Phil Fung is a Professional Engineer and Designated Consulting Engineer (Energy and Sustainability) in Ontario, Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Science in Systems Engineering.
Mr. Fung also holds several professional designations including LEED AP BD+C, Certified Sustainable Building Advisor, Certified Sustainable Development Professional, Certified Energy Manager, Certified Measurement and Verification Professional, and Certified Building Commissioning Professional among many others. His areas of expertise are energy efficient and sustainable buildings design, biomimetic buildings design, energy modelling, and LEED buildings consulting.
Starting his career as an Automation & Robotics Engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation in 1987, he joined SRS Consulting Engineers in 1997, and became its Managing Principal in 2004. In 2012, Mr. Fung accepted a part-time professorship at Humber College teaching Sustainable Buildings Design, Biomimetic Buildings design, Energy Modelling, and Project Management courses.
In the course of his career, Mr. Fung developed a vision in design of an affordable, self-sustaining, and regenerating MUR building. He designed and built his first Vertical Indoor Garden (patent pending) in early 2014 which was based on biomimetic and biophilic design principles in combining organic food production, air purification, waste water treatment, nature therapy, and interactive education in an indoor setting. Mr. Fung brings to HiGarden his many years of experience as a consultant, an engineer, a system designer, and an educator, combined with his boundless passion for education and green building design.
Mr. Fung is currently conducting biomimetic and biophilic design research with McMaster University. He has published a biomimicry article in Professional Engineers Ontario magazine, delivered biomimetic design lectures at Ryerson University and York University, and conducted a biomimetic design seminar at the IIDEX Show 2015.