Martin Thomas

Martin Thomas

Title: Project Engineer
Group: Buildings and Renewables Group
Education Background: Advanced gas technologies

Martin Thomas has held the position of Project Engineer in the Buildings and Renewables Group at CanmetENERGY-Ottawa (CE-O) since 2002.  Prior to joining CE-O, Martin worked at the Canadian Gas Research Institute, and for British Gas Research and Development. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours in “Fuel & Combustion Science” (University of Leeds, UK), and a Master of Science Degree in “Energy Conservation and the Environment” (Cranfield University, UK).

Martin has acted as lead engineer on many projects, including an Ontario-wide field study that monitored hot water use on a second-by-second basis. This breakthrough study identified many short water draws that previous studies failed to detect, which resulted in significant changes to the Canadian and US performance standards for water heaters.

Martin is currently working on advanced integrated gas technologies at CE-O’s Alternative Energy Laboratory, and has developed a technology that has been patented for the development of a zone controlled, highly efficient, gas fireplace. He is a Chartered Engineer and member of the Energy Institute (UK), a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, and a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Martin is also an active member of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) as well as the Consortium for Energy Efficiency.