Your local partner in energy efficiency.

When Bruce Gough established Building Energy in 2008, he set out to collaborate with clients to find ways to improve energy efficiency in Ottawa’s buildings. Bruce was a pioneer in the industry, and considered the father of the Energy Star Program in Canada. 

Today, the team strives to further Gough’s legacy. We know developers feel the pressure to keep costs in check while delivering on the ever-increasing expectations of buyers and we work with them to seek out innovative solutions to drive better results.

We have been working with Building Energy for 12+ years. Besides doing all of our Energy Star compliance testing, they have provided technical advice on our ever evolving building envelope, and conducted on-site seminars for our staff and subcontractors. They provide an exemplary degree of expertise and professionalism. Tartan enjoys an enviable reputation as a premier builder of energy efficient homes, and, in large measure, we have Mark and Building Energy to thank for this.

Bruce Nicol, President of Tartan Homes, Ottawa

Meet the team

President | Registered Energy Advisor | Architect

Mark Rosen

Mark has always been passionate about creating buildings that perform exceptionally well.  After co-founding the architecture firm plotnonplot, Mark designed his own Passive House here in Ottawa, and invited the local community on tours to learn about it throughout construction. Mark started as a site inspector at Building Energy in 2008, becoming its owner in 2011. He has helped develop software tools, sits on several advisory boards and continues to actively lead the industry towards positive change. Mark was named Ontario’s Energy Advisor of the Year in 2013 and 2018.

Industry Associations
President, Canadian Association of Consulting Energy Advisors (CACEA)
Member, Energy Star for New Homes Technical Advisory Committee
Member, CACEA Technical Committee
Observer to the Standing Committee on Energy Efficiency for Codes Canada

Credentials
Canadian Association of Consulting Energy Advisors (CACEA)
Registered Energy Advisor
Ontario Association of Architects (OAA)
M. Arch, Carleton University

Site Inspection Manager | Registered Energy Advisor

Troy Tilbury

After starting his career in design roles for building system manufacturers, Troy founded his own residential and commercial design and drafting firm. The company boasted a wide range of successful new build and renovation projects, and was well known for its capabilities in energy efficiency. It was awarded Green Business of the Year by the Moose Jaw Chamber of Commerce in 2014, and was a four-time recipient of the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan Heritage Architecture Excellence award.

Industry Associations
Director, Saskatchewan Housing Corporation Board of Directors, 2014-2016
Director, Saskatchewan Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council, 2013-2016
Member, City of Moose Jaw Environmental Committee, 2013-2015

Credentials
Canadian Association of Consulting Energy Advisors (CACEA)
Registered Energy Advisor

BCIN Houses & Small Buildings
Diploma, Architectural Technologies, SAIT Polytechnic

Site Technician | Registered Energy Advisor

Nathan Avery

Nathan is a graduate of Canada’s only Bachelor of Building Science Program. This degree armed him with hands-on knowledge of building design, construction, building comfort, and sustainability. Now, he puts his skills to work on-site and continues to learn from some of the best in the industry, and enjoys helping people find comfort in their homes.

Credentials
Canadian Association of Consulting Energy Advisors (CACEA)
Registered Energy Advisor
Bachelor of Building Science, Algonquin College

Operations & Marketing

Meg Rosen

Meghan grew up learning about building science and energy performance thanks to her father, Bruce Gough, Founder of Building Energy Inc. After studying ecosystem science, Meghan went on to hone her skills as a graphic and experience designer. Meghan recently led the sustainability efforts for local tech company Shopify’s internal events.

Credentials
B. Sc. Biology, Carleton University
Diploma, Graphic Design, Algonquin College

Learn more about how our team can work with you.

Building Energy Inc.

Building Energy Inc. is an Ottawa-based residential energy consulting firm that helps local developers and builders improve the energy performance of their buildings. The team conducts site inspections, blower door tests, and energy models and works with clients to determine the most cost-effective approach to meeting energy efficiency ratings.

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