Caneta’s senior management team is formed by the following staff members:
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Andrew Morrison is a Principal at Caneta. He is an expert in whole building energy modelling, having provided, since 2000, energy efficiency consulting and energy simulation services to design teams seeking LEED certification, improved building performance, energy guarantees and government incentives. Andrew was responsible for the development of LEED Canada’s 2009 Supplemental Modelling Guide. Other recent projects have included an evaluation of NECB 2011 requirements in Newfoundland and Labrador, an assessment of the potential for condensing rooftop furnaces in the Ontario market, and the development of CBIP prescriptive measure sets and performance requirements for offices, hotels, schools and multi-residential buildings. Andrew was the team leader for the review of all submissions to the Commercial Building Incentive Program (CBIP) and ecoEnergy design validation program from 2004 to 2012, supervising technical staff within Caneta and a significant number of subcontactors.
In addition to his whole building energy modelling, Andrew has also been involved with a variety of ground-source heat pump projects for organizations such as Natural Resources Canada, ASHRAE, and the Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium. These projects included: the development of the GS2000 software, commercial design workshops, an investigation of service and maintenance costs, ASHRAE’s Commercial/Institutional Building Ground-Source Heat Pump Engineering Manual and numerous DOE 2.1E energy simulations of ground-source buildings.
Andrew has a B.A.Sc. in Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a M. Eng. from Carleton University and is a registered professional engineer in Ontario. Andrew is currently listed on CaGBC’s Experienced Modellers list.
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Brian Crossman is a Principal at Caneta, leading the 3P (private, public, partnership) energy modelling guarantee business. Brian and his team are responsible for modelling and predicting building energy consumption, to establish a guaranteed energy target prior to building construction. He has an extensive understanding of the 3P RFP requirements, and works closely with the Design and Construction team to optimize the energy use of the building, ensuring the most cost effective design. In the last 10 years, Caneta has been involved in establishing the guaranteed energy target on over thirty-five 3P projects across Canada.
Brian has extensive experience working with energy simulation tools such as DOE 2.1e, DOE 2.2, EE4, and eQUEST. He has created and/or reviewed over 100 energy models as part of building integrated design, 3P guarantee modelling, LEED, building code compliance(SB-10), utility incentive programs (HPNC), and 3rd party modelling reviews.
Brian has also overseen numerous building research projects for our clients including technology assessments, DSM equipment analysis for OPA and utilities, and technology/market analysis in support of NRCan energy efficiency regulations for HVAC and refrigeration equipment. He is responsible for the management of projects and deliverables to our clients, and acts a technical advisor and lead to other Caneta staff. He has also undertaken numerous studies and analyses evaluating the performance of building codes, including NECB-2011, ASHRAE 90.1-2010, ASHRAE 90.1-2004, ASHRAE 90.1-89, and MNECB-1997. In 2005 and later in 2010, Brian, along with other senior Caneta staff, performed the background research and energy modelling for the development of the Ontario Building Code (SB-10). Brian has also been involved in ground-source heat pump design and feasibility projects, including system modelling, ground heat exchanger sizing, and piping design.
Brian has a B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and is a registered Professional Engineers (P.Eng) in the province of Ontario. He is currently listed on CaGBC’s Experienced Modellers list.
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Bob Hum is a Senior Engineer at Caneta, with over 11 years of experience in technology research and analysis, energy efficiency consulting, and energy simulation modelling. Bob has completed over 70 energy simulation projects using EE4, DOE 2.1e and eQuest. Energy modelling efforts have included support for LEED EAc1 and EAp2 submissions, incentive applications (CBIP, HPNC, Toronto’s Better Business Partnership, etc), performance modelling for 3P projects and integrated design efforts to optimize system selection and building performance.
In addition to his simulation work, Bob has performed market and technical analysis in support of federal regulation of minimum energy efficiency standards for central air-conditioners and heat pumps, vending machines, commercial ice-makers, and portable air-conditioners. He has also undertaken technical and market assessment of commercial water heaters, emerging electric water heaters, ultra- high efficiency furnaces, and low-flow domestic hot water fixtures for gas utility DSM initiatives.
Other projects have included modelling in support of updates to the Ontario Building Code, a study on air leakage in buildings, an analysis of on-demand controls for domestic hot water systems, a heat pump design improvement study, a heat pump retrofit feasibility study, a commercial ground source heat pump assessment, algorithm development and coding for a patio heater screening E-Tool, and retrofit studies for multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs) and offices.
Bob has both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He is a registered professional engineer in Ontario and a LEED Accredited Professional. He is listed on CaGBC’s Experienced Modellers list.
Doug Cane, co-founder of Caneta, has been active in HVAC applied research and consulting since 1976. Between 1976 and 1983, he was a research officer with the Division of Building Research at NRC responsible for the residential heat pump applications program. In 1983, Mr. Cane joined Canada’s largest provincial research organization, the Ontario Research Foundation (now Bodycote ORTECH) and from 1983 to 1989 was involved in numerous contract research projects concerned with energy conservation, utilization, substitution, and efficiency in residential, commercial, and industrial applications.
Since forming Caneta Research in 1989, Mr. Cane has overseen building research projects for our clients, including technology transfer (buyers guides, case studies; designer guidelines); standards and regulations (preparation of draft performance standards for CSA; market and technical analysis in support of NRCan energy efficiency regulations for various air-conditioning and heat pump equipment; OBC 2006 energy requirements); technology investigations (ground-source heat pumps, CFC and HCFC alternatives for air-conditioning equipment; natural gas cooling and refrigeration) and program support (technical guidelines for CBIP in offices, hotels, schools, and multi-unit residential buildings). Since 2000, he has promoted Caneta’s energy modelling services and has overseen a number of ground-source heat pump design and feasibility projects with design teams in the GTAA and elsewhere.
Doug Cane has both a Bachelor degree and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. Mr. Cane is currently a member of the Residential Technical Committee and vice-chairman of the HVAC&R Technical Committee at CSA. He is a member of SCOPEER and keeps up-to-date with standards developments in the air conditioning field at CSA, ARI, ISO and elsewhere. He also served on the ASHRAE Special Project Committee (SSPC) 90.1, mechanical subcommittee, between 1993 and 1998, which was responsible for ASHRAE 90.1–1999.
He is a member of ASHRAE TC 6.8 , Geothermal Energy Utilization and TC 9.4 Applied Heat Pump/Heat Recovery Systems. He is a registered professional engineer in Ontario and a LEED Accredited Professional.