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Decarbonizing and electrification of buildings with carbon-free heat pumps

Céline Williams |

Belinda Gilbey is a woman entrepreneur, green building enthusiast and market leader in heat pump technology. Her graduation from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering kick started her successful professional journey that was fueled by her passion for clean technologies. For several years, she worked in sales and consulting helping commercial property owners, operators, and developers with their mechanical equipment needs, with a focus on improving efficiencies and reducing building energy consumption and operating expenses. While working in the solar and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industries, she gradually developed a true passion for creating cost-effective decarbonization solutions for a better tomorrow, which brought her to co-found and become President of Bondi Energy. Since then, she’s been raising awareness on the positive effects that these technologies provide, not only from an environmental point of view but also from a cost reduction angle. Under Belinda’s guidance, Bondi is now aiming to decarbonize as many buildings as possible across North America. Belinda is co-founder of US-based Gigawatt Heat Pump Supply (2021), which sells efficient heat pump and electrification equipment for new-build and retrofit applications.

Aaron Graben is the co-founder and Vice President of Bondi Energy. Shortly after its inauguration in 2019, Bondi became a market leader in energy efficiency retrofits of multifamily and commercial buildings. Aaron, along with his partner Belinda, have accelerated the market uptake of heat pump technology across North America. Aaron’s background in commercial real estate gives him a unique understanding of how energy affects building values and their owner’s decision-making process.

Bondi Energy Corp (Bondi) is a turnkey project management firm specializing in decarbonizing and electrification of multi-residential and commercial buildings with energy efficient, carbon-free heat pumps.


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