Peter Russell, B. Sc. (Hons.) Mech. Eng., M. Sc. Eng. Production (Birmingham), P. Eng.

Peter applies his industrial engineering base together with housing research strengths to help foster better housing – sustainable, affordable. His work in England and Canada covered engineering and management responsibility in the metals, plastics, production machinery, air conditioning machinery and manufactured housing industries. He was for 20 years a research engineer with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s Research Division, managing R&D projects involving ventilation, indoor air quality, energy issues, foundation design, water conservation, house manufacturing and more.

He served on several Canadian Standards Association Committees, was a prime mover in the Corporation’s Healthy Housing initiative, and served as Canada’s delegate on the International Energy Agency’s Future Buildings Forum (chairing a 14 nation task group investigating methodologies to measure the environmental impact of buildings). More recently he has been involved in the design of sustainable communities and, returning to product design, is developing innovative devices and processes to that end. Peter has helped guide and support the hurricane resistance retrofit developments from our early days, assisting especially in valve development and unique airstream testing work, and joining the Company to lead in product design/production engineering.