Unique ID: shanewolffe
Keywords: Green Building, Climate Action, Energy Efficiency
Industry sector: Coaching & Training, Construction, Engineering, Housing, Other, Renewable Energy
Shane Wolffe is a professional engineer who wants to build a better world. Shane knows that the best way to fight climate change, protect the environment, improve people’s health and create jobs everywhere is to Future Proof our buildings. Shane’s mission is to help people understand how they can save money and be part of the climate solution.
Business / Management, Coaching and Training, Consciousness, Construction, Economy / Outlook, Emerging Markets, Engineering, Entrepreneurship Ethics, Environment and Nature, Futurists, Futurists, Home, Housing, Leadership, Meditation and Visualisation, Renewable Energy, Spiritual Healing, Sustainability and Environment, Sustainability and Environment, Sustainability and Environment, Technology, Training, Yoga
Coaching & Training, Construction, Engineering, Housing, Other, Renewable Energy
“‘Future Proofing’ is about meeting people’s and natures needs in a sustainable way. Technology is changing so rapidly. We are in an exponential world now which will change so much about how we live, but there are truths that humans can’t deny. We all need food, water, shelter, energy and love. By building better homes and buildings we can grow food, protect water, provide shelter, save and produce energy to live with. Providing these essentials in harmony with our planet is certainly an act of love.”
While working as a green building consultant, Wolffe realized that we are generally building our society ass backwards. We do the least required by law (codes) for the lowest possible price. This is essentially a race to the bottom and one of the primary reasons that our society is destroying our natural world. If instead we focus on the long term benefits that can be achieved by living/building in harmony with nature, humans and other life can thrive on this planet.
If humans are living in unhealthy, toxic environments that utilize polluting sources of energy it becomes much more difficult to evolve our consciousness and live beyond ourselves for the benefit of others.
As an entrepreneur Shane has experienced multiple ups and downs while working to help build a better world. Shane’s journey has taught him that there’s nothing like hitting rock bottom to make you find out what you are made of and become the greatest version of yourself.
Born and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Canada, Shane Wolffe received his bachelors from the University of Regina specializing in Electronic Systems Engineering with a double minor in Computer Science and Software Engineering. As a registered Professional Engineer, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional, Certified Energy Auditor and Level One Thermographer, Shane now uses his skills to advance the practice of commissioning in both buildings and industrial processes.
As an entrepreneur seeking to make an exponential impact, Shane founded FutureProofMyBuilding.com with the objectives to:
Shane began his career as a programmer analyst for Saskatchewan Government Insurance. Driven by his passion for the environment, Shane sought to use his education to help make buildings greener. This led to a position with Honeywell Building Solutions where he received the best training in the HVAC and controls industry. Performing preventative maintenance and service in approximately 50 buildings of multiple facility types including: hospitals, schools, office buildings, care homes, post secondary institutions, malls, recreation facilities, pools, an airport and even a science center with a live butterfly hatchery; gave Shane the hands on experience and knowledge to work in nearly any environment.
This led to a project management position at Integrated Designs Inc. where Shane learned how to assist owners and project teams to ensure project success through the implementation of the commissioning process. Working in a sustainable-minded company allowed Shane to learn about and implement many energy saving practices as well as several renewable energy technologies. It was here that Shane project managed and performed the commissioning of several large projects including: The Dube Center for Mental Health, Humboldt Hospital, Credit Union Center (recommissioning), and several LEED projects including Meadow Lake Provincial Court House, Red Deer RCMP detachment and the Moose Jaw Multiplex among several others. Shane’s experience has also reached into the industrial realm with the commissioning of the Raw Water pumping station for the City of Saskatoon as well as the SaskWater Buffalo Pound North Water Pumping Station for use by the new K+S Potash mine.
As an avid learner, Shane has been researching and learning about various renewable energy technologies and sustainability topics since 2006. In 2010 Shane was asked to present on sustainability and green house gas projects to the leaders of the National Métis Council on the environment.
While working for the Yukon Government, Shane project managed a demonstration project at a waste transfer station to educate the public about solar energy production combined with a super energy-efficient attendant shack. The project utilized a unique procurement method and was designed to demonstrate the paybacks of a grid-tied solar energy system, energy-efficiency, energy management and rain water collection. Shane also project managed a new Water Treatment Plant and worked to interconnect multiple remote Water Treatment Plants to a centralized SCADA system. The project intent was to improve water delivery and resiliency across the Yukon Territory in Canada.
While growing his consulting business, Shane wrote a book to bring the first stages of the commissioning process to people building homes. You can buy the book in multiple formats or get a free condensed pdf version of his book, “How to Future Proof Your Home: A Guide to Building with Energy Intelligence in Cold Climates” at the website www.FutureProofMyBuilding.com . On the website you can learn more about “How to Future Proof Your Home” and connect with Shane regarding professional services.
Shane is an avid learner who continually works to improve himself spiritually, professionally and in multiple areas of life. Shane engages in yoga, meditation and takes multiple training courses. Shane works with coaches and masterminds to improve himself and his business endeavors.
Interviewed by CBC North, CTV Saskatoon, guest on “Lit Happens” and various radio interviews.
Learning, Yoga, Meditation, Hiking, Biking, Out door adventures, Costume Parties, Fun with good people
My life as an entrepreneur has been full of ups and downs. I’ve grown so far beyond the person that I was when I started. It’s amazing to look back on who I used to be. I’ve met amazing people who are doing amazing things in the world, and my life is rich with experience. However….
I’ve also hit rock bottom and lost everything, including a former fiance to suicide while going through personal bankruptcy. I’ve had to deal with people trying to steal my intellectual property and everything I’ve worked for. People with well-paid lawyers, people who have multi-billion dollar companies supporting them. I’ve been thrown out on the street by a would-be business partner who I relocated to work with. I’ve had to start again at a job and build myself back up.
But you know what? I wouldn’t change it… unless I had more money of course … but even still, it’s been an amazing journey that I’m very grateful for. And you know what? It’s just getting started.
Future Proofing, Green Building, Sustainability
As an entrepreneur working to build an online platform to help “Future Proofers” (green building practitioners) reach more people, Shane has given presentations of various lengths to multiple audience types. Shane’s main focus has been to help people understand how we are all dependent on a system that is damaging our planet and contributing to climate change while demonstrating solutions that are possible now and in the near future.
Shane wants people to understand the science and underlying reasons that green construction can help make people healthier and safer while saving money and helping the environment. By empowering people to understand that the existing system, regulations and human nature have created our dependence on unsustainable energy, Shane helps people see that often the most practical way for them to make a difference is to act in an area that they have direct influence, namely their home.
Shane’s entrepreneurial journey has stretched, strengthened and purified him in ways he could not have imagined. His struggles to change “the system” have given him first hand experience, showing him what he’s made of while helping him appreciate and understand the very thing he wishes to change. Shane’s endeavors have taken him through personal bankruptcy while coping with the suicide of a former fiance. Shane has also faced his demons while being swindled by business associates and while legally battling for his intellectual property with a very well-funded copy cat.
While these life experiences are not typically part of Shane’s current presentations, they have enriched him and given him compassion for those who don’t see the world in the same way. While life hasn’t always been easy for Shane, he is grateful for these cleansing experiences as they have uncovered essential attributes of himself that will allow him to make a true impact.