Community Renewable Energy Waterloo is a local non-profit organization dedicated to making renewable energy accessible to the citizens of Waterloo Region.


Our vision is to be a network of knowledgeable advocates, early adopters and interested citizens who initiate, resource and support all local projects that encourage energy conservation and sustainable use of energy or materials from naturally regenerating sources, such as wind, solar and earth energy.

Board of Directors

George Klemetsch

Interim President

Geroge, an engineering technology grad, has over 30 years in aiding and abetting power supply designs. He is a specialist in power conversion, particularly with lighting systems for commercial buildings, and is also an expert in Solid State Lighting (LED’s) and controls.

George has been on the Board of Directors of CREW since 2008. George is also a member of OSEA (Ontario Sustainable Energy Association), was engaged in Minister of Energy LTEP 2017 (Long Term Energy Planning) process, and participates on several committees. A.K.A. Dr. Wattsgone, George enjoys permanently removing power; in his century home, electricity use in 2016 was 43% below the provincial average and 65% below his 1997 level.

George’s goal? Net Zero.

Dave Wall

Dave Wall

Dave Wall has a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Waterloo. He has worked as a mechanical designer, project manager, and operations manager in the mining industry. At the end of 2014 he left his job to travel and pursue his dream of working in the renewable energy industry. Dave works for Guelph Solar as a solar salesperson/system designer/installer.

Dave volunteers as a board member for Community Renewable Energy Waterloo (CREW). He has also volunteered for the Foodbank and Habitat for Humanity. It’s important to him to invest his energy in making the world a better place.

Rolf Thiessan

Rolf is a retired high school teacher and is also the happy owner of the Waterloo Region Green Home which helps him walk the talk. As a CREW board member, Rolf is applying his teaching experience to the CREW Kids program – a supplement to the grade 5 and 6 Ministry of Education science curriculum that addresses energy conservation and renewable energy alternatives.

Chungsoon Haw

Chungsoon Haw

Chungsoon is on a personal mission to disrupt the norm and influence change. He joined CREW in hopes of learning more about the sustainable energy sector and to find ways to promote the adoption of sustainable energy to the general public.

While not working on this website, Chungsoon is busy helping Canadians understand their personal finances.

Danielle Hess

Danielle is a Graduate from the University of Waterloo in Environmental Studies. She has a passion for all things natural and the outdoors.

Danielle has worked on projects ranging from stream restoration to public awareness campaigns. More recently she has helped launch the CREW E-Waste fundraisers, hosts the KW/CREW Green Drinks and assists with the writing of CREW’s monthly newsletters.

Danielle enjoys spending her free time at the cottage, exploring new places, and spending time with her four-legged best friend