Data tools to help city-shapers make pro-climate decisions with confidence

We build software tools that promote the market adoption of high performance products and best practices in energy management.

our products

We help our partners and clients to realize their visions for software tools that regenerate the urban environment.

our services

Products

  • GRID

    Confident policy making, asset management, and investment require accurate performance data. Energy benchmarking is the process of tracking and recording a building’s energy performance over time and comparing that performance to other buildings in its class. GRID helps jurisdictions run energy benchmarking and disclosure programs, providing a data backbone to inform policy development in service of energy and carbon efficient cities.

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  • Shift

    The building components market is shifting. OPEN’s analytics platform, Shift, smooths this transition. The BC Energy Step Code is being used by a growing number of local governments to drive higher energy performance in new buildings in their jurisdiction. Shift provides building industry participants with a clear picture of how the Step Code will shift the anticipated demand from low to high performance building components across Metro Vancouver.

    Learn more about Shift

Services

Build the right thing

Build the thing right

  • industry knowledge
  • market insights
  • design research
  • enterprise software development mastery
  • visual analytics & cartography expertise
  • testing & validation with industry

OPEN Technologies and its affiliated non-profit society, the OPEN Green Building Society, have supported a range of industry participants to design software solutions that promote energy efficient design and management for the built environment.We believe that decisions informed by data and knowledge of industry trends are better decisions, and that regulatory, financial, social, and environmental objectives can be aligned as a result.

Our team has decades of experience in green building innovation, software development, project management, and business development. With executive and management level experience in policy-making, real estate development, property management, architecture, energy modelling, product management, and business management, we have a holistic understanding of the building sector and the leverage points to create positive change.

OPEN’s low-barrier software tools provide elegant, accessible, and actionable information to decision makers and industry participants. If you have an idea for a proprietary or open source software solution that makes cities more livable and regenerative, we would love to work with you.

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Team

Our team has decades of experience in green building innovation, software development, and business development.

With executive and management level experience in policy-making, real estate development, property management, architecture, energy modelling, product management, and business management, we have a holistic understanding of the building sector and the leverage points to create positive change.

OPEN Technologies grew out of the OPEN Green Building Society, a non-profit organization that has been developing open source software tools for the green building space since 2013. Today, OPEN Technologies and OPEN Green Building Society are affiliated organizations with a shared goal: to use data to shape a regenerative future for our cities.

Andrew Shopland

Software Developer

Christian Cianfrone

Principal & Director, OPEN
Executive Director, ZEBx

Daniel Eden

Product Design Lead

Dave Ramslie

Principal & Director, OPEN
VP of Sustainability, Concert Properties

Donovan Woollard

Principal & CEO, OPEN

Eesmyal Santos-Brault

Principal & Director, OPEN
Principal, Recollective

Greg Sugiyama

Software Developer

Jeanine Longley

GRID Product Manager

Jenna McNeil

Product Manager

Julia Watson

Bookkeeper

Justin Belanger

Software Developer

Ryan McCuaig

Senior Advisor, Technology

Careers

When you join OPEN, you become part of a community dedicated to addressing the energy performance of buildings through technology. Our team includes engineers, business development professionals, developers and architects.

As an early hire at a growing startup, you can expect to gain broad experience and exposure to how OPEN engages with industry and government stakeholders on our quest to create industry-disrupting products. We seek team members that are aligned with us on mission, craft, and culture. We offer flexible hours, remote working options, and access to our home base, The HiVE, a transit accessible co-working space in Gastown.

Purpose Driven Work with a Tangible Positive Impact

Prioritize Skills Development

Collaborative & Creative Team Culture

Available roles

You can also reach out to info@opentech.eco and tell us about the work you´re doing and why you wish to connect. Be sure to include your LinkedIn page.