leads the Delphi Group’s activities in British Columbia where he is involved with strategic planning, business development, client relationship and project management, industry and market research, public policy review, report and proposal writing, event planning and coordination, and marketing and communications.
Paul has directly overseen the successful completion of over a dozen industry research projects and workforce studies on key sectors of the green economy including energy, transportation, natural resources, and construction. Previously, Paul served as Managing Director of GLOBE Advisors (the consulting arm of the GLOBE Foundation), where he led the development of a 5-year industry development strategy for BC’s home performance industry on behalf of BC Hydro, FortisBC, and the Province of BC (Ministry of Energy and Mines). The project built on 6 months of research for the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC to develop a profile of BC’s residential construction sector and to identify the opportunities and challenges for improving apprenticeship and occupational training within the sector.
Paul has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Victoria, a Certificate in Environmental Stewardship from Camosun College, and a Diploma of Technology in Marketing Management and Entrepreneurship from BCIT’s School of Business. Paul has also been a member of a number of advisory groups and committees on energy and green economy subjects in Canada, and is currently a member of the Program Advisory Committee for BCIT’s School of Business as well as UBC’s Masters in Clean Energy Engineering Program.
Ryan Coleman is the Founder/CEO of Ecolighten Energy Solutions, a BC-based company dedicated to helping Government, Utilities and Homeowners find new solutions to using energy more wisely in our homes.
With over fifteen (15) years’ experience working in the private and public sector and solely focused in the energy efficiency space, Ryan is passionate about clean energy solutions. Ryan’s experience in home performance includes senior management capacity within Homeworks Services, one of BC’s first whole house contractor networks and residential energy services through the design and delivery of large-scale energy efficiency programs for government and utility customers.
Before founding Ecolighten, Ryan developed his experience and expertise working in variety of roles for leading energy companies in Canada, UK and Ireland including BC Hydro, Terasen Gas, Eaga plc and Carillion plc. Ryan currently serves as a Director on the BC Advanced Conservation & Efficiency Association.
Anton Van Dyk has over 15 years of building envelope related consulting and construction experience. Over the last 3 years Anton has been the acting Business Development Manager for Centra windows as well as being involved its Research and Development department. Anton has been actively involved in overseeing the implementation of new windows standards into its manufacturing and sales departments.
Prior to his involvement with Centra Windows, Anton was actively involved in the building science consulting industry, this included consulting on multi-million dollar building envelope rehabilitation projects on existing occupied buildings and small scale repairs including deck and window upgrades. New construction experience consists of mixed use wood and concrete frame construction for low and high rise buildings along with speciality projects such as an addition to library and the design of a modern performing arts center.
Building envelope experience ranges from standard rainscreen concepts to high performance pressure equalized rainscreen cavities to pre-cast wall systems. Anton specialized in air barrier concepts along with continuous exterior insulation methods.
Anton has worked with multiple window and glazing products ranging from curtain wall, window wall, storefront, fiberglass and vinyl tilt-and-turn and most commonly used nail-on flange windows. Anton has helped develop window testing protocols and is actively involved in the field testing of windows and doors.
Anton has been involved in many building restoration construction projects ranging from full cladding replacement to window retrofitting on high exposed buildings and low exposed single family homes.
Ken Farrish is an independent consultant who provides project management, group facilitation, training program development and delivery, technical specification development, and strategic marketing services to companies, associations and utilities serving the residential construction industry. Ken was a primary external consultant involved in developing the BC Hydro Power Smart Residential Home Improvements Program and commercial Building Performance Program, the BC Gas Homeworks Renovation Program, the multi-utility BC 21 Power Smart Program, and the Power Smart Energy Conservation Assistance Program.
Ken has led teams that designed and implemented educational, training and certification seminars to over 6,000 homeowners, builders, renovators, trades, and energy retrofit contractors over the last 23 years. He has also served as a facilitator at over 280 projects and event planning sessions with various agencies, associations, utilities and companies across Canada. He has developed several major public educational displays on energy efficiency and housing affordability, co-ordinated the marketing teams for six demonstration houses promoting energy efficiency and housing affordability, and developed a website for industry access to technical information and resources.
Ken is Past President of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association (GVHBA) and served on four local and provincial homebuilder’s association committees. As well, he has served on the Board of Directors of the Building Performance Association (BPA), the Heating, Ventilation and Cooling Industry Association (HVCI) and is a founding member of the Efficiency First trade association for the home performance industry in the United States.
Beth Ringdahl is the Residential Program Manager in FortisBC’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation team. Since 2009, her team has developed a full suite of home energy efficiency programs with an annual budget of almost $11 million. Working with BC Hydro and all levels of government, Beth’s team is engaged in providing programs to FortisBC’s natural gas households throughout British Columbia. Beth has been actively involved in the sustainability community. Past experience includes strategic marketing in the retail sector. Beth holds an MBA from Laurier University and an MSc from the University of Manitoba.
Peter Sundberg is Executive Director of City Green Solutions, an enterprising non-profit with a mission to excite, inspire and lead British Columbians in finding innovative home and building energy efficiency solutions.
Peter brings 15 years of experience managing clean energy and energy efficiency projects in North America, Latin America and Asia. Working as the executive director at City Green since 2005, Peter supervises business development and program and service delivery, including the EnerGuide Rating Service for Existing Homes and MURBs, EnerGuide Rating Service and ENERGY STAR® for New Homes and MURBs, Passive House Energy Modeling, Thermal Imaging Services, ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager benchmarking, and energy audit services for commercial and institutional buildings.
Peter has led teams that have designed and delivered large scale home energy assessment and retrofit programs, developed and delivered training initiatives for energy advisors, realtors, builders and renovators, implemented strategic energy management plans for large housing providers and worked with dozens of local governments to implement energy conservation programs for existing homes and new construction.
In 2013/2014 Peter developed and managed the Home Energy Coach (HEC) pilot program which was designed to test whether the provision of additional tools, coaching and support during the energy upgrade process could increase energy savings and customer satisfaction with the home energy upgrade process and to evaluate how to enhance the value of energy evaluations for utilities, contractors and homeowners. HEC pilot program results showed that participants who received energy coaching completed more energy upgrades and saved 24% more energy than participants who did not receive energy coaching.