Adam Hayter spends a lot of time planning for the future: the future of Halifax, the future of Nova Scotia and the future of Canada.
As a program manager at Efficiency Nova Scotia, Adam works to improve energy efficiency in the province by providing technical guidance on energy saving projects in the commercial and industrial sectors. As volunteer board chair for Fusion Halifax, he also works to inspire young Haligonians to make their city a destination of choice to live, work and play.
“There is a spirit of entrepreneurship that exists in Nova Scotia—a strong desire to find a better way,” says Adam. “It marries with the growing movement towards sustainable, clean energy solutions and creates a growth industry for the province.”
The Annapolis Valley Campus grad has been on track to contribute to this growth since completing the Energy Sustainability Engineering Technology (ESET) program in 2012.
“I was writing a business proposal for a solar power venture and I realized that I needed more technical expertise. Rather than hiring someone, I decided to invest in myself and develop my own expertise.”
Building on his Bachelor of Science degree from Dalhousie University, the ESET grad emerged qualified to work alongside engineers, architects, planners, and contractors on energy-related projects. “What sets NSCC apart is that it teaches you the how of the world, not just the why. When I graduated, I had the tools and the confidence to begin to contribute in real terms, right away. Now I’m able to do just that as both a professional and a volunteer.”
Adam is eager to play a role in shaping Nova Scotia’s clean tech sector and is pleased his education has given him the opportunity, “It’s a movement,” says Adam. “We are being given the opportunity to export our growing sustainability expertise and are setting an example others can follow.”