Management Team

Andrew Peel

Chief Operating Officer

Andrew is a founding director of BECC and a consultant based in Blue Mountains, Ontario, providing sustainability consultancy and certification services to the building sector. His primary areas of expertise are in low carbon buildings and renewable energy. Andrew’s professional and academic experience ranges from consultancy, program management, technical and non-technical articles and publications, lecture and workshop delivery, and technical research.

Andrew founded Peel Passive House Consulting to support the development of the Passive House Standard in Canada and internationally with the vision to see the world class standard achieve mainstream adoption throughout North America. Andrew works with developers, architects, self-builders, and consultants to support the design, construction, and certification of Passive House and low energy buildings, both residential and non-residential. His clients benefit from his unique combination deep European experience with Canadian construction and market knowledge.

Prior to forging out on his own, Andrew worked in a variety of capacities in Europe. These included managing the UK Government’s innovative carbon saving technologies scheme and the Energy Saving Trust’s Best Practice Helpline. He also managed and delivered Passive House, Code for Sustainable Homes, wind turbine development, and thermal modelling projects as well as organizing Passive House study tours. Further activities included contributing to the development of the UK Government’s housing energy calculation methodology (SAP) and writing both technical and non-technical publications on various sustainability topics.

Andrew’s previous career was as an electrical engineer. The leap into sustainability came with the completion of a MSc in Renewable Energy. While writing his Master’s thesis, Andrew worked at the Passivhaus Institut in Germany, where the foundations of his Passive House and energy efficiency expertise were laid. Andrew is a Director of the Canadian Passive House Institute (CanPHI) and the only Canadian-based Passive House certifier accredited by the German Passivhaus Institut.

Paul Bennett

Chief Executive Officer

Paul is a founding director of BECC and an expert in low energy design and operation of buildings. Paul has a long track record of working with FT100 global companies and has assisted them in setting new corporate strategies and targets around energy efficiency and new building energy standards. Paul is the founding executive of a UK company called b:ssec which has been built up from the ground up in 2005 into the established consultancy that it is today, providing solutions to complex energy related business issues. As a highly accredited consultancy, b:ssec is nationally recognised as experts within the specialisms of planning, designing and operating low carbon buildings, and, identifying, managing and implementing energy reduction within existing buildings. b:ssec has gained its strong reputation by striking the right balance between appropriate technical solutions and the level of investment that a client is looking to make.

Paul has a strong and long term working relationship with the Carbon Trust and became personally responsible for the design and development of the Strategic Design Advice (SDA) national product for the Carbon Trust in the UK. The SDA product targeted organisations with significant new build whom wish to work towards low energy and net zero energy buildings. In the 7 years of working in this specific area Paul has delivered many successful projects that have been measured and verified as low energy buildings. Paul has also served as a board member of the Carbon Trust Accreditation Board and is an accredited auditor for the Carbon Trust Standard. Paul has been recognized by third parties as a National Expert.

Before b:ssec, from 2003, he worked at BJP Consulting Engineers as a Director, managing a team of engineers on projects. It was here that Paul started undertaking Carbon Trust Low Carbon Design Advice. Prior to this Paul worked with CAPITA Property Consultancy in 1998 as an M&E Consulting Professional responsible for low carbon design and supervision on numerous education projects. Paul started his engineering career in 1987 with NG Bailey, as an Apprentice Electrician, and worked up to become a chartered engineer.

Wayne Ward

Commercial Director

Wayne is a founding Director of BECC and a specialist in low carbon construction and the facilitation of international legislation and policy objectives towards energy efficiency standards. Formerly Technical Director of BRE Canada, Wayne provides over 20 years’ experience in technical consultancy and a thorough understanding of sustainability issues within the context of legislation, business operations, CSR, profitability and cost effective delivery.

With a background in design and project management, Wayne understands the reality of implementing legislative requirements and low carbon solutions against a backdrop of a competitive market with a full understanding of the financial implications of measures and the opportunity, not only in terms of energy savings but also the return on investment and ongoing client benefits.

A surveyor by professional and with a wide ranging career that spans multiple market sectors including Housing, Retail, Commercial, Education, project finance and the carbon markets, key projects of note include: the development of a performance standard for high rise construction for Ontario, standard technical specifications for energy efficiency works for grant assistance works for the Scottish government, lead technical expert for the Scottish government low carbon built environment service, evaluating an products and mentoring companies on the development of new products to meet higher performance standards, development of modelling tools for funding low carbon project for the Scottish Government; Project Manager for $1m research into the opportunities of Power Over the Ethernet (POE) as an infrastructure medium for low Carbon technologies in commercial buildings with Siemens and the University of Strathclyde; development of a certification program for carbon offsetting for business; design and construction zero carbon new build housing; refurbishment of 17, 1960’s high rise properties to a low carbon standard.

We provide energy audits, opportunity analysis, energy strategy, project management and verification of energy savings in existing buildings.