About the Authors

Aurélie Vérin

Senior Policy Analyst

Aurélie is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Building Decarbonization Alliance. She has held technical and expert advisor roles, managing and implementing numerous projects related to energy transition and decarbonization in the built environment, with governments, utilities and businesses.

Before joining the BDA, Aurélie was a Senior Consultant at Econoler. She also worked for energy and services providers focusing on demand side management and on the development of commercial strategies and service offerings related to energy efficiency. Aurélie holds a Bachelor of Science in agro-environmental engineering from ISA Lille, as well as a master’s degree in urban environmental management from Wageningen University.

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Mathieu Poirier

Director of Policy

Matt prides himself on translating research findings into actionable solutions to support the clean energy transition. He brings more than a decade of experience working to decarbonize the built environment via positions in—and engagements with—governments, utilities, and industry. Before joining the Building Decarbonization Alliance, Matt held consulting roles at Dunsky Energy + Climate Advisors and Deloitte, and worked in industry and non-profit organizations focusing on green building design and legal analysis. He holds degrees in mechanical engineering and psychology from the University of Waterloo, and a law degree from Dalhousie University. He also earned an MBA from Saint Mary’s University. Matt also co-authored The Case for Building Electrification in Canada, our foundational position paper.

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Vérin, A., Poirier, M. (2024). Pace of Progress: Achieving the Necessary Momentum to Meet Canada’s 2050 Climate Goals in the Residential Building Sector. Building Decarbonization Alliance. Version 1.0.

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