TECH-MORE

Operations Resources Ltd.


Services

Tech-more Operations Resources Ltd.

1523 Grand Blvd, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 
V7L 3X9
Ph: (604) 328-3549

 

 

 

 

Carbon Planning

The Team

Brian Miltimore,
AScT (Mechanical), RPA, CEM, CDSM, LEEDTM Accredited Professional

Principal, Tech-More Operations Resources Ltd.

Email: brianm@tech-more.com

 

Brian has been working on energy conservation projects and with Energy Performance Contracts (EPC’s) since 1976 and has been the Project Manager on some of the first and largest commercial EPC’s in BC. He was responsible for the efficiency measures design and implementation; the energy accounting for the completed project; the energy software development; the development and implementation of the energy awareness training for the user groups and operations staff; the selection and evaluation of new technologies for the project: and all the monitoring, tracking and verification of energy savings.

From 1990 to 1996 Brian provided EPC services to BC clients while working for an International ESCo (Johnson Controls), responsible for developing client relationships and advancing the project through the sales cycle, identifying efficiency measures, estimating costs and savings, contract negotiations and product specifications for the different efficiency measures.

In 1996 he started Tech-More, a private consulting practice focused on offering facilities and operations planning services to the PSO sector. In 2000 he became the primary consultant to the Green Buildings BC (GBBC), providing expert advice, action plans, opportunity assessments and direction for the procurement of $120 million in 39 separate projects. It is very important to recognize that this $120 million occurs against a historical backdrop of very little activity in the PSO sector. The most obvious reason for this success is the delivery of resources provided, including on site Opportunity Assessments for individual clients, planning workshops and on-going support through the project implementation stages. This greatly increases the PSO clients confidence because, Brian acting for GBBC, was truly representing the PSO clients interest guidance leading to a successful project outcome.

He continues to be active with the CaGBC for Existing Buildings. He has participated in numerous Task Forces and Working groups for the BC Ministry of Labor and citizen Services and BC Ministry of Energy Mines and Petroleum Resources (Community Action on Energy Efficiency, Green Guide Advisory Committee, Building Rating System Steering Committee). As well, Brian sits on the board of directors for Geo-Exchange BC and Pacific Resource Conservation Society (Destination Conservation). He received the NRCan Outreach Award (2004) and the Douglas College Program Innovation Award (2006).

Brian is a BC registered Applied Science Technologist (Mechanical), Real Property Administrator (BOMI), Certified Energy Engineer (AEE) and LEED Accredited Professional (USGBC).

Michael Wilson, P. Eng,
LEEDTM Accredited Professional

Principal, Enerficiency Consulting

Phone: (604) 886-9864

 

Since completing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Michael has been involved in energy management. His experience includes energy efficiency engineering, demand side management, and community energy planning.

During his tenure at BC Hydro, Michael provided technical support to the Power Smart New Building Design Program. His work there included the design of new incentive programs, reviewing and evaluating energy studies, and providing expertise to customers and staff. He was instrumental in the 1993 redesign of the New Building Design Program, basing it on ASHRAE 90.1 standards, the first in Canada to do so. He also represented BC Hydro at the judging of the annual energy efficient design competition, and spoke at numerous technical seminars.

While with Tescor Energy Services (now Ameresco Canada), Michael filled the position of Senior Engineer for the western Canadian office. He was responsible for energy audits, feasibility studies, and development of energy conservation measures for Canada’s largest energy services company. Supervising a staff of energy professionals and technicians, he also worked closely with other team members in the detailed design, implementation, and monitoring of some of western Canada’s largest energy performance contracting projects.

As Senior Energy Planner for the Community Energy Association, Michael assists BC local governments in the development of energy and greenhouse gas reduction plans. His responsibilities include development of energy planning resources for local governments, delivery of workshops, outreach support for the Community Action on Energy & Emissions program, and delivery of the Green Buildings BC program for Local Governments. He has spoken extensively on energy and climate change planning at conferences and workshops throughout the province.

As principal of Enerficiency Consulting, Michael provides consulting services related to energy and climate change. He is involved in a diverse range of projects, from energy and greenhouse gas reduction planning to large multi-building energy retrofits.

Notable achievements include working on some of the largest and most high profile energy efficiency projects in Western Canada, including several C2000 projects and the Yukon Energy Centre (winner of the Canadian Energy Efficiency award for 1999). Michael was a committee member on the BC Task Force for the Review of the National Energy Code and for ASHRAE Guideline 18P - Design Guidance for Energy Efficient Buildings, and a member of the working group for the Review of Energy Performance Measures For Buildings In British Columbia. He is currently a working group member for the Community Energy & Emissions Inventory initiative and the Green Communities Committee. He is the author of several publications related to energy and greenhouse gas reduction planning.

 

Peter Hill, P. Eng.

Client Manager, Tech-More Operations Resources Ltd.

Phone: (250) 764-2398

Email: peterh@tech-more.com

 

Peter is a Professional Mechanical Engineer with over 25 years of development experience with international energy, building control and commercial design and construction companies.

He has held a good range of diverse roles within a variety of companies – from Account Executive at Honeywell, to Marketing Manager at BC Gas, to Project Development Manager at Rose Technology Groups. Prior to starting his own consulting business, Peter worked at Johnson Controls, managing the development of all business units including facility performance contracting, construction, service, operations and maintenance and P3’s to provincial health authorities in Western Canada.

As sole proprietor of Sustainable Building Solutions in Kelowna, Peter works with facility owners and operators to develop high performance buildings. He is also contracted with Tech-more Operations Resources to deliver the Green Buildings BC Retrofit Program and with Terasen Gas to conduct energy audits for large commercial accounts.

Peter’s experience gives him unique insight into energy projects from a variety of perspectives.

Alastair Moore, B.Sc., M.R.M.

Phone: (778) 239-1965

 

After completing his Bachelor of Science degree from UBC, Alastair started his career at BC Hydro’s Burrard Thermal Generating Plant. His next major career move saw him take up the position of Pollution Control Officer with the Greater Vancouver Regional District. There he was responsible for administering Source Control and Air Quality Bylaws and regulated air and wastewater discharges, working closely with industrial permittees and businesses to audit operations and processes, flag waste reduction opportunities, and identify optimal treatment technologies and strategies. He contributed to the development of Codes of Practice for the commercial sector and worked with operations staff to respond to treatment plant upsets and public complaints. Alastair was also part of a four-member industrial discharge sampling team responsible for random and routine sampling of 200 industrial operations under permits to discharge to the Region's sanitary sewer system and air shed. Through these early career positions Alastair gained experience liaising with plant managers, inspecting commercial and industrial sites, auditing operations, and advising and guiding permit holders.

In 1999, Alastair completed a Master of Resource Management degree from SFU. In the process, he expanded his knowledge of energy management and planning, project evaluation and management, environmental law, public policy, and modeling. In the same year he joined the International Centre for Sustainable Cities where he was placed in charge of a variety of urban sustainability demonstration projects including: a carbon finance feasibility study for Katowice, Poland; an ESCO feasibility study for Katowice, Poland; climate change related business opportunity assessment for Qingdao, China; undertaking an office greening exercise; and establishing a mercury switch recovery program for BC.

Alastair spent two years as a Research Associate with the Centre for Urban and Regional Ecology at the University of Manchester. There he conducted research and analyses of urban production and consumption patterns using ecological and energy footprint analysis. He contributed to several EU funded projects dealing with sustainable production and consumption. Today, he remains an Honorary Research Fellow of the School of Environment and Development.

In 2004 Alastair co-founded D&A Planning, a consulting enterprise offering environmental planning and management services. As principal of D&A, Alastair worked with UBC and Oxford University to start-up a carbon offset trading scheme for Canadian businesses and individuals. The concept allows businesses access to carbon financing, and allows people to participate directly in climate change mitigation efforts.

In an effort to apply green building policy and theory in a more practical, market setting, Alastair co-founded GreenWorks Building Supply and later, SIP Distribution, in 2006. The former is Canada’s first green building materials store while the latter distributes industry leading green building materials across Canada. The early successes of GreenWorks confirm Alastair’s entrepreneurial acumen and his abilities as an agent of change.

Alastair has augmented his practical project management experience by completing a diploma in construction project management offered by the Project Management Institute. He has been asked to speak at many workshops, conferences and trade shows on topics ranging from policy alternatives and project synopses, to the challenges facing green business entrepreneurs. These speaking engagements have helped to refine his presentation and communication skills.

Alastair speaks regularly to design students on green building materials and was recently invited to speak at Lighthouse Sustainable Building Centre in Vancouver as an expert on green building materials. Alastair has recently undertaken a comprehensive green renovation of his private residence, including upgrading all windows, installing LED lighting systems, insulating all walls and ceilings, installing a high-efficiency demand hot water heater, installing solar hot water heating, non-toxic building materials, and a high-efficiency wood-fired boiler.