Meet The Team
Building Knowledge Canada is a leader in building performance strategies.
Building Knowledge Canada team members were instrumental in the development of numerous residential building industry standards. Because we actively participate on various building code committees and programs, our clients have an inside track on upcoming legislation, standards, and trends. Our participation includes prominent industry committees:
- Ontario Homebuilders Technical Committee Chair 2011-2015 (Andrew Oding)
- R-2000 Program Development Committee (Gord Cooke)
- CaGBC LEED for Homes™ Technical Committee Chair 2008-2012 (Andrew Oding)
- ENERGY STAR® for New Homes Advisory Committee and TAC Committee Chair 2012 (Andrew Oding)
- Canadian Homebuilders Net Zero Council Chair (Andrew Oding)
- CSA F280 -2012 Development and Committee Chair (Gord Cooke)
- Ontario Building Code Part 9 2012 and Advisory Committee, Part 7, 3, and 12 Review Committees
- LEED for Homes™/Version 4 Technical Review Committee
There are few professionals in Ontario that can match Gord Cooke’s broad knowledge of the inner workings of a house. Highly regarded in the Ontario homebuilding industry, Gord is a professional engineer, trainer, author, and industry consultant. For over 25 years, Gord has helped builders and HVAC contractors implement innovative technologies and build better homes. He is an effective and passionate educator and advocate for better building practices, improved indoor air quality, and energy efficiency.
General Manager, Sr Building Science Associate
With an extensive background as a builder for 20+ years Andrew brings an insightful and real-life practicality to building science principles and their in-field applications. As a recognized building science trainer by the government of Canada-Office of Energy Efficiency, Building Science Specialist (University of Toronto), and HVAC designer and commissioner, Andrew is working closely with the development of new building codes, advanced building programs (i.e. ENERGY STAR®, Net Zero, LEED for HomesTM, etc.) across North America.
Director, Technical Field Services
Rob Johnston is a strong advocate for homebuilders when it comes to achieving and verifying the building performance necessary for a variety of energy efficiency certifications. Whether it is ENERGY STAR®, LEED, or Greenhouse, Rob’s understanding of home systems and technologies allows him to recommend the most cost-effective ways to achieve impressive results. For builders, Rob is their number one resource for ensuring their homes meet and exceed quality standards and efficiency goals.
Director, Technical and Builder Administration Services
Angela Bustamante combines the best aspects of Building Knowledge’s expert understanding of building systems with the hands-on knowledge of how to evaluate building performance and correct persistent problems. With both an Environmental Engineering Diploma and a Construction Engineer Technologist Degree, Angela delivers ventilation design, air testing, energy software simulations, and EcoEnergy audits.
Kyle brings strong technical knowledge of building science and energy systems from past consulting experience with Mindscape Innovations, and from post-graduate research and student team involvement. This is complemented by his strong research and development background in the mechanical engineering and materials science field, which has provided him with well-honed skills in critical thinking and technical communication.
Project Supervisor CEA
Mehmet brings a tremendous amount of in-field experience working with builders and trades constructing ENERGY STAR® and Net Zero homes and buildings. Mehmet is also an engaging trainer providing builders, trades and building officials with technical and code training.