We focus on three key pillars of sustainable energy.

Energy efficiency – and demand response, its peak demand corollary – is commonly the lowest-cost, lowest-risk resource available for balancing supply and demand.

Yet it is often overlooked. According to the International Energy Agency, doing more with less through greater energy efficiency is not only the cheapest, but also the largest clean energy opportunity readily available. Fully half of the carbon reductions required to achieve current climate goals could come from improved energy productivity. That is three times as much as the next largest resource in the list: renewables.

At Dunsky, we help our clients to understand – and effectively exploit – the efficiency resource, whether for electricity, natural gas, oil, propane or other fuels. We assess the costs, savings, cost-effectiveness, and market opportunity for hundreds of options across every sector and market segment; we design market and regulatory strategies that lead to real-world adoption; and we evaluate the effectiveness of programs designed to this same end. In all cases, we bring market research, solid analytics and years of experience to the task.


  • The team was collaborative, knowledgeable and always available to help us. The entire team has extensive North American expertise and credibility.

    Manager, Energy Management Services

  • Philippe combines intellectual rigour with an ability to find practical solutions adapted to business realities.

    Director, Regulation & Planning

  • Excellent skillsets and expertise. Great team and coordination throughout project. Thanks for the great work over the past few months and the excellent final product.

    Coordinator, Energy Efficiency Programs

  • Dunsky is a quick study. They fully understood what we needed, and they delivered. They are professionals and the project landed on-time and on-budget.

    Project Manager

  • Dunsky has provided us with critical research and insightful analysis for some of our most strategic projects. We’re glad we can count on you to inform our next generation of programs and policies.

    Executive Director

  • The Dunsky team did an excellent job. They produced a robust analysis and model, and were particularly responsive.

    Planning & Evaluation Manager

  • Your projects have always been of extremely high quality. You keep us on track, and provide relevant and timely analysis packaged for our needs.

    Program Manager, Energy Efficiency and Conservation

  • Philippe is the guy you want on your team – his expertise is deep and broad, and he is an absolute delight to work with. His team was instrumental in developing Efficiency Maine’s first DSM plan.

    Vice-Chair


Sample Projects

  • Efficiency
  • Renewables
  • Mobility

Decarbonising Quebec’s Economy: Results of an Unprecedented Study

Dunsky is pleased to present the results of a large study commissioned by the Government of Quebec on decarbonizing the province’s economy (see...

  • Efficiency
  • Opportunity

Idaho’s Gas Savings Potential

Dunsky recently completed an energy efficiency potential study for the Intermountain Gas Company (IGC)—the natural gas utility serving some 350,000...

  • Efficiency
  • Strategy

Lowe’s : Boosting Efficiency at the World’s #2 Hardware Retailer

When Lowe’s decided to improve the energy efficiency of their operations, they turned to the Dunsky team. Across a fleet of over 400 stores, we developed a plan that...

Renewable energy – and its enabler, storage – is critical to achieving a sustainable energy future. And though we have a long way to go, the transition to solar, wind, biomass, biofuels and other renewable energy resources, is now well underway.  Yet renewables are not a foregone conclusion – their ability to compete and grow market share can vary significantly across geographic regions, regulatory frameworks and government policies. Meanwhile, the need for non-grid storage solutions to address intermittency, is similarly variable.

We help our clients to assess opportunities for renewable energy – with an emphasis on demand-side (or “distributed”) renewable resources – and to develop programs and policies to support them effectively, and cost-efficiently. To this end, we use our experience with the full range of renewable energy and storage options – along with proprietary models that provide deep, location-specific insights – to determine what is needed to move the needle and achieve defined goals.

Our work includes assessing technical issues, resource potential and markets; designing voluntary programs (incentives, financing and others); building realistic business cases; and advising on regulatory mechanisms and policies.


  • Excellent work. Easy to read, and charts illustrate the points. It sets up the right conversation about our policy choices going forward to achieve our goals.

    Secretary of Energy

  • We felt that Dunsky was fully committed; that this was not just “another job” to them.

    Project Engineer, Environmental & Corporate Initiatives

  • Dunsky staff are knowledgeable, professional and produce high quality products. Their customer service also stands out. This combination is not easy to find.

    Director of Lighting Programs

  • Dunsky brings well-respected advice and very in-depth knowledge.

    Executive Director

  • The team delivered clear, well structured information. We (also) greatly appreciated the quick turn around time.

    Director of Energy, North America

  • Thanks for your great presentation and wonderful report – it has been incredibly useful.

    Residential Program Manager

  • Philippe provides incredible value to his clients, (including) extremely sophisticated knowledge of demand-side management.

    Director, Texas Efficiency Programs


Sample Projects

  • Renewables
  • Opportunity

Solar Market Outlook in Nova Scotia

After a number of years of moderate but steady growth, the Nova Scotia residential solar market surged last year with the arrival of Efficiency Nova...

  • Renewables
  • Mobility
  • Opportunity

EVs + PVs: A Holistic DER View

Electric vehicles (EVs) and solar power (PV) are often considered in silos. But as part of its long-term grid transformation strategy, our client, ENMAX Power, wanted...

  • Renewables
  • Strategy

From Diesel to Green: An Energy Plan for NunatuKavut Communities

The Nunacor Development Corporation—the business development arm of NunatuKavut—recently engaged Dunsky to help transition NunatuKavut’s 10 indigenous...

Moving people and things can use anywhere between a quarter and a third of all energy consumed in a given region – and it can emit the same share of greenhouse gases. Simply put, there can be no sustainable energy future without sustainable mobility. Thankfully, recent technological advances, combined with stricter government regulation and generational shifts in consumer preferences, are opening the door to an important evolution in the transportation industry.

At the nexus of energy and mobility, Dunsky is well-positioned to support our clients’ needs. Our emphasis is on the twin challenges of sustainable transportation: reducing energy demand (through improved fuel efficiency, an array of new “shared mobility” services and platforms, and non-vehicle alternatives), and shifting to alternative, low-carbon fuels (including, but not limited to, electric vehicles).

In all cases, we help our clients understand the options, build business cases, address regulatory barriers, and design both regulatory and market-based strategies aimed at accelerating the advent of sustainable mobility. Our work, which encompasses market, economic and technology facets, further extends to electricity storage, grid integration of electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, pricing and more.


  • Dunsky staff members are professional and knowledgeable. We were particularly impressed with their availability, willingness to address our questions, and ability to work within the allocated budget and time constraints.

    Environmental Technologist

  • Team was proactive, always available and willing to help.

    Compliance Lead

  • Excellent work. Easy to read, and charts illustrate the points. It sets up the right conversation about our policy choices going forward to achieve our goals.

    Secretary of Energy

  • Dunsky’s reputation as a leading consultant in the industry is warranted. In addition to providing a sound work product, the Dunsky brand strengthened our project. We absolutely recommend them.

    Program Director

  • The Dunsky team did an excellent job. They produced a robust analysis and model, and were particularly responsive.

    Planning & Evaluation Manager

  • I recommend Dunsky’s services to my colleagues. They take care to listen, build client relationships based on trust and respect, and excel at communicating complex concepts. Their work is always solid.

    Chief Technology Officer

  • Dunsky’s experience and insight is excellent. Their written communications were very clear; presentations and working sessions were effective. They have great interpersonal skills too!

    VP Programs & Partnerships

  • You delivered above and beyond expectations, and demonstrated very strong market knowledge and expertise. I absolutely recommend Dunsky!

    Director of Energy

  • Content, knowledge and communication style second to none in the industry.

    Executive Director


Sample Projects

  • Mobility
  • Strategy

V2G: Can Electric Buses Support the Grid?

With advances in EV technology, large commercial vehicles – starting (but not ending) with electric buses – are increasingly ripe for electrification.  This...

  • Mobility
  • Strategy

EV Infrastructure Deployment in North Vancouver

In recent years, the City of North Vancouver has begun taking significant steps to ease adoption of electric vehicles. This past summer, they hired the Dunsky team to...

  • Mobility
  • Opportunity

Toward Clean Mobility in Nova Scotia

Since Efficiency Nova Scotia’s inception in 2009, Dunsky has worked closely with the organization as it quickly evolved into one of North America’s energy efficiency...


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