February 22-24, 2010
Hilton North Raleigh Hotel, Raleigh, NC
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John Baden has been employed by RESNET since August of 2006. Prior to employment at RESNET, he had experience researching for the 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, EndOil. As a member of RESNET, John is the author of the Energy Efficiency Environmental Trading page of the RESNET website. John Baden brings to RESNET his skills with energy policy and computer software.
Steve Baden has worked in the residential energy efficiency field for over twenty six years, including eighteen years with home energy ratings and energy mortgages on both the state and national levels, and ten years administering a state energy office. Mr. Baden initiated the “Warm Homes for Alaskans Initiative” which received the “1993 National Award for the Most Outstanding State Housing Program” from the National Council of State Housing Agencies. Steve was also awarded “Lifetime Achievement Awards” from the U.S. Department of Energy and RESNET.
Allison Bailes has a broad range of experience and education, but at heart, he is a teacher. He earned a PhD in physics from the University of Florida, an education sandwiched between three years of high school teaching and six years of teaching at the college level. In 2001, he built a high performance home using structural insulated panels and launched himself into a new career. Following three years working as a home energy rater and home performance contractor, he then worked as the regional manager for the nationally acclaimed EarthCraft House program at the Southface Energy Institute. In 2008, he again struck out on his own and now runs Energy Vanguard, a green building services and training firm as well as an accredited rating provider. Dr. Bailes is a RESNET certified Quality Assurance Designee and HERS Trainer, and has been a co-instructor of the Southface HERS class since the beginning of 2008.
Manager of Residential Operations
U.S. Green Building Council
As Manager of Residential Operations at the U.S. Green Building Council, Courtney Baker is in charge of program management for the Residential Market Development team which includes oversight of the LEED for Homes Provider network. In addition, he represents USGBC on the International Code Council’s Industry Advisory Board. Courtney has broad knowledge in residential construction and building science. Prior to joining the residential team at USGBC, Courtney consulted with custom home builders and developers on integrated sub-system control and home automation systems. He also served in several construction management roles ranging from residential gut rehabs to light commercial build outs.Courtney holds a bachelors degree in management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Director of Technical Services
Southface Energy Institute
Mike Barcik is a senior research engineer and the Director of Technical Services at Southface. His areas of expertise include design reviews, building diagnostics, and energy performance modeling. A graduate from Georgia Tech with a bachelors and masters degree in mechanical engineering, he has previously conducted research in high-efficiency mechanical systems. With a passion for training, Mike has led thousands of workshops and charrettes on high-performance residential and commercial buildings. He is a Weatherization trainer, RESNET-approved Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Trainer, member of the State of Georgia Energy Code Task Force, ASHRAE member, and a LEED Accredited Professional. He is the only person selected as both a USGBC LEED for Homes and a USGBC LEED – NC Faculty member. Mike lives in Decatur with his much smarter, architect wife Tiffany, two young daughters, and wiener dog in a 1920’s bungalow that they are continuously working on to sustainably improve.
Dr. John Beldock
President & CEO
Dr. John Beldock is the President and CEO of EcoBroker International (www.ecobroker.com) and the current Executive Director of the Association of Energy and Environmental Real Estate Professionals (www.aeerep.org). EcoBroker develops and deploys EcoBroker’s energy and environmental curriculum for the real estate industry, including a complete suite of award-winning continuing education courses and the EcoBroker® designation for licensed real estate professionals in the United States and internationally. By January 2008, EcoBroker’s membership extended to over 2500 licensed Realtor® members in 43 states, 4 Canadian provinces and the Caribbean. Thanks to the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and countless other stakeholders, more than 10,000 Realtors® and consumers have attended EcoBroker and AEEREP introductory classes and seminars on energy and environmental opportunities and real estate. Dr. John Beldock has built public private sector partnerships over the last 25 years and has taught courses in energy engineering, energy and environmental technologies, statistics, and pollution prevention at the University of California, George Mason University, and the University of Maryland.
Sustainable Building SpecialistAlabama Habitat for Humanity (AAHA)
Alexander Bell is the Sustainable Building Specialist for the AlabamaAssociation of Habitat Affiliates where he provides training andcertification in energy efficient practices and techniques for the 37Habitat for Humanity affiliates statewide.Alexander has held trainings and one-on-one design reviews withnumerous HFH affiliates and private builders. He explains anddemonstrates proven solutions to overcome objections whilefacilitating goal oriented results, tempered by an understanding ofcost constraints and other limitations faced by builders in the South.
Sustainable Building Specialist
Alexander Bell is the Sustainable Building Specialist for the AlabamaAssociation of Habitat Affiliates where he provides training andcertification in energy efficient practices and techniques for the 37Habitat for Humanity affiliates statewide. Alexander has held trainings and one-on-one design reviews with numerous HFH affiliates and private builders. He explains and demonstrates proven solutions to overcome objections while facilitating goal oriented results, tempered by an understanding of cost constraints and other limitations faced by builders in the South.
Michael Berry, an Associate for ICF International, is the Project Manager for the Massachusetts New Homes with ENERGY STAR Program for the Joint Management Committee (JMC). Mr. Berry trains, educates, and recruits new ENERGY STAR partners, including developers and builders into the program. Mr. Berry has worked in the Energy Conservation field for ten years, holding a Massachusetts Construction Supervisors License and has managed programs for the DOE, the DHCD in Boston, HUD, and several utility programs. As Board Member for the Builders Association of Greater Boston’s (BAGB), Mr. Berry also is the Chair of the Green Building Council (GBC) which coordinates trainings and networking events that introduce sustainable building practices to the Greater Boston Building Community.Mr. Berry is currently attending the Harvard Extension School for his Certificate in Sustainability Management; He resides in West Dennis, Massachusetts, is an avid surfer, and enjoys remodeling his antique home in his spare time.
Senior Research Engineer
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Marcus Bianchi is a senior research engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, where he performs research on deep energy retrofits of existing houses. Prior to joining NREL, Marcus was a principal scientist at Johns Manville performing thermal science research applied to building materials. Before he conducted research on fault detection and diagnostic of vapor compression cycles at Field Diagnostic Services and on heat and mass transfer applied to materials processing, biomedical, and HVAC as a thermal science professor. He is a director of ACI and is active in technical committees at ASHRAE.
Course Moderator– ITC Level III
He has been instructing for the ITC from 2003. He has been teaching thermography applications since 1997. Has been involved in the electrical trades since 1977 and has an Associates Degree in Electronics Technology. He holds a Wisconsin Masters electrical certificate, Wisconsin Commercial Electrical Inspector Certification, and a State Electrical Designer’s license. He has been using infrared thermography as a condition monitoring tool since the mid-90s . Previously he led Encompass Services Corp. CM Programs, teaching and expanding service groups’ revenues by offering monitoring services including thermography inspections across the U.S. Jay developed and taught classes in thermography, motor control, power quality, instrumentation, and PLC. He has currently expanded the ITC involvement in energy saving initiatives for thermography applications by developing 2 class offerings for energy auditors and inspectors.
Sustainable Building Specialist
Habitat for Humanity of Washington State
Ed Brown was a licensed general contractor for 30 years. He is a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor, a Performance Tested Comfort System Technician, an accredited NW Energy Star Verifier, a HERS Rater, a RESNET Green Rater, and a BPI Building Analyst. He is the Sustainable Building Specialist for Habitat for Humanity of Washington State.
Manager of Building Energy Policy
Natural Resources Defense Council
Lane Wesley Burt is the Manager of Building Energy Policy in NRDC’s Washington, D.C. office. Lane is a mechanical engineer and is NRDC’s lead advocate on all federal policies that involve buildings or the equipment used in them. Lane covers legislation on incentives, codes and standards, and green building issues, has testified before Congress on energy efficiency issues, and is also an advocate for increasing energy efficiency in the appliance and equipment standards set by the Department of Energy.
Steve Byers is the President of EnergyLogic, a Colorado based energy services organization primarily serving the residential construction industry. Leaving the Air Force after flying for five years, Steve got involved in the building science industry working for Southface Energy Institute in Atlanta. Relocating in 1997 to Colorado, Steve started EnergySmiths. It’s been a labor of love and EnergySmiths grew into the largest energy rating company in Colorado. In 2006, EnergySmiths merged with Built Wright, Inc. to form EnergyLogic. EnergyLogic also provides quality assurance services to utilities and other energy raters nationwide. Steve serves on the RESNET Board of Directors.
Dow Building Solutions, The Dow Chemical Company
Civil Engineer with more than 10 years experience in the building and construction industry. Technical expert in insulation products, thermal and moisture performance of building envelopes, assessment and design of whole building thermal performance using state of the art simulation tools. Project management experience in working with global business teams. AEE, RESNET, NAHB and USGBC accredited. Chunlin Cao is also a committee member for RESNET Technical Committee.
Director of High Performance Homes
Brian Coble joined Advanced Energy’s Applied Building Science team in 2001. He currently oversees the operations of the team’s three primary business units: affordable housing, existing homes and market rate construction. He creates programs, trainings and consulting services that integrate building science techniques into homes. As a leading building scientist, he provides training and consultation services to developers, builders, architects and subcontractors on energy efficiency and building science techniques nationwide.
Matthew T. Cooper
Patuxent Environmental Group, Inc.
Matthew T. Cooper is the CEO of Patuxent Environmental Group, Inc. (PEG). Mr. Cooper’s twenty three years of expertise in the evaluation, design and control of the built environment have helped to establish PEG as an industry leader and innovator. Designations and Certifications conferred upon Mr. Cooper include: LEED Accredited Professional from the US Green Building Council, National Green Building Standard Verifier from the National Association of Home Builders, the Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE) certification from the Indoor Air Quality Association, Certified Supervisor by the National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) in the disciplines of air and hydronic balance and the National Air Filtration Association’s air filtration certification (CAFT). PEG is a recognized leading provider of utility and municipal demand side control programs as well as code compliance inspections and new construction energy star certification. PEG currently operates in 23 states and is a RESNET Provider, BPI Accredited Contractor, ICC/NAHB National Green Building Standard Verifier and USGBC LEED for Homes Provider. PEG has a 50 seat dedicated training facility at it’s Fairfax, Virginia corporate headquarters and works extensively with Community Based Organizations and charitable groups such as Habitat for Humanity. Mr. Cooper completed Mechanical Engineering studies at the University of Maryland and the US Air Force College of Applied Aerospace Sciences. He also completed post graduate studies in Quality Systems Management at the National Graduate School and sits on the workforce development advisory board for the University of the District of Columbia.
North Carolina Energy Partners
Andrew J. Courts, Jr. is principal officer with North Carolina Energy Partners operating in the Triad of North Carolina. He also owns CJA Green Realty and GreesnboroGreen.com, an environmental podcasting firm. He holds the LEED AP, HERS Rater, BPI Building Analyst, NAHB Green Building Professional, NAHB Verifier, RESNET Green Verifier and Broker/GRI designations. He is a frequent writer and speaker on energy and building issues.
Energy Research Scientist
Appalachian State University Energy Center
Bruce Davis is an Energy Research Scientist with the Appalachian State University Energy Center. He has over 30 years experience in applied building science, including contributing locally and nationally through hundreds of on-site commercial and residential diagnostic investigations, formal research initiatives, consulting, publications, conferences, workshops, training courses, and small group and one-on-one field training. As Vice President with CrawlSpace Care Technologies he worked in the private sector helping Pest Control Companies integrate Closed Crawl Space construction into the line of business services that they offered their customers. Bruce also served as Research Director for the Buildings Group at Advanced Energy. While there he initiated U.S. Department of Energy funded research into the energy and moisture performance of closed crawl spaces as well as U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funded research on the connections between buildings and occupant health. His earliest work was in the Low Income Weatherization program during which he researched and published some of the earliest articles on the energy efficiency and environmental benefits of diagnosing and air sealing forced air duct systems.
NAHB Research Center
Michelle Desiderio leads the national green building program based on the ANSI-approved National Green Building Standard™ (ICC 700-2008). The program includes training and accreditation of Green Verifiers and certification of single family, multi-family, renovations, additions, and land development. As a related service to product manufacturers, the Green Approved Products program pre-approves certification points for products that meet green building practices.Michelle’s housing experience spans environmental, land use, and financing issues. As a New York City Planner, she facilitated a multi-year, citywide effort to site transitional housing for the homeless. At the National Association of Home Builders she developed innovative policy solutions to protect the environment while protecting housing affordability.Michelle transitioned to Fannie Mae to develop the Housing and Environment Initiative which promoted housing affordability through energy and location efficient homes. At Fannie Mae, Michelle developed the Smart Commute Mortgage and revamped the Energy Efficient Mortgage. In addition, she developed a patent-winning methodology to calculate the emission reductions from energy efficient homes so the reductions could be sold as energy credits on emerging carbon markets. Michelle has a Masters in Urban Planning and Environmental Studies from the University of Virginia and a BS in Environmental Studies from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
IBS Advisors, LLC,
Currently the Managing Director of IBS Advisors, LLC, Brett has years of experience working both as a Rater and a Rater Trainer. The training programs he has developed are hallmarked by innovative design and delivery modes, consistently receiving high marks from attendees. These training programs also produce higher than average success rates on the National Core Competency exams for the Field Inspector and Rater. A past Technical Director for Texas HERO, Brett oversaw the development of the comprehensive home energy audit standard for Texas that was accredited by the RESNET Board of Directors. Brett has served on the Advanced Rater Task Force, the Existing Homes Task Force and currently serves on the Training and Education Committee for RESNET. He also serves on the RESNET Board of Directors and is chair of the RESNET Techncial Committee.
Senior Energy Engineer
NAHB Research Center
Craig Drumheller has been a Senior Energy Engineer with the NAHB Research Center for 10 years. While with the Research Center, he has been the principal investigator on numerous projects relating to residential energy use, moisture and indoor air quality. He is also involved in the codes and standards development process. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Syracuse University, is a Certified HERS rater through ResNet, a Certified Energy Manager by the Association of Energy Engineers and a Certified Building Analyst by BPI. He is also a member of ASHRAE and ASME and a voting member representing the National Association of Homebuilders on ASHRAE Residential Energy Standard 90.2, ASHRAE Commercial Energy Standard 90.1, ASHRAE 119 Residential Air Leakage Performance Standard and ASHRAE residential ventilation standard 62.2.
Kansas Building Science Institute
Robert Duteau is a Mechanical Engineer graduated from Kansas State in 1992, but has been conducting energy audits since the 80’s. He has done research on geothermal reservoir engineering, completed a degree in petroleum engineering, and taught mathematics before returning to residential energy as the training director at KBSI (Kansas Building Science Institute) in 2008. He is currently with KBSI.
Steve Easley & Associates
Steve Easley is an internationally recognized construction consultant specializing in solving building science related problems and educating building industry professionals and their trade partners. His work focuses on increasing quality of construction, sustainability and reducing costly mistakes that lead to construction defects and call backs. Services provided include job site quality analysis, design review, educational seminars, mediation and product consulting. Steve is nationally known for his cost effective, practical approaches to building high performance structures and quality assurance. Steve’s mission is helping industry professionals build & remodel structures that are durable, energy efficient, healthy and comfortable to live and work in. He has more than 30 years of industry experience. He has performed thousands of jobsite quality surveys and presented numerous building science seminars to construction professionals around the world with an annual audience of 8-10,000 industry professionals. He is a frequently requested speaker because of his practical approach to building science, his dynamic speaking style and his unique ability to explain complex concepts in simple terms that can be integrated into practice. Steve speaks regularly for these and other professional organizations and conferences.
Head of Affordable Housing Programs
Krista Egger is Head of Affordable Housing Programs for Advanced Energy, a national nonprofit based in Raleigh, North Carolina that creates economic, environmental and societal benefits through innovative and market-based approaches to energy issues. As one of her responsibilities, Krista directs Advanced Energy’s SystemVision program, North Carolina’s high performance affordable housing guarantee program, which has certified 1,800+ homes to date. SystemVision provides training and technical support that leads to improved health, safety, durability, comfort and energy efficiency of affordable homes. Egger cultivates relationships with affordable housing developers, builders, subcontractors, and volunteers and develops processes to increase the efficiency and value of high performance home construction in the affordable housing market. Egger is also one of Advanced Energy’s key trainers, regularly giving building science workshops across the country. Krista graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College and is a certified HERS rater.
Since 2002, Steve has been working with the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® New Homes Program. Currently his primary task at ICF is to assist utility clients in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Utah in implementing successful ENERGY STAR® New Homes and Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® projects. He is a RESNET certified HERS Rater, QAQC designee, and BPI Building Analyst. He holds graduate degrees in Business Administration (MBA) from The University of Texas at Austin and History (MA) from The University of Texas at Arlington, as well as a BA from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.
Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Richard is a managing consultant with the Planning and Evaluation Team at the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation in Burlington, Vermont. As a LEED Accredited Professional and RESNET Certified Energy Rater, he specializes in residential buildings, technologies and markets, with a focus on market transformation initiatives, home energy ratings and energy efficiency financing. He is involved with clients in Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, and others. He has been active locally, regionally and nationally in many Home Energy Rating System (HERS) / Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) and green building efforts, including the Vermont Builds Greener Program, the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes Core Committee and leading the Northeast Team of the LEED for Homes Pilot. Richard was the founding president of the Board of the Northeast HERS Alliance and has been on the Board of the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), including president, since its inception. Richard was featured in a national Dateline/NBC story on energy efficiency in 2001 and was also awarded RESNET’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Florida Solar Energy Center
Philip Fairey is the Deputy Director of the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC). In 1980, Mr. Fairey initiated the building science research program at FSEC. Since then, he has had primary responsibility for 30 major building science research contracts totaling more than $11 million. He has extensive experimental and analytical expertise in the fields of moisture transport and control, pressure and air flow control, indoor air quality (IAQ), building envelope systems, cooling and dehumidification systems, natural ventilation systems, energy-efficient building design, industrialized housing systems, utility Demand Side Management (DSM), building energy-efficiency rating systems, and computer simulation and modeling. Mr. Fairey conceived and developed the Florida Building Energy-Efficiency Rating System and led the development of EnergyGauge, a user-friendly, windows-based software tool for code compliance, energy ratings and economic analysis. He is a affiliate member of the National Association of State Energy Offices (NASEO) and served as a member of the National HERS Council Technical Committee and the Technical, and Accreditation Committees of NASEO. He currently serves on the Florida Building Commission Energy, Technical Advisory Committee and on a number of RESNET committees where he was chairman of the Training Providers Accreditation Committee, Co-chair of the Standards Drafting Committee and Chairman of the Software Accreditation Subcommittee on the rating method. He is a founding member of the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC).
Senior Residential Sector Manager
Energy Trust of Oregon
Diane Ferington is a Senior Residential Sector Manager with the Energy Trust of Oregon with 14 years of experience in energy efficiency program design and implementation. Formerly, she was the Multifamily Program Manager for the City of Portland’s Office of Sustainable Development. Before that, she was a senior project coordinator at Portland Energy Conservation Incorporated (PECI). As a staff member at the Northwest Power Planning Council, Diane helped to create the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, a regional energy efficiency organization. Diane has a B.S. in Marketing and International Business, and an MBA in Innovation and Technology Management and a Master’s in Engineering Technology Management at Portland State University. She is also a member of the PSU School of Business Dean’s Council and is a member Beta Gamma Sigma, an International honor society recognizing business excellence. Associated with her work, Diane is on the Board of Directors for ACI Home Performance a national non-profit organization whose mission is to educate contractors and industry on best practices in residential building science. She also serves on the State of Oregon’s Advisory Committee on Energy (ACE) to Oregon Housing and Community Services and has a seat on the Oregon Energy Coordinators Association (OECA), and is a member of Association of Professional Energy Managers (APEM).
Geoff Ferland, principal at EcoLend in Asheville, North Carolina, began combining the fields of lending and green building several years ago. Being of ‘the Earth Day generation’ and growing up in Gainesville, FL, Ferland developed a keen social and environmental sense of responsibility young. While just out of college from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC and working for High Country Bank, Geoff had the pleasure of approving and servicing a development and construction loan for Mountain Mission Farms (mountainmission.org), a complete eco-village and learning center/home outside of West Jefferson, NC. Since that first official lending to a green project, Geoff Ferland has established himself as an interested and involved green lender, particularly while serving as treasurer of the Western North Carolina GBC board of directors in previous years. Geoff serves on several non-profits boards, committees, etc and is actively involved in several parks & recreation organizations around Asheville.
President & CEO
Ferrier Builders and Ferrier Custom Homes
Don Ferrier, president & CEO of Ferrier Builders, Inc. and Ferrier Custom Homes, represents the third generation of the Ferrier family in the quality construction business. Don followed in the footsteps of his grandfather Alexander Ferrier, a general contractor/stone mason who emigrated from Scotland to work on the Texas capitol and build four of the original county courthouses and his father Otho Ferrier who constructed bridges all over the state of Texas as Ferrier Brothers Bridge Company, which Don later to become a partner of.A graduate of the University of the Ozarks, where he was a Rhoades Scholar Finalist, Don constructed his first super energy-efficient home in 1982 as an earth-sheltered home. His background of concrete construction helped him transition into earth-sheltered home construction. Since 1984 Don has built all types of buildings, but his focus has been extreme energy efficient construction with SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels). Don was presented the 2007 “Green Builder Advocate of the Year” award by the National Association of Home Builders at the 9th Annual Green Building Conference, and serves on the NAHB’s Green Building Subcommittee Board. He was also the Dallas Builders “Green Builder Advocate of the Year” for 2008 and the Texas Association of Builders “Green Building Advocate of the Year” for 2009. Ferrier Custom Homes is the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Energy Value Housing Award recipient for the construction of the most energy efficient elite homes in a hot climate by the National Association of Home Builders’ Research Center, U. S. Department of Energy, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Ferrier was also the first builder in Texas to build a home to achieve the LEED-H certification, receiving Platinum rating. In 2008 Don was honored as one of only 22 builders in the nation to be recognized for building extremely energy efficient homes and was presented a certificate from Department of Energy’s Secretary Bodman at the launch of the DOE’s “Builders Challenge”. Don was recognized as a “Godfather of Green” by the Dallas Home Builders Association. There are numerous other awards and citations.Don’s knowledge and experience in constructing High Performance homes (extremely energy efficient, comfortable, healthy and durable) makes him a leader in his field. Don was one of the founding members of Green Built North Texas, a voluntary partnership of local home builders, industry supporters, and sponsors committed to creating awareness and interest in the construction of higher-performance, lower-impact residential homes in North Central Texas. Don has been continually recognized by the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) and the US Green Building Council (USGBC) for his green methods and techniques. He has been noted by the NAHB one of their most popular speakers and has spoken on numerous occasions nationwide for the NAHB on Green Building. Don is a Certified Graduate Builder, is certified to teach the NAHB’s Certified Green Professional courses and is one of only three builders asked to give “expert content review” on the NAHB’s new Advanced Green Building course.
Chief Operating Officer
Texas Home Energy Rating Organization
Tom Fitzpatrick is Chief Operating Officer of the Texas Home Energy Rating Organization (Texas HERO). He is a Registered Architect who has been involved in application of system planning principles to construction, energy and quality management issues for over 30 years. Tom previously worked with the Energy Systems Laboratory of Texas A&M University as an energy code specialist, policy analyst and agency liaison in the implementation team for emissions reductions through building energy efficiency. He has been instrumental in broad acceptance of performance testing and above code program certifications in new construction compliance and enforcement efforts and in organizing new efforts to realize energy and emissions reduction potential from existing homes. Earlier in his career, Tom has served as Executive Director of the Texas Building Energy Institute, Director of the Office of Facility Planning for the Texas General Services Commission (where he published first sustainability guidelines for state projects in 1993), and as Director of Programming for 3D/International, a design and management firm based in Houston. Tom’s focus at Texas HERO has been on their development of a quality-focused program for Comprehensive Home Energy Audits to uncover energy savings potential in existing homes.
Ken Fonorow, President of Florida HERO, has been involved in building science and energy conservation for over 30 years as energy analyst, consultant, problem solver and is experienced in residential mechanical systems design and installation. His diverse background includes pioneering work in the development of software for energy auditing, blower-door technology and “Green” construction codes. He is also active as a Verifier for the Builders Challenge program and has qualified numerous homes under this program for multiple builder clients.
As a Senior Associate at ICF International, Mr. Gamble has over eight years of experience applying his educational background in building science to projects in building energy efficiency and pollution prevention. He has been a consultant to EPA’s ENERGY STAR program since 2001, working in residential lighting and both new and existing homes. Other clients have included utilities with demand management programs, public & private entities developing policies to reduce carbon emissions, and home builders seeking to increase the value and efficiency of their homes.
CEO & Owner
Retrotec Energy Innovations
Mr. Colin L. Genge is the CEO and owner of Retrotec Energy Innovations Ltd, a Canadian Corporation that has been designing, selling and training users of blower door-fans, precision pressure gauges and analytical software since 1980.Mr. Genge has also owned Retrotec Inc since 1990, a US corporation that manufactures air leakage measurement systems, super low pressure gauges and automatic pressure controllers. Mr. Genge has made major contributions to residential door-fan energy standards such as Canada’s CGSB 149 and ASTM E-779. He has been involved in training contractors in whole house diagnostics to serve. Mr. Genge has been involved in fire suppression standards such as NFPA 2001 for the containment of clean agent fire suppressants in high value enclosures since 1985. He is regarded as the world’s leading expert in the containment of gaseous fire suppressants and has had a 20 year relationship with all of the major fire suppressant manufacturers who regularly rely on his expertise, such as 3M, Tyco, Kidde, DuPont, Chemetron, Fike, Ansul, Kidde-Fenwal and Siemens. While developing fire testing procedures that are currently used in over 60 countries, innovative testing methods and hardware had to be developed. Retrotec high power fans are now the most commonly used exterior building envelope leakage measurement equipment in the UK which is the only country in the world that currently mandates the testing of all commercial buildings. Mr. Genge has done considerable research on testing methods for high rise buildings. He has also personally consulted and tested 100’s of the World’s most exotic high value facilities, including the Space Shuttle launch pad, numerous military installations and the world’s most sophisticated computer rooms. He has consulted for many major international corporations and Government entities. He has trained and supported 1000’s of testers worldwide giving him the widest possible practical experience on how rooms and buildings fail containment guidelines. Recently, he developed an air leakage testing protocol for the US Army Corps of Engineers that currently mandate a shell tightness level for all of their buildings. He has an Honors Instrumentation Technologist’s degree from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. Originally born in New Zealand he has been a Canadian citizen for the past 35 years and carries a valid Canadian passport with an L-1 management visa.
Sustainable Building and Design Specialist
Habitat for Humanity International
Kevin Gobble has spent over 15 years in residential construction; building energy efficient, higher performing homes, and has consulted with several sustainable building programs on ways to develop their own best practices. As a third generation builder he has applied knowledge in the fields of residential building science and has furthered his education to include many industry certifications: EarthCraft Builder, NARI Certified Remodeler, NAHB Certified Green Professional, RESNET Certified Green Rater, BPI Building Analyst, and LEED AP while working directly with industry partners to focus on cost effective construction solutions. He currently serves on several building code committees and continues to present trainings and educational workshops on Best Practices, Green Building Science, and energy modeling within the Habitat for Humanity organization.
David B. Goldstein
Co-Director of Energy Program
Natural Resources Defense Council
David B. Goldstein has worked on energy efficiency and energy policy since the early 1970s. He currently co-directs NRDC’s Energy Program. David B. Goldstein initiated and directed research on how urban structure affects the usage of automobiles, and originated the Location Efficient Mortgage to implement the results. David B. Goldstein received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley, and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the recipient of its Leo Szilard Award for Physics in the Public Interest. He received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2002 and is the recipient of the California Alumni Association’s 2003 Award for Excellence in Achievement. Dr. Goldstein has been instrumental in the development of energy efficiency standards for new buildings and appliances that are currently in effect at the regional and national level in the United States, Russia, Kazakhstan, and China.
David B. Goldstein
Co-Director Energy Program
Natural Resources Defense Council
David B. Goldstein has worked on energy efficiency and energy policy since the early 1970s and currently co-directs NRDC’s Energy Program. Dr. Goldstein has been instrumental in the development of energy efficiency standards for new buildings and appliances that are currently in effect at the regional and national level in the United States, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and China. He worked on efforts that led to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act of 1987 and the U.S. Energy Policy Act of 2005. David B. Goldstein received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley, and as a Fellow of the American Physical Society received its Leo Szilard Award for Physics in the Public Interest. He is also a 2002 MacArthur Fellow and the author of “Saving Energy Growing Jobs.”
Mike has been active in the Remodeling and Custom Home Industry since 1971, with hands-on experience in carpentry, design, estimating, sales, supervision, management and finance and building science. His activity as an award-winning general contractor from 1971 to present provides the platform for his activities as a speaker, author, consultant and columnist. His recently published book;IF I SELL YOU I HAVE A JOB, IF I SERVE YOU I CREATE A CAREER! has filled a void in the area of sales training for professional ‘in-home’ sales people. Mike is active in the firm TechKnowledge, located in Miami, FL. Mike has attained his Certified Remodeler (CR) status from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), and has help local, regional, and national offices with NARI. During the past decade Mike has presented seminars on various topics internationally to audiences of contractors, architects, designers, realtors, insurance agents and adjusters, utility companies, building scientists and building officials. Additionally he has presented seminars and training at numerous Conferences and Industry events, as well as for clients ranging from small and large contracting firms to Fortune 500 companies and governmental agencies.
Danny Gough is with Energy Solutions, a building performance consulting firm in Winston Salem, NC. With over 30 years experience as a mechanical engineer, he has been involved with a diverse mix of residential and commercial projects using solar, geothermal, biomass and hydronics. He is an instructor for the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) University of Housing and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA). Danny serves on the executive committee of the Triad Green Building Council (TGBC), the Green-Build committee of Habitat for Humanity and provides training to builders and trade partners. Danny has been a speaker at both state and national energy conferences and a guest on both TV and radio. He has earned the HHS designation from the National Environmental Health Association, is a certified BPI Building Analyst and has been a HERS Rater since 1999.
Sean M. Gray
Appalachian State University Energy Center
Sean has an undergraduate degree in Building Sciences from Appalachian State University. Prior to seeking a degree, he was a carpenter for a custom home builder. While in school, he was employed as an undergraduate assistant for ASU Energy Center. Following graduation he became a Staff Research Scientist for ASU Energy Center. He is privileged to work with Building Science experts Jeff Tiller, Bruce Davis, and several other key players in the field.”
Geoff Hartman is a Manager at ICF International, currently managing the implementation of ENERGY STAR for Homes programs for CenterPoint Energy, AEP Texas, and Entergy Texas from Houston, Texas. Geoff has over 30 years experience in the design, marketing and implementation of residential and commercial energy efficiency, DSM, and consumer education programs. He has worked with more than 350 energy utilities (gas, electric and propane), in more than 40 states, and supported energy efficiency initiatives for several state and regional energy offices, Habitat for Humanity, municipal housing authorities, product manufacturers, and communications organizations. Geoff is an experienced instructor in energy efficiency, building science, marketing, energy audits, home inspections & building systems. He is a Certified Home Energy Rater, Green Building Certifying Agent, and ACCA Certified Residential Design Specialist.
Shaun HasselSince joining Advanced Energy in 2005 Shaun has worked as a project manager, trainer and researcher. He played a key role on the Healthy Homes, Healthy Lives Study, which explored the impacts of high performance homes on occupant comfort and health. He also led the Houston Energy Efficiency Study, conducted on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency and CenterPoint Energy, which assembled and analyzed real-world construction and utility billing data on over 160,000 homes in Houston, TX.He is currently working with multiple ENERGY STAR new construction programs across the country; including serving as the training coordinator for the Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes Program, where he works with housing professionals across the Northwest to build and sell high performance homes.
Director of Laboratory and Certification Programs
NAHB Research Center
Bob serves as the Director of Lab Services and is responsible for the product, contractor, builder and green building certification programs as well as various special testing projects. He also is responsible for the laboratory quality system and the company safety program. Bob joined the Research Center in 2001 as Director of Lab Services. Prior to coming to the Research Center Bob had 29 years of laboratory, manufacturing experience with 3M, Owens Corning, General Electric, and Black & Decker. In his previous positions he was responsible for product and process development, technical service, quality, and technical and business management. He has a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University and a Master Degree in Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Maryland.
Home Perfoemance with ENERGY STAR
U.S. Environmental Protection
Dale Hoffmeyer Leads the ENERGY STAR Home Improvement Team. He has been with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for over fifteen years and has policy experience in areas including home energy benchmarking, home performance, and HVAC installation.
Beth Holst is an experienced credentialing professional who had worked with national programs that impact the workforce. For the past ten years, Beth has worked as a consultant for professional associations, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), government agencies, hospitals, workforce investment boards, and industry/private corporations. Before launching her consulting firm, Holst and Associates, LLC, Beth focused her efforts on creating scalable strategies and business plans that enable organizations to run more efficiently. Through community and work projects Beth has led teams of volunteers and contractors to keep projects moving despite complex analysis and strict government regulations, further exemplifying her ability to get the job done successfully and harmoniously.Beth serves on the ANSI Homeland Security Standards Panel (HSSP), and is a member of the Project Management Institute. She is a graduate of American University with a BA in Political Science and has a paralegal certificate in Business and Environmental Law from University of San Diego. She lives in Springfield, Virginia, with her husband, a retired Navy captain.
United Unfrared, Inc
Peter Hopkins, a Level II Certified Thermographer is the Co-Founder of United Infrared, Inc., www.unitedinfrared.com, a Nationwide Network of Infrared Thermographers. United Infrared offers training, mentoring, and business management coaching to contractors in the Infrared Thermography Field. In addition, Peter is the owner & President of InspecDoc Inspection Services, Inc. (www.inspecdoc.com) and SoCal Infrared, www.socalinfrared.com, a Southern California Thermal Imaging Company. Peter has been in the building inspection and evaluation business for over 13 years. Currently servicing most of Southern California as multi-inspector firm with several of the inspectors certified in thermography. Peter completed a certificate major in Construction Inspection with Academic Honors from Palomar College in Southern California. Peter was the recipient of a Scholarship from ICC (International Code Council, www.iccsafe.org) and currently holds five certifications as a Residential Combination Inspector, Building Inspector, Electrical Inspector, Mechanical Inspector and Plumbing Inspector. Peter in addition is a Certified HERS energy rater. Peter is a Certified CREIA Inspector and a New Construction Specialist with The California Real Estate Inspection Association (www.creia.org) and has served in various volunteer leadership positions within organization. Peter has personally performed over 6000 Real Estate evaluations and over 1000 energy audits in Southern California. Peter has been trained in Equine Thermography practices and is licensed as an Assistant to Veterinarian with the California Horse Racing Board. Peter resides in Southern California along with his wife and two children.
Technical Trainer and Quality Assurance Manager
Conservation Services Group, Inc.
Mark Hutchins is a Technical Trainer and Quality Assurance Manager for Conservation Services Group, Inc. (CSG, www.csgrp.com ), a LEED Certified Professional and Environments for Living Professional, a RESNET-Certified Home Energy Rater/Trainer, QA Designee for RESNET (www.resnet.us), and a BPI Building Analyst/Envelope Trainer and Certified Proctor (www.bpi.org). He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI. In the fifteen years that he has worked for CSG, Mark has held various positions including Electric Heat Auditor and Certified Home Energy Rater for the new construction division. He has certified thousands of Energy Star Homes and managed a ground source heat pump new construction program for four years. During this time period, he also built up a small clientele of consulting customers. This work focused mainly on comfort and bill issues for existing homes and HVAC design based on ACCA Manuals J, S, D, & T. He currently serves as CSG’s Quality Assurance Manager and one of the leading trainers for the company.
Sr. Application Development Specialist
The Dow Chemical Company
Kate Johnson joined the Dow Chemical Company in 1999 focused on product, application, and market development for polymer materials. In the past four years, she has worked in Dow Building Solutions as a technical leader in the weatherization systems portfolio. She has led the product and application development of a variety of air/moisture infiltration products as well as systems development. She has published several technology papers and has presented at the International Builder’s Show and ASTM conferences. Ms. Johnson holds an undergraduate degree with majors in Chemistry and Economics/Management from Albion College and a Masters of Science degree from Northwestern University in Chemistry.
Home Energy Team Institute
Dallas Jones has over 20 years of diverse environmental experience in the areas of natural occurring gases measurement evaluation, mitigation, regulation, consultation, and environmental health and safety. He is a nationally recognized speaker and presenter and has accrued over 10,000 hours of classroom teaching to home inspectors, public school officials, military and county environmentalists, environmental engineers, public health workers and real estate agents. He has developed and conducted training classes throughout the U.S in radon gas measurement and mitigation for diverse groups, including Indian Reservations and Minority Contractors. Mr. Jones is a RESNET certified HERS Rater, both a BPI Building Analyst Professional and Building Envelope Specialist and is an ASNT Level One Certified Thermographer. He is currently President of Home Energy Team Institute.
Kruger Sustainability Group
Abe Kruger, LEED AP Homes is a certified BPI Building Analyst and Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Trainer and Rater. He is an active member of the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) National Technical Committee. He has conducted energy efficiency and conservation trainings for builders, renovators, home inspectors, contractors and homeowners around the country. He provides green building trainings and presentations at regional and national conferences, including RESNET, ACI (formally Affordable Comfort), Green Prints and Green Build. Mr. Kruger is accredited to perform EarthCraft House, LEED for Homes, NAHB Green Building and ENERGY STAR certifications. Abe Kruger founded Kruger Sustainability Group (KSG) to provide green building training, consulting and curriculum development for colleges, companies and nonprofits. KSG is committed to strengthening and expanding the green building community through education and outreach. KSG partners with organizations to empower builders, contractors and homeowners to green their homes and work places.
Mr. L’Ecuyer has two decades of experience in developing and delivering pollution prevention initiatives across a broad array of technologies and markets. Mr. L’Ecuyer joined EPA in 1990 and was responsible for introducing the first wave of residential ENERGY STAR programs, including ENERGY STAR Labeled Homes. His efforts to form a national partnership with home energy Raters to use ratings as the way to certify ENERGY STAR Homes helped shape RESNET as we know today. Since 2000 Mr. L’Ecuyer has been very involved with the home performance industry, serving as the original program manager for NYSERDA’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) Program. Mr. L’Ecuyer joined ICF International as Senior Manager in 2007 and applies his public and private sector experience to supporting EPA on the national HPwES Program and developing and implementing residential programs across the country.
Residential Brach Director
Environmental Protection Agency
David Lee currently is the Director for the Residential Branch, overseeing the ENERGY STAR New and Existing Homes Program. Prior to the ENERGY STAR Program, David was the branch chief responsible for the regulatory program to phase out the use of ozone depleting chemicals at EPA. Over his career, he has worked in several policy offices with EPA and the Department of Health and Human Services, developing multimedia risk assessments of pollutants, as well as working on social security, pension and social welfare policy. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Ted Leopkey is a program analyst with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He currently manages the multi-family high-rise pilot program and the HVAC Quality Installation program for the ENERGY STAR Residential Branch.
Mark Lidd is the owner of BareToes LLC, providing home performance evaluations and assessments for existing homes for the past five years. He became interested in building a better home which culminated in acting as a general contractor of an energy efficient home (SIP with geothermal) 6 years ago. He has been doing home remodeling part-time for15 years. Mark is a certified home energy rater and trainer with Kansas Building Science Institute, BPI Building Performance Specialist, BPI Envelope Specialist, and RESNET Green Rater. He has conducted “green collar” training classes for people transitioning into weatherization, providing home performance evaluation trainings. He is also involved with the Home Performance with Energy Star Pilot in Northern Virgina.
Candace Lightner, a licensed REALTOR, was hired by the Department of Energy to develop a strategy that would foster market transformation by encouraging real estate agents nationwide to become leaders in educating the buyer/sellers on the advantages of energy efficient retrofitting. Her efforts on behalf of DOE have led to a groundbreaking relationship between the Department of Energy (DOE).As a result of her knowledge concerning energy efficiency, Candace Lightner has launched a new, dynamic and innovative curriculum that inspires and motivates real estate agents to incorporate energy efficiency into their practice. The course, Candace Lightner’s Energy Smart Real Estate Specialist (ESRES),™ demonstrates to REALTORS/agents how energy efficiency and home energy performance impacts the real value of a home. The course is taught in conjunction with local energy auditors. ESRES is currently offered in Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, Georgia, Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania.Ms Lightner is known world-wide as the founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), an organization that is recognized nationally as the moving force behind reshaping the nation’s attitude toward drunk driving. Candace Lightner, who began her real estate career in Okinawa, Japan in 1970, is a member of the NVAR Multi-Million Dollar Club, Northern Virginia and Virginia Association of REALTORS, National Association of REALTORS, and Metropolitan Regional Listing Service (MRIS) and a TOP Producer. She is also an Energy Smart Real Estate Specialist.
James M. Lyons
James M. Lyons, P.E. is a mechanical engineer with experience in building science, energy design/analysis, HVAC and ventilation system design, codes and standards development, technical writing, and building-related R&D with homebuilders. For the past 15 years he has been active in building R&D projects to assess new technologies, measure energy performance, and evaluate the costs vs. benefits of enhanced building systems. This work has covered both new and existing buildings. Mr. Lyons is also involved with energy modeling and moisture dynamics modeling to analyze building performance and evaluate various design alternatives. He has worked for builders to design value-engineered HVAC systems which are right-sized, extremely air tight, and reduced in their layout to save on materials and installation costs. He has also worked with builders to evaluate various options for achieving Energy Star certification, as well as developing strategies for complying with LEED for Homes. Mr. Lyons participates in the development of codes and standards, particularly those related to energy, moisture, and green building, and currently participates on multiple ASHRAE standards. He is an accomplished technical writer, having written two Reports to Congress for federal clients on energy and moisture-related topics. He is a registered Professional Engineer and also holds a Masters of Environmental Engineering.
Institute for Market Transformation
Cliff Majersik, is Executive Director of the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) in Washington, DC. He is a national leader in developing policies that promote energy efficiency, green building, and green jobs. He has worked with jurisdictions throughout the United States, including helping develop landmark policies and legislation in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and New York City. He directs IMT research, outreach and training, including on efficiency rating and disclosure, green leasing, property value and finance, as well as on building energy code development, adoption, enforcement and compliance in the United States and abroad. Cliff formally and informally advises numerous federal, state, and local policymakers and elected officials. Before joining IMT in 2002, Cliff founded a web-based collaboration software company, eventually growing it to 25 employees, worked as a management consultant at the Corporate Executive Board and then served as a Director for Conservation International’s Center for Environmental Leadership in Business. He is a LEED AP.
R.L. Martin and Associates
Randy Martin has operated his own web development business as R. L. Martin and Associates since August of 1996 specializing in web sites for energy and environmental organizations and companies. He currently maintains over 75 web sites. Prior to going into business for himself he served as Director of Energy Efficiency Services for the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities. In this position he created a new home construction program for municipal utilities called Comfort Plus Homes. He also wrote an Energy Efficient Mortgage Manual for Lenders. Prior to working for IAMU, he worked for 3 years on residential and transportation efficiency programs for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in the Denver Regional Support Office. Before moving to Denver in 1992 he worked for the state energy office in Iowa for nine years. There he ran the Energy Hotline, writing publications and answering all types of energy questions. He is a 1979 graduate of Iowa State University with a B.A. in Distributed Studies (Architecture, Environmental Studies, and Journalism).
R. Christopher Mathis (President) has over 29 years experience in the building industry, specifically focused on the performance of buildings and building materials – particularly energy performance. Chris holds a Master’s Degree in Architectural Science from MIT where his graduate work focused on energy use in buildings. Chris has served four terms on the International Energy Conservation Code Committee, and now serves on its Sustainable Building Technology Committee charged with drafting the International Green Construction Code. Chris is a founding member of the National Fenestration Rating council and served as its first Director for 4 years. He is an active participant in code and standards development at ASHRAE, having served on its 90.1 standards committee for 10 years and serves on ASHRAE’s Code Interaction Subcommittee. He has authored over 30 articles and technical papers on an array of building science subjects ranging from insulation test methods to new building codes. He has conducted workshops for over 10,000 builders, architects and others in the building industry on a variety of building science topics ranging from insulation performance, window performance, material science, code compliance and building product warranties. He is a featured speaker and educator at numerous conference and symposia including Affordable Comfort, EEBA, and ASHRAE. He is currently the chairman of ASTM Committee E60.01 on Building and Construction Sustainability, working to develop standards for measuring and comparing building and product sustainability claims. He is the Principle Investigator on current the efforts to improve the North Carolina Energy Code by over 30% for residential and commercial buildings. Chris is also a regular contributor to national energy code and policy initiatives.
InUnison Market Lead Developement
Kristi Matthews joined the Advanced Energy team in 2002 after graduating from Appalachian State University. Her first role with the organization was a technical position in energy modeling where she helped build the first Plan Review Center for the Environments for Living program. She then trained five different centers around the nation. Matthews was a board member for the North Carolina Sustainable Building Design Competition and helped implement the program at Advanced Energy as the program’s executive director. After a couple of years, Matthews became a project manager for the organization, developing a strategy for infrastructure development for building performance professionals around the state. In 2006 Matthews took on the role of account manager and was a part of the team that developed and sold the InUnison consulting product for builders. Today, Matthews manages the InUnison program for the Applied Building Science (ABS) team and develops program that benefit ENERGY STAR ® builders and contractors around the country. She is responsible for developing program and technical information for the building performance industry. She analyzes market trends around the country to determine how the organization’s programs can improve energy efficiency and health in the residential building industry. Matthews also develops training and products for builders, trade shows, realtors and building performance professionals.MY PHILOSOPHY ON ENERGY EFFICIENCYI’ve always tried to remember that change happens over time. Market transformation can happen. It’s important to learn from others, understand obstacles, listen and try to develop a solution that meets everyone’s needs, but doesn’t compromise the lives of those in the future. I’m a complete optimist and I believe our country can become a leader in energy efficiency, but it starts with YOU. EDUCATIONBachelor of Science, Appropriate Technology, Appalachian State University CONTACT INFORMATIONkmatthews@advancedenergy.org
Building Science Associate
Maria Mauceri joined Advanced Energy’s Building Science team in 2006. She provides critical analysis of residential structures, conducts field research, data collection and diagnostic testing. She has been involved in two federally-sponsored, multi-year research projects, one with a focus on health in housing, and the other on closed crawl space performance. Mauceri was also the 2008 and 2009 co-director of the North Carolina Sustainable Building Design Competition, and coordinated Advanced Energy’s 2009 Carolina Rater Camp. In her current role, she provides technical support to Advanced Energy’s high-performance home program, conducting field inspections and plan reviews. Additionally, she consults with HERS raters across North Carolina, providing opportunities for training and verifying the quality of their inspection processes. Before joining Advanced Energy, Mauceri worked as a site supervisor for Habitat for Humanity, leading volunteers in the construction of high-performance homes. She graduated from Virginia Tech, with an M.S. in Applied Economics.
Buildings & Climate Change Officer
United Nations Environment Programme
Donna McIntire is a registered architect and LEED® Accredited Professional with a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Architecture from University of Maryland, USA. She is known for designing the very 1st LEED v1.0 Platinum project and her work for the US Green Building Council, where she administered the LEED Green Building Rating System. She managed the Energy and Sustainable Design Program for the US Department of State responsible for greening US embassies around the world. In her current role as the Buildings & Climate Change Officer for the United Nations Environment Programme, Donna recently helped launch the Common Carbon Metric for measuring energy efficiency and reporting greenhouse gas emissions from building operations – a global tool for the building industry.
Building Science and Environmental Consultant
Guaranteed Watt Savers
Rogge Miller is a Building Science and Environmental Consultant with GWS and has been with the company for 8 years. He has been involved in the construction industry for 36 years. Certifications include being a RESNET Rater Trainer, HERS, ICC Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner, Council-Certified Microbial Consultant and Council-Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant through IAQ Council, Level II Infrared Thermographer, and LEED Accredited Professional.
Shane Monday is an 18-year veteran for the remodeling and home improvement industry and has spent the majority of him professional career focused on sales techniques to convert leads into actual business. As a remodeling industry contractor, he has participated in dealer networks around the country and is intimately familiar with the teaching concepts of the experts in the remodeling industry for online lead generation programs and in home sales. Mr. Monday has personally canvassed neighborhoods, worked in and managed customer service call centers, made in-home sales to homeowners, set up tradeshows, sweepstakes programs, produced in store remodeling lead generation with Sam’s Club and has acquired extensive knowledge of what works in the marketplace and has a great ability to communicate that to contractors. He lives in Cincinnati Ohio with his wife and three children. He is currently a partner in Factory Direct Remodeling, with responsibility for marketing and customer relations.
Monroe Infrared Technology, Inc.
Bret Monroe: President of Monroe Infrared Technology Inc. MITI has been helping people benefit from using thermal imagers for all applications since 1984. MITI provides Energy Professionals and others, the very popular and versatile Heat Find-IR line of thermal imaging cameras and offers training classes on the use of Thermal IR for all PM applications, including energy and building science investigations. Bret works with Manufacturing and Engineering Personnel on the development of new imaging features for our Heat Find-IR portable cameras and our specialized Process Control, Predictive Maintenance and Energy analysis software, IR/daq. Bret has written and presented papers on the use of thermal imaging at conferences and given presentations for building professionals and companies across the USA. MITI is a member of ASNT, RESNET, US Green Building Council of Maine, Energy Star Partner. Bret is a BPI Certified Building Analyst, is a MITI Level 3 Thermographer and is on the RESNET Task force for developing a National Standard for Energy Audits of Existing Homes.
Rich Moore has worked in the field of residential energy conservation performing energy audits, weatherization services, training, and consultation for homeowners and builders since 1984. He has been a regular presenter at numerous regional and national conferences, including several at the Affordable Comfort Conferences (since 1994), the National EEBA Conference in Denver, and at DoE Weatherization Conferences in Atlanta, Oklahoma City, and Phoenix. In Colorado, he was the Training Center Coordinator for the Governor’s Office of Energy Management and Conservation weatherization program. He has also worked with the Proctor Engineering Group in San Rafael, CA, training Southern California heating contractors on Combustion Safety and Duct Leakage through utility funded programs, and also for NYSERDA, the New York State Energy and Research Development program for home contractors. In 2007, he co-presented training with Saturn Resource Management for the E-Star Colorado Home Performance with Energy Star program, for BPI Certification.
Casey Murphy has worked in the building industry for the past 17 years, and has been a HERS Rater, Green Rater, and a participating contractor with Maryland’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. He currently works at ICF International and provides support to EPA’s Indoor airPLUS program and the national Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program.
The Energy Conservatory
Gary Nelson is president of The Energy Conservatory, which he co-founded in 1983, and which is known worldwide as a leader in the design, manufacture, and sales of building performance testing equipment, including the Minneapolis Blower Door and Duct Blaster®. Many of the standard procedures used by building performance technicians to diagnose and measure house and duct leakage were developed by Gary and first published in the operating manuals for Energy Conservatory products. Gary is frequently involved in designing measurement techniques for special situations and has made measurements and diagnosed problems in hundreds of buildings. He is on the board of directors of Affordable Comfort Inc. and is on RESNET’s Technical Committee.
J Neymark & Associates
Joel has specialized in testing and validation of building energy simulation software since 1991. He recently completed development of the Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Low-Rise Residential Buildings (BESTEST-EX) Interim Test Procedure, under contract and in collaboration with National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and is currently working on expansion of BESTEST-EX. Joel is also co-author, with Ron Judkoff of NREL, of HERS BESTEST. Joel has developed numerous specialized diagnostic BESTEST procedures in collaboration with NREL and the International Energy Agency, along with other testing and validation projects for Electricité de France, Florida Solar Energy Center, and others. Joel is a Member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and is Vice Chair of the ASHRAE project committee that oversees ASHRAE Standard 140: Standard Method of Test for the Evaluation of Building Energy Analysis Computer Programs. He has a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, and is a registered professional engineer in Colorado.
Manager of Affordable Housing and Finance Programs
Environmental Protection Agency
Mr. Brian Ng manages the affordable housing and finance programs for the US EPA’s national ENERGY STAR residential program. In this capacity Mr. Ng is involved in outreach to federal, state, and local stakeholders with regard to improving the energy efficiency of new and existing low-income housing. Part of his work entails working with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to encourage the use of ENERGY STAR-related measures in HUD-funded and HUD-insured housing. Mr. Ng is also involved in outreach to lenders and appraisers with regard to attributing value to energy efficiency measures.
Director of Building Program Services
Lee O’Neal is the Director of Building Program Services for CGE Solutions, a building performance and training firm based in Chantilly, VA (the Metro Washington, DC). Lee has 24 years experience in residential and light commercial construction, 13 years as a home inspector and 10 years as a HERS Rater. In addition to serving as the Director of Building Program Services (and founding member) of CGE Solutions, overseeing the company’s Energy Star certification, building performance analysis and accredited rating provider operations; Lee is a consultant to the Arlington County, VA. Green Home Program (Green Choice) and participates in the Build America program for the U.S. Department of Energy. He has appeared in articles in Home Energy magazine, The Washington Post, NBC News 4 (Washington, DC), Business Week and interviewed by the New York Times. Lee serves on the RESNET Board of Directors and is currently Treasurer, serving on the Quality Assurance and Ethics Committee as well as having served on the Sampling Standards Drafting Committee, and other sub-committees.
Manager of Residential Education Programs
U.S. Green Building Council
Jennifer Owens is a LEED AP Homes credentialed professional dedicated to providing services that foster sustainable building and living practices. As the Manager of Residential Education Programs with the U.S. Green Building Council, Jennifer oversees the development and implementation of nationally-employed residentially-focused curriculum and related programs. Along with an extensive green remodel of her own San Diego craftsman home, her background includes more than 5 years in environmental assessment, remediation, and land development engineering and extensive involvement in her local green building community.
Guaranteed Watt Savers Systems, Inc.
Kelly Parker, President – Guaranteed Watt Saver Systems, Inc. is a Professional Engineer in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas currently. Kelly is the owner and President of Guaranteed Watt Saver Systems, Inc. (GWSSI), a national award-winning energy, engineering, consulting and inspection firm. GWSSI’ full-time staff includes more than 40 hard-working individuals all dedicated to improving the quality of building construction. GWSSI performed over 10,000 inspections in 2003, 11,000 in 2004, 11,500 in 2005, 10,000 in 2006, and over 7,500 in 2007. Kelly is a member of the RESNET Board of Directors and a LEED Accredited Professional. He is a certified HERS rater, Clients of GWSSI include municipalities, insurance companies, builders, and architects as well as many individuals and private firms. For the past 20+ years, he has specialized in energy efficiency through building science, which addressees HVAC design, performance and air infiltration testing and control. He is an EPA National Energy Star Homes Training Instructor, Oklahoma Real Estate Commission Continuing Education Instructor, and American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Provider. Kelly has been involved with the American Lung Association as a regional inspector with regard to air quality and health issues in residential construction. Over the past several years, Kelly has become an active champion of environmentally responsible building practices and has held numerous training sessions on the application of building science principles in everyday construction.
Home Services Project Manager
Glenn manages residential projects including HERS Ratings (Home Energy Rating System), Manual J Load Calculations, Duct Designs, Design Reviews, and Home Assessments for Southface Home Service. He also has experience assisting independent HERS raters under the Southface Energy Rated Homes, helps teach the performance software portion of the Home Energy Rating course at Southface, and helps with quality assurance in the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® programs at Southface.Glenn graduated in 2005 with a degree in Anthropology from the University of Kansas. He joined Southface in 2007 to use his analytical background in Anthropology to perform Home Energy Ratings.
Sustainable Building Specialist
Habitat for Humanity of Michigan
Thom Phillips has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies and a secondary teaching certificate, both from Western Michigan University. In the early 1980’s he taught homesteading skills on an organic farm in southwest Michigan. In 1988 he started Cascade Building & Design, a design-build firm that specialized in energy and resource efficient construction and Frank Lloyd Wright home restorations. In 2003 he joined Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity as Construction Manager where he incorporated ENERGY STAR and sustainable building measures into affordable homes. In 2008 he joined Habitat for Humanity of Michigan as the new Sustainable Building Specialist. His responsibilities include assisting the State’s 77 Habitat affiliates building and rehabilitating over 225 homes each year achieve ENERGY STAR standards on their homes as well as lead them toward advanced sustainable building measures. He recently planned and hosted the HOMES Green Building Summit which was attended by more than 150 people.
Patricia Plympton is an Associate Director with Navigant Consulting, Inc., based in Washington, DC. Ms. Plympton has over 25 years of project management experience and has supported the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Program since 2004. Ms. Plympton has assisted in the development of multi-year plans and other planning documents and assisted in the development and implementation of the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program for energy retrofits. She worked for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for 12 years prior to joining Navigant Consulting, Inc in 2007. Prior to supporting U.S. DOE, she worked in the aerospace industry as a propulsion design engineer.
Office of Building Technologies
U.S. Department of Energy
Mr. Pollock is the Team Leader of the Residential Buildings Research Team in the Office of Building Technologies. This program, known as the Building America program, applies a systems engineering approach to select the most cost effective combination of energy savings strategies for homes in each climate zone in the U.S. The ultimate goal is to develop homes that produce as much energy as they use at a cost point where the incremental cost of financing the energy efficiency improvements will be equal to or less than the cost of the energy saved.He also leads the Home Performance with Energy Star program which is a join DOE/EPA program to retrofit America’s 110 million existing homes. To increase the market penetration of energy efficiency strategies in the residential market sector, he was instrumental in developing the Energy Smart Home Scale, a “miles per gallon label” for homes, and the Builders Challenge Program, a deployment and marketing campaign for high performance homes.
Dave Porter is the president of PorterWorks, Inc., a educational and consulting solutions provider based in Washington state. He has been involved in the real estate and mortgage lending for more than 30 years. He is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and writer. He has presented and taught for several organizations including the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), and the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). He instructs the GREEN designation course for the Realtor Association, the Certified Green Professional course for the National Association of home builders and his company developed and delivers the GreenLending Specialist and GreenValuation Specialist designation program. He serves on a variety of national task forces and boards and provides council to governmental agencies, NGOs and corporations. He holds four designations from the NAHB: MIRM (Member, Institute of Residential Marketing); CGP (Certified Green Professional); CGA (Certified Graduate Associate); and CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist). He specializes in building, marketing, appraising and financing best practices and sustainability. He and his wife are the developers and owners of the multi certified multi award winning deep green demonstration home www.GoingGreenattheBeach.com
Mr. Prindle is a Vice President in ICF’s growing Energy Efficiency line of business. He supports energy efficiency programs with ICF’s federal agency clients, works with utility clients on energy efficiency programs and regulatory issues, and supports other ICF climate policy and strategy efforts. Prior to joining ICF in 2008, Mr. Prindle served as Deputy Director at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, a leading nonprofit policy research and advocacy group. Prior to joining ACEEE in 2002, he directed buildings and utilities programs for The Alliance to Save Energy for several years. In more than 30 years in the energy field, Mr. Prindle has also worked in energy efficiency advocacy, management consulting, and association management with organizations including Barakat & Chamberlin, Lane and Edson, P.C., Edison Electric Institute, the National Association of Energy Service Companies, and Peat Marwick Mitchell (now KPMG). Mr. Prindle earned a B.A. degree in Psychology from Swarthmore College and an M.S. in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.
National Director, ENERGY STAR for Homes
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Mr. Rashkin has managed ENERGY STAR for Homes since its start in 1996. Under his leadership, ENERGY STAR for Homes has grown exponentially to more than 7,000 builder partners and over one million labeled homes. He is also overseeing an advanced technology program for elite builders called ENERGY STAR Concept Home. Mr. Rashkin received his Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University; completed Masters of Urban Planning studies at New York University; and is a registered architect in California and New York. During his 20-plus years as a licensed architect, he specialized in energy efficient design and completed over 100 residential projects. He has served on the national Steering Committees for USGBC’s LEED for Homes, NAHB’s Green Builder Guidelines, and EPA’s Water Sense label, and has been on the development team for EPA’s Indoor airPLUS label. Sam has prepared hundreds of articles, technical papers, reports, and seminars; and contributed to numerous books covering a wide variety of energy topics.
Paul H. Raymer
Paul H. Raymer is the Chief Investigator for Heyoka Solutions developing fully integrated housing solutions. He has been working with ventilation design and consulting for more than thirty years. (He was previously President of Tamarack Technologies, Inc. and, prior to that, Weather Energy Systems, Inc.) He has developed and brought to market more than twenty products and has patents and patents pending on several of them. He has taught ventilation, building science, air sealing and combustion safety courses to diverse audiences from home inspectors and weatherization specialists to architects at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He has taught the BPI Building Analyst course and courses developed by Conservation Services Group on air sealing and combustion safety. He has published articles in “Northeast Sun”, “Smart Home Owner” and “HomeEnergy”, and written The Residential Ventilation Handbook for McGraw-Hill (which was published in the fall of 2009). He has been interviewed for various local and national radio and television programs on ventilation, building pressures, and indoor environmental quality. He has served as a technical consultant for many corporations including Dow Chemical, Rolscreen Corporation (Pella), Acorn Homes/Deck House, and APV Vent Axia. He has worked with three Building America teams. He is a member of the LEED for Homes EA Technical Advisory Group. He has reviewed conference proposals for Affordable Comfort and the USGBC’s GreenBuild Conference and the ASHRAE Journal. He is a full member of ASHRAE (a voting member of the 62.2 Standard Committee) and the Home Ventilating Institute (Chairman of the IAQ Committee) and he is a HERS Rater, BPI Certified Building Analyst and Envelope and a member of the Society of Building Science Educators. He provides Manual J analysis for Energy Star for Homes projects and is a member of the International Code Council. Despite (or because) of all this he is still enthusiastic about the science of buildings and the magic of air motion and control and the art of system dynamics.
Senior Consultant & Instructor
Hathmore Technologies, LLC
Ken Riead is a Senior Consultant and Instructor for Hathmore Technologies, LLC. Ken has been an industry leader in the fields of energy conservation, renewable energy and environmental practices for over 30 years. His focus has been on promoting education for both consumers and professionals. In May of 2007, Ken wrote the national standards for the skill levels, education and experience required for energy auditors and HERS raters for the US Department of Labor.During his tenure on the board of the Colorado Thermal InsulationAssociation, Ken helped write the first set of energy codes for Denver, which were later enacted into law. He also served on the board of the Denver Solar Energy Association where he helped organize the first Denver Passive Solar Home tour, which eventually evolved into the ASES National Sustainable Homes Tour. Ken worked in the late 1970s and early 1980s as the Director of the Denver Energy Conservation Laboratory and taught energy conservation courses at the Red Rocks Solar program, which at that time was the largest solar program in the United States. Ken was the Residential Green Building Advocate for the State of Kansas and western half of Missouri and has been heavily involved in the rebuilding of Greensburg, KS. Ken is now working with the Green Impact Zone of Kansas City, MO, which has been nationally recognized as a model for rebuilding distressed communities into sustainable neighborhoods.He has worked or consulted for several energy utilities, including Intermountain Rural Electric Association, the City of Independence, Missouri Power & Light and the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities. Ken is the recipient of many energy and environmental awards and recognitions. He is a lifetime member of the Association of Energy Engineers, through which he is Senior Certified Energy Manager and Senior Certified Demand-Side Manager, Certified Sustainable Development Professional and a Chartered “Legend in Energy”. Ken has both Public Relations and Energy Engineering degrees and is currently President of the Kansas City Home Energy Raters Organization.
Owner & Manager
Hathmore Technologies, LLC
Sharla Riead is the Owner and Manager of Hathmore Technologies, LLC and Accurate Rater Network. She has strong credentials in systems, business, finance, accounting and energy. Ms. Riead’s energy and environmental experience began with her first energy audit in 1979 and spans years of progression from working as an energy auditor through construction and installation of solar panels to directorships and management of energy conservation and consulting companies. As a Certified Home Energy Rater, Building Analyst and Envelope Specialist, Ms. Riead works closely with builders and developers, educating them in energy efficient construction techniques and supporting their efforts to build to Energy Star standards and meet energy program requirements. As an Accredited QA and Training Provider, Ms. Riead supports other Home Energy Raters, Building Analysts and Energy Auditors in their endeavors.Sharla Riead has held positions of significant influence including CFO of WideBand Corporation and Manager of Vendor Relations for Sprint. She has chaired several industry boards and worked in Washington, DC as a lead examiner for the President’s quality award under William J. Clinton and George W. Bush. Ms. Riead is a seasoned speaker, presenter and trainer. She was founding president of three Toastmaster organizations, has spoken at conferences, tradeshows and forums and has trained several hundred people in the areas of energy and the environment. As Director of the Missouri Community Solar Workshop Program, through neighborhood organization speaking engagements, and in working with the Metropolitan Energy Center’s Weatherization Workshops programs, Ms. Riead has also trained hundreds of participants in do-it-yourself energy conservation techniques including leading 2-day workshops in which participants learn to build and install their own hot-water solar systems. Ms. Riead currently trains students to hold national certifications in the fields of energy and the environment.Sharla is the current President of the Heartland Renewable Energy Society and is part of: the RESNET IR Standards Task Force, Energy and Environmental Ratings Alliance, Guaranteed Watt Savers, US Green Building Council, Green Mechanical Council and American Solar Energy Society. Accurate Rater Network is an Accredited Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) Quality Assurance Provider, Accredited RESNET Training Provider, Building Performance Institute (BPI) Training Affliliate and an Accredited US Green Building Council LEED® for Homes QA & Training Provider.
V. Robert Salcido
Product Manager REM/Rate and REM/Design Software
Architectural Energy Corporation
Robert Salcido is a Senior Engineer with Architectural Energy Corporation (AEC), a firm specializing in sustainable design and analysis of buildings as well as energy information products. Mr. Salcido has been with AEC for 10 years and has been working in the area of energy efficiency in buildings since 1992. He has a Bachelors degree in Environmental Resources Engineering as well as a Masters in Civil Engineering. He is also a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado. Mr. Salcido is the product manager for the REM/Rate home energy rating software and REM/Design home energy analysis software.
Manager-Lighting Technical Specialist
Mr. Schwartz is a Manager and Lighting Technical Specialist for ICF International with over 35 years experience in the lighting industry. He currently serves as a consultant to the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR residential lighting program. His responsibilities include builder, manufacturer, showroom, designer, and rater outreach and training. He has worked with utilities across the country showing builders the benefits of advanced lighting technologies and how to use energy-efficient lighting in their homes. Over the years Mr. Schwartz has provided training to over 2,000 lighting practitioners and been published in numerous national magazines. In addition to his work for the EPA, Mr. Schwartz serves as a consultant to individual utilities and currently serves as the Exam Chair for the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions.
Director of Green Building Programs
Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties
Leigh Scott has been the Director of Green Building Programs at the Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange, and Chatham Counties (HBADOC) for the past three years. Ms. Scott directs the Green Home Builders of the Triangle, which is a regional certification program serving the green builders in both HBADOC and the HBA of Raleigh-Wake County. Her previous experience includes a wide variety of positions involving environmental science and education. She has worked on projects related to endangered animals, household hazardous wastes, urban park development, ground-water pollution, and recycling. Ms. Scott holds a BS degree in Geology from Furman University and an MBA from the University of Washington. She is a Certified Environmental Educator (NC Office of Environmental Education) and a Certified Green Professional (National Association of Home Builders). \
Stream Residential Air & Energy Experts
David Slater founded Stream Residential Air & Energy Experts with a passion to help Triangle homeowners enjoy healthy, comfortable and energy efficient homes. With his 15 years of leadership and management experience working at large companies such as Motorola, Texas Instruments and Tyco Building Systems in various capacities including engineering management, product development, manufacturing operations and business and process redesign, he applies the same principles to his home performance contracting and HVAC services business at Stream Residential.He is now a moisture control, indoor air quality and residential mechanical systems expert who often speaks on these subjects to various realtor, home inspector and builder groups. Living in Raleigh, North Carolina, David and his wife are involved in various community and church organizations, and enjoy water sports and vegetable gardening.
John Snell’s background in building-related training and educational services began in 1977 in the Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance program and continued from 1979-1982 in the Residential Conservation Service (RCS) Program. It was in this capacity, in 1983, that he first used thermography for building diagnostics and he founded Snell Infrared in 1986. The company has grown to 60+ employees around the US and also has offices in Canada and the UK.He is professionally active and was on the Steering Committee for the Thermosense conference from 1990 until 2005 and Chair of Thermosense XVI and XX. In 1994 John had the honor of becoming the first thermographer in the world to pass the ASNT Level III exam for the Thermal/infrared method. He is currently working with three ASTM committees, as well as committees at EPRI, BINDT, ISO, ASNT, BPI/RESNET and NETA, on standards and written inspection procedures. John is widely published, having authored numerous articles and professional papers. John is a graduate of Michigan State University with a BA in Agricultural Ecology.
Residential Green Building Services Quality Assurance Manager
Eurihea serves the sustainable building community as the Southface Residential Green Building Services Quality Assurance Manager. He joined Southface in 2008 to focus his skills, knowledge, and passion for the environment on achieving a sustainable world. With over two decades of experience in the residential construction industry, and a residential renovation contractor for 14 years, he is responsible for managing the Southface Energy Rated Homes HERS Providership and providing quality assurance oversight management for the Southface residential programs including ENERGY STAR, EarthCraft House, LEED for Homes, and Home Performance with ENERGY STAR.Eurihea earned a BBA in Real Estate from Georgia State University in 2005 and attended Syracuse University as a Construction Management undergrad. He is a LEED for Homes Accredited Professional, RESNET Quality Assurance Designee, BPI Building Analyst, EarthCraft Technical Advisor, certified HERS Rater and Infrared Thermographer.
Director/Founder of the NC HealthyBuilt Homes Green Builder Program
NC Solar Center
Dona Stankus, AIA, LEED AP HOMES, LEED AP is a registered architect and High Performance Building Programs Manager at the NC Solar Center in the College of Engineering at NC State University. Among other projects and duties, her role at the Solar Center includes Director/Founder of the award-winning NC HealthyBuilt Homes green builder program, managing an integrated team of great green colleagues, sustainable building instruction and technical assistance as well as building plan design reviewer for both residential and commercial green/solar buildings. The Solar Center is a LEED for Homes Provider and Dona oversees the quality assurance/control for the Center.Dona currently is immediate past chair/Southeast Regional Council Representative for the NC Triangle Chapter of the US Green Building Council. She sits on the Board of Directors for the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council, where she represented the Council as the Remodeling Task Group Chair on an ANSI consensus process committee that created a national residential green building standard (ICC-700), chaired by the NAHB. She is a mentor for the AIA Young Architects Forum. Additionally, she sits on the City of Raleigh Environmental Advisory Board, the Human Rights/Program Committee for Learning Together, a non-profit developmental early childhood education center and is a Sunday School Teacher and Green Team member at her church.She is a past Chair of the NC Sustainable Energy Association (2002) and the Carolina Recycling Associations’ Green Building Council (1999). In addition, Dona served as an adjunct instructor for the College of Design at NCSU in the fall semesters of 2005 and 2006 and was a member of the NCSU Physical Environment Committee from fall 2004 to spring 2007. She has a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture from NCSU’s College of Design and has worked in the field of architecture for 25 years including 6 years as the successful sole proprietor of a sustainable architecture firm (1995-2001).
Z. Todd Taylor
Manager, Residential R&D, Building Energy Codes Program
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Todd Taylor is a senior research engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, specializing in building energy analysis, residential energy code development, large-scale building energy simulation, and analysis of large energy datasets. Mr. Taylor is currently Manager of Residential R&D in DOE’s Building Energy Codes Program at PNNL. Mr. Taylor has been instrumental in crafting the the International Energy Conservation Code, the predominant model code for residential energy in the U.S.; developing energy efficiency provisions for the Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards; serving for six years as a member of the development committee for ASHRAE Standard 90.2; and developing or analyzing standards applicable to Federal buildings, predecessor codes and standards to the IECC, early buiding energy codes in the Pacific Northwest, and others. Mr. Taylor holds B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University, specializing in energy management in buildings and industry.
The Dow Chemical Company
Dan Tempas is a graduate of The University of Illinois with a degree in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Nuclear Engineering. He is currently a HERS rater and sits on the RESNET Training Committee. He has worked for The Dow Chemical Company in various research, product development, and service capacities for 27 years and is currently a senior development engineer. Tempas also worked in Dow’s Computer Research group where he handled 3D computer graphics, digital video and computer based training. He has also been a member of ASTM, EIMA and BTECC. firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair of the Department of Technology
Appalachian State University
Jeff Tiller is chair of the Department of Technology at Appalachian State University. Mr.Tiller also serves as a Technical Director of the Energy Center at Appalachian State. One of his current projects is to direct development of the North Carolina State Energy Plan. The comprehensive effort, in conjunction with the North Carolina Energy Policy Council and the North Carolina State Energy Office, contains over 90 recommendations for policies and programs in the state. He was a founder and served as President of the Southface Energy Institute, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia ‐‐ a nonprofit corporation. Mr. Tiller has conducted hundreds of seminars, courses, workshops and presentations on energy conservation and solar energy applications in residential and commercial buildings. He has also written numerous builder guides on high performance buildings for southeastern states.
Senior Building Science Consultant
John Tooley is one of the nation’s leaders in the area of building science technologies. Hailed as a visionary in energy efficiency, Tooley has diagnosed and repaired more than 5,000 homes. He has participated in the weatherization of more than 10,000 homes. He is recognized for his contributions to many of the largest utility and building programs in the nation. Before joining Advanced Energy in 1996, Tooley led a number of companies dedicated to preserving the state of Florida through quality building practices. These companies included: Natural Florida Homes, Natural Florida Retrofit Inc., Star Insulation, Home Energy Reviews of Orlando (HERO), and Infrared Services and Inspections. Today, Tooley is responsible for business development with the organization’s Applied Building Science team. Regarded as a pioneer in the world of energy efficiency, Tooley trains builders and contractors all over the United States. He has been the keynote speaker at numerous conferences and most recently at the 2008 Fourth Annual North Carolina Energy Star® Conference and the 2008 Energy Out West conference MY PHILOSOPHY ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY Doing something right the first time trumps everything when it comes to building homes. The simple materials we have used for the last 100 years, when used correctly, will render very efficient homes. Until we abandon the “silver bullet” new product approach to energy efficiency, we will never affect the masses. Better products do not improve the process of building houses, improving processes improves processes.
Chandler Von Schrader
Manager, National Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program
Environmental Protection Agency
Since 1981, Chandler Von Schrader has worked in all sectors of the residential energy efficiency industry in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Chandler’s first energy efficiency work was selling and installing domestic hot water solar systems. From solar, Chandler moved on to provide thousands of utility-sponsored residential energy audits. This position quickly led to running weatherization crews for local utilities and delivering demand side management (DSM) activities that included: commercial lighting; large scale multi-family lighting; low income energy efficiency services; whole house diagnostics; and full scale remediation. During his career, Chandler has worked for utilities, an electric cooperative, a weatherization fund and an unregulated utility service company. Chandler was a part owner of a kitchen and bath remodeling company and an energy service company (ESCO). Lastly, to round out Chandler’s residential service delivery resume, he went to work for a mid size Northern Virginia Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) company providing marketing and sales support. For the past six years, Chandler has worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promoting energy efficiency best practices in the HVAC, Home Performance and Remodeling industries. Chandler serves as the national manager of the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program.
Eastern Research Group, Inc.
Kimberly Wagoner is a licensed professional engineer with Eastern Research Group Inc., where she provides technical support and expertise in the area of water conservation including technical research, specification development, coordination, and implementation for US EPA’s WaterSense program. In this capacity she manages the development of residential and commercial product specifications and establishment of third-party certification requirements for products and single-family new homes. She also provides support for building program infrastructure, industry/stakeholder correspondence, and public outreach.
D.R. Wastchak, LLC
Daran Wastchak is the President of D.R. Wastchak, L.L.C., a firm based in Phoenix, Arizona which specializing in residential energy efficiency and building science consulting. He has been a key implementer of the EPA’s ENERGY STAR for Homes program in the Phoenix market since 1996, first with the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University, then with D.R. Wastchak, L.L.C since its founding in 1999. Daran is a member of the Energy and Environmental Building Association (EEBA) Board of Directors. He has also been a member of the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) Board of Directors since 2003 and serves as chairman of the Quality Assurance and Ethics Committee and Sampling Standard Drafting Committee. Daran was a member of the Arizona State Energy Code Advisory Commission from 2000 to 2007, serving as chairman of the Commission from 2004 to the conclusion of his term. Daran has written articles which have appeared in Home Energy magazine and the Arizona Journal of Real Estate and Business. He has also been a guest lecturer at Arizona State University; Scottsdale, Yavapai and Gateway Community Colleges; and the Arizona School of Real Estate and given presentations at the annual conferences for EEBA, Affordable Comfort, RESNET, USGBC Greenbuild, and the Scottsdale Green Buildings Program.
EPA Indoor Environments Division
Eric Werling is National Coordinator for EPA’s new Indoor airPLUSprogram. He is also developing IAQ guidance and specifications forother building types, including residential retrofits, schools, andcommercial buildings. He serves as IAQ subcommittee chairman forASHRAE’s Standard 62.2 Committee. Eric joined the EPA in 2004 after 10years with ICF Consulting, where he helped build the successful ENERGYSTAR for Homes programs for EPA, NY State, and several TX utilities. Heholds graduate degrees in Architectural Engineering (MS) & BusinessAdministration (MBA) from Penn State University, and a BS from the U.S.Naval Academy.
Building Services & Consulting LLC
Keith Williams is the owner of Building Services & Consultant LLC, providing home performance evaluations and assessments for existing homes for the past five years. He has twenty years of experience as an insulation contractor. Keith is a Wisconsin home performance specialist, certified home energy rater, and outreach specialist, providing home performance evaluation trainings.
Chief Executive Officer
Building Performance Institute
Larry Zarker is the Chief Executive Officer of the Building Performance Institute, the professional credentialing organization for the home performance contracting industry. Prior to BPI, he worked for nearly twenty years with the NAHB Research Center and served as Vice President of Marketing for over a decade. He helped initiate and manage programs in green and sustainable building and remodeling, certification and accreditation programs for the building industry, and advanced technologies including the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing.
Home Energy Team
• Sean Zobaa has executive business experience focused on web development and internet marketing, within the Contractor/Remodeling industry. He is a graduate of Marymount University with a Bachelor Degree in Accounting and an MBA in finance. He worked for a number of years in the financial world as a Financial Consultant with Merrill Lynch and Vice President of Morgan Stanley. His next major business activity was as the owner of East Coast Contractors the marketing, sales and operations group which manages Contractors.com the largest directory of contractors in the Washington Metropolitan area. • After recognizing the energy crisis in 2008, he immersed himself in the home energy auditing business, creating and managing Home Energy Team and Home Energy Team Institute, the nation’s largest alliance of home energy auditors, with auditors in over 22 states and the District of Columbia. Sean also serves as an executive with Home Energy Team Institute which was the first organization to be approved by RESNET as the Provider for the Home Energy Survey Professional certification. Mr. Zobaa recognized early on the importance for trade contractors to receive training in the field of energy efficiency. He believes that it is equally important to understand the needs of the contractor and how their knowledge of priority of work and combustion safety issues directly impact the results on making homes energy efficient. In 2009 he laid the groundwork for RESNET to become the leader in educating the contractor and builder workforce.