“A holistic approach to energy management and engineering creates the most meaningful and lasting change in organizations. This includes looking beyond the technical solution and ensuring that people and the organizational culture are considered in each and every project.”

-- Sam Thomas

As Prism Engineering’s Kootenay Branch Manager, Sam is the point of contact for many of our clients residing outside of the Lower Mainland of BC. 

Originally from New Zealand, Sam worked with an energy and utility consultant firm where he helped businesses to identify energy saving opportunities and implement efficiency projects. In 2009, Sam followed his passion for energy management (and backcountry skiing) to Canada, where he started work at Prism’s Vancouver office in 2009 before moving to Nelson in 2013. Since joining Prism, Sam has worked in nearly all areas of energy management and engineering including energy auditing, mechanical and electrical concept design, project management, field review, building controls optimization, measurement and verification (M&V), and training. 

Sam has worked extensively in training organizations on energy management. Sam is Prism’s resident expert on the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standard 50001, which provides a framework for organizations to develop energy management systems and integrate these systems into their overall effort to improve quality and environmental management. 

Sam enjoys mountain biking, skiing, spending time with his wife and two young kids, and testing out the new culinary hotspots in town.

Education and Registration

  • Certified Energy Manager
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Otago  
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Energy Management, University of Otago 
  • Certified Practitioner in Energy Management Systems (CPEnMS Industrial)