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2003 RESNET Conference

Presenter Bios

RESNET ConferenceFebruary 24 - 26, 2003
Shelter Pointe Hotel and Marina
San Diego, California

The following are bios of presenters at the 2003 RESNET Conference.  The bios are organized alphabetically by last name:

Ben Adams
Senior Vice President
MaGrann Associates

MaGrann Associates is an energy engineering firm based in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey that supports Energy Star® and utility sponsored energy efficiency programs, and provides building science based design and consulting services to the residential construction industry. As Chief Operating Officer, Ben provides oversight for operations and business development, including MaGrann's activity as a HERS® Provider and role in the Northeast HERS Alliance. The company was founded in 1982 and has been performing HERS ratings (as well as energy and comfort diagnostics and related consulting services) for new and existing construction since 1997. Ben has over 15 years experience in the implementation and design of residential energy services and energy efficiency programs. Before joining MaGrann in 2000 he held the position of Residential Market Leader at Honeywell DMC, where he was instrumental in the development of a variety of initiatives, including comprehensive low income programs based on whole-house approaches. Ben began his career in energy efficiency with the Conservation Department of the New Zealand Ministry of Energy.

Steve Baden
Executive Director
Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET)
Steve Baden has worked in the residential energy efficiency field for over twenty five 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.

Patrick J. Bailey
Principal, Energy Engineer P.E.
Mr. Bailey is one of the founders of GeoPraxis and a registered mechanical engineer specializing in building energy analysis, simulation techniques (including DOE-2), building monitoring and HVAC design assistance. He has carried out energy analyses of hundreds of commercial buildings across the United States, and developed or helped develop training programs and materials which allow non-engineers to perform commercial and residential building energy audits and assessments. Mr. Bailey is particularly interested in the synergies associated with the simultaneous application of simulation tools, intelligent software interfaces and research data to problems involving residential, commercial and industrial resource and energy use. Mr. Bailey is continuing work on the development of calculation methods which allow home inspectors to quantify energy use and energy efficiency design assistance/assessment projects for several clients.

Cece Barros
Program Manager
Pacific Gas & Electric's ENERGY STAR New Homes Program
Cece Barros is the Program Manager for PG&E's California Energy Star New Homes Program. She has been with PG&E for 22 years. She has spent half of her career working on field implementation of various energy efficiency programs. For the past 6 years she has managed the Residential New Construction programs. She has a B.A. in Management from St. Mary's College.

Douglas G. Beaman
Lead Trainer
California Home Energy Efficiency Rating System

Doug is the lead trainer for CHEERS new construction-training program. He works closely with CHEERS and the State of California Energy Commission coordinating the third party verifications that are part of the California Residential Energy Standards (Title 24). Doug developed the training curriculum that was approved by the California Energy Commission for the CHEERS raters for new construction. Doug has over 20 years of experience in the energy conservation field working with builders, architects, and homeowners in the design of energy efficient buildings. Currently he devotes the majority of his time to training for CHEERS and California utilities. His training includes a variety of topics addressing energy efficiency including ACCA Manual J and Manual D.

David R. Blanke
Program Manager of California ENERGY STAR Homes Program
Southern California Gas San Diego Gas & Electric

Mr. Blanke is a Market Advisor with Southern California Gas Company. For over twelve years, he has served as a liaison with the residential building industry and is the Program Manager of the California ENERGY STAR Homes Program for Southern California Gas and San Diego Gas & Electric. Prior to Southern California Gas, Mr. Blanke was a Lecturer at the University of California Santa Barbara and Managing Editor for the Environmental Studies Institute in Santa Barbara.

Steve Bottfeld
Executive Vice President
Marketing Solutions
Steve Bottfeld is Executive Vice President of Las Vegas-based Marketing Solutions, a nationally recognized consumer research organization serving clients ranging from Coca-Cola to Citibank. Mr. Bottfeld is also the managing director of Southern Nevada New Homes Guide, recently named Housing Guide of the year by Housing Guides of America. As a marketing research analyst, Mr. Bottfeld established a national reputation in the housing industry working with some of the nation's largest developers and masterplans, including KBHome, Beazer, Summerlin and Briargate Mr. Bottfeld and his partner, who is also his wife Marcia, helped create one of the most successful energy star programs for housing in the nation last year for the Las Vegas community. Early results suggest that this year's Las Vegas program will be even more

Steve Byers
After leaving the Air Force in 1992, Steve worked as an intern for the Southface Energy Institute in Atlanta. He then accompanied his wife to Pakistan for a year during her doctoral fieldwork. Upon returning from Pakistan he returned to Southface and eventually rose to Technical Administrator. In 1997, he left for Colorado and started his own company, EnergySmiths. EnergySmiths is a full-service provider of energy ratings, building analysis, HVAC testing, duct design and sustainable building consulting. EnergySmiths has a staff of five and works all of the Front Range of Colorado. It's primary clients are production builders along with some custom and semi-custom builders.

Wade Byrd
Environmental Consultant
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Mr. Wade Byrd is currently the Environmental Consultant with the Energy Section of the Technology Assessment Division of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources. In this role, he is responsible for development of building and transportation related energy and environmental programs and the development of alternative and renewable energy resources. Most recently, he has been active in the implementation of building energy codes and in the enactment of a public benefit fund in Louisiana. He developed Energy Rated Homes of Louisiana (ERHL), the Home Energy Loan Program (HELP) and the Home Energy Rebate Option (HERO). The goal of these programs is to improve the energy efficiency of the residential housing stock in Louisiana, both to conserve natural resources and to reduce the pollution associated with energy use in residential housing. A secondary goal of the program is to insure that efforts taken to make houses more energy efficient do not compromise the health and safety of the occupants. Mr. Byrd also serves as project manager of the Department's building codes and standards program and is the primary instructor for training in ASHRAE/IES 90.1-1989, COMcheck, CABO MEC and MECcheck offered by the Department to architects, engineers, contractors and other commercial building industry professionals.

Barbara Collins
Executive Director
Energy Rated Homes of the West
Barbara Collins is the Western Regional Manager of Energy Rated Homes of America. Ms. Collins is a dynamic professional speaker and trainer on marketing, home energy ratings, and energy mortgage topics. Featured on the nationally broadcast television program, ""Today's Environment"", her work has also been honored by the U.S. Department of Energy with its ""1994 National Energy Award"", and by the ""1995 Renew America National Award: in 2000, the Mortgage Bankers Association of America featured Ms. Collins in its ""Market Trends"" series speaking on energy. Ms. Collins in 2001 received the prestigious ""RESNET Lifetime Achievement Award"" for her contribution to the home energy rating industry.

Jim Curtis
EEMs Inc. and Company

EEMs Inc. and Company is an Energy Efficient Mortgage Service Company and an Energy Improvements Broker/General Contractor. The owners and principal employees of EEMs Inc. & Company have been actively involved in the development and implementation of the EEM programs of FHA and VA since October 1982. We are headquartered in Mountain View, California - with field representatives serving the areas of San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, Stockton, Fresno, Bakersfield, and Lake Tahoe. The company has completed 7,500 energy efficient mortgages.

Graham Davis
Senior Technical Advisor and Green Team Coordinator
Habitat for Humanity International
The Green Team provides technical training to Habitat affiliates to help them build durable, healthy and energy efficient affordable homes. Graham has been with HFH since 1991 and started in the construction industry in 1979 framing homes in Colorado. He has worked closely with the EPA to promote the Energy Star Homes program to Habitat affiliates around the country. Graham is also the owner of Home Performance Pro, which provides energy ratings and building forensics in the state of Colorado.

Michelle Desiderio
Senior Product Developer
Fannie Mae
Michelle Desiderio is a Senior Product Developer for Fannie Mae's National Housing and Impact Division. In that role she is responsible for a number of programs including Fannie Mae's Energy and Environment Initiative, a residential emissions trading pilot, and the Smart Commute SM Mortgage. Previously, Michelle served as NAHB's expert on endangered species, essential fish habitat, clean air, and construction waste policy. In that role she analyzed regulatory and legislative policies, provided compliance advice to builders and developers, and educated members on the federal regulations governing land development. Michelle started her career as a New York City Urban Fellow at the NYC Department of City Planning. She served in a number of positions developing citywide land use and environmental policy.

Miguel E. Don
Vice President & Area Manager
Sterling Capital Mortgage

Miguel Don is a Vice President and Area Manager for Sterling Capital Mortgage. He has been in the lending and real estate related business for over 13 years. He currently oversees multiple branches for Sterling Capital Mortgage in the Los Angeles County area. Miguel strongly believes that the energy efficient mortgage is a low-cost option, which can save consumers in our state billions of dollars. For the past four years Miguel has been working with H&L Energy Saver to inform consumers, and the real estate community of the benefits of the energy efficient mortgage and the Performance Four standard. Miguel is a licensed Real Estate Broker and has a B.S. in Business Administration from Cal Poly Pomona.

Tammara Eutsler
Energy Efficient Mortgage Director
H & L Energy Savers
Tammara Eutsler has worked directly with The Energy Efficient Mortgage Program for over six years. She has a background in Real Estate, Title, and Escrow. Tammara received her California Real Estate License in October 1989. She has over seven years escrow experience working for such companies as JM Escrow, TMC Escrow, and most recently Investors Title Escrow as an Assistant Escrow Officer and an Escrow/Title Sales Representative. Tammara is currently working as EEM Director and DRE Instructor at H & L Energy Savers/ EEM Department, and has done several hundred EEM seminars and training meeting for real estate offices, mortgage companies, Board of Realtor meetings, homebuyer seminars and community groups all over Southern California. Tammara is directly responsible for helping hundreds of Southern California residents save money and increase their quality of live by using The Energy Efficient Mortgage Program, through her working relationship with local real estate and lending professionals. Tammara is also currently working with Fannie Mae on their newest EEM program released October 2002 at the RESNET Conference. Tammara interest in the EEM, began in 1996 when Tammara and her husband used The Energy Efficient Mortgage Program on the purchase of their first home, they had several needed energy efficient improvements installed in their 1901 home, Tammara was so impressed with the program she is now helping to educate the real estate industry and consumers on the benefits of the EEM program.

Richard Faesy
Project Manager
Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Richard works as part of the Consulting Team at the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation in Burlington, Vermont. He specializes in residential buildings and technology, with a focus on new construction, green building, home energy ratings and energy efficiency financing. He is actively involved with clients in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont and other states. Prior to 2000, he was responsible for the administrative and developmental functions of Energy Rated Homes of Vermont and Vermont's Energy Mortgage (EM) Programs since their inception in 1986. He has been active nationally in many Home Energy Rating System (HERS)/EM efforts including starting and managing the Northeast HERS Alliance, and working with the Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Energy Rated Homes of America, the HERS Council, the National Collaborative on HERS and EEMs and other initiatives. Richard was featured in a Dateline/NBC story on energy efficiency in 2001. He has also been involved with numerous energy policy efforts including the adoption of Vermont's first Energy Code, development of a Vermont residential mechanical ventilation standard, and development of the Vermont Built Green rating system. He has published numerous articles and speaks frequently at national conferences and meetings. In 2001 he received the prestigious ""RESNET Lifetime Achievement Award"" for his contribution to the home energy rating industry.

Philip Fairey
Deputy Director
Florida Solar Energy Center
Philip Fairey is the Deputy Director of the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) and President of Building Consultants Group, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in building failures related to moisture control, pressure and air flow control; and building design and construction. Mr, Fairey graduated from Clemson University with a BA in Architecture in 1969 and a Master's degree in City and Regional Planning in 1975. In 1980, Mr. Fairey initiated the building science research program for FSEC. Since then, he has had primary responsibility for 25 major building science research contracts totaling more than $10 million. Philip has extensive experimental and analytical expertise in the fields of moisture transport and control, pressure and air flow control, indoor air quality, building envelope systems, cooling and dehumidification systems, natural ventilation systems, energy efficient building design, industrialized housing systems, utility demand side management, home energy rating systems, and computer simulation and modeling. Mr. Fairey was the keynote speaker at the 2001 RESNET Conference and the 2001 EEBA Excellence in Building Conference.

Tracy Fogelsong

Ms Fogelsong is a successful energy rater in Arizona, California and Nevada and a committed member of RESNET who has been certified to provide ratings by three RESNET accredited HERS providers - the California Home Energy Efficiency Rating System (CHEERS), Energy Rated Homes of Nevada and Energy Rated Homes of the Southwest. Ms. Fogelsong's firm, Enercalc has been in the energy analysis business sine 1981. Her cleint list includes several home builders, the state of Nevada Housing Division, and IBACOS a DOE Building America partner. Ms Foglesong has wide-ranging experience as a successful energy efficiency consultant. In addition to ratings, Ms. Fogelsong provides:

  • Title 24, MEC, IECC and Energy Star documentation
  • Manual J & D calculations
  • Mechanical and Plumbing Design
  • Building envelope and mechanical system air leakage testing Building America program inspections and testing
  • Multi-family rehab consultation

Ken Fonorow
Florida HERO
Ken Fonorow, president of Florida HERO, has been involved in building science and energy conservation for over 25 years as an energy analyst, consultant, problem solver, and is experienced in residential mechanical systems design and installation. Mr. Fonorow's diverse background includes pioneering work in the development of software for energy auditing, blower-door technology and ""Green"" construction codes. In addition to being guest speaker, Ken teaches Continuing Education courses in energy conservation at Santa Fe Community College. He is the vice-chair of the Gainesville Energy Advisory Committee, serves on the Board of Directors of the Gainesville Builders Association, and past president of the National Energy Raters Association. Mr. Fonorow has won awards for his contributions to building science and energy efficiency at the local, state, and national levels including the 1999, 2000, and 2001 ""Florida Rater of the Year"", the 1999 EPA ENERGY STAR ""Ally of the Year"". Ken is a member of the Habitat for Humanity ""Green Team"".

Rick Gerardi
Residential Energy Affordability New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Rick Gerardi is the Director of the Residential Energy Affordability Program (REAP) at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). For more than a decade, NYSERDA has been funding critical research to improve New York's residential energy efficiency. Over the last 4 years, REAP has become the logical extension of that commitment. Designed to improve both energy efficiency and affordability in the residential and consumer sectors, especially for the state's low-income citizens, REAP focuses Public Benefit resources to create innovative strategies for improved building performance and greater access to energy efficient products. Market-based initiatives range from increasing consumer awareness of and demand for energy efficiency as a consumer value through an Energy Star labeling effort, to the support and enhancement of a competent infrastructure of building performance contractors and home builders to assure quality work. REAP's marketing initiatives have won numerous awards and the New York marketplace has responded with increased market share for energy efficient products and services. Mr. Gerardi was the director for New York's Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program for 14 years where he managed over a half a billion dollars in efficiency work and instituted a number of innovative practices. He is a Dartmouth College graduate and has been in the building trade for over 20 years, having built solar, energy efficient homes prior to his tenure with the state.

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. 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, both in the United States and in Russia. Dr. Goldstein negotiated the agreement that led to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act of 1987, and has helped design and direct energy efficiency programs with utilities and state regulatory agencies. He was a founding director of the Consortium for Energy Efficiency and the New Buildings Institute. 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 1998 Leo Szilard Award for Physics in the Public Interest. He was awarded a MacArthur fellowship in 2002.

Jamie Gonzalez
Senior Loan Consultant
Sterling Capital Mortgage
Jamie Gonzalez has been in the mortgage business since 1988. He specializes in 1 - 4 units. He works for Sterling Capital Mortgage in Ontario, California. The majority of mortgages he underwrites is FHA. Jamie enjoys helping the first time buyer because "of the joy I can see in their faces. I feel that it's very important to give the best service and understand the special need a home buyer may have and look out for their interest, so that I can build a client for life." Jamie is an air force veteran and married with four children.

Thomas Hamilton
Executive Director
California Home Energy Efficiency Rating System (CHEERS)
Thomas Hamilton is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of a state-wide non-profit home energy rating organization encompassing its administration, technical, and training departments. Mr. Hamilton developed the CHEERS strategic business plan in order to become financially self-sufficient. Thomas oversees all fiscal activities including the operating annual budget of $1 million and the ongoing marketing and implementing new business development throughout the state. Prior to joining CHEERS, Thomas Hamilton worked in the mortgage industry serving as Senior Vice President of the Western League of Savings Institutions, Vice President of FarWest Savings & Loan, and the Secondary Marketing Manager of Westco Savings Bank.

Robert W. Hammon, Ph.D.,
Rob Hammon has over 20 years of experience in energy-efficient design and construction. He has pioneered energy efficiency as a market driver for quality construction, and market-driven, voluntary energy-efficiency programs. He is responsible for quality-construction protocols for insulation, air sealing, windows, and heating, cooling and ventilation systems. He has also developed builder protocols for use and installation of residential photovoltaic systems. Rob has had primary responsibility for developing and delivering the nationally recognized Builder Energy Code Training Program provided by the Building Industry Institute. For the Building America program, Rob has assembled an extensive team called the Building Industry Research Alliance who will work to help production builders build homes 40% to 70% more efficient than typical new homes. The goal of the Zero Energy Home program is to be building communities by 2010 that generate as much energy as they consume. Rob currently has four builders building communities that are well on their way toward this goal.

Bruce Harley
Technical Director
Conservation Services Group
Bruce Harley, Technical Director of Conservation Services Group in Westborough, MA, is involved in management, research, design consulting, and HERS policy development. His extensive hands-on experience informs his trainings on building science, energy efficient construction, energy codes and ratings, HVAC, air quality and moisture. His book, Insulate and Weatherize, was published in September 2002 by The Taunton Press.

Dale Holbrook
Vice President Operations
Shea Homes San Diego
Total homebuilding experience 17 years. Shea Homes employee 12 years. Majority of career in Accounting/Finance field. Was Director of Finance at Shea Homes San Diego from 1997 through 2000, became VP Ops January 2001. Executive responsibility for product development, purchasing, Trade Partner relations, Design Center. Shea Homes San Diego advocate for continued development and implementation of environmental conservation initiatives. Champion for Six-sigma quality initiatives. Graduate, San Diego State University (School of Business) 1981.

Michael J. Holtz, AIA
Architectural Energy Corporation
Michael Holtz has been engaged in energy research, development, and design since 1972, and has been involved in the research, development, and implementation of home energy rating systems since 1979. Mr. Holtz has participated in all national home energy rating planning efforts, including the National League of Savings Association, the HUD/DOE Collaborative on Home Energy Ratings, the HERS Council, and the NASEO/RESNET initiatives; and a number of state home energy rating initiatives. Architectural Energy Corporation has developed the REM/Rate ? and REM/Design ? residential energy analysis, code compliance, and rating software, widely used throughout the U.S. by HERS providers, weatherization agencies, energy consultants, utilities, and others. AEC continues to develop and enhance the REM/Rate software in response to and in support of HERS Provider and rater needs for easy to use, accurate home energy rating software.

Kathy Howard
Energy Sense Systems
Kathy Howard is President of Energy Sense, Houston based consulting and inspection firm. She is a both a Master Certified rater for the Engineered for Life Program and Environment for Living Programs, and a Certified Energy Star rater providing analysis and testing for residential new construction homes. Previously Kathy was responsible of the Operations and Marketing for the first Rating Provider in Texas. As a Ratings Provider, Energy Sense is working with David Weekley, Emerald Builders, Hammonds Homes, Newmark Homes, MHI and Partners In Building, along with some local Custom Builders. Kathy spent 20 year in Marketing with Reliant Energy HL&P in the Residential Sector. Accomplishments included the development and implementation of programs targeted at the residential consumer. Kathy's experience spans from Business planning and implementation, to contract negotiations for programs including Energy Experts, Economic Development and Good Cents program (an energy efficiency new homes construction program targeted at Builders). Her last accomplishment with Reliant was to develop and implement an Energy Star Pilot in Houston Texas and is now helping to transform this to a market driven program in the Texas market. The market has grown from the Pilot of 500 homes to 8000 homes under contract for 2002.

George S. James
Building America Program Manager
U.S. Department of Energy
Mr. George S. James is an Architect at the U.S. Department of Energy, DOE, and manages the Building America Program in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. This cost-shared program works with the building industry to research, develop, and construct energy efficient, comfortable, healthy, environmentally sensitive, affordable houses and community developments. In 1996, Mr. James was awarded the Professional Achievement Award for Public/Private Sector Partnering (the Building America Program) by Professional Builder Magazine and the 1996 Professional Service Award by the Energy Efficient Building Association. The engineering science and architecture background of Mr. James includes study with Frank Lloyd Wright under a scholarship at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona (1952-1953) and subsequent participation in the construction of several buildings designed by Mr. Wright in California. Before coming to DOE in 1988, Mr. James was a Physical Scientist at the National Science Foundation, NSF, in Washington, D.C., for over a decade, and managed solar energy, applied research, engineering, technology transfer, and information science programs. Mr. James began his east coast career, in 1971, at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, when he was chosen to conduct the feasibility study that concluded Washington, D.C. was the best site for construction of the present museum structure. Prior to coming to Washington, D.C., Mr. James had spent several decades at the Aerojet-General Liquid Rocket Company in Sacramento, California, involved in the development of liquid rocket space propulsion systems including the Apollo Service Module engine.

Mark Jansen
Energy Efficient Homes Midwest, Inc.
Mark Jansen administers and is a certified energy rater of the Energy Efficient Homes Midwest program that has performed over 800 energy ratings in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio. Previously Mark administered the Energy Rated Homes Midwest program that conducted over 7000 energy ratings in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio. Energy Rated Homes Midwest has received the EPA Energy Star "Ally of the Year Award" for Technical Support in 1998 & 1999. He began the program during his thirteen year tenure with the Indiana Department of Commerce, Energy Policy Division. Prior to working for state government Mark performed over 5000 residential energy audits under contract to a local utility in Indianapolis. He attended Jordan Energy Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mark is the past President of Energy Rated Homes of America and is a member of the Energy Subcommittee of the National Association of Home Builders.

John Jennings
Technical Director
Conservation Services Group
John Jennings is Technical Director for Conservation Services Group in Albany, NY. With 20 years experience in the residential energy and building performance field, he has contributed to the design and implementation of numerous energy conservation programs. His experience includes new construction and retrofit of single and multi-unit buildings. He has designed and led dynamic trainings for auditors and contractors in the U.S. and Canada. These trainings include: blower door assisted air sealing, duct testing and sealing, whole building diagnostics, strategic insulation techniques, and infra-red inspections.

Dr. M. Sami Khawaja
Dr. M. Sami Khawaja provides over 20 years of experience in utility economics, performance measurement, market research, market transformation studies, forecasting, and other quantitative modeling. Prior to starting Quantec, Dr. Khawaja was a project director at Barakat & Chamberlin where he performed over 50 evaluations and market research studies. Before that, he worked as a senior market analyst for PacifiCorp. Earlier in his career, he served as an economic and statistical consultant to PacifiCorp's research team for the Hood River Conservation Project. He has consulted with many utilities and agencies nationally and internationally. Dr. Khawaja is an adjunct assistant professor of Economics at Portland State University, where he teaches quantitative economics and statistics. He has provided expert testimony on various client projects and conducted numerous workshops and training seminars for several clients. He has published work in Public Utilities Fortnightly, Contemporary Policy Issues, Energy Services Journal, The Journal of Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences, and The American Journal of Agricultural Economics and has presented over 20 papers at various conferences. Dr. Khawaja holds a Doctorate in Economics and Systems Science from Portland State University.

David F. Lee
Residential Branch Environmental Protection Agency
David Lee currently is the director for the Residential Branch of the EPA, overseeing the ENERGY STAR new and existing homes programs. 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. A former Peace Corps volunteer, Mr. Lee has degrees from Oberlin College and the University of Michigan.

Terry Lenhart
Regional Coordinator
Wisconsin ENERGY STAR Homes

Terry is the owner of Advanced Energy of Wisconsin (AEW). AEW performs residential assessment and HERS ratings, advanced diagnostic testing, and consulting for builders and homeowners for both existing homes and new construction. In addition to procurring open market jobs, AEW works through the State of Wisconsin's Focus on Energy existing homes program, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, and the new construction program, Wisconsin ENERGY STAR Homes. Terry was instrumental in developing the Wisconsin ENERGY STAR Homes certification program in 1999. In addition to certifying homes, as a Regional Coordinator for Wisconsin ENERGY STAR Homes, Terry is the lead team member for electrical savings technology implementation. AEW is also developing and supporting the ally relationship with lenders, Realtors, and appraisers to promote high performance residential building in Wisconsin. Terry is also a member of the Advisory Committee for Home Performance with ENERGY STAR.

John Livermore
New Construction Program Manager
Conservation Services Group
John Livermore has been managing energy conservation programs in New England for the past 17 years. After a formal training in architectural design rather than in pure design itself. John has worked for architectural and engineering firms, non-profit organizations, municipalities, and utility companies. As New Construction Program Manager at Conservation Services Group, John is responsible for overseeing a staff of 20 building science professionals who administer the ENERGY STAR Homes Program in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.

Jill Luedtke
Jill Luedtke provides Quantec with extensive planning, evaluation, and market research experience with a particular focus on demand side management, energy services, and renewables. Prior to joining Quantec, Ms. Luedtke was a Senior Analyst with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Her responsibilities included DSM planning, design and implementation of customer service initiatives, and DSM evaluation. She has been a member of several conservation collaborative groups to design new utility customer
programs and has developed analysis methods related to cost-effectiveness screening, cost recovery, and monitoring and evaluation of DSM program impacts. Ms. Luedtke obtained her B.A. in Economics from Michigan State University, where she has also completed graduate course work in Economics, Resource Development, and Environmental Law. She has been designated a Certified Energy Manager by the Association of Energy Engineers.

Christopher L. Maher
Founding Partner and Vice President
Thermo-Scan Energy Management Corporation

Thermo-Scan is a 23 year old Indiana building science consulting and energy services company. Therm-Scan's employees gave completed over 5,000 ratings (none sampled). Mr. Maher is actively involved in building science research and investigations for comfort, moisture, air leakage and conductive heat loss. He also has experience in community planning relating to economic development, land use, housing, recreation, and transportation. He was an original member of the Indiana HER technical steering committee, and continues to play an on-going role in the industry as a RESNET accredited HERS Provider. Mr. Maher graduated from Ball State University in 1979 from the School of Architecture and Planning with a BS in Urban and Regional Studies. He pas professional certifications as a HERS rater, and ACCA instructor, a thermographer, and schools and hospitals energy auditor.

David Meisegeier
Project Manager
ICF Consulting
Mr. Meisegeier has ten years of experience in the areas of energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality (IEQ), and pollution prevention for the residential and commercial sectors. His professional skills include: design and implementation of strategic energy efficiency and demand reduction programs; market and technology assessments of energy efficient products and systems; and information technology development. Mr. Meisegeier has extensive energy modeling experience using the DOE-2 computer software and he has worked with numerous builders and energy efficient product manufacturers from across the nation to develop "best practice" guidelines on energy efficient home designs, as well as inspection and diagnostic testing strategies and procedures. Mr. Meisegeier currently leads a team of energy analysts, marketers, account managers, communications specialists, and trainers. This team provides full-service support to the EPA's voluntary ENERGY STAR market transformation programs (including the ENERGY STAR labeled homes program) as well as to many other private clients and trade organizations. Mr. Meisegeier received his Bachelors degree in Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1991. He received his Masters degree in Engineering Management from George Washington University in 1999.

Marci Milligan
Senior Deputy Director
Fannie Mae Utah Partnership Office
Marci Milligan is the Senior Deputy Director of Fannie Mae's Utah Partnership Office. The Utah Partnership Office is one of 50 plus offices in the nation to help increase affordable rental and homeownership opportunities for low-, moderate-, and middle-income families and first-time home buyers. In her role as Senior Deputy Director, Ms. Milligan is responsible for implementing initiatives with state and local housing leaders and community partners which promote both single- and multi-family affordable housing opportunities as part of Fannie Mae's "House Utah" plan to invest $7 billion over the next five years. The financing will provide housing for more than 66,000 low- and moderate-income families throughout Utah. Ms. Milligan is a member of Fannie Mae's South Western Regional Team working on location and energy efficient mortgage initiatives , currently leads the Utah Green Built Task Force, works closely with the Utah Energy Conservation Coalition to establish home builder partnerships and has most recently assisted in writing information on available financial tools for a new Energy Chapter to be included in Envision Utah's (The Coalition for Utah's Future) municipal tool box kit. Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Ms. Milligan spent twelve years in senior housing property management and development in both the private and non-profit sectors in the Rocky Mountain Region and four years in community development banking at American Express Centurion Bank in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ms. Milligan received a bachelor's degree in social work from the University of Wyoming, master's certificate in gerontology from the University of Utah and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix.

Edward Minch
Energy Services Group
Ed began building solar homes in 1973 in response to our first oil embargo. With a thorough understanding of cost effective efficiency measures, he founded Energy Services Group in 1981 to both consult with builders and homeowners on making their homes more efficient, and to complete much of the contracting necessary for that efficiency. Energy Services Group uses the Princeton House Doctor Approach in analyzing existing homes and supplies guaranteed air tightness levels to builders of new homes. They are a HERS Provider offering energy ratings and building analysis and are an Energy Star Ally in 4 states.

Courtney Moriarta
Executive Director
Building Performance Institute
Courtney Moriarta has worked in the field of residential energy conservation and building science since 1992. Her work includes project management, technical oversight, data analysis and technical training in all aspects of residential building performance. Currently, she is
Executive Director of the Building Performance Institute, a non-profit organization which articulates standards and best-practices for building performance professionals and provides certification for qualified technicians.

Kelly Parker, P.E.
Owner and President
Guaranteed Watt Saver Systems - West, Inc.
Kelly Parker, P.E. is the owner and president of Guaranteed Watt Saver Systems -- West, Inc., a national energy, engineering, consulting and inspection firm. Kelly has over 15 years experience as a Professional Engineer. He is a certified HERS rater/trainer and also president of Smart House Consultants in Oklahoma City, OK, an energy consulting and contracting firm. Clients include municipalities, insurance companies, builders, architects and numerous private firms and individuals. He has specialized in inspecting and reporting the physical condition and cost of repairing residential and commercial buildings for buyers, sellers, lenders and insurers. For the last thirteen years, he has specialized in energy efficiency of residential structures addressing HVAC design and air infiltration testing and control. He is an Environmental Protection Agency Certified National Energy Star Homes Sales Training Course Instructor, and an Oklahoma Real Estate Commission continuing education instructor. Guaranteed Watt Saver recently opened markets in Houston and Dallas, Texas and has inspected over 3000 homes for the Energy Star Program in Oklahoma, Texas, N. Carolina and S. Carolina in 2001. Guaranteed Watt Saver has been recognized as a 2001 EPA Partner of the Year and has helped builders win four National Association of Home Builders Value Housing Awards since 1998.

Jonathan Passe
National Partnerships Support Coordinator for ENERGY STAR New Homes
Environmental Protection Agency
Jonathan Passe is the National Partners Support Coordinator for ENERGY STAR for New Homes Program. In this role, he oversees the program's support for builders, home energy raters, utilities, and other sponsoring partners. He primary task is to work collaboratively with partners to increase awareness of the Energy Star label. He also coordinates Energy Star's home labeling and certification procedures, partner reporting, and partner recognition and award programs.

G. William Pennington
Manager of Building Standards Development
California Energy Commission
Bill has worked in program supervision and management roles at the Commission, most of which related directly to development and implementation of the Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6), since 1979. For five of those years, he was advisor to the "Scientist" Commissioner, and provided advise to all five Commissioners on energy efficiency issues. He was the manager of the Commission's 2001 (AB 970) Building Standards project and currently manages the 2005 Building Standards project. He also is the manager of the Commission's Home Energy Rating System Program, which has adopted regulations for HERS providers and raters to provide third party field verification and diagnostic testing services required for compliance credit for certain measures in California's Building Energy Efficiency Standards. He has developed the Commission's positions to the National Association of State Energy Offices and U.S. Department of Energy on HERS rating and accreditation procedures, and has participated in the development of the California Energy Star Homes program, which is based on California's Building Energy Efficiency Standards and HERS Program regulations. Mr. Pennington has a B.S. in Business Administration/Operations Research from the University of California at Berkeley, completed teaching credential coursework at Washington State University, and MBA coursework at California State University, Sacramento.

David S. Peterson
Rated Energy Plus
Started and formed Rated Energy Plus a HERS Provider. Rated Energy Plus has performed between 4,000 to 5,000 Ratings. These ratings have been involved in approximately 2,500 to 3,000 Energy Efficient Mortgages throughout the state. As an employee of PG&E went through their State Certification Energy Auditor Program. Performed approximately 1200 to 1500 Class "A" Energy Audits, along with solar and low income weatherization inspections. Also supervised the Energy Conservation Department for Stanilaus Division. Responsibilities included residential program implementation and budgets, appliance dealer rep., supervision for two secretaries and six to ten auditors/inspectors.

Edward Pollock
Team Leader of Residential Buildings Team
Office of Building Technology
U.S. Department of Energy
Mr. Edward Pollock is the Team Leader of Residential Buildings Research Team in the Office of Building Technology. The residential research program includes research to improve residential building energy efficiency through whole building systems engineering, development of design tools, work with the national building code organizations to improve the model energy codes and maintenance of the Federal building energy efficiency codes. Current research is focused on achieving building designs that use 50 per cent to 100 per cent (net zero buildings) less energy than the Model Energy Code.

Prior to assuming his current position at DOE, Mr. Pollock served as Director of the Building Research and Standards Office and as an appliance standards program manager responsible for refrigeration and air conditioning energy efficiency standards.

Previous experience includes: test and evaluation of active and passive building solar systems; safety and quality assurance engineering for NASA space shuttle and space station systems; installation inspection and testing of U.S. Postal Service sorting systems; support services to the Navy Fleet Ballistic Missile new construction and overhaul programs; president of Damascus Energy Savers, a non-profit organization which conducted energy audits of church facilities and; board of directors/chairman of the building committee of Montgomery Habitat for Humanity

Duncan Prahl
Innovation Programs Leader
Duncan Prahl is a registered architect and the Innovation Programs Leader at IBACOS Inc, a housing research and innovation company in Pittsburgh, PA. His primary responsibility is working with community developers to establish a process by which higher performance housing can be implemented throughout a master planned community. This involves analysis of the goals of the developer, local builder construction methods, development of performance standards, creating processes to implement standards, and supporting builders in the community through training. Additionally, Duncan manages extensive testing and monitoring of home energy performance, and performance of distributed energy systems. He is the program manager of a research program involving onsite power generation systems, including fuel cells and evaluating community scale power generation strategies. This work includes analyzing community scale energy performance, strategies for utilization of distributed energy resources, load aggregation, and characteristics of houses on a community scale. Duncan is also researching the application of Building America principles through state-based efforts in conjunction with Home Energy Rating providers and green building programs. Duncan has served on the Home Energy Ratings System Council's Technical Committee, developing uniform national guidelines for Home Energy Rating Systems (HERS), and on the Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium's Infrastructure Committee. Duncan earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Rhode Island School of Design.

William R. Prindle
Deputy Director
America Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
In 25 years in the energy field, he has worked in regional planning, corporate communications, management consulting, solar building products, and association management. He has testified before Congress, appeared on radio and TV, and been published frequently as an expert on energy efficiency in buildings. Bill earned a B.A. degree in Psychology from Swarthmore College and an M.S. from the University of Pennsylvania. He serves on the boards of such organizations of the Energy and Environmental Building Association, the Association of Energy Services Professionals, and the National Fenestration Rating Council.

Sam Rashkin, R.A.
National Director, Energy Star for Homes
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Mr. Rashkin has managed Energy Star for Homes since its launch in October 1995. Under his leadership, Energy Star for Homes has grown to more than 3,000 builder partners and over 100,000 labeled homes. Mr. Rashkin received his Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University and completed Masters of Urban Planning studies at New York University. During his 20+ years as a licensed architect, he specialized in energy efficient residential construction. He has also been responsible for developing and implementing market development programs at the California Energy Commission. In addition to designing over 100 residential architectural projects, Sam has prepared numerous articles, technical papers, reports, and seminars and has appeared on television and radio covering a wide variety of energy topics.

David Roberts
Product Manager
Architectural Energy Corporation
David Roberts has been working in the area of energy efficiency in buildings since 1989. He holds degrees in environmental resources engineering and building systems engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado. He currently works for Architectural Energy Corporation, a firm specializing in energy information products and services. Mr. Roberts is the product manager for the REM/Rate home energy rating software and REM/Design home energy analysis software.

Gene Rodrigues
Director of Energy Efficiency Division
Southern California Edison
Gene Rodrigues is the director of Southern California Edison Company's Energy Efficiency Division. In this capacity, Mr. Rodrigues oversees all of the utilities energy efficiency, low income assistance, and self generation incentive programs. In addition, Gene oversees regulatory support and evaluation for Southern California Edison's programs.

Mike Rogers
EPA Home Performance with ENERGY STAR
Mike Rogers is a consultant providing program development and management support to the U.S. EPA's Home Performance with Energy Star. He worked for EPA's indoor air and Energy Star programs for seven years and now consults on energy-efficiency and public health issues.

Arthur H. Rosenfeld, Ph.D.
California Energy Commission
Arthur H. Rosenfeld, Ph.D. was appointed to the California Energy Commission by Governor Gray Davis in April 2000. The five members of the Energy Commission are appointed by the Governor to staggered five-year terms and requires Senate confirmation. By law, four of the five members of the Energy Commission have professional training in specific areas - engineering or physical science, environmental protection, economics, law, and one commissioner from the public-at-large. Commissioner Rosenfeld fills the physical science position. Commissioner Rosenfeld is presiding member of the Research, Development and Demonstration Committee and the second member of the Energy Efficiency Committee.

Dr. Rosenfeld received his Ph.D. in Physics in 1954 under Nobel laureate Enrico Fermi, then joined the Department of Physics at the University of California at Berkeley. There he joined, and eventually led, the Nobel prize-winning particle physics group of Luis Alvarez at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory until 1974. At that time, he changed to the new field of efficient use of energy, formed the Center for Building Science at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and led it until 1994. The Center developed electronic ballasts for fluorescent lamps (which led to compact fluorescent lamps), low-emissivity windows, and the DOE-2 computer program for the energy analysis and design for buildings, for which Dr. Rosenfeld was personally responsible.

Dr. Rosenfeld received the Szilard Award for Physics in the Public Interest in 1986, and the Carnot Award for Energy Efficiency from the U.S. Department of Energy in 1993. He is the co-founder of the American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy (ACEEE), the University of California's Institute for Energy Efficiency (CIEE), and the Washington-based Center for Energy and Climate Solutions (CECS).

From 1994-1999 Dr. Rosenfeld served as Senior Advisor the U. S. Department of Energy's Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Russ Rudy
Environmental Consultant
Kansas City Metropolitan Energy Center
Russ Rudy founded and directed the Kansas Energy Raters Association, which has evolved into the national Energy and Environmental Ratings Alliance. He directed the Heart of America Green Builder program in Kansas City and developed the Kansas City Home Builders Association Build Green program. Russ currently works as a trainer with the Kansas Building Science Institute and as an energy and environmental consultant with the Metropolitan Energy Center in Kansas City.

Kevin D. Stewart
Purchasing Agent
David Weekly Homes
Kevin Stewart is active in the Greater Houston Home Builders Association and serves on both the Government Affairs and Codes and Standards Committees. Kevin's career spans almost every aspect of homebuilding business and covers everything from carpentry to painting, from building to information systems. Kevin, his wife, and their three children live in the Houston area.

Z. Todd Taylor
Senior Research Engineer
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Mr. Taylor is a senior research engineer at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He has 18 years' experience developing and analyzing residential energy codes, and has substantially influenced current manufactured housingstandards, DOE's various federal and voluntary energy standards, ASHRAE Standard 90.2, and the Model Eenergy Code/International Energy Conservation Code. He was a primary developer of DOE's MECcheck/REScheck code compliance software and has managed or contributed to the development of several DOE software tools for building energy analysis and energy code development. Mr. Taylor also specializes in large-scale simulation analysis, planning and analysis of large-scale energy metering studies, and the computational aspects of analyzing large datasets.

Michelle Thomas
Residential New Construction Project Manager
Southern California Edison

Michelle is currently Southern California Edison's (SCE) project manager for their new construction and local government energy efficiency programs. Starting out with SCE as a residential development specialist and eventually moving into new construction program management and project development, Michelle has spent nearly 13 years working with the building industry, local governments, and regulatory agencies on the development and implementation of energy efficiency programs for new construction. Michelle obtained a bachelor's degree in Journalism, Public Relations from California State University, Long Beach.

Frank Vigil
Senior Building Science Specialist
Advanced Energy

Frank Vigil is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of building science and training for the construction industry. He is known for his inspiring and captivating presentations and has delivered hundreds of workshops and seminars across the nation. He joined Advanced Energy in 1998, where he led the development of two widely recognized programs. In 1989, the Exemplary Home Program for new construction was established (and is still in use today as a standard bearer for other programs on the national level). In 1992, Vigil established the "Duct Diagnostics and Repair" program, which was the nation's only certification program for pressure diagnostics. More recently, he has been working for Advance Energy as a Senior Trainer for the National
Environments for Living program which meets or exceeds Energy Star standards and includes an energy and comfort guarantee. Vigil served for five years on the Board of Directors of he Energy Efficient Building Association that included terms as Vice President and President.

Daran Wastchak
D.R. Wastchak, L.L.C.
Daran Wastchak is the President of D.R. Wastchak, L.L.C., a firm based in Tempe, Arizona which specializes in residential energy efficiency and building science consulting. In addition to a B.S. in Construction and a Masters in Public Administration from Arizona State University, his training includes the Principles of Applied Building Science from Advanced Energy, HERS certification from Energy Rated Homes of the Southwest, and Air Balance Certification from the National Comfort Institute. Daran is a guest lecturer at Mesa Community College and Gateway Community College, an instructor at the Arizona School of Real Estate, and is the author of several articles on energy efficient building practices which have appeared in publications such as Home Energy magazine and the Arizona Journal of Real Estate and Business.

David Weitz
Executive Director
Building Codes Assistance Project
David Weitz is Executive Director of the Building Codes Assistance Project. He has 20 years experience in the building trades, and for the past five years was the Energy Code Coordinator for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Working closely with the design, construction, and enforcement sectors of the industry, he developed and managed a training program that reached over 14,000 architects, engineers, builders, inspectors, and related stakeholders. David also oversaw the work of the state's Energy Advisory Committee, guiding modifications to the Massachusetts Energy Code. Prior to his work with the state, he was a Project Manager at Conservation Services Group, a non-profit energy services company delivering utility-sponsored residential construction programs (including ENERGY STAR Homes) in New England.

David Wilson
Executive Director
Utah Energy Conservation Coalition/Energy Rated Homes of Utah
David Wilson is currently the Executive Director of the Utah Energy Conservation Coalition/Energy Rated Homes of Utah (a private non-profit training and education organization). As the Director for the Coalition David has been involved in providing statewide residential energy auditor training, Home Energy Rater Training (HERS), training and technical assistance for the Weatherization Assistance Program as well as working with the state in residential energy code compliance and training. While under contract to the state of Utah, he has developed numerous computer slide programs detailing the role of the MEC 95 & IECC 2000 and what needs to be done obtain compliance, as well as outlining the benefits to both builders, home buyers, and the community on the thinking of a "whole house" integration of the energy code, the EPA Energy Star™ HOMES Program and Home Energy Ratings Systems.

He is nationally certified as a Home Energy Rater and Trainer, as well as a state certified Home Energy Auditor. He is a member of the National Home Builders Association (NAHB), the Energy Efficient Builders Association (EEBA), as well as currently serving as the President of RESNET a national professional membership organization that provides access to consumers for preferred financing and lending opportunities to make their homes more affordable through energy efficiency measures. As a member of RESNET, David has assisted in the development of a national accreditation standard for Home Energy Rating providers and organizations.

Peter Yost
Senior Building Research Associate
Building Science Corporation
Peter Yost is senior building research associate with Building Science Corporation. His building and building science experience includes seven years as a builder/remodeler in seacoast New Hampshire, seven years as a senior researcher at the NAHB Research Center (including two as Director of Resource and Environmental Analysis), and a year and a half as Senior Editor of Environmental Building News. He carries this latest experience to Building Science Corporation, working extensively on editing and writing technical resources for builders and building researchers. One of his primary responsibilities at BSC is defining and refining the relationship between building science and green building.