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2005 RESNET Building Performance Conference

Conference Presenters Bios

2005 RESNET ConferenceFebruary 28 - March 2, 2005
Plaza San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas

Ben Adams
Senior Vice President
MaGrann Associates

Ben Adams is Senior Vice President for Business Development at MaGrann Associates, an energy/building consulting and engineering company and accredited HERS® Provider based in Moorestown NJ that provides residential engineering design, quality control, performance diagnostics, energy rating and Energy Star Homes services for builders, architects and homeowners. Ben sits on the Board of Directors for Affordable Comfort Inc. and the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET). He has over twenty years of professional experience in the energy efficiency industry, beginning at the New Zealand Ministry of Energy in 1981. Prior to joining MaGrann in 2000, Ben spent 11 years with Honeywell DMC, where as Residential Market Leader he was responsible for program design including "whole-house" retrofit and education services for low income program customers and fee paying homeowners, as well as technology based residential programs.

Mike Andreyuk
Rater Trainer
Southface Energy Institute

Mike Andreyuk has taught Home Energy Rater trainings for the past 6 years for Southface Energy Institute and currently sits on the Training and Education committee for RESNET. In addition he owns his own sustainable remodeling and consulting firm in Portland, OR that currently is handling quality control testing for the local utility's green builder program called Earth Advantage.

John Ashe
Senior Associate
ICF Consulting

John Ashe is a Senior Associate with ICF Consulting. During his 5 year tenure with ICF John has worked as a regional manager with EPA on the ENERGY STAR Homes program; Helped design and continues to assist with the implementation of ENERGY STAR Homes programs in Texas for CenterPoint Energy, TXU Electric Delivery, and Entergy; and is currently beginning implementation work on PacifiCorp's ENERGY STAR Homes program in Utah.

Steve Baden
Executive Director

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.

Cece Barros
Program Manager for California ENERGY STAR New Homes Program
Pacific Gas & Electic

Cece has spent half of her career working on field implementation of various energy efficiency programs. For the past 7 years she has managed the Residential New Construction programs. She has a B.A. in Management from St. Mary's College.

David R. Blanke
Program Manager California ENERGY STAR Homes Program
Southern California Gas  and San Diego Gas & Electric
Mr. Blanke is currently the Program Manager of the California Energy Star New Homes Program for Southern California Gas and San Diego Gas & Electric, a statewide program designed to promote energy efficient residential new construction. For over fourteen years he has served as a liaison with the residential building industry and has overseen the design, development and implementation of numerous energy efficiency programs at the Sempra Energy Utilities. Prior to this, Mr. Blanke was a Lecturer at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Managing Editor for the Environmental Studies Institute in Santa Barbara. Mr. Blanke holds degrees in Music History from the University of the Pacific and Civil Engineering from California State University, Pomona.

Les Bluestone
Blue Sea Construction

Les Bluestone has been active over 27 years as a real estate developer and builder of residential housing in the New York City area. Much of his work during the past 20 years has focused on affordable housing for low and moderate income families, utilizing existing Federal, State and City programs. His firm recently developed Melrose Commons II and III affordable housing developments in the South Bronx, comprising 210 units of affordable ownership and rental housing, that were the first affordable housing developments in New York State to receive Energy Star certifications. These same homes received the 2003 NESEA Northeast Green Building first place residential award, the 2003 NAHB HUD Secretary's Platinum award, the 2005 NAHB Energy Value Housing Silver Award and were listed on the 2004 BSHF World Habitat Innovative Housing database.

Claudia Brovick
Public Affairs Director

Claudia Ahrens has over 12 years of experience directing and managing financing programs, technical projects, legislative policy and budget initiatives, grant and loan programs, staff development, agency strategic planning, marketing and recruitment efforts for a variety of public agencies.

Steve Byers
EnergySmiths, Inc.

Steve Byers is the President of EnergySmiths Inc., 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 has grown into the largest energy rating company in Colorado. EnergySmiths also provides quality assurance services to utilities and other energy raters nationwide.

Elisa Clifford
Account Manager, California Energy Star New Homes Program
Southern California Edison

Elisa Clifford has been working for Southern California Edison for over 20 years. Elisa started in the Customer Service Department at Edison and for the last 15 years she has been working in the Energy Efficiency Department. Elisa spent six years working in the Non-Residential Energy Efficiency group implementing the "Savings By Design program. In 2001 Elisa moved to Residential New Construction and was the Account Manager for field activities for both the Single Family and Multifamily California Energy Star New Homes Program. Elisa is currently Project Manager of all of Edison's Residential New Construction portfolio which includes: Single Family and Multifamily programs, The Local Government Initiative (a program working to educate local governments about all Edison energy efficiency programs) and the Residential New Construction High Efficiency Air Conditioning Distributor's Buy Down Program (a program to encourage builders to install the highest efficiency air conditioning systems in new home subdivisions.)

Ann V. Edminster
Co-Chair, LEED Homes Committee
U.S. Green Building Council

Ann Edminster, M.Arch., is an environmental design consultant and educator whose work focuses on investigation and evaluation of building materials and systems. She is co-chair of the USGBC's LEED Homes Committee, a member of the LEED Steering Committee, and a member and past co-chair of the LEED Materials & Resources Technical Advisory Group. She is co-author of Efficient Wood Use In Residential Construction: A Practical Guide to Saving Wood, Money, and Forests and has been an invited speaker at dozens of regional and national green building conferences over the past decade. She has both a bachelor's and a master's degree in architecture and has designed more than 100 home remodels.

Megan Edmunds
Executive Director
E-Star Colorado

Megan Edmunds is the Executive Director of E-Star Colorado. She oversees and manages all aspects of the program including its technical, communications, marketing, and administrative aspects. Prior to E-Star, Megan spent eight years in Planning and Development with the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA). Since then, she has developed a team that has increased E-Star Colorado's impact on residential energy efficiency through outreach to the building trades, local code jurisdictions, and others whose work affects Colorado's real estate industry.

Charles Ehrlich
Project Manager
Heschong Mahone Group, Inc.

Charles "Chas" Ehrlich has been a Project Manager with the HESCHONG MAHONE GROUP, INC. since 2001 and formerly was a Principal Research Associate at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. At LBNL he was the lead software designer for the development of the Desktop Radiance AutoCAD user interface. Prior to LBNL, he worked at the Pacific Gas and Electric, Pacific Energy Center as a Building Science Specialist. His current duties at HMG include the development and delivery of multifamily residential incentive programs including California Energy Star New Homes, and Designed for Comfort PY2001 for Southern California Edison, and Designed for Comfort, Efficient Affordable Housing (PY2002-2005) for the California Public Utilities Commission. His responsibilities for these programs include program management, design, implementation, qualification criteria review, project viability tracking, site inspections, and development of marketing materials, fact sheets and case studies on efficiency measures. His latest work involves collaboration with the EPA and other stakeholders to create an ENERGY STAR label for high-rise multifamily buildings. Mr. Ehrlich earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of California at Berkeley, College of Environmental Design in 1989, and his Masters of Science in Architecture (Building Science) in 2002 also from UCB. He is a member of the California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC), a certified HERS Rater through CHEERS and CalCERTS, and a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA).

Richard Faesy
Project Manager
Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

Richard works as part of the Planning and Evaluation 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 involved with clients in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, the U.S. EPA, U.S. Green Building Council and others. He has been active nationally in many Home Energy Rating System (HERS) / Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) 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. 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 Builds Greener rating system. Richard was featured in a national Dateline/NBC story on energy efficiency in 2001 and was also awarded RESNET's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Philip Fairey
Deputy Director
Florida Solar Energy Center

Philip Fairey is the Deputy Director of the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC). He is a graduate of Clemson University in Architecture. Mr. Fairey has extensive expertise and more than 25 years experimental and analytical experience in the field of building science, building energy-efficiency rating systems, computer simulation and modeling, and has been qualified by the Courts as a Building Science Expert. He is the current President of RESNET, a member of ASHRAE's Standing Standard Project Committee 140 on software verification test methods, a member of the Florida Building Commission Energy Technical Advisory Committee and is a founding member of the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC). Mr. Fairey is author or co-author of 4 books and more than 80 technical articles and research reports.

Andrew Fisk
Senior Program Manager

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Andrew Fisk is a senior program manager in the Residential Energy Affordability Program at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Tracy Fogelsong

Tracy has been in the energy analysis field since the early '80s providing Title-24 and Model Enery Code Calculation documentation. She became certified as a CHEERS rater in 2001 and a HERS rater in the State of NV in 2002 and have been working with production builders certifing to date over 300 Energy Star Homes. For the past year and a half Tracy has been involved in the Nevada Housing Division's Multi-Family Bond Financing Program and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program which consists of re-hab and new construction in the State of Nevada. Tracy is currently serving on the RESNET board of directors.

Ken Fonorow
Florida H.E.R.O.

Ken Fonorow is president of Florida H.E.R.O., a building science consulting firm. Ken has been a leader in the field of applied building science for over 25 years. His broad based experience as energy analyst, technical advisor and problem solver, along with his results oriented practical approach, has resulted in some of the nation's most successful examples of energy efficient and healthy homes and developments. He works in partnership with builders and developers on projects that have resulted in national recognition such as NAHB Energy Value Awards, EPA Energy Star Builder of the Year and the SEBC Grand Aurora Award for Energy Efficiency.

Doug Garrett
Building Performance & Comfort, Inc.

Doug Garrett established Building Performance & Comfort, Inc., a full service building science based firm, in 1997. His company offers diagnosis and testing of structures from a buildings-are systems approach. He consults nationally on projects to achieve a working building system maximizing efficiency, health, and comfort.

Adam Gifford
Senior Project Manager
Conservation Services Group

Adam Gifford is a Senior Project Manager for Conservation Services Group (CSG), a certified HERS rater supervisor/trainer for the Northeast HERS Alliance and a licensed construction supervisor in the state of Massachusetts. In the eleven years that Adam has worked for CSG, he has audited thousands of homes, has certified hundreds of ENERGY STAR Homes and currently shares responsibility for the technical development of CSG's new construction program. Adam also applies his building science knowledge as independent owner and operator of his own construction, renovation and contracting company.

Steven Gleaves
PowerMetric Energy Services

Steven Gleaves is the President of PowerMetric Energy Services, an energy code and home energy rating firm located in Dallas, Texas. Steve has been serving the residential construction business for the last eleven years, the majority of which in HVAC. Steve has been a Certified HERS Rater and Energy Code inspector since 2001 and is a founding member/Treasurer of the Texas Home Energy Rating Organization.

David B. Goldstein
Co-Director of Energy Programs
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.

Patricia (Pat) Goolsby
Criterion Mortgage, Ltd

Patricia (Pat) Goolsby is a licensed Texas Mortgage Broker and currently President of Criterion Mortgage, Ltd. Criterion Mortgage began operations in March 1999 and has branches in Houston and San Antonio. Although a full-service mortgage broker, Criterion specializes in new construction and construction/permanent loans. Pat Goolsby has lived in San Antonio for the past 10 years. She relocated here from Houston where she began her mortgage career in 1978. With over 25 years experience in originating all types of mortgage loan, Pat has a thorough knowledge of the process, from application to closing. Pat Goolsby was awarded the Greater Houston Builder's Association Prism Award in 2002 for Mortgage Specialist of the Year. She is a member of the San Antonio Builder's Association and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the San Antonio Chapter of the Texas Mortgage Brokers Association.

Dr. Jay Hall
Consultant, US Green Building Council's LEED for Homes
Building Knowledge

Dr. Jay Hall has twenty years of experience in sustainable building design and development. He is an expert in market transformation, building energy efficiency, and indoor environmental quality. He was educated in his hometown of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. In 1987, he earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University. For the last 15 years, he has worked as a consultant with to the US EPA's ENERGY STAR family of programs. Since 1995, he has consulted to the EPA's ENERGY STAR for Homes Program. And for the last year, he has been a consultant to the US Green Building Council's LEED for Homes program. He currently works for Building Knowledge, whose mission is to develop and promote educational tools to improve the performance of homes.

Chip Henderson
CONTECTS - Consultants & Architects

Chip Henderson is a principle of Contects - Consultants & Architects - an architecture and consulting firm providing building science, code compliance and energy consulting services to the construction industry. Chip is responsible for the company's business development functions, including its role as a HERS Provider in support of the ENERGY STAR® Home program. His background includes more than 20 years of experience as an architect, helping clients find sustainable solutions to housing and environmental needs.

Michael J. Holtz, FAIA
Architectural Energy Corporation

Michael has been engaged in energy research, development, and design consulting since 1972, and has been involved in the research, development, and implementation of home energy rating systems since 1979. He has participated in all national HERS planning efforts, including the National League of Savings Association, the HUD/DOE Collaborative Council on Home Energy Rating, the HERS Council, the original NASEO/RESNET initiatives and all new RESNET initiatives; and a number of state HERS initiatives. Michael is a current member of the RESNET Board of Directors. Architectural Energy Corporation has developed the REM/Rate and REM/Design residential energy analysis, code compliance, and rating software, which is widely used throughout the U.S. by HERS providers, weatherization agencies, energy consultants, utilities, and others.

Kathy Howard
Division Manager
Energy Sense

Kathy Howard is the founder of Energy Sense, recently acquired by Masco Corporate Services. Kathy now acts as Division Manager and responsible for the Marketing and Production of Energy Sense in the major Texas markets including: Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio. Energy Sense is a consulting, energy codes and Energy Star inspection firm. Kathy is both a Master Certified Rater for the Engineered for Life and Environment for Living programs, and a Certified Energy Star Provider. As a Ratings Provider with a staff of 30, Energy Sense is works with 50 percent of the Energy Star Builders including David Weekley, Wilshire Homes, DR Horton, Emerald Builders, Meritage Homes, Newmark Homes, MHI and Partners in Building, Pulte, Ryland, Perry Homes, Morrison Homes, Kimball Hills Homes and Royce Homes, along with many local Custom Builders. Her team is also responsible for acting as a Provider in Phoenix and Florida markets. In 2000, Kathy piloted the Energy Star New Homes Program with Reliant Energy. This program was accepted by the Texas Public Utility Commission as the template to be used by utilities in the State. As a key member of the Stakeholders committee sponsored by Texas A&M, Kathy played a key role in having Energy Star accepted as code compliance. The market has grown from the pilot of 500 homes to 15,000 homes under contract in Houston alone for 2003 and approximately 26,000 in 2004. Energy Sense services 50% of the Energy Star market. Currently Kathy is serving on the RESNET Board and has been active in several sub-committees. She is also a member of the multifamily residential task force. Locally, Kathy is a member of the Greater Houston Builders Association, serving on the codes committee, Governmental affairs committee, Chairs the Education Committee and co-chairs the Green building Committee.

Mark Jansen
Energy Efficient Homes Midwest

Mark Jansen administers the Energy Efficient Homes Midwest program that conducts energy ratings in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio. Previously Mark administered the Energy Rated Homes Midwest program that conducted over 10,000 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 and RESNET Board of Directors.

John Jennings
Technical Director
Conservation Services Group

John Jennings is Technical Director for Conservation Services Group in Albany, NY. With 25 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 airsealing, duct testing and sealing, whole building diagnostics, strategic insulation techniques, and infra-red inspections. diagnostics, strategic insulation techniques, and infra-red inspections.

Chris Johnson
Residential Efficiency Programs
New Hampshire Electric Cooperative

Chris Johnson began working in the weatherization field with the Community Action Agencies in 1992. Since 1998 he has worked exclusively in the energy efficiency programs at New Hampshire Electric Cooperative and contributed to the development and implementation of NH statewide CORE energy efficiency programs. He has been a Home Energy Rater since 2000. His current job responsibilities include administration of residential efficiency programs, program development, HERS certifications and quality assurance. Chris is a member of the NH Residential Energy Performance Association (REPA) and serves on the Board of Directors. As a residential building contractor since 1978, he is actively involved in NH Homebuilder's Association on the Education Committee, Associates Council, and is the Associate Vice President of the Lakes Region chapter.

Buddy Justice
Environmental Consultant
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources

Mr. Justice administers the Energy Rated Homes of Louisiana (ERHL) program for the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources. The goal of the program is to improve the energy efficiency of the residential housing stock in Louisiana by conserving natural resources and reducing the pollution associated with the energy used in residential structures. A secondary goal of the program is to insure that efforts taken to make homes more energy efficient do not compromise the health and safety of the occupants. Mr, Justice manages several federally funded Special Energy Programs, is the primary instructor for the certification of home energy raters for the state of Louisiana, and has instructed commercial building industry professionals on meeting compliance with state mandated energy codes. He has expertise in a number of areas regarding energy use in the residential sector, including energy efficient housing design and construction, moisture control, HVAC system installation, residential IAQ and combustion safety, and residential housing renewable energy options such as photovoltaics, and solar thermal. Mr. Justice's background is in the manufacture of electrical and mechanical operating systems, primarily automated control systems.

David Keefe
Manager of Training Services
Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

David Keefe is manager of training services for Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC). He is a former contractor who provides consulting and training services to building owners and efficiency professionals.

Mike Keesee
Program Manager
Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Mr. Keesee is the program manager for the Sacramento Municipal Utility (SMUD)'s Solar Advantage Home program. Before joins SMUD's Photovoltaic program in 2000, he managed the District's Residential New Construction program, the SMUD Advantage Home program. Prior to joining SMUD in 1991, Mike was a consultant to the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA)'s Conservation & Renewable Energy program, developing demand-side management programs for municipal utilities and rural electric cooperatives. Mike is active in the local Building Industries Association, serving in various capacities including past president of the local Sales and Marketing Council.

Stephen R. Klossner
Advanced Certified Thermography

Steve Klossner is president of Advanced Certified Thermography and has served as one of the national consultants to the health house project since its 1993 inception. His firm has provided testing services for over 10,000 homes across the country, including studies for universities, utilities, state agencies and health departments. He provides training and seminars on indoor air quality and building diagnostics nationally, sharing his extensive experience in combining building science, performance testing and indoor air quality testing. Steve co-authored the Health House performance standards and is currently coordinating the development of a national training program for site inspectors and standards verification testing, as well as developing broad based testing protocols for the residential market.

Joe Kuonen
Comfort Diagnostics and Solutions

Joe Kuonen is the president of Comfort Diagnostics and Solutions, a building performance contracting company in Arkansas. He is an innovator in home performance sales and has ten years of experience selling home performance services.

David Lee
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 multi-media risk assessments of pollutants, as well as working on social security, pension and social welfare policy. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya.

Daniel Lopez
Senior Deputy Director
Fannie Mae San Antonio Partnership Office

After completing a 10-year career with Habitat for Humanity International where he coordinated the financing and self-help construction of over 2,000 single-family units, Daniel returned in 1998 to his San Antonio home and accepted a position with Fannie Mae. Daniel is Senior Deputy Director of the Fannie Mae San Antonio Partnership Office and works on the implementation of a $1.3 Billion, five-year investment plan; specific tasks include the $1 Million Section 8 Homeownership Program and the $5 Million Small Builder Construction Program, among others. Daniel is a City Council appointee to the San Antonio Empowerment Zone Governance Board and is a Director and Officer of the South Texas Business Fund. Daniel graduated from Baylor University with a BBA in Real Estate and Finance.

C.T. Loyd
Energy Star Division Director
The Nelrod Company

With 21 years in construction and modernization experience, Mr. Loyd consistently produces quality work and exceeds guidelines for code enforcement authorities. As Energy Star Program Director for The Nelrod Company, he has conducted a large number of Qualified Energy Audits in California, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, Oklahoma, New Jersey, and Texas in addition to several other areas in the United States. He has over seen the certification of over 7,700 homes under the EPA Energy Star Homes program in Texas. Furthermore, he has completed three Energy Star Plant Qualifications for the Manufactured Housing Research Alliance, certifying each plant's ability to produce Energy Star Labeled Homes. Mr. Loyd is a co-author of The Meter Is Running! A Resident's Guide to Energy Conservation. Mr. Loyd serves on the Quality Control Standards committee for the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) organization, Manufactured Housing Research Alliance Energy Star Homes Manual editing/revision panel, and lead consultant for The Nelrod Company on the EPA, DOE, and HUD task force on Energy Conservation. He is a graduate of Lincoln Technical Institute and the Environmental Resources Training Center at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He has extensive experience in identifying energy conservation measures for new construction, as well as existing facilities. Mr. Loyd has conducted trainings for the Kansas Building Science Institute, an accredited HERS/RESNET Training Center. Mr. Loyd is a certified Home Energy Rater, IECC certified inspector, and a certified expert witness for Carbon Monoxide.

Randy Martin
R.L. Martin and Associates, Inc.

Randy Martin has operated his own web development business as R. L. Martin and Associates, Inc. since August of 1996 specializing in web sites for energy and environmental organizations and companies. He currently maintains over 70 web sites including RESNET's. 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, Journalism).

David Meisegeier
Project Manager
ICF Consulting

Mr. Meisegeier is a Project Manager at ICF Consulting with 12 years of professional experience. His skills include: design and implementation of strategic efficiency and demand reduction programs; market and technology assessments of products and systems; and information technology development. Mr. Meisegeier currently leads a team of 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 new and existing homes programs) 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.

Rich Moore
Invisible Energy

Rich Moore has been presenting residential energy conservation trainings since 1984. In 2003, he founded Invisible Energy, offering energy conservation services and training for builders, homeowners, and weatherization agencies.

Gregory A. Nahn
Program Manager
Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation

Mr. Nahn is the program manager for the state of Wisconsin's residential new construction program-Wisconsin ENERGY STAR Homes. His duties include managing the daily operation of the program, program standards, testing protocol, data collection and performance information, marketing, and a series of building science seminars for builders, subcontractors, and other program field personnel. Prior to becoming program manager, Mr. Nahn was the technical coordinator of the Wisconsin ENERGY STAR Homes program and served as a quality control specialist for the state of Wisconsin's existing home rating program - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR.

Gary Nelson
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.

Ryan Oldfield
Appreciated Energy
Ryan Oldfield began his career in the construction industry as a sub-contractor, becoming accomplished in many different construction trades. In 2001, Ryan became the owner and HERS Rater for Appreciated Energy out of Albuquerque, NM, which focuses on rating, consulting, and general promotion of the programs and opportunities associated with 3rd-party verification and building science.

Lee O'Neal
NSpects Ltd.

Lee O'Neal is president of NSpects Ltd, a Home Energy Rating & Building performance firm based in Chantilly, Va. (metro Washington, DC). Lee has 24 years experience in residential and light commercial construction and 13 years as a home inspector. In addition to serving as the President of Nspects and overseeing the company's Energy Star certification, building performance analysis and accredited rating provider operations, he also serves on the RESNET Board of Directors, 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) and interviewed by the New York Times. Lee is on the RESNET Board of Directors as well as having served on the RESNET Quality Assurance and Ethics Committee, RESNET Sampling Standards Drafting Committee, and other sub-committee.

F.L. Andrew Padian
Senior Housing Specialist
Steven Winter Associates

F.L. Andrew Padian is a Senior Housing Specialist with Steven Winter Associates, one of the nation's leading energy, environmental, and green architecture and engineering firms in the country. He has over 25 years of expereince in energy and environmental planning based primarily in NYC. He has performed training for all areas of energy and environmental to audiences from elected officials, to engineers and architects, to superintendents of low income multifamily buildings. Mr. Padian's particular area of expertise is high performance multifamily buildings, and SWA has helped in designing some of the most award-winning buildings of this type in the country. Mr. Padian is also a Board member of GreenHomeNYC.

Kelly Parker
Guaranteed Watt Saver Systems, 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 which has received the EPA Partner of the Year Award for 2001 and 2003 and an EEBA Technical Achievement Award for 2003. Guaranteed Watt Saver has an employee base of over 45 employees devoted to assisting builders and homeowners apply a comprehensive application of building science principles. Kelly has over 15 years experience as a Professional Engineer in multiple states. Clients include municipalities, insurance carriers, 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, performance and air infiltration testing and control.

Sam Rashkin
ENERGY STAR Homes National Director
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 exponentially to more than 2,500 builder partners and over 330,000 labeled homes. Currently, he is preparing to introduce a new EPA Indoor Air Quality label for the housing industry. 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 also been responsible for developing and implementing market development programs at the California Energy Commission. Sam has prepared hundreds of articles, technical papers, reports, and seminars; contributed to numerous books; 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.

Mike Rogers
MSI Consulting

Mike Rogers of MSI Consulting provides program management and development support to the U. S. EPA's Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®. He has spent fifteen years working to improve homes and now consults on energy efficiency and public health issues.

Robert J. Sahadi
Vice President for Product Development and Technology
Fannie Mae

Robert J. Sahadi is Fannie Mae's vice president for product development and technology. Mr. Sahadi is responsible for developing innovative products and technology solutions that meet special housing and financial needs. His department developed the Home Keeper reverse mortgage and HomeStyle rehabilitation products and is currently working on a number of new products ideas that involve energy efficiency, green building, and carbon reduction credit trading. Mr. Sahadi joined Fannie Mae in July 1987 as vice president for mortgage-backed securities (MBS) investor marketing, and was responsible for MBS investor marketing programs for both the domestic and international investment communities. He assumed his current position in 1991. Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Mr. Sahadi was chief economist and director of policy at the Federal Home Loan Bank Board. There, he was responsible for thrift regulatory policy FSLIC regulation, and financial product research. From 1981 to 1985, he was chief financial planner for the Federal Home Bank System. Mr. Sahadi also worked for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the New Communities Development Corporation, and was a management fellow in the Executive Office of the President of the United States.

Gayle Sampson
Mid-West Building Diagnostics

Gayle has been promoting energy efficiency and building performance, and providing consulting and training services since 1995. Gayle has been involved with the design and teaching of the MEC and ASHRAE energy code curricula as well as involved in energy code and building science training in the state of Ohio. Past clients include non-profit housing groups, utilities, builders, insulation trade organization members, code officials, and individual homeowners throughout Ohio. She has been a national speaker at the Affordable Comfort Conference, RESNET, and NERA. Along with Vic Aleshire and RW Davis, both nationally recognized building science consultants, she recently started the non-profit, BuildSolve, Inc., which is devoted to building science and energy code education and training. Professional affiliations include: Board of Directors/member of RESNET, BOCA International, the HBA, the BBB, and EPAEnergy Star® Homes Partner. She is certified as a Home Energy Rater, a Residential Mechanical Ventilation Installation consultant, an ALA Health House consultant and a CO Analyst.

Isaac Savage
Home Energy Partners

Isaac Savage is founder of Home Energy Partners, a North Carolina RESNET accredited home energy rating provider and Icynene Insulation Company located in western North Carolina.

Robby Schwarz
BuiltWright, Inc.

Robby Schwarz, President and Founder of BuiltWright Inc., began the company in 1995 under the name HomeOwner's Resource and Diagnostics. The name was changed in 2002 to reflect a desire to promote the Systems Thinking approach to home construction, whether building new, remodeling, or upgrading. BuiltWright, Inc. specializes in the latest building diagnostic techniques to understand how a house is performing, such as blower door, duct blasting, and zone testing. The company prides itself on its ability to transfer information to its clients in a meaningful and understandable way, from research and testing, to E-Star Home Energy Ratings, Built Green evaluations, and general energy consulting. Robby's strong belief in the fundamentals of building science and the synergies that can be created through Systems Thinking has made BuiltWright, Inc. one of the leading home performance companies in the state of Colorado. The name BuiltWright, Inc. was chosen because Built reflects the Systems Thinking approach to construction that Robby embraces, while Wright reflects the craftsmanship, artistry, skill, and understanding of the house that he believes should be integrated into the process.

Kristin Shewfelt
Program Manager
E-Star Colorado

Kristin works for E-Star Colorado, a RESNET-accredited HERS provider located in Denver, Colorado. She oversees and manages the development of both the technical and educational aspects of builder, rater and contractor programs designed to advance energy efficiency in new and existing residential housing. In her role with E-Star, Kristin also consults with the local Denver Metro Built Green Colorado Program as well as the US Green Building Council on their green building programs for new construction. Prior to working with E-Star, Kristin Shewfelt spent over eight years with a leading production builder of environmentally-friendly homes and communities as Director of Environmental Programs. She helped establish an EPA ENERGY STAR partnership in all their communities and managed the research and development of materials and material selection guidelines for building specifications.

Brian Preston Smith
Project Manager
ICF Consulting
Brian Smith is a project manager with ICF Consulting. During the past three years, Brian has managed utility sponsored ENERGY STAR homes programs in Texas. These programs have successfully established an independent HERS infrastructure, increased consumer awareness, and delivered more than 67,000 ENERGY STAR homes to market. Currently, Brian manages all aspects of the TXU Electric Delivery ENERGY STAR Homes Program and provides ongoing strategic direction to transform the residential housing market.

Kathy Spigarelli
Education Coordinator

Kathy Spigarelli has been the RESNET education coordinator since 1998. As the education coordinator, Ms. Spigarelli assists in designing curriculum, coordinating workshops and delivering training of lenders and other housing and residential energy efficiency professionals on the market benefits of residential energy efficiency financing. Kathy has 20 years of experience in adult education including programs for Tyson Foods, Inc., Levi Strauss, Campbell Soup, and Vlasic Pickles.

Dennis Stroer

Dennis Stroer has been an air conditioning contractor since 1975. He owned and managed his own company since 1976. He is NBI certified for Test & Balance, certified by the State of Florida as a Class 1 Residential Rater, new Commercial Rater, and new Public Building Rater. Mr. Stroer sits on the advisory board for the Florida House Learning Center. Past President of the National Energy Raters Association and current President Elect of South Venice Rotary. He is certified by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America to teach Manual J-8, their latest HVAC load calculation program. In 1991 he opened a company called Calcs-Plus. Realizing that there was an increasing need for some one to provide a service that would perform HVAC load calculations and Energy calculations for the HVAC and construction industry for the permitting process. In 1998 he sold his HVAC company and concentrated on building Calcs-Plus. Today Calcs Plus provides a number of related services. They include HVAC load calculations & Energy calculations (residential and light commercial), HVAC system design (residential and light commercial), airside diagnostics, building diagnostics related to infiltration and moisture control, and Class 1 Energy Ratings for the Energy Star Program and the Florida Green Building certification. Calcs-Plus also provides training in various calculation and design procedures related to the HVAC industry.

Julieann Summerford
Program Manager
Heschong Mahone Group, Inc.

In various capacities, Julieann Summerford has managed residential buildings energy efficiency programs for over 5 years. These programs range from new construction to retrofit to policy to appliances and lighting and training. Currently Ms. Summerford manages a statewide program: Designed for Comfort: EFFICIENT AFFORDABLE HOUSING offering an Energy Efficiency-Based Utility Allowance schedule policy for housing authorities to adopt and implement and incentives for rehabilitation projects. Prior to joining HMG, Ms. Summerford managed the High Efficiency Appliance and Lighting Program, which offered incentives to builders who install ENERGY STAR® qualified appliances and lighting fixtures in residential new construction projects. The program entailed working directly with builders to influence their purchasing decisions on appliances and lighting fixtures, training their sales staff on how to promote the ENERGY STAR products in the new homes, and marketing the program to the market. Ms. Summerford revived SDG&E's residential new construction program and expanded the program to include the State's first program focused on efficient multi-family housing (low- and high-rise) and the installation of ENERGY STAR appliances and lighting in new construction. Ms. Summerford also worked with Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to launch and implement a multi-family new construction project. She provided training to PG&E field representatives on how to market efficiency effectively to various subsectors of the multi-family new construction market, especially the affordable and non-profit housing markets. Ms. Summerford helped to create the first multifamily energy efficiency program for new construction in California. Ms. Summerford is the 2004 Chair of the California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC). She received her Bachelors in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning from UC Davis.

Ken Summers
Comfort Institute, Inc.

Ken Summers has been in the HVAC Industry since 1977, in residential service, in-home sales and commercial design/build. For the past 10 years he has been with Comfort Institute (CI) helping progressive HVAC contractors adopt "Whole House and Air Distribution Diagnostics and Repair". In addition to providing test instruments such as blower doors, duct testers, flow hoods and smoke puffers, CI trains on the most effective ways to solve difficult comfort, dust, IAQ and high utility bill problems. Proper sizing is the foundation of an effective home comfort system. Ken specializes in helping contractors avoid common load calc and duct design mistakes. Some mistakes result in "properly sized" systems that can't keep up … others lead to systems that are unnecessarily oversized and perform well below their capability.

Jim Taylor
Director of Product Innovation
Fannie Mae
Jim Taylor is the Director of Product Innovation for Fannie Mae's National Community Lending Center in Washington, DC. He manages a team focused on environmental products such as the Energy Efficient Mortgage and Smart Commute, as well as 1-4 Family products for property acquisition and rehabilitation, and Seniors initiatives such as Fannie Mae's collaboration with AARP on housing initiatives related to older Americans. He has served in a variety of roles since joining the company in July 1993, initially as an Investor Reporting Analyst. After a year in this position, Jim moved on to Fannie Mae's Housing and Community Development division, where he became the business manager for Fannie Mae's Rural Housing products. During Jim's tenure in this role, he expanded Fannie Mae's participation in the Rural Housing Service Section 502 Guaranteed Loan Program, and partnered with the Rural Housing Service in the creation of the Section 502 Direct Loan Leveraging Program.  Jim then became the Senior Business Manager for Fannie Mae's HomeStyle Program, a product line which allows a borrower to purchase and rehabilitate a home in one loan. Jim led a cross-functional team of Fannie Mae employees in the development of the "HomeStyle America" initiative, which introduced the HomeStyle product line to urban communities throughout the country. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia in 1986, and his Masters in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1993.

Iain Walker
Staff Scientist
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Dr. Iain Walker is a staff scientist in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada, and has been involved in building science research for almost 20 years, focusing on ventilation, indoor air quality and energy use in residential buildings. In addition to his research efforts he has contributed to development of buildings related codes and standards for ASHRAE, ASTM, and the State of California. He is also the Executive Editor of Home Energy magazine.

Doug Walter
Kansas Building Science Institute

Doug Walter is President of Kansas Building Science Institute (KBSI), a building science training and consulting firm in Manhattan, Kans. He has taught building energy principles for more than 20 years. He serves on the RESNET board and helped to develop the national rater exam. KBSI is a RESNET-accredited rater training provider.

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 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. In addition to articles which have appeared in Home Energy magazine and the Arizona Journal of Real Estate and Business, Daran is a guest lecturer at Arizona State University; Scottsdale, Yavapai and Gateway Community Colleges; and the Arizona School of Real Estate. Daran has also given presentations at the annual conferences for the Energy and Environmental Building Association (EEBA), Affordable Comfort, Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), and Scottsdale Green Buildings Conference. Daran serves on the RESNET Board of Directors.

David A. Wilson
Executive Director
Energy Rated Homes of Utah

David A. Wilson is currently the Executive Director of the Utah Energy Conservation Coalition/Energy Rated Homes of Utah (an IRS recognized 501c3 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), building up a viable sustainability/resource management program, as well as working with the state of Utah on residential and commercial energy code compliance and training. He has significant experience as a manager, administrator, trainer, and negotiator as well as extensive knowledge of local, state and federal government operations pertaining to energy issues and concerns. He has both a B.A. and an M.A. from the Brigham Young University (BYU) in Organizational Communications and Consulting. He has over twenty-five years experience in the housing industry with emphasis on energy conservation and efficiency for both new and existing homes. He has conducted numerous IECC training workshops involving hundreds of building officials, contractors, and design professionals throughout Utah and the Southwest. He has also developed numerous computer presentations and workshops detailing the interactive role of energy codes, the EPA Energy Star HOMES Program, and the HERS program(s). He has been actively involved in the RESNET (Residential Energy Services NETwork) organization since its inception and currently serves as a member of the governing Board. He is nationally certified as a Home Energy Rater and Trainer, as well as a state certified Home Energy Auditor and Trainer. He is a member of the National Home Builders Association (NAHB), U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Energy & Environmental Builders Association (EEBA), as well as the International Codes Council (ICC).

Mike Woodson
Chief Executive Officer
Practically Free Energy
Mike Woodson is CEO of Practically Free Energy, a rapidly expanding home performance consulting and contracting company based in Mississippi. The mission is to evangelize the common-sense gospel of good building science to a market devoid of any kind of quality controls. Mike is certified as an EPIC instructor by Air Conditioning Contractors of America and a Home Energy Rater certified by the EPA and U.S. Dept. of Energy. Mike's previous professional experience was in sales and engineering of large scale systems integrations projects in the telecommunications field.