently as Digital Organizer for the B.C. NDP, he has worked throughout his career to create change and promote Canada’s sustainable energy future. Dashiell has an M.A. in cognition and communication from the University of Copenhagen and a B.A. in philosophy from the University of British Columbia. He holds strong views on the Oxford comma, big data algorithms, the power of dance memes and the birthplace of pizza, among other topics.

Dashiell Brasen's Recent Articles:

Share: Company name: ecobee Job title: Director Product Management Amount of time with company: 2 years Education/Training: MBA, Schulich School of Business; BEng, India At ecobee, a Toronto cleantech upstart, Sahaj Cheema found the right place to realize her passion: building products that solve problems for people. Sahaj leads development on the affordable ecobee 3…

Share: Debbie Ellis Job Title: District Sales Manager, Ontario Company: G&W Electric Canada For 27 years, Debbie Ellis has put her passion and motivation to work developing her career in sales at G&W Electric, a manufacturer of distribution voltage electrical equipment that takes power from transmission lines to the local grid. A huge NASCAR fan,…

Share: From left: the Tarry brothers, Bill, Greg and Doug Jr. “By the time I’m done talking, I think you’ll have your article.” Doug Tarry Jr. was right. The self-proclaimed “building science guru” has an undeniable passion for saving energy, lowering utility bills and improving the comfort and health of homeowners. A former punk rocker…

Share: Nathalie McLauchlin loves saving energy so much that she even enjoys paying her customers to make it happen. At her day job as director of program operations, conservation and demand management for Alectra Utilities, she leads a team of 27 people who lower power use in Central Ontario any way they can: installing LED…

Share: While Vancouver’s Main Street buzzes with locals trying to beat the summer heat in one of the city’s most walkable neighbourhoods, a block away at Hayden by inHaus, the buzz is from construction. Workers are busy drilling, sawing and hammering to finish stylish, energy-efficient townhomes that will keep their owners warm in the winter…

Share: Residents of Porterville, California, breathe some of the most polluted air in America—but many have little choice, if they want to pay the bills. Now, thanks to an upstart Canadian success story, the people of Porterville can get to work on making their air cleaner. Some can even do it on their way to…

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