Andy Oding, VP Building Knowledge Canada, Joins Lightspark Software Team as Advisor


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Vancouver, British Columbia
Feb. 10, 2021

Vancouver-based Lightspark Software Inc. — developer of energy efficiency software and data services providing consumers, trades workers and utilities with better data to make energy efficiency decisions easier — announced today that Andy Oding, Vice-President Building Knowledge Canada is joining its advisory board.

“The traditional delivery process for existing home energy upgrade programs has many opportunities for improvement. The answer to this long-standing puzzle is finally coming into focus for key industry stakeholders such as municipalities and utilities. Through data-rich survey collection and harnessing, intuitive online consumer engagement tools supported by professional third-party home energy experts and professional contractors and trades, Lightspark has developed a single source application wherein all the work can happen. Not only does Lightspark provide a digital platform for the private industry to use to succeed, it also provides a process wherein the industry can operate simply and effectively.

There are many benefits to Lightspark’s strategic approach to their software platform including giving the consumer reasons to engage — health, energy and carbon savings and more — and educating the Canadian consumer on climate change in a way that is simple, clear and actionable. Importantly for energy advisors and trade, Lightspark enables the supportive network of energy advisors, energy service organization, trades and contractors to work smarter, work more collaboratively and removes the stakeholder silos and barriers that have challenged the existing home retrofits for more than 50 years.

With the clear goal of retrofitting millions of existing Canadian homes to near net-zero energy, Lightspark is exactly what the home energy retrofit industry needs to succeed.”

“Andy Oding and the Building Knowledge Canada team brings building science and energy efficiency expertise that is invaluable to our team, and will help determine key building knowledge and effectiveness to our software platform,” said James Riley, CEO of Lightspark. “His experience, strategic thinking and his network will be of immense benefit to Lightspark and we are very excited to have him on board.”

Andy Oding

Andy Oding
Andy brings a wealth of expertise to building performance, building science and energy modelling. He has been a leader across several boards including the Canadian Home Builders Association, ASHRAE 90.2 Energy Standard, Committee on Energy Efficiency Housing and Building, National Building Code and others” said James Riley, CEO of Lightspark. “His experience, strategic thinking and network will be of immense benefit to Lightspark in ensuring the highest standards of building science accuracy and as a partner working together to help cities and utilities meet their energy efficiency and carbon reduction targets. We are very excited to have him on board.

About Lightspark

Lightspark’s Mission is to build a sustainable future by accelerating the engagement and ease of use of energy efficiency programs through an intelligent software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that makes energy efficiency choices easier. The integrated digital platform gives utilities tools to increase program success through better data to manage the effectiveness and reduce the cost of delivering energy efficiency programs, while increasing conversion and improving customer service scores. For consumers, it helps make sense of the benefits of energy efficiency, improves the ability to engage with these programs and helps accelerate cost reductions on their energy bill.

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