Members of Akonovia

Our team members are young and dynamic. Each of us have different backgrounds and we have been able to join forces to work together and in harmony with the values of the company.
"I thrive on challenges and innovative projects. The status quo is not for me."

Philippe Hudon
Philippe Hudon
ing., P.Eng., M.Sc.A., PA LEED, BEMP
President, Project Manager

Philippe has been working in the field of energy efficiency since 2005. He has completed more than 200 projects in energy efficiency, energy modelling and commissioning to obtain LEED certification. His expertise optimizes the performance of buildings, reduces construction and operating costs, and maximizes the client’s investment. He has worked on energy, research, and development studies for commercial, institutional and industrial projects. Philippe is an energyefficiency and Energy Modelling trainer for AQME and ETS. In addition, he hasacted as a speaker at AQME and given personalized energy modelling training to leadinginstitutions such as the Office of Energy Efficiency and Innovation, Quebec Infrastructure Society and Energir .  


"Building a human and trusting relationship with our clients and partners: this is my main strength!"

Samira Cherbal
Samira Cherbal
B. Sc. A, M.Sc.A.
Project manager

Samira has been working in the field of energyefficiency since 2014. Resulting from several energy modelling projects, she has obtained LEED certification, optimized building performance, as well asfor financial support. Additionally, she has worked on energystudies and the research and development of a solar thermal storage system. As part of the Akonovia’s team, Samira is versatile with responsibilities in businessdevelopment, energymodelling[RS3]  and grant applications.

"Let's use today's best tools to build tomorrow's buildings!"
Pierre-Yves Chassain
Pierre-Yves Chassain
ing., M.Sc.A.
Project Manager - Energy modelling

Pierre-Yves is an expert in Energy modelling and a project manager. Since 2016, Pierre-Yves has carried out more than 150 Energy modelling to optimize the energy performance of buildings, obtain LEED certification or validate the design of mechanical systems. Plus, he provides training on new simulation software to school boards and the ETS. Finally, he is in charge of the company's innovation projects and integrates the BIM process in to Energy modelling.


« The world hates change, but it's the only thing that has allowed it to progress. » - Charles F. Kettering
« For my part, as a seasoned energy playerand and a committed environmentalist, I aspire to help our clients reduce their carbon footprint and adapt to the reality of climate change. »
Jean-François Tremblay
Jean-François Tremblay
Senior Project Manager

Jean-François has nearly30 years of experience in the field of energy efficiency engineering and greenhouse gas emission reduction. He is a recognized specialist in financial modeling and the management of procurement processes. Additionally, he has overseen self-funded energy-saving projects, calculating and monitoring the performance of the economic savings models used in numerous Quebec energy efficiency projects. He has acted as a consultant for the Treasury Board Secretariat in connection with the current overhaul of procurement rules for self-financed energy-saving projects and, as a co-manager, has conducted a comprehensive review of tender documents for energy-efficient service projects on behalf of Transition Énergétique Québec.