Ian Ball

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Ian Ball

Ian Ball is a building engineer and team leader of commissioning services with TST. He started his career in 1991 as a construction engineer in Hong Kong. In 1994, he returned to Quebec and continued his career as a project manager on heat recovery projects and was involved in their design, installation, load calculations, controls, commissioning and monitoring. Between 2004 and 2011, Ian worked on numerous projects dealing with energy efficiency, commissioning and LEED certification. He has successfully obtained over $2M of financial incentives from various energy efficiency grant programs for his clients.  In 2008 he received a Laureate (1st place) from the AQME Energia competition in the category existing buildings energy efficiency projects.  Ian is a CBCP and also a member of the Mechanical Sub-Committee for the CSA Standard Z-320 for Building Commissioning and the Building Commissioning Association Eastern Canadian Chapter. He has successfully delivered numerous workshops for the D2$ program since 2009 (12 workshops, 6 in past 5 years).

Simon Kattoura

Simon Kattoura
P. Eng, M. Eng, MBA, CEM, CMVP, LEED AP, Certified Cx Agent

Simon has 25 years of engineering experience in building mechanics, project management, sustainability, and energy efficiency.

Simon recently founded and is running Econology inc., a consulting firm specialized in energy solutions and sustainable development, after 25 years of industry experience in different technical and managerial roles.

In his latest role of Vice President of Sales & Engineering at Kolostat, a mechanical contractor leader in Design & Build, Simon has developed several expertise including, among others, green buildings design, energy optimization of mechanical concepts, optimization of grants & incentives related to energy efficiency, energy simulation for LEED or other certification purposes, and life cycle cost studies. He has completed/supervised over 300 energy models and audits for implemented projects that have been eligible for over $35M in grants & incentives and have generated over $7.5M in annual energy cost savings.

During his career, Simon conducted several feasibility studies for energy retrofit projects with or without performance guarantees. He developed measurement & verification plans and managed a portfolio of performance guaranteed projects for three years at Honeywell. He was involved in the design and installation of several major green projects that were decorated by ASHRAE Technology Awards and Energia Awards. The latest ASHRAE Technology Award won by Simon in 2023 was a first place at the society level for Hood Packaging project in the light industrial sector.

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