About Us

Combining Passivhaus and mechanical design, Bright Buildings Inc. develops building technology for a regenerative future. Through years of research and practical testing we’ve found many ways to save project costs and build comfortable places to live and work.

Staff prepare energy models to study project economics and we enjoy showing how quality is a great investment. Mechanical engineering consulting services are provided by Michael Nemeth P.Eng.

We collaborate in Sketchup and Revit BIM environments as well as many other drawing, analysis and documentation tools.

📄 Company Resume

Our virtual office:

Michael Nemeth, P.Eng - Principal Engineer, he/him

Steffen Bertelsen - B.Sc. Agricultural & Bioresource Engineering, Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson

Cameron Jensen - B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering

Matthew Dipple, P.Eng - Certified Passivhaus Consultant, Operations Coordinator

Kate Chytyk - Technologist, Healthy Buildings Consultant

Peter Reimer - Technologist, B.Sc. Agricultural & Bioresource Engineering, Design Intern

Meet the Team

Principal Engineer

Michael received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and has over 15 years mechanical engineering consulting experience providing mechanical engineering design services for commercial and institutional buildings (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, fire protection, plumbing and site services).

Michael has experience in mechanical design, preparation of drawing and specification contract documents, energy modelling and construction administration. In 2013, Michael started Bright Buildings to help clients build to the Passivhaus sustainable building standard. In 2015, Michael was named one of Canada’s top sustainability leaders under 30 by Corporate Knights magazine. Additionally, in 2015, Michael received a Quest Climate Grant from Canadian Geographic in recognition of and to further develop affordable, Passive House buildings. In 2017, Michael was awarded the “Promising Member Award” by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) and in 2020 received the “Environmental Excellence Award”.

Steffen Bertelsen

Certified Passive House Tradesperson

Steffen received a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. Steffen’s focus has been sustainable buildings, gaining experience with LEED certification and commissioning of commercial, institutional and residential buildings throughout Canada with Integrated Designs.

Steffen participated in the Passive House Tradesperson program at BCIT in Vancouver and is a Certified Passive House Tradesperson. He now teaches with Passive House Canada. Steffen’s other passion lies with solar greenhouse designs. Steffen lives in a solar powered, low energy home that he built which features natural and local materials.

Cameron Jensen

B.Sc. Mechanical Engineer

Cam received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan in 2018. He took an interest in HVAC in school, designing a temperature zoning system for an ambulance for his fourth year project.

With a background in financial advising, Cam brings with him a keen appreciation for project economics. Cam has experience in energy modelling, load calculations, mechanical design and preparation of construction drawings. Cam received Passive House Design and Construction training held by Passive House Canada. He’s highly skilled with the Passivhaus Planning Package, SketchUp and Revit. Cam is a director of the SES Solar Co-operative.

Matthew Dipple

Professional Engineer, Certified Passive House Consultant

Matthew received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Systems Engineering from the University of Regina in 2014. His capstone project involved designing and modelling a solar district heating system with seasonal thermal storage using TRNSYS. In 2021, Matthew became a Certified Passive House Consultant. Matthew has experience in building energy modelling, asset management, project management, program development, and contract administration.

Prior to his work with Bright Buildings, Matthew spent five years working for SaskEnergy Incorporated and helped develop and lead SaskEnergy’s Distribution Geohazard Management Program. In 2021, his passion for sustainable buildings and climate action led Matthew to join Bright Buildings.

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