Dr. Duncan Phillips
Principal, Global Practice Leader Building Performance
Duncan Phillips (Ph.D., P.Eng.) joined RWDI in 2000 as a Specialist and became a Principal in 2009. He is now the Global Practice Leader for Building Performance/Physics at RWDI. He is involved in developing passive and low energy design solutions for individual buildings and communities. Duncan is sought out by clients from around the globe to provide advice and consultation on unique, one-of-a-kind projects requiring innovative yet practical solutions. His involvement ranges from urban design activities for low energy and zero Carbon communities in extreme climates (both hot and cold) to detailed energy performance evaluations of building components such as chilled beams, double skin façades (including thermal and ice accretion performance), wind towers, solar chimneys, etc. Duncan has worked on projects on all seven continents, working hand-in-hand with project stakeholders to maximize sustainability for projects all over the world.
The quintessential ‘team player’, Duncan is a natural and engaging speaker. He has spoken at a diverse range of conferences such as ASHRAE, AIA, CTBUH, ASHE and CMOS. He has also delivered lectures at various universities including Waterloo, Calgary, Guelph and Wisconsin.