Our Team

Our Philosophy

Building Evolution Corporation’s fundamental philosophy is to be a market leader for high performance built environment, construction, and building science, while being a responsible for-profit business enterprise, promoting education, and having fun along the journey.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide our clients the knowledge to make informed decisions on the implementation of high performance buildings through advanced and holistic enclosure and HVAC ideology while instilling our passion for a sustainable environment in our clients. Provide “cradle to cradle” energy and durability consulting from conceptual design, through construction and commissioning services, and throughout building lifespan operations. At BEC, our responsibility to our clients is to provide quality and comprehensive service.  This requires collaboration from a diverse team with unique backgrounds and perspectives. The team perspective evolves and grows with continuous education and through exposure to new ideas.  To continue to grow BEC actively seeks diverse employees, lived experiences, and ideas to widen our perspective.

Education is the kindling of flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Socrates

Team Members

Wesley Stanhope, CEM EBCP CCP CPHC

Founder & CEO

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Wes has over fifteen years of leadership experience in the built environment on both sides of the Atlantic, working in USA, Ireland, and UK with construction, facility conditions assessments, energy management, and commissioning projects. Wes is responsible for developing and implementing Building Evolutions vision, mission and philosophy. Wes is both active in the long-term planning and operations of the company, as well as day to day operations.

As principal of Stanhope Developments he brought over 370 commercial and residential construction projects from proposal through to design and completion in Ireland and UK. After returning to USA, Wes managed the energy auditing and retro-commissioning of over 23 million square feet of US Federal Facilities. Wes also has extensive experience managing and implementing assessments and commissioning of large scale private universities, commercial properties, state facilities, non-profits, and large multifamily developments.

Wes is also an Adjunct Faculty at Mount Wachusett Community College and Boston Architectural College.

When Wes is not in the office or commissioning a building, he is typically spending time with family and friends, coaching youth soccer, visiting family in Ireland, traveling, or taking a ride on one of his motorcycles.

Education

  • M.D.S. Sustainable Design (BAC)
  • Graduate Certificate Sustainable Design and Construction (BAC)
  • B.Sc. Construction Management (LIT)

Certifications

  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
  • Existing Building Commissioning Professional (EBCP)
  • Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP)
  • OSHA 30
  • Unrestricted Construction Supervisors License—MA
  • Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC)

Publications

  • The Art of Commissioning: A Cost Benefit Analysis of 23 Large-scale Federal Facilities

Affiliations

  • Association of Energy Engineers
  • Chartered Institute of Building
  • Passive House Alliance US (PHAUS)
  • Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)

Awards

  • Massachusetts Colleges Online Course of Distinction 2017

Presentations

  • FCA for Performance Buildings, MedEd Boston, 2016
  • FCA for Performance Buildings, ABx Boston, 2015
  • Commissioning for Success, NESEA NYC, 2015
  • Commissioning, MedEd Boston, 2014
  • Commissioning for Success, ABx Boston, 2014
  • Commissioning for Success, MedEd Boston, 2016
  • Commissioning for Success, NEBB Conference Albuquerque, 2016

Ken Neuhauser, M.Arch, MSc, Arch, CEM, CPHC

President

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Ken has over 20 years of building science and building performance experience. Ken is a
technical expert of hygrothermal dynamics within buildings, specializing in building enclosures
for both new construction and retrofits. He brings a wide perspective that building performance
includes many factors, including durability, economic impact, environmental impact, risk
management, comfort, operation and maintenance. Ken leads the BEC team through enclosure
assessments and investigations. He engages with design teams to achieve performance
objectives.

Ken’s past experience includes serving as technical lead on the National Grid Deep Energy
Retrofit (DER) Pilot (2009-2013) in MA and RI., guiding retrofits of more than 40 buildings and
achieved average measured post-retrofit performance of 22 kBtu/sf-year. He was a principal
author of the MassSave DER Builder Guide. He led several Building America Program research
projects focused on retrofit including a masonry wall retrofit pilot in Chicago.

When Ken is not examining existing buildings, guiding construction details or diving deep into
building plans, he enjoys his family and being active outdoors. Ken lives in the vibrant
community of Maynard, Massachusetts where he participates in various commissions and
committees and is often found covered in sawdust and conducting the evolution of his own 100+
year-old home.

Education

  • M.Arch – University of Michigan, College of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • MSc.Arch – University of Michigan
  • B.A. Economics – Boston College

Certifications

  • LEED AP
  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
  • Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC)

Selected Publications

  • Three High Performance Mineral Fiber Insulation Board Retrofit Solutions
  • Performance Results for Massachusetts & Rhode Island DER Pilot Community
  • Evaluation of Two CEDA Weatherization Pilot Implementations of an Exterior Insulation and Over-Clad Retrofit Strategy for Residential Masonry Buildings in Chicago
  • Mass Save Deep Energy Retrofit Builder Guide

    Affiliations

    • Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)
    • Association of Energy Engineers
    • Passive House Alliance US (PHAUS)

    Selected Presentations

    • FCA for Performance Buildings, MedEd Boston, 2016
    • Simplifying Deep Energy Retrofit—ACI New England, 2014
    • High Performance Exterior Retrofit Options for Masonry Walls in a Cold Climate—North American Passive House Conference, 2013
    • Measured Performance and Guidance from a Large-Scale Cold-Climate DER Pilot Program—EEBA, 2013
    • How Do We Retrofit the Tough Buildings? Cape Cod Style and Masonry—Building America Technical Update Meeting, 2013
    • Deep Energy Retrofits—Details, Questions, Issues—NESEA, 2013

    Chris Kennedy 

    Building Performance Consultant II

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    Chris has over 10 years of building science and performance experience. He has a passion for energy efficiency and problem solving in all aspects of the built environment. He performs facility condition assessments, energy usage analysis, and project commissioning.

    Chris’s experience specialized in residential energy efficiency. He has performed more than 3000 home energy assessments throughout his career. He also managed a team of home energy specialists, performing assessments on behalf of the utility Sponsored Mass Save program, performing 9000+ assessments, and more than $16MM in revenue per year.

    When not improving the performance of other buildings, he’s focusing on improving his own nearly 200 year-old home in Hopkinton, MA, as well as enjoying time with his wife and daughter.

    Education

    • Building & Construction Technology (BS), UMass Amherst

    Certifications

    • Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
    • Building Performance Institute (BPI)
      • Building Analyst
      • Envelope Professional
      • Multifamily Building Analyst
    • Unrestricted Construction Supervisors License – MA

    Aedan Fahy

    Building Science Specialist – Intern

    Aedan is a junior at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) studying Mechanical Engineering. He is passionate about learning how mechanical systems operate and how to assess, analyze, and improve various building conditions. His drive pushes him to engage in a “hands on” environment whether it involves doing project work in or out of the office. While working at BEC, Aedan manages a wide range of tasks to gain more knowledge and experience.

    When Aedan is not busy with work in the office or studying late at night at WPI, he enjoys spending quality time with his friends and family, watching basketball and American football, and listening to all genres of music, especially Classic Rock. At WPI, Aedan is also involved in the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) and the Korean Student Alliance (KSA).

    Education

    • (Current) Worcester Polytechnical Institute (WPI), majoring in Mechanical Engineering

    Darius Luo

    Energy Modeler, Building Performance Consultant

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    Darius is a recent graduate from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a BS in Architectural Engineering and a minor in Sustainability Engineering. He earned recognition and awards for his projects during his academic career, which focused on topics such as sustainability, construction, and green design strategies for buildings. Darius is dedicated to making buildings of all kinds more sustainable, especially equitable housing for low-income communities through Passive House certification. His passion pushes him to use and continue learning about energy simulation software, thermal bridge mitigation strategies, building enclosure systems, and HVAC systems.

    When Darius is not mulling over energy models, he enjoys cycling, playing video games with his friends, and, as a New York City native, exploring what Worcester has to offer. He has a long list of hobbies to try and too many movie references he doesn’t yet understand.

    Education

    • Architectural Engineering with Mechanical Design focus and a minor in Sustainability Engineering – Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

    Isaiah Grigos, CEM, CPHC®, BEMP, PHIUS+ VERIFIER

    Senior Building Scientist

    Isaiah has over a decade of engineering experience, with the majority of that focused on building science and energy efficiency. He has performed audits and assessments on buildings of all types including single family homes, multi-family high rises, medical facilities and commercial spaces.

    Isaiah applies his engineering and his on-site experience to identify performance, efficiency, sustainability and durability opportunities for building enclosures and mechanical systems. His understanding of available technology and proven methods allows him to present cost effective solutions for building owners and tenants.

    Education

    • Ocean Engineering (BS) – University of Rhode Island

    Certifications

    • PHIUS+ Verifier
    • Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC®)
    • Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
    • Building Energy Modelling Professional (BEMP)

    Contact us today and let's talk about the future of your building.

    138 Green Street, Suite 203

    Worcester, MA 01604 USA

    (508) 475-9016