Who we are

Southface Engineering was established in 1996 by Cameron Haines P.Eng. The name is a nod to his passive solar home built on the south face of River Runs Wild farm in Almonte, Ontario. Designed with the purpose of taking pressure off non-renewable energy sources, Southface Engineering brings these same values and principles to all Southface Engineering projects and designs.

"We prioritize the principles of sustainability and efficiency in our designs, ensuring purposeful building systems solutions that are innovative, industry compliant and backed by proven science."

How we work

Southface Engineering has built a reputation for service excellence. We develop collaborative relationships with our clients through strong communication and project transparency, all while delivering cost-effective solutions on time.

Our Engineers are trained to assess and integrate information about buildings into innovative whole systems designs. We are passionate about what we do and are committed to professional development, which means your projects benefit from our ability to deliver proven, leading-edge designs for the future.






Principal Engineer | Owner

Cameron Haines P.Eng. is a senior building science and mechanical engineer with 30+ years’ experience. He has extensive expertise in the retrofit and performance optimization of existing buildings. As Principal Engineer, Cam leads all Southface Engineering projects from concept, design and specification through investigation, reporting and commissioning.

Cam is a practicing professional in Ontario, with additional experience in the West Coast climate of Canada. He also holds a professional designation in NWT | Nunavut, giving Southface Engineering an exciting opportunity to support our northern communities and gain insights into building performance and design in extreme climates.