Christian Cianfrone

Co-founder and Director, OPEN
Director of Decarbonization, EllisDon

Christian Cianfrone is a mechanical engineer with over 15 years of experience in building energy performance. Christian built and led one of Canada’s largest energy consulting practices at Morrison Hershfield for nearly a decade where he worked on hundreds of projects and developed the BC Energy Step Code and the Toronto Green Standard. In 2018, Christian started up a new City-funded non-profit, ZEBx, to catalyze the construction of more zero emissions buildings in Vancouver. Christian then joined EllisDon in 2020 as Director of Decarbonization, supporting both clients and staff to develop and implement cost-effective strategies to decarbonize the building sector.


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

GRID Visualization Lead

Bryan Luu

Software Developer

Carol Gomez

QA Analyst / Product Support

Christian Cianfrone

Co-founder and Director, OPEN
Director of Decarbonization, EllisDon

Daniel Eden

GRID Product Manager

Dave Ramslie

Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer

Donovan Woollard

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

Eesmyal Santos-Brault

Co-founder, OPEN
CEO, Quantified Citizen

Gaurav Vijayvargia

Senior Software Developer - Custom Projects


Floor Manager

Jesse Sherlock

Director of Technology

Justin Belanger

Software Developer

Justine Wiklo

Business Analyst

Paul Lucas

Senior Developer

Ryan McCuaig

Senior Advisor, Technology

Theo Christiaanse

Manager of Custom Software Solutions