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Eric Catania | M.Eng., P.Eng., BEMP, CPHD, LEED AP BD+C, PHI Accredited Passive House Certifier

Associate, Senior Energy and Sustainability Analyst

Eric Catania | M.Eng., P.Eng., BEMP, CPHD, LEED AP BD+C, PHI Accredited Passive House Certifier

Associate, Senior Energy and Sustainability Analyst

As a Senior Energy and Sustainability Analyst, Eric utilizes his passion for energy modeling and his background in integrated building design to improve the energy efficiency of buildings.

With over 10 years of experience, he specializes in the simulation and evaluation of energy efficiency measures and has experience in conducting energy audits and assessing facilities for retrofit potential. He has developed energy efficiency strategies for a variety of projects, including health care facilities, sporting complexes, and commercial and residential buildings that pose energy consumption challenges.

Eric holds multiple certifications, including being an accredited Passive House Certifier and Designer, a LEED Accredited Professional, and an Associate Member of ASHRAE. His ability to provide energy-focused building design solutions makes him an asset to any energy and sustainability project.

Brittany Coughlin | P.Eng., BEMP, CPHC, LEED AP

Principal, Energy and Sustainability Specialist

Brittany Coughlin | P.Eng., BEMP, CPHC, LEED AP

Principal, Energy and Sustainability Specialist

Brittany’s focus has always been on designing buildings with an emphasis on energy conservation and efficiency. She is known throughout British Columbia for her contributions to the province’s leading energy projects. Along with her role as an Energy and Sustainability Specialist, she is the Co-Regional Manager of RDH’s Vancouver office.

Brittany’s goal is to assist clients in improving the energy efficiency of their buildings to realize measurable savings and reduce environmental impacts. Her work includes energy assessments, energy studies, and whole-building energy modeling.

Brittany shares her understanding and expertise at conferences across North America on a variety of topics related to energy consumption and conservation in buildings. Along with an impressive portfolio of Passive House projects, she also led the City of Vancouver’s High-Rise Passive House Feasibility Study.

Brittany started with the company as a co-op student and gained a broad understanding of RDH’s practice areas while on her way to becoming a Principal.

Jason Dunn | B.Arch.Sc.

Principal, Senior Project Manager

Jason Dunn | B.Arch.Sc.

Principal, Senior Project Manager

With over 10 years with our Existing Buildings team, Jason has risen to the role of Senior Project Manager and Principal. His leadership qualities help him manage a variety of technical staff.

Jason’s experience in the repair, renewal, and rehabilitation of existing buildings has allowed him to develop a strong understanding of the challenges that owners face when it comes to building maintenance.

Jason coordinates with building owners to provide a variety of services, including building enclosure condition assessments that require investigative field testing, coordination of drawings and specifications, preparation of working budgets, and bidding of the work to contractors. He also is involved in producing depreciation reports and communicating recommendations to a variety of building owner groups.

Jason holds positions on both the British Columbia and Ontario Building Envelope Councils.

Brian Hubbs | P.Eng.

Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist

Brian Hubbs | P.Eng.

Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist

Brian is recognized as a practical engineer and researcher who delivers innovative solutions. He is one of the three co-founders of RDH and has a unique blend of theoretical and hands-on knowledge gained from completing hundreds of projects across RDH’s various practice areas.

Brian’s experience includes work on both high- and low-rise commercial, institutional, and residential projects in many geographic locations and in virtually all climatic regions in North America.

A key member of any design team, Brian specializes in façade engineering and is regularly involved in the design, testing, and construction of unique and complex building façades. He is often asked by clients to test and review various enclosure systems manufactured around the world.

An engaging and vibrant presenter, Brian regularly speaks at seminars, conferences, and universities on a range of building science topics. As one of the key contributors to the evolution of building enclosure technology in British Columbia, he has led landmark policy, guideline, and research initiatives.

Paul Kernan | Architect AIBC

Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist

Paul Kernan | Architect AIBC

Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist

Paul leads our Existing Buildings practice area and is responsible for developing the strategic approach, establishing consistent standards, and identifying new services for the Existing Buildings group.

Along with his operational responsibilities, Paul has specialized in building enclosure design and rehabilitation for over 20 years. He is a registered architect with experience in North America and Europe.

Paul is an advocate for a client-first approach and ensures that his team is effectively communicating and addressing building owners’ concerns. He has experience working on a variety of building types and collaborating with various ownership groups.

Prior to joining RDH in 1998, Paul was the Building Envelope Specialist at the City of Vancouver, responsible for developing and implementing many of the city’s technical initiatives regarding building envelopes. While at the city, Paul assisted in the development of a building envelope education program for architects and designers and administered the city’s envelope specialist certification program.

Warren Knowles | P.Eng.

Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist

Warren Knowles | P.Eng.

Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist

Warren joined RDH when it was founded in 1997 and continues to play a key role in the evolution of the company.

Warren first realized the importance of integrating building science and façade engineering while working in a cold climate. It was evident to him that there was a need to make buildings more durable and energy efficient, which has led to research and development of new approaches to the design and implementation of building enclosures.

He enjoys working with building owners and other project team members to collaboratively determine creative, yet simple, solutions to help make their buildings better. His depth of knowledge of RDH’s services allows him to work with building owners and project teams to better achieve the project objectives.

Warren has led projects that have gained industry recognition, including the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia Sustainability Award. His influence on the industry has also previously included roles as the President of the BC Building Envelope Council and Director of the National Building Envelope Council. He is currently a member of the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia Building Enclosure Committee.

Lorne Ricketts | M.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Principal, Building Science Specialist

Lorne Ricketts | M.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Principal, Building Science Specialist

Working across a wide spectrum of RDH’s core practice areas in his roles as a consultant, researcher, and educator, Lorne is able to leverage his multifaceted expertise to identify optimal solutions to complex building science problems.

As a trusted consultant, Lorne regularly works closely with architects and developers to achieve their design and performance goals. Lorne’s typical projects include world-class architecture, industry-leading energy efficiency, and cutting-edge building technologies.

In his role as leader of our Building Science Laboratories team in Vancouver, Lorne works with manufacturers, governments, and industry organization to develop and test the next generation of building systems, and to lead change through the production of numerous industry-leading guidance and research documents.

Lorne is deeply committed to education and is an accomplished presenter, having spoken at numerous conferences and industry events across North America. In addition to his work with RDH, Lorne also passes on his knowledge to the next generation of engineers as an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, where he teaches building science in the Department of Civil Engineering.

Mark Will | BA Econ

Principal, Vancouver Regional Manager

Mark Will | BA Econ

Principal, Vancouver Regional Manager

Mark is an experienced construction manager who has overseen a large variety of building enclosure rehabilitation and assembly replacements. Beginning in 1998, Mark has fulfilled many roles at RDH, starting with field review and contract administration and moving onto project management, construction management, and asset management.

Mark has advanced within the company to the position of Principal and Vancouver Regional Manager. In addition to overseeing the administration and operations of the Vancouver office, he is also currently responsible for the training and development of approximately 50 staff in the Existing Buildings group.

Mark’s current role as a consultant includes managing projects associated with warranty claims. He is also responsible for the reconciliation of construction warranty defects and deficiency management with building owners for new and rehabilitated buildings.

Mark holds a bachelor of economics from the University of British Columbia and currently serves as a Business Member on the Condominium Home Owners Association of BC’s Board of Directors.

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