"Embarking on an energy management program is a lot like going on an exercise program -- commitment to change is required for sustained results and it is human nature to resist change. Getting individuals to understand and embrace the changes is even more critical to the project than the specific technology being used. I believe one of the reasons many of Prism's earliest clients are still with us today is because we focus on guiding people through the process and it provides real value."

-- Brian O’Donnell


Brian founded Prism Engineering in 1990 and while energy management has waxed and waned in popularity, Brian has maintained an unwavering focus on improving building energy efficiency and comfort while reducing operational costs. 

He is a past president of the local chapters of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Association of Energy Engineers, and has received numerous ASHRAE and BC Hydro awards.

In his downtime, Brian enjoys spending time with his family and recharging at his weekend getaway. He is also an avid outdoorsman who keeps fit with skiing, hiking, biking, and kayaking.

Education and Registration

  • Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering), University of New Brunswick
  • Professional Engineer