Neel is passionate about applying the art and science of building performance simulation and data-driven design to produce positive outcomes for the built environment. He embraces holistic solutions that minimize the environmental impact of building assets while providing enhanced value to building owners, developers, policymakers, and designers through improved well-being and reduced total cost of ownership. Neel believes that an integrated and collaborative approach that incorporates diverse perspectives is essential for delivering high-performance buildings.
A mechanical engineer by training, Neel is well-versed in whole-building energy modelling for both new and existing buildings and lifecycle cost analysis, design optimization, and data visualization. His experience includes developing energy models for green building certification programs, carbon-neutral retrofit studies and district energy strategies, and the development of net-zero energy and emissions policies and standards for municipal, provincial, and federal government bodies. His projects span various asset classes, including recreational facilities, commercial high-rise towers, multi-unit residential buildings, hospitals, data centres, and transit facilities. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario and is a Certified Energy Manager.
What’s your favourite DIALOG project?
The Hybrid Wood Tower. It sets a bold and innovative example of a sustainable future that challenges conventional norms.
What’s your favourite mode of transportation?
Riding a bicycle! It’s the best way to explore the neighbourhoods of Toronto.
Where’s your happy place?
Anywhere surrounded by nature – always helps to refresh and energize my mind.
Bachelor of Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering
University of Toronto