Chris Rowe

Director, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Certified Passive House Designer

Chris has been in the construction industry for over 30 years as a building engineering services design engineer, initially in the United Kingdom and latterly in Wellington since 1999. Chris’ special interest lies in naturally ventilated low-energy buildings. He has also worked on several projects as the independent commissioning agent including the Alan McDiarmid Building at Victoria University, Amesbury School and Project 56 on The Terrace.

With a strong interest in producing internally comfortable buildings Chris completed the Passive House Designer certification in 2011 and is currently the passive house designer/technical consultant for a house in the design stage in Wellington. He and the CORA team are also collaborating with Spacecraft in Christchurch on their WikiHouse project.

Chris likes to relax by watching his beloved football team, the (mighty) Phoenix play and sometimes win. He is yet to be asked to join the Yellow Fever.

Anne Rowe

CORA Administration Manager, Policy Research, Health and Safety

Anne co-founded CORA with Chris in 2009. She enjoys the challenge of balancing business objectives with social and environmental obligations. With this in mind, in 2015 she initiated offsetting CORA’s carbon footprint through Ekos.

Anne carries out the day to day running of CORA with the goal of achieving best practice in areas such as health and safety and business compliance. She ensures that all staff keep up to date with their training and health & safety obligations.

The yearly tree-planting in association with the GWRC is a very satisfying part of Anne’s role within the company. This event grows every year with an average of 1000 trees planted each event. People are welcome to contact her if they want to be part of this day.

Anne has a particular interest in permaculture and when not behind a desk, prefers to be in the garden tending to her worm farms, vegetable patch and compost heap(s).

Hans Wiskerke

Senior Mechanical Engineer and Energy Master

Hans has over 20 years’ experience as a building engineering services design engineer specialising in heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Hans also brings to CORA, over ten years’ experience as a multi-disciplinary building services design project manager.

Hans is an environmentally sustainable development specialist with extensive overseas experience in low energy systems with a strong focus on quality and cost awareness.
Hans is an accredited New Zealand Green Star Professional and has recently completed the EMANZ EnergyMaster qualification.

Domiciled in Nelson, Hans is a committed volunteer at the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary and is an active member of the Tasman District LANDSAR team. Hans is to blame for our current stroopwafel addiction.

Jason Quinn

Senior Mechanical Engineer, Sustainability & Building Scientist

Jason is a mechanical engineer whose wide experience has taken him from NASA to CORA. This diverse experience includes design, analysis, physics and thermodynamics modelling. While at NASA, Jason managed large design teams for complex systems and he brings these skills to his work with CORA.
An accredited Green Star professional, Jason has recently guided the new Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment headquarters through the NZGBC Green Star process which has achieved a five star ‘Built’ rating. This building won the Green Building Property Award at the recent New Zealand Property Council awards event.

Jason’s particular area of expertise lies in thermal energy and daylight modelling and he has recently qualified as a trainee assessor under the NABERS programme. Jason is a certified Passive House designer and is constantly researching innovative building methods and products.

A little known fact is that Jason is formidibly skilled at ultimate frisbee which he plays when he gets the chance. In the unlikely event that there is ever a CORA Ultimate team, he will be captain.