About Us

Altanova is a boutique consulting firm based in New York City. We help our clients make impactful decisions on energy and sustainability to further the growth of their assets, operations and reputation.

Since 2006, Altanova has built a network of engineers and technical resources overseeing high impact projects across the world. Altanova has leveraged its data-driven methodology to complete over 500 projects in the built environment, energy and workplace sectors, helping global corporations rise to the top of sustainability rankings.

Leadership

Julien Lafond

Julien Lafond

Managing Principal

Julien is Altanova’s Founder, President and Principal Adviser.

 

Julien holds a B.S. and M.S. in Applied Maths and Mechanics from the Université Bordeaux I topped by a M.S. in Applied Maths, Modeling, and Engineering from the Ecole Superiéure d’Electronique.

 

Alison Koczanski

Alison Koczanski

Engagement Success Officer

Alison is a WELL accredited experienced consultant advising companies on corporate sustainability/CSR strategy, CSR reporting, stakeholder engagement, and strategic communications.

Alison holds a M.S. in Sustainable Development, Management and Policy from Modul University Vienna and a B.A. in Marketing from Lipscomb University.

Ivana Pancurakova

Ivana Pancurakova

Operations Manager

Ivana leads our business operations  including company finances, business analytics, Human Resources, and administration.

Ivana holds a M.A. in Economics from Hunter College and a B.A. in Economics from the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College.

Barbara Stickel

Barbara Stickel

Senior Energy & Analytics Engineer, Manager

Barbara leads Altanova’s R&D/Data Science team in the separate, highly relevant fields of building micro grids, workplace satisfaction, indoor environmental quality, and developing our Energy as a Service offering. 

Barbara holds an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University, and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Central-Supélec.

Jamison Hill

Jamison Hill

Senior Mechanical and Energy Engineer, and Technical Expert

Jamison is a senior energy efficiency consultant with over 10 years of experience. He has strong engineering refinement and energy efficiency experience for industrial, commercial, educational facilities, and residential multifamily projects, and governments.

Jamison is a licensed NY Professional Engineer, CEM, and EBCP who holds a M.Eng in Biological Engineering (Energy Systems concentration) from Cornell University and a B.S. in Environmental Engineering and Plant Science from Cornell University.

Sara Wang

Sara Wang

Energy & Environmental Design Associate, Project Manager

Sara ensures cohesion between the architectural components of the project, and optimizations for energy, health and wellbeing.

Sara is a LEED and WELL accredited professional who holds a M.Des in Energy and Environment from Harvard University and a B.S. in Architecture from Pratt Institute.

Aurora Namnum

Aurora Namnum

Real Estate Sustainability, Consulting Lead

Aurora is an experienced consultant that advises companies on how to make spaces better for people and the environment. She develops strategy within the intersection of real estate, health & wellbeing, urbanization, and technology. 

Aurora is a WELL and EcoDistricts accredited professional who holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Cornell University.

Our Story

Altanova was founded in 2006 by Julien Lafond to help bridge the gap between executives and technical experts in the emerging field of sustainability. After spending 14 years advising global energy, aerospace, and consumer companies, Julien began seeing a loss of value creation when executives became disconnected from technical expertise.

Our team of engineers, scientists and business experts innovates solutions to the latest sustainability challenges. Our unique edge is the diversity of our backgrounds and thinking. While we hail from 8 countries and speak 12 languages, we share a tireless passion for sustainability.