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Stuart Lombard

Founder and CEO, ecobee Inc.

A major source of Canada’s GhG emissions, heating and cooling Canadian homes also represents 63% of our home energy use.  A lot of that energy is wasted, heating empty rooms or homes, controlled by a thermostat often beside the front door!  So Stuart invented “ecobee” – a thermostat that could wirelessly connect to remote sensors around a home, and, when registering that the temperature where the people were actually present was just fine – would prevent the furnace or the ac from kicking on. Since then, it’s estimated that ecobee users have saved 23% of their energy bills – and collectively over 1 TW of power.