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

Our Team

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

    Peter Virchick, PHIUS+ Verifier, HERS Rater

    Building Science Specialist

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    Peter has over 10 years’ experience within the built environment, with both “hands-on” construction and technical building science skills. Peter performs design reviews, building diagnostic testing, and commissioning to assist owners with their performance goals.

    Peter evaluates the effectiveness of insulation, air barriers, fenestration, and compartmentalization. He is experienced with design reviews and blower door testing of building enclosure and compartmentalization for buildings/spaces in excess of 100,000 sq.ft. Peter is also experienced with duct leakage testing and airflow measurements for HVAC.

    Education

    • (Current) Masters in Sustainable Building Systems, UMass Amherst
    • B.A. Environmental Studies – University of Vermont
    • Certificate in Construction Management – Wentworth Institute of Technology
    • Certificate in Sustainable Design – Boston Architectural College

    Building Performance Simulation and Testing

    • WUFI Passive
    • HERS – REM/RATE and Ekotrope
    • Blower Door – TECLOG/TECTITE; Zone Pressure Diagnostics
    • Sketchup – 2D and 3D

    Certifications

    • PHIUS+ Verifier
    • HERS Energy Rater
    • LEED for Homes Green Rater
    • Energy Star Homes/Multifamily Verifier
    • BPI Building Analyst
    • OSHA 10

    Darius Luo

    Building Science Specialist – Intern

    Darius is a junior at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) studying Architectural Engineering with a Mechanical Design focus and a minor in Sustainability Engineering. He is dedicated to making buildings of all kinds more sustainable, especially housing for low-income communities. His passion pushes him to work with building energy simulation software and HVAC systems. In the office, Darius works on a wide range of tasks to gain more knowledge and experience.  

    When Darius is not spending late nights at the office or in WPI’s Kaven Hall, he is using his free time to play video games with his friends and getting into questionable conversations with his roommates. As part of the competitive WPI Ballroom Dance Team, Darius can also be found cha-cha-ing in place while waiting in lines.

    Education

    • (Current) Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
    • Major: Architectural Engineering with Mechanical Design focus
    • Minor: Sustainability Engineering

    Liam Casey

    Building Science Specialist – Intern

    Liam is a senior at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) studying Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Business. He has a passion for energy efficiency to help increase environmental friendliness of all buildings, both old and new. His desire is to improve the energy efficiency of buildings comes from his belief that doing so can directly help the environment, leading the world towards a future of renewable energy.

    When Liam is not in the office or on campus at WPI, he likes to spend his free time with friends and being active. Liam is an active intramural and club sport athlete at WPI, while also involved in several clubs, including the A.C.C.E.S.S. club, helping to make WPI more inclusive to students of all physical and cognitive abilities. Throughout the summertime, you can find Liam in his hometown of Narragansett, spending time with his family and pets while soaking up the sun on the beautiful beaches throughout the town.

    Education

    • (Current) Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
    • Major: Mechanical Engineering
    • Minor: Business

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

    138 Green Street, Suite 201

    Worcester, MA 01604 USA

    (508) 475-9016