Owner, Senior Registered Energy Advisor and Technical Lead
Scott is the founder of Capture Energy, but that isn’t originally what he thought he was going to do with his life. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design and was on the path to becoming an artist.
But then fate intervened, and he found an even greater passion. In 2006, Scott started working as a Natural Resources Canada Registered Energy Advisor. Two years later, he moved his family across the country to BC to open a satellite office.
As Scott became more involved in the building industry in BC, he kept coming across people who wanted to make a difference in the climate challenges the world is facing but didn’t know where to start or even have much confidence there was anything they could do. So he went all in, starting Capture Energy and has now helped over 5,000 clients with projects at every level of the BC Step Code.
Over the years, he has expanded his accreditations, becoming a Certified Green Builder through BuiltGreen Canada, a Certified Multi-Unit Residential Buildings Energy Advisor, and a Net Zero Energy Advisor.
While he doesn’t have a lot of spare time, when he does get some, he still loves to paint.
Scott Silverthorn has 12 full-time years of experience in the housing sector as a Natural Resources Canada Certified (NRCan) Energy Auditor (EA). In the past 12 years, he has completed and submitted over 3,000 Home Energy Audits in Ontario and British Columbia. He is NRCan certified as an Existing Home Energy Advisor (EA) since 2007 and an NRCan Certified New Home Energy Advisor since 2012. In addition to his NRCan certifications, he is a certified Green Builder (March 2012, BuiltGreen Canada). He has been a Certified Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (MURB) Energy Advisor since June 2015.
He is also an EnergyStar Certified Energy Advisor (2006, City Green Solutions). After working for several years as a self-employed contractor, he worked as an NRCan Existing Home Certified Energy Advisor (EA) for four years (2007 to 2010). He opened a West Coast office for the service organization Energuy, and operated as a satellite office for two years. In 2013 Scott started doing business as Capture Energy.
During his tenure with the housing sector, Scott has constantly updated his knowledge base through independent research into current practices and by networking with industry professionals. He is a member of the HAVAN (Homebuilders Association Vancouver), and the Canadian Alliance of Certified Energy Advisors (CACEA) and meets monthly with five local independent Energy Advisors to share knowledge and industry updates. Scott is continually upgrading his understanding of building practices and energy-efficient homes, as is reflected by the many courses and certifications he has successfully completed since 2012:
- 120 A Understanding and Working with PHPP Passive House Canada
- 120 B/C Preparation for Passive House Designer/Consultant Exam Passive House Canada
- Building Better Buildings: The Energy Step Code (HPO)
- Certified Net Zero Energy Advisor (CHBA)
- Passive House Tradesperson Course (CHBA)
- Homeowner Protection Office 2017 Building Envelope Laboratory Course
- BCIT 2016 Building Envelope Performance Course
- BCIT 2016 Roof Assemblies Best Practices
- Homeowner Protection Office 2016 Certified EnergyStar Advisor
- City Green Solutions 2016 Certified Energy Advisor MURB Certification
- City Green Solutions 2015 Hydronic Systems Designs Course
- BCIT 2015 Ventilation Guidelines for the 2012 BC Building Code
- TECA 2015 Forced Air Guidelines for the 2012 BC Building Code
- TECA 2014 New Energy Provisions – BC Building Code
- Homeowner Protection Office 2014 Building Smart #20: Soils, Excavation & Assemblies
- Homeowner Protection Office 2014 Framing a House – Basics to Best Practices
- Homeowner Protection Office 2013 Certified Energy Advisor New Homes Certification
- CHBABC 2012 Built GreenTM BC Builder Training Workshop
- CHBABC 2012 Certified Energy Advisor Existing Homes Certification
Owner, Registered Energy Advisor, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Practitioner, Thermal Imager
Three words are at the heart of what we do at Capture Energy: reliability, integrity, and knowledgeability. For Barbara, these are more than words; they are a commitment.
Barbara has a degree in Environmental Studies. After university, she made the shift to hospitality and spent 15 years in hotel management. But she never lost her passion for the environment and she certified one of the first hotels in Canada in the Green Key Program focused on sustainability.
In 2011, Barb and Scott started their own Energy Advising business that grew into Capture Energy in 2013. Scott is the technical expert and Barb concentrates on management, government and efficiency program relations and building their team of energy advisors. She is also a level-one thermographer and a Registered Energy Advisor.
Barbara is trained in consulting on Embodied Carbon and Life-cycle Assessment (LCA’s) and she is pursuing her certification in Integrated Design Process to help teams in the design stage on Net Zero and High-performance building projects effectively manage costs and workflow.
Capture Energy fills the bulk of her day, but she still finds time to cook, travel and explore the trails of the Pacific Northwest.
Registered Energy Advisor, TECA Ventilation Designer and HRAI Heat Loss Designer (F280 reports)
In 2020, Capture Energy gained a valuable asset in Ram, who brought with him a wealth of experience from his mechanical engineering career at the Department of the Environment of Bangladesh. His focus was on reducing pollution and creating sustainable air quality standards, which inspired him to look for environmentally friendly jobs in Canada. From his start with us as an energy modeller, he has progressed to become a National Resources Canada Registered Energy Advisor, a TECA Ventilation Designer, and HRAI Heat Loss Designer. Combining his engineering expertise with his enthusiasm for sustainability and enhancing energy efficiency for his clients is a dream come true for Ram. During his free time, Ram likes to play badminton and soccer and also cheer on FC Barcelona and the Argentine National Team.
Registered Energy Advisor, Renovation Specialist
Mr. Roger’s advice to find “the helpers” is a great way to understand who John is. John is a helper. He volunteers with Team Rubicon, a disaster response humanitarian organization led by military veterans. John has helped communities worldwide get back on their feet after hurricanes, floods and fires. When he’s not saving homeowners in their worst moments, he’s helping them live healthier and more comfortable lives. John has worked in the construction industry for over 20 years with a focus on high-performance buildings. He worked closely with Energy Advisors, so it was a natural fit for him to join Capture Energy in 2023. John is a registered energy advisor and is enthusiastic about Capture Energy’s mission to help Canadians achieve a better way of building and living.