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

    Liam Casey

    Building Science Specialist – Intern

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    Liam is a recent graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) with a B.S. in mechanical engineering and a minor in business. His love for helping the environment aids his work, as it gives him a passion for energy efficiency in building science. He constantly wants to improve the efficiency of not only buildings, but the world around him, in the hope that it can lead the world towards a future of clean and renewable energy. His additional knowledge of business also allows him to help sites to have the best cost-efficiency for their needs, to save money while maintaining their energy needs.

    During Liam’s time away from the office, he keeps himself busy by staying active and spending time with his friends or family, including his seven siblings. Liam loves to be outside, whether it be playing basketball, riding his bike, going on hikes, or simply relaxing by his neighborhood beach back home in Narragansett.

    Education

    • Mechanical Engineer with Minor in Business, Worcester Polytechnical Institute (WPI)

    Darius Luo

    Building Science Specialist – Intern

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    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

    Hannah Whitney

    Building Science Specialist – Intern

    Hannah is a senior at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) majoring in Architectural Engineering with a mechanical focus and is working to obtain minors in both Sustainability Engineering and English. Hannah is interested in learning and applying building science principles and energy efficient design practices in a manner that is equally people- and planet-focused. She has experience with HVAC systems and energy modeling software and is eager to expand her knowledge of both.

    When not in the office, Hannah enjoys reading, running, admiring innovative buildings, and internally designing her dream home.

    Education

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

    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