Good for the planet. Good for your bottom line.

Blackstone’s customized energy management solutions have been accelerating the journey to net zero since 2003.

A new energy paradigm.

When the energy market collapse of 2001 exposed the industry’s deep lack of transparency, we knew there had to be a better way forward – one that would put both clients and planet first.

The result was Blackstone, a team of energy specialists with extensive cross-sector expertise who wanted to offer something no other company was: unbiased, client-centric advice and common-sense, actionable solutions.

Find out how our energy services can benefit
your organization.

OUR VISION

To take 100% of our clients to net zero by 2050.

OUR MISSION

To be our clients’ trusted advisor in the built environment so that they can save, sustain and thrive.

Think of us as your Department of Energy Management.

Our custom-tailored solutions bring clarity, control and insight to your energy projects – and free you up to focus on what you do best.

We start by working with you to identify your organization’s challenges and opportunities. Then we leverage decades of industry know-how to build an integrated plan for bringing your lower-costs-and-lower-carbon vision to life.

Find out how you can better manage, conserve and generate energy.

Meet Our Team

See how you can put power of our deep energy and engineering experience to work for you

RyanDuffy
President & CEO
RYAN DUFFY
Blackstone’s founder is a passionate and creative advocate for carbon-reduction implementation and innovation with more than two decades’ experience fostering Canada’s energy management industry. Ryan takes a hands-on approach, ensuring operational excellence for a diverse range of clients while overseeing our strategic growth.
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TIM SCHNEIDER
VP, Energy Solutions
TIM SCHNEIDER
A driving force behind our integrated-solutions approach, Tim has been building customized efficiency projects for more than 30 years. His successful ventures can be found across every sector in Canada, the U.K. and the U.S., and incorporate a wide range of services, from aggressive carbon-reduction strategies and project management to open building-controls technology and more.
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DARLENE REMLINGER
VP, Communications
DARLENE REMLINGER
An award-winning and innovative communications specialist, Darlene spent more than two decades at the top of Canada’s advertising and marketing industry before joining Blackstone. Now she uses her considerable insights to guide our brand management, corporate communications and customer experience while enhancing our efforts around recruitment and training, staff engagement and culture.
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ERIKA ORTIZ VERA
Controller
ERIKA ORTIZ VERA
A pragmatic and dedicated leader, Erika brings considerable experience to our finance team. She guides all aspects of budgeting, forecasting and controls, tax and reporting and accounting across each of Blackstone’s companies. She also leads our powerful carbon-reducing Utility Bill Management efforts for a growing number of clients.
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DAVID ALICANDRI
VP, Commodities
DAVID ALICANDRI
David brings in-depth understanding and a meticulous eye for detail to overseeing operational functions for Blackstone’s commodities portfolio, including carbon. Clients rely on him to deftly manage supply and transportation as well as storage and utility requirements, including market pricing movements in all commodities for delivery points across North America.
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PETER STRATAKOS
VP, Advisory & Client Services
PETER STRATAKOS
Peter implements purposeful change for Blackstone clients by helping them integrate corporate, financial and sustainability objectives into their energy management planning. His extensive experience adds a critical long-term lens to energy purchases and projects while making it possible for clients to minimize costs within a given budget year.
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GRANT MCARTHUR
VP, Renewables
GRANT MCARTHUR
Grant knows first-hand that savings and sustainability don’t have to be mutually exclusive because he’s been developing and financing successful renewable energy projects for more than 20 years. Thanks to his deep knowledge of the carbon-reduction space, Blackstone’s customized, integrated projects include leading-edge solar thermal, PV, battery storage, EV infrastructure and DER solutions.
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GORD ELLIS
Chief Data Scientist
GORD ELLIS
Gord is a serial entrepreneur and computer engineer with over 20 years of experience. He delivers innovative sector solutions focused on conservation and demand management, energy informatics, and smart grid enabled energy optimization. His unique and valuable leadership provides strategic oversight and counsel for our technology-based initiatives.
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OUR SUSTAINABILITY STORY

How we’re taking real action for both people and the planet.

Our vision to take 100% of our clients to net zero by 2050 may have been inspired by the Paris Agreement, but it’s built on our own unrelenting push for carbon neutrality.

We’re working towards a better world – for our clients, teammates and partners, but most especially for our children – with decisive, meaningful action across three areas of focus. Through these actions, we hope to have a transformative impact on some of the U.N.’s most critical Sustainable Development Goals.

CLIMATE

We lead by example by reducing our own emissions.

Carbon Credits

Purchasing offsets to cover emissions dating back to our inception, by end of fiscal 2021

LED Lighting

Retrofitted our office space for greater energy efficiency

Electricity Monitoring

Installed a circuit meter at corporate HQ to drive down consumption

Global Carbon Pricing

Helping set a worldwide price on carbon through the CPLC

Internal Carbon Pricing

Applied a carbon price of $50/tn company-wide

PACKAGING AND PROCUREMENT

We are steadfastly committed to reducing our environmental footprint.

Office Supplies

Sourced sustainably, including FSC-certified paper products

Waste Diversion

Established an in-office green bin program

Plastics Reduction

Replaced single-use, plastic serving supplies with low-impact alternatives

Water Sustainability

Implemented a company-wide “refill and reuse” water policy

PEOPLE AND COMMUNITY

We believe that when those we partner with reach their full potential, we will too.

Equality of Opportunity

Embedded best-practice HR policies to ensure equitable access to opportunities

Gender Equity

Committed to increasing our female staff by 25% company-wide, focusing on STEM roles

Charitable Causes

Supporting a diverse array of organizations that help our communities thrive

ESG at Blackstone

Our full report, based on our newly established sustainability action plan, is set to be published in Q3 2022.

Accolades & Affiliations

You don't have to take our word for it. The company we keep speaks for itself.

Accolades & Affiliations

You don’t have to take our word for it. Our results speak for themselves.

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