Executive Committee Members

The following individuals are the executive committee members of the IBPSA Canada – BC Chapter and are elected annually by the membership:

Chapter Chair
Susan Hayes, P.Eng., LEED AP
Building Energy Advisor, Focal Engineering

SusanHSusan has worked in the Vancouver building industry for over a decade at a variety of mechanical engineering, integrated design and building envelope firms. She is an experienced designer and project manager with a passion for sustainability, which has been her career focus.
Over the course of her career, Susan has been involved in a variety of design projects including residential, civic & institutional, office, retail, and industrial, which were located across Canada and in the United States. Her work has included mechanical design for new construction and existing buildings, energy modelling, research, and other energy and water analysis projects.
Some of her career highlights include presenting at conferences across North America, contributing to several magazine publications, and leading the LEED® energy modelling team for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Athlete’s Village.


Joseph B. Chow, BASc
Chief Energy Modeller, Sterling Cooper Consultants

Joseph is the Chief Energy Modeler for Sterling Cooper Consultants. His work includes mechanical design, whole building simulation for code / certification / design purposes, and various kinds of analysis for HVAC flow and ventilation. His experience spans commercial, residential, and industrial projects across Canada both new construction and heritage. He enjoys learning from and educating others about energy modelling and HVAC design. Joseph enjoys spending time with his family and also volunteers for the International Students Club and Strathcona Outreach Ministry.


Brian Ward


Internal Communications Chair


External Communications Chair
Eoghan Hayes, P.Eng., BEMP, LEED AP BD+C
Director, Ions Engineering Ltd.
Eoghan Hayes, P. Eng., is a mechanical and electrical engineer and experienced energy modeller with a passion for enhancing building design to reduce utility costs, carbon and maintenance and make projects become renewable utility assets to owners.
Eoghan’s work has included mechanical and energy modelling design for new construction and existing buildings, in addition to managing million-dollar geo-exchange new and energy upgrade energy retrofit projects.
Some of Eoghan’s career highlights completing the full mechanical design and energy modelling the first living building challenge building in Vancouver, VanDusen Gardens. Designing and energy modelling the first LEED platinum high-rise office tower in Burnaby, Metrotower 3. And energy modeling and designing the province first geo-exchange retrofit of an existing building, 777 Dunsmuir (KPMG Building).


Education Co-chair
Riley Beise, P.Eng., BEMP
Senior Energy Analyst, AME Group

RileyBRiley has a keen interest in high performance buildings, whether that be energy, thermal comfort, air quality, light quality, or other attributes. With a high commitment to detail and quality, Riley has worked on the full spectrum of building types, including projects in Massachusetts, Bogota, and Nunavut. In his role as Senior Energy Analyst at AME Group, he works with his fellow engineers in the design phase to evaluate natural ventilation, radiant systems, thermal comfort, CFD scenarios, and control strategies. Riley’s interest in building performance is evidenced in his engagement with clients, breaking down the complex world of building performance simulation into productive discussions. Riley is a CaGBC Experienced Modeler, has earned his ASHRAE Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP) certification, and volunteers with the Victoria APEGBC chapter.
Riley is a really tall dude with a beard (most of the time). He is a super nerd and likes riding motorcycles and drinking beer. His fantasy football team is 5-0 so far this season!


Education Co-chair
Eric Catania, M.Eng., BEMP
Energy and Sustainability Analyst, RDH Building Science Inc.

EricCEric has over 8 years of energy modelling experience. He specializes in the simulation and evaluation of energy efficiency measures for new construction projects and has experience conducting energy audits and assessing existing buildings for retrofit potential. He has simulation experience with various modelling tools/services, including eQuest, EE4, EnergyPlus, and IES-VE and has worked on a variety of different building types, including hospitals, office buildings, laboratories, residential buildings and recreational facilities.

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