2009 RESNET Building Performance Conference

February 16-18, 2009
Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel, New Orleans, LA

Presenters Bios

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David Abrey
Director of Quality Assurance
GreenHomes America
David Abrey is the Director of Quality Assurance for GreenHomes America. In this role, he assures that Home Performance projects meets BPI and industry standards. He assists with the development of a wide variety of diagnostic procedures and installation best practices. Prior to his time at GreenHomes, he managed quality assurance for NYSERDA's Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program.

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Ben Adams
Vice President
MaGrann Associates
Ben Adams is Vice President of Program Development at MaGrann Associates in Moorestown, New Jersey. He has been an active member of the RESNET Board, providing leadership for a number of task forces and currently chairing the Quality Assurance and Ethics Committee. In particular, Ben has contributed to the development of RESNET standards for financial disclosure, standards of practice, quality assurance and sampling accreditation. He is a Board member of ACI (Affordable Comfort Inc.) and has acted as a liaison between both organizations as they continue to pursue cooperative initiatives. He is a frequent presenter at both RESNET and ACI conferences. Ben has an MBA from Drexel University and a BS from the University of Canterbury. He began his career in energy efficiency at the Ministry of Energy in New Zealand in 1981. He has been responsible for the development and implementation of comprehensive, building science based residential programs for new and existing homes at Honeywell Utility Solutions from 1989 to 2000, and at MaGrann Associates for the last eight years. MaGrann’s team of HERS Raters support ENERGY STAR Homes, LEED for Homes, NAHB Green Building and existing home audits in several thousand homes in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic region each year.

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Ren Anderson
Residential Research
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Ren joined the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in 1983 to develop methods to predict thermal transport in passive solar buildings. At NREL, Ren has been involved the development of advanced window coatings, building energy design tools, advanced desiccant cooling and heat recovery systems, BCHP (Building Cooling, Heating, and Power) systems, and residential ventilation systems. Ren is currently working on the development of least cost approaches to the design of zero energy homes.

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Larry D. Armanda
Instructional Specialist, Weatherization Training Center
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Larry is an instructional specialist for Pennsylvania’s Weatherization Training Center at Pennsylvania College of Technology and owner of Therma-View Infrared and Energy Consultants. He is a Level I and II Certified Thermographer and has 25 years experience diagnosing mechanical, electrical, energy and indoor air quality building issues. He provides technical support and analysis to architectural firms, contractors, as well as building owners. Larry is one of 20 members making up the U.S. Department of Energy’s Health and Safety Committee and presented information on electrical safety as well as mechanical ventilation strategies at the 2001 and 2007 National DOE Conference in Atlanta, Georgia and Orlando, Florida. Larry has been instrumental in introducing many manufacturers and their stakeholders in the modular industry to the certification process and building science associated with the Energy Star, and NAHB Green certification programs for the Factory Built Housing Center at Penn College. Larry is an Energy Star HERS Rater, and NAHB Green Verifier.

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John Baden
Research Associate
RESNET
John Baden has been employed by RESNET since August of 2006. Prior to employment at RESNET, he had experience researching for the 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, EndOil. As a member of RESNET, John is the author of the Energy Efficiency Environmental Trading page of the RESNET website. John Baden brings to RESNET his skills with energy policy and computer software.

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Steve Baden
Executive Director
RESNET
Steve Baden has worked in the residential energy efficiency field for over twenty six years, including eighteen years with home energy ratings and energy mortgages on both the state and national levels, and ten years administering a state energy office. Mr. Baden initiated the "Warm Homes for Alaskans Initiative" which received the "1993 National Award for the Most Outstanding State Housing Program" from the National Council of State Housing Agencies. Steve was also awarded "Lifetime Achievement Awards" from the U.S. Department of Energy and RESNET.

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Jean E. Ballard
Senior Product Developer
Fannie Mae
Jean E. Ballard is a senior product developer for Fannie Mae’s Single-Family Product Management and Development group. Her responsibilities include leading product-related business initiatives, including defining opportunities and risks, performing competitive analysis, defining pricing strategy, and coordinating implementation. Recently, Jean has been leading an effort to evaluate and redefine Fannie Mae’s energy-efficient mortgage option. Previously, Jean held several positions at Freddie Mac. She holds an undergraduate degree with concentrations in finance and marketing from the University of Virginia, a Master of Business Administration from George Mason University, and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.

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Dr. John Beldock
President & CEO
EcoBroker International
Dr. John Beldock is the President and CEO of EcoBroker International (www.ecobroker.com) and the current Executive Director of the Association of Energy and Environmental Real Estate Professionals (www.aeerep.org). EcoBroker develops and deploys EcoBroker’s energy and environmental curriculum for the real estate industry, including a complete suite of award-winning continuing education courses and the EcoBroker® designation for licensed real estate professionals in the United States and internationally. By January 2008, EcoBroker’s membership extended to over 2500 licensed Realtor® members in 43 states, 4 Canadian provinces and the Caribbean. Thanks to the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and countless other stakeholders, more than 10,000 Realtors® and consumers have attended EcoBroker and AEEREP introductory classes and seminars on energy and environmental opportunities and real estate. Dr. John Beldock has built public private sector partnerships over the last 25 years and has taught courses in energy engineering, energy and environmental technologies, statistics, and pollution prevention at the University of California, George Mason University, and the University of Maryland.

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Jay Bowen
Course Moderator– ITC Level III
Infrared Training Center
Jay Bowen has been instructing for the ITC from 2003. Teaching thermography trades since 1997. Has been involved in the electrical trades since 1977 and has an Associates Degree in Electronics Technology. He holds a Wisconsin Masters electrical certificate, Wisconsin Commercial Electrical Inspector Certification, and a State Electrical Designer’s license in electrical systems. He has been using infrared thermography as a condition monitoring tool since the mid-90s . He recently led Encompass Services Corp. CM Programs, teaching and expanding service groups’ roles by offering services including thermography inspections across the U.S. Jay developed and taught classes in thermography, motor control, power quality, instrumentation, and PLC.

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Michael Brown
Program Director
MaGrann Associates
Michael Brown is Program Director for MaGrann Associates, a Moorestown, NJ based residential energy and green building consulting firm. Mr. Brown’s primary responsibilities include directing the firm’s outreach efforts in support of programs MaGrann Associates is involved with in the mid-Atlantic region. These programs include ENERGY STAR, LEED for Homes, and the NAHB Green Building Program. He has been particularly successful in bringing the concept of energy efficient, sustainable construction to the affordable housing market, through his work with state and local government housing agencies and funders. His work served as a model for a HUD, DOE, EPA partnership promoting ENERGY STAR qualified homes. Prior to joining MaGrann Associates, Mr. Brown worked in the home warranty industry, heading-up NJ Home Owners Warranty Corporation for more than 17 years. Mr. Brown is a long- standing member of the New Jersey Builders Association and its local affiliates, as well as the USGBC, and other allied industry organizations.

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Steve Burnett
Senior Associate
ICF International
Steve Burnett is a Senior Associate with the Energy, Climate, and Transportation practice of ICF International. He is currently an account manager with the Rocky Mountain Power ENERGY STAR New Homes program in Utah, where he’s had several years experience recruiting and training builders, interfacing with HERS raters, and performing quality assurance sampling for the program. Prior to his employment with ICF International, he owned and operated a residential remodeling business, and worked as a regional manager for a HERS provider. Steve earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Utah and is also a certified HERS rater.

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David Butler
Project Manager, HVAC Services
Green Home Solutions
David Butler, M.S.Eng, provides HVAC design services for Energy Star and other high performance homes. Butler has practiced as a building systems engineer for more than two decades. During this time he has consulted with multinational manufacturers, energy utilities and land developers on a variety of R&D projects related to energy efficiency. In 1992, Butler launched At Home With Technology, a weekly column that appeared in major newspapers nationwide. In 2001, Butler joined Enalasys Corporation as Senior Building Systems Engineer, where he led the software development effort for eScan, a comprehensive whole-house diagnostic tool for HVAC contractors. While at Enalasys, Butler won a DOE grant to develop a low-cost continuous commissioning system for residential HVAC systems, partnering with Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Buildings Technology Center. Currently, Butler spends most of his time performing load calculations and enjoys helping builders become better consumers of HVAC equipment and services. Butler is an associate member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers and sits on the review committee for ACCA's widely referenced residential design manuals. Green Home Solutions, formerly Environmental Building Solutions, is a winner of the 2008 Energy Star Partner of the Year award.

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Steve Byers
President
EnergyLogic
Steve Byers is the President of EnergyLogic, a Colorado based energy services organization primarily serving the residential construction industry. Leaving the Air Force after flying for five years, Steve got involved in the building science industry working for Southface Energy Institute in Atlanta. Relocating in 1997 to Colorado, Steve started EnergySmiths. It’s been a labor of love and EnergySmiths grew into the largest energy rating company in Colorado. In 2006, EnergySmiths merged with Built Wright, Inc. to form EnergyLogic. EnergyLogic also provides quality assurance services to utilities and other energy raters nationwide. Steve serves on the RESNET Board of Directors.

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Laura Capps
Director of Residential Green Building Services
Southface Energy Institute
Laura Capps is the Director of Residential Green Building Services for Southface Energy Institute, in Atlanta, Georgia. Southface is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. With a longstanding reputation for providing sound environmental education and outreach programs, Southface has been recognized for excellence by the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, American Institute of Architects, American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, Georgia Environmental Council, Earth Share of Georgia and numerous other industry and community organizations. Southface promotes sustainable homes, communities and workplaces through education, research, advocacy and technical assistance. At Southface, Laura works with the EarthCraft House, LEED for Homes, Home Services, Existing Homes and Multifamily programs. Laura has also served as project manager for Building America, Zero Energy Homes, Million Solar Roofs Initiative and ALA Health Houses. Laura leads several trainings for Southface including the EarthCraft House Builder, EarthCraft House Realtor, Mold and Moisture, HVAC for Builders and Home Energy Rating trainings. Laura is certified as a LEED Accredited Professional, RESNET Trainer, Universal Refrigerant Technician and an eScan operator, and serves on the US Green Building Council LEED for Homes Faculty and NeighborWorks Training Institute Faculty. Laura graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Sustainable Development and Appropriate Technology.

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Donald L. Carr
National Green Building Program Director
NAHB Research Center
Mr. Carr is currently working on the implementation of a national program to certify green buildings according to the Green Home Building Guidelines and the ANSI 700 National Green Building Standard. He is currently recruiting, training and approving a national network of accredited 3rd party verifiers to inspect and approve green features in buildings to be certified by the national program. Mr. Carr has formerly been involved with training and consulting to homebuilders nationwide to assist them in developing and implementing an approved quality management program. He has completed the ISO certified auditor course and is part of the quality assurance training team. He is also working on PATH research assignments from his off-site location in Bradenton, FL. He was an active field trainer in the nationwide quality certified trade contractors training program throughout 2003 and early 2004. He developed the NHQ certified home builder program for a 2005 national roll-out. Mr. Carr recently completed two projects at the Research Center including (1) residential disaster mitigation training programs for Central America and the Caribbean, and (2) financial analysis of the family housing improvement efforts for the US Navy. Before joining the Research Center, Mr. Carr was Director of Technical Services at the NAHB, and was the owner-operator of his own semi-custom building company. Between 1985 and 1996, Legacy Homes built approximately 150 single-family homes for custom move-up homebuyers in the central Virginia area of the United States. Mr. Carr holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University.

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Chiara D’Amore
Senior Associate
ICF International
Chiara D’Amore is a Senior Associate with the Energy, Climate, and Transportation practice of ICF International. She has over six years of experience working in the areas of formal environmental management system development, voluntary environmental program implementation, residential energy efficiency, sustainable design, climate change mitigation and adaptation; and environmental program evaluation. Ms. D’Amore currently manages support to the EPA’s ENERGY STAR for New Homes Program and the Indoor Air Plus Program. She also spent two years managing Southern California Edison’s New Homes Program. Ms. D’Amore has her Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is also a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited and Certified Green Building Professional.

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Michael C. DeWein
Technical Director
Building Codes Assistance Project
Michael DeWein has served as Technical Director for the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP) of the Alliance to Save Energy since March 1995, and has provided Technical support and direction to BCAP and its programs in over 40 states and hundreds of jurisdictions nationwide. This has involved working with policy makers, environmental groups, advocates, state energy offices, codes bureaus, municipal entities, public utility commissions, builders associations, and design professionals among other stakeholders in the adoption and implementation of building energy codes in those states. Currently he is spearheading an effort for BCAP to promote Advanced and Green Energy Codes nationwide. Current projects include the development of Advanced Energy Codes, advocacy and implementation plans in several states, Advanced codes programs in several US cities and jurisdictions, training and outreach programs for states and municipalities. As part of these projects, energy code training is being designed to integrate with above code programs (Commissioning, Energy Star, EPA Community challenge, etc.) to enhance outreach and marketing for multiple programs impacting energy efficiency in New York, New England, and several Western states. Another is the expanding online Code College Initiative (www.codecollegenetwork.com) highlighted by numerous online training videos for states on energy code training and building performance. Another example is the building science and energy code live and online training project produced in conjunction with the Texas Energy Conservation Office, Texas Association of Builders in Spanish and English. Mike has produced and delivered hundreds of trainings on the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) along with Applied Building Science designed to address one of the most pervasive housing durability issues of the day; Moisture and Mold related building failures. Another major project was the successful promotion of Energy Codes in the Insurance Service Organization’s (ISO) Building Codes Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS), the insurance industry tool used for grading municipalities based on the quality and effectiveness of codes and setting insurance rates based on those grades. Mike has delivered these trainings to thousands of Code Officials, Builders, State and Municipal Officials and design professionals in NY and nationwide over the years. Prior to joining the Alliance, DeWein worked as Technical Specialist at the New York State Energy Office, in the Codes and Customer Service Bureaus, working in a multitude of areas including Codes and Standards development and outreach, project management for the State Facilities Program, Renewables and Commissioning initiatives aimed at integration of these activities in all NYSEO program areas, and agency wide presentation development and training. Mike also assisted in developing, and was the first trainer for, the NYSTAR program, one of the early HERS programs for builders in New York. Mike is serving as a member of the Energy Smart Park Initiative (E$PI) Steering Committee, working in partnership with that coalition of organizations to develop an plan to reduce the Carbon footprint in the Adirondack Park and North Country Region based on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. After developing that plan, it is intended that E$PI provide improved access to programs and services and help develop an energy efficient economy in the Adirondack North Country that is a model for the State and nation. Current projects include the Biomass Jumpstart Program, Advanced Energy Code and Training integrated with training Community Energy Managers and other infrastructure development at the municipal level, among others. Before the NYSEO tenure, DeWein earned a degree in Environmental Engineering between stints as a builder and alternative energy contractor in New York and Massachusetts, and served as the Director of one of the state’s first recycling programs in Franklin County NY.

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Criag Drunheller
NAHB Research Center
Craig Drumheller has been a Senior Energy Engineer with the NAHB Research Center for 10 years. While with the Research Center, he has been the principal investigator on numerous projects relating to residential energy use, moisture and indoor air quality. He is also involved in the codes and standards development process. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Syracuse University, is a Certified HERS rater through ResNet, a Certified Energy Manager by the Association of Energy Engineers and a Certified Building Analyst by BPI. He is also a member of ASHRAE and ASME and a voting member representing the National Association of Homebuilders on ASHRAE Residential Energy Standard 90.2, ASHRAE Commercial Energy Standard 90.1, ASHRAE 119 Residential Air Leakage Performance Standard and ASHRAE residential ventilation standard 62.2.

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Matt Dugan
Principal
ICF International
Matt Dugan is a Principal in the Energy Efficiency Practice at ICF International. His primary role at ICF is that of Project Manager on the award winning Massachusetts New Homes with Energy Star Program. Mr. Dugan has over 10 years of experience in the development and implementation of electric and gas energy efficiency programs formerly serving as the Manager of Residential and Low Income Energy Efficiency Programs at KeySpan Corporation (now National Grid). Several of the programs that Mr. Dugan has managed in the past have been recognized nationally as exemplary energy efficiency programs. In addition to program implementation experience, Mr. Dugan has extensive experience in seeking and receiving approval for programs through the regulatory process. In addition to receiving approval for ongoing efforts in Massachusetts while with KeySpan, Mr. Dugan managed the effort to launch natural gas programs in both New Hampshire and New York State in addition to playing a major role in the approval to launch natural gas programs in Rhode Island. Currently, Mr. Dugan serves as the Vice-Chair of the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) Program Implementation Committee as well as the Treasurer of the AESP New England Chapter. Mr. Dugan holds a BA from The Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts Boston, College Of Management.

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Krista Egger
Head of Affordable Housing Programs
Advanced Energy
Krista Egger is Head of Affordable Housing Programs for Advanced Energy, a national nonprofit based in Raleigh, North Carolina that creates economic, environmental and societal benefits through innovative and market-based approaches to energy issues. As one of her responsibilities, Krista directs Advanced Energy’s SystemVision program, North Carolina’s high performance affordable housing guarantee program, which has certified 1,800+ homes to date. SystemVision provides training and technical support that leads to improved health, safety, durability, comfort and energy efficiency of affordable homes. Egger cultivates relationships with affordable housing developers, builders, subcontractors, and volunteers and develops processes to increase the efficiency and value of high performance home construction in the affordable housing market. Egger is also one of Advanced Energy’s key trainers, regularly giving building science workshops across the country. Krista graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College and is a certified HERS rater.

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Richard Faesy
Managing Consultant
Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Richard is a managing consultant with the Planning and Evaluation Team at the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation in Burlington, Vermont. As a LEED Accredited Professional and RESNET Certified Energy Rater, he specializes in residential buildings, technologies and markets, with a focus on market transformation initiatives, home energy ratings and energy efficiency financing. He is involved with clients in Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, and others. He has been active locally, regionally and nationally in many Home Energy Rating System (HERS) / Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) and green building efforts, including the Vermont Builds Greener Program, the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes Core Committee and leading the Northeast Team of the LEED for Homes Pilot. Richard was the founding president of the Board of the Northeast HERS Alliance and has been on the Board of the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), including president, since its inception. Richard was featured in a national Dateline/NBC story on energy efficiency in 2001 and was also awarded RESNET’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Philip Fairey
Deputy Director
Florida Solar Energy Center
Philip Fairey is the Deputy Director of the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC). In 1980, Mr. Fairey initiated the building science research program at FSEC. Since then, he has had primary responsibility for 30 major building science research contracts totaling more than $11 million. He has extensive experimental and analytical expertise in the fields of moisture transport and control, pressure and air flow control, indoor air quality (IAQ), building envelope systems, cooling and dehumidification systems, natural ventilation systems, energy-efficient building design, industrialized housing systems, utility Demand Side Management (DSM), building energy-efficiency rating systems, and computer simulation and modeling. Mr. Fairey conceived and developed the Florida Building Energy-Efficiency Rating System and led the development of EnergyGauge, a user-friendly, windows-based software tool for code compliance, energy ratings and economic analysis. He is a affiliate member of the National Association of State Energy Offices (NASEO) and served as a member of the National HERS Council Technical Committee and the Technical, and Accreditation Committees of NASEO. He currently serves on the Florida Building Commission Energy, Technical Advisory Committee and on a number of RESNET committees where he was chairman of the Training Providers Accreditation Committee, Co-chair of the Standards Drafting Committee and Chairman of the Software Accreditation Subcommittee on the rating method. He is a founding member of the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC).

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Diane Ferington
Senior Residential Sector Manager
Energy Trust of Oregon
Diane Ferington is a Senior Residential Sector Manager with the Energy Trust of Oregon with 14 years of experience in energy efficiency program design and implementation. Formerly, she was the Multifamily Program Manager for the City of Portland’s Office of Sustainable Development. Before that, she was a senior project coordinator at Portland Energy Conservation Incorporated (PECI). As a staff member at the Northwest Power Planning Council, Diane helped to create the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, a regional energy efficiency organization. Diane has a B.S. in Marketing and International Business, and an MBA in Innovation and Technology Management and a Master’s in Engineering Technology Management at Portland State University. She is also a member of the PSU School of Business Dean’s Council and is a member Beta Gamma Sigma, an International honor society recognizing business excellence. Associated with her work, Diane is on the Board of Directors for ACI Home Performance a national non-profit organization whose mission is to educate contractors and industry on best practices in residential building science. She also serves on the State of Oregon’s Advisory Committee on Energy (ACE) to Oregon Housing and Community Services and has a seat on the Oregon Energy Coordinators Association (OECA), and is a member of Association of Professional Energy Managers (APEM).

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Don Ferrier
Ferrier Custom Homes
Honored to be named the National Association of Home Builder’s Green Builder Advocate of the year, Don’s passion for sustainable construction has been coursing through his veins since the early 80’s. Representing the 3rd generation of the Ferrier Companies, Don is no stranger to construction. He is a true visionary of energy efficiency, sustainable construction techniques, and travels across the US educating & guiding those within the industry & beyond on its inherent benefits. In his free time Don enjoys outdoor adventures, running, gardening & missions work.

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Dean Gamble
Senior Associate
ICF International
As a Senior Associate at ICF International, Mr. Gamble has over six years of experience applying his educational background in building science to projects in building energy efficiency and pollution prevention. He uses extensive energy modeling, building science expertise, and knowledge of energy efficient technologies to inform policy and program design. Clients include utilities with demand management programs, private builders seeking to increase the value and efficiency of their homes, companies selling energy efficient technologies, and governmental agencies including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and New Zealand Ministry for the Environment.

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Colin L. Genge
CEO and Owner
Retrotec Energy Innovations Ltd.
Colin Genge is the CEO and owner of Retrotec Energy Innovations Ltd, a Canadian Corporation that has been designing, selling and training users of blower door-fans, precision pressure gauges and analytical software since 1980. Colin has made major contributions to door-fan energy standards such as Canada’s CGSB 149 as well as fire suppression standards such as NFPA 2001 for the containment of clean agent fire suppressants in protected rooms and buildings. While developing fire testing procedures, that are currently used in over 60 countries, innovative testing methods and hardware had to be developed. Retrotrec high power fans are now the most commonly used exterior building envelope leakage measurement equipment in the UK which is the only country in the world that currently mandates the testing of all commercial buildings. Colin Genge has done considerable research on testing methods for high rise buildings. He has also personally tested 100’s of the World’s most exotic high value facilities, including the Space Shuttle launch pad. He has consulted for many major international corporations and Government entities. He has trained and supported 1000’s of testers worldwide giving him the widest possible practical.

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David B. Goldstein
Co-Director of Energy Program
Natural Resources Defense Council
David B. Goldstein has worked on energy efficiency and energy policy since the early 1970s. He currently co-directs NRDC's Energy Program. David B. Goldstein initiated and directed research on how urban structure affects the usage of automobiles, and originated the Location Efficient Mortgage to implement the results. David B. Goldstein received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley, and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the recipient of its Leo Szilard Award for Physics in the Public Interest. He received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2002 and is the recipient of the California Alumni Association’s 2003 Award for Excellence in Achievement. Dr. Goldstein has been instrumental in the development of energy efficiency standards for new buildings and appliances that are currently in effect at the regional and national level in the United States, Russia, Kazakhstan, and China.

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Dr. Jay Hall
Consultant, US Green Building Council's LEED for Homes
Building Knowledge
Jay is a Principle at Building Knowledge Inc. Jay was born and raised Ontario, Canada. For the last 20 years, he has lived with his wife and family in Annapolis MD. He earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University. In 1989, he was hired by ICF International to work on the EPA’s ENERGY STAR market transformation programs. For 10 years, he led the consulting team for ENERGY STAR for Homes. In early 2004, Jay was hired as a consultant to assist in the development of the US Green Building Council's LEED for Homes program. He is currently the Acting Director for the LEED for Homes program.

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Jay Hall
President
Jay Hall and Associates, Inc.
Jay has 25 years experience in market transformation, and sustainability program development. Jay earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University. For 15 years, he led ICF International’s consulting services for several of EPA’s ENERGY STAR programs. Since 2004, Jay has provided independent consulting services to the US Green Building Council for the LEED for Homes program. Jay also provides technical and education services to many other clients in the sustainable homes industry, including RESNET, Habitat for Humanity, Enterprise Community Partners, and Neighborworks.

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Bruce Harley
Technical Director
Conservation Services Group
Bruce Harley is a nationally recognized authority on energy efficient residential construction and retrofit. As Technical Director of Conservation Services Group, he is involved in research, technical and program policy, training, design consulting, and building codes development. He is a board member and the chair of the Technical Committee for the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), a non-profit corporation that oversees the Home Energy Rating industry. He has conducted hundreds of seminars on energy efficient residential construction, green building, energy codes, building science, and mechanical systems, rooted in hands-on experience, and is a certified RESNET trainer. His first book, Insulate and Weatherize, was published in September 2002, and his second, Cut Your Energy Bills Now in December 2008, both by The Taunton Press. He is a regular contributor to Fine Homebuilding, The Journal of Light Construction and Energy Design Update. In 2007 he received a Legacy Award from the Energy and Environmental Building Association, for pioneering work in the field of building science.

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Ron Hastings
Builder Liaison
Guaranteed Watt Savers
Experience: + More than 3 years of experience performing plan analysis using REM Rate Software. + Knowledgeable of Energy Gauge Software for Residential Energy Analysis. + Knowledgeable of Energy Gauge Summit Software used for Energy Analysis of Commercial Buildings. + As team leader of GWS’s Plan Department I QC all plan analysis performed by GWS and all GWS Rater’s REM Rate files submitted for archiving. + Consult with Builders and Raters regarding requirements for Energy Star, LEED-H, NAHB Green Build Program, and other green building programs. + Consult with Raters regarding plan analysis and REM Rate Software. Education: + Currently working towards a Bachelors Degree in Administrative Leadership, also working towards an Associate degree in Auto-CAD w/Architectural Emphasis. + I currently have completed more than 70 hours of college course work. + Completed class covering the 2006 International Mechanical Code. Certifications: HERS Certified Rater

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Cathy Herren
Director, Housing Initiatives
Entergy New Orleans
Cathy Herren currently serves as Director, Housing Initiatives, Entergy New Orleans. Herren started her career with Entergy in Sales and Marketing and has served in positions in Customer Service, Public Relations, Human Resources, Communications and Corporate Marketing. Herren earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Ecology from Louisiana Tech University in 1970. She completed the Public Utility Executive Course at the University of Idaho in 2000, The Wharton/Entergy Executive Course in 1999 and numerous development courses both internally and externally. She is a 2004 alumni of the New Orleans Region Leadership Institute and a 2008 graduate of Leadership Louisiana. Herren is a Board Member of the New Orleans Electrical Association where she served as president and member of the nominating committee. She is the past President of the New Orleans Region Agri-Business Council, a committee member of the CBNO/MAC where she serves on the Executive Committee, vice president of the Board of Directors of the St. Charles Museum and Historical Association, and member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Southeast Louisiana Chapter of the America Red Cross and Chair of the Public Relations Committee and past Chair of Service Delivery and Volunteer Services Committees. She is past executive sponsor for the ENO Low-Income Initiative. She is a member of the New Orleans Energy Policy Committee.

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Dale Hoffmeyer
ENERGY STAR Home
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Dale Hoffmeyer Leads the ENERGY STAR Home Improvement Team. He has been with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for over fifteen years and has policy experience in areas including home energy benchmarking, home performance, and HVAC installation.

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Peter Hopkins
Co-Founder
United Infrared, Inc.
Peter Hopkins, a Level II Certified Thermographer is the Co-Founder of United Infrared, Inc., www.unitedinfrared.com, a Nationwide Network of Infrared Thermographers. United Infrared offers training, mentoring, and business management coaching to contractors in the Infrared Thermography Field. In addition, Peter is the owner & President of InspecDoc Inspection Services, Inc. (www.inspecdoc.com) and SoCal Infrared, www.socalinfrared.com, a Southern California Thermal Imaging Company. Peter has been in the building inspection and evaluation business for over 12 years. Currently servicing most of Southern California as multi-inspector firm with several of the inspectors certified in thermography. Peter completed a certificate major in Construction Inspection with Academic Honors from Palomar College in Southern California. Peter was the recipient of a Scholarship from ICC (International Code Council, www.iccsafe.org) and currently holds five certifications as a Residential Combination Inspector, Building Inspector, Electrical Inspector, Mechanical Inspector and Plumbing Inspector. Peter in addition is a Certified HERS energy rater. Peter is a Certified CREIA Inspector and a New Construction Specialist with The California Real Estate Inspection Association (www.creia.org) and has served in various volunteer leadership positions within organization. Peter has personally performed over 6000 Real Estate evaluations and over 1000 energy audits in Southern California. Peter has been trained in Equine Thermography practices and is licensed as an Assistant to Veterinarian with the California Horse Racing Board. Peter resides in Southern California along with his wife and two children.

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Bion D. Howard
Principal Consultant
Building Environmental Science and Technology
Mr. Bion Howard is founder and principal consultant of Building Environmental Science & Technology (B.E.S.T.) His firm provides technical analysis and design-support services implementing environmental building technology, sustainable design and development strategies for builders, designers, architects, engineers, code officials, non-profits and government agencies. Howard's career focus is on enhancing energy efficiency, healthful indoor environments and implementation of renewable energy in buildings. These efforts helped to save trillions of Btu's and reduce energy-related expenses for consumers, by millions of dollars while helping protect the environment. Prior to entering private practice (1996) he served with the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and with professional and research groups including: the Alliance to Save Energy, National Association of Home Builders, National Concrete Masonry Association, and U. S. DOE National Solar Data Program. At U. S. EPA Howard assisted in formulating several Energy Star™ programs. At Alliance to Save Energy in Washington, DC, he developed and obtained multi-year funding for the "Building Codes Assistance Program" (BCAP), and served on behalf of the Alliance in U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), as a founding member. At NAHB he managed the "Thermal Performance Guidelines" program and promoted early "energy efficiency mortgage" guidelines. Working as staff liaison to the Energy Committee of NAHB, he introduced the concept of whole-building energy design, and helped promote solar in new construction. Howard has conducted considerable technical research on residential passive solar applications and monitoring; building thermal standards and energy codes cost-effectiveness; foundation thermal performance; and measured air-conditioning savings from installing attic radiant barriers. His current work is focused on developing construction packages achieving “Net-Positive Energy” (NPE) performance in homes designed to exceed USGBC LEED guidelines. An active (elected) member of American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) since 1983, his service includes developing Standard 90.2-1993 (1987-1993); on the ASHRAE President’s Task Force on Energy Policy (1990-1991); and TC-6.7 Solar Energy Utilization (1984 - P), and other technical committees. He helped develop the ongoing ASHRAE/DOE “Exterior Envelopes of Buildings” series of conferences now in their 10th cycle. He was appointed in 2005 to the National Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET.org) Standing Technical Committee, which develops Home Energy Rating System (HERS) standards and guidelines working with the home mortgage and construction industry. In U.S. Green Building Council, he was a founding member (1993) and has served on the LEED Energy & Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group (TAG) since inception. Active member American Solar Energy Society (ASES) since 1977 and was appointed an ASES Fellow in 2008. Howard served on Board's of Directors of several non-profit energy/environmental organizations including Affordable Comfort, Inc (ACI ’96 - ‘99), American Solar Energy Society (ASES ’85-‘86), Energy and Environmental Building Association (EEBA ’90 – ‘94), National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC ’90 – ‘92), and the Sustainable Building Industries Council (SBIC ’86 - ‘87). He holds an M.S. degree (Environmental Science) from the University of Wisconsin and a B.A. from the University of Redlands, California. Bion has published numerous technical papers, articles and reports in the environmental buildings field, is a frequent conference speaker, and home builder training provider. B.E.S.T. also operates the well known “EnergyBuilder.com” web site; providing independent information on environmental building practices (1996- P).

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Mark E. Jansen
Director
Energy Efficient Homes Midwest
Mark Jansen administers the Energy Efficient Homes Midwest program that conducts energy ratings in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and Iowa. Energy Efficient 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. Since the program began in 1991 over 40,000 ratings have been performed. 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, a board member of the Residential Energy Services Network, Chairman of the RESNET Training and Education Committee and is a member of the Energy Subcommittee of the National Association of Home Builders. Mark is Vice-Chairman of the Indiana Builders Association Green Builder task force and a member of the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis Green Building Committee.

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Myron Katz
Energy & Building Science Consultant
Wisznia Associates
Myron Katz. Ph.D. Mathematics, University of California at Berkeley; Energy and Building Science Certifications: 1998 State of Louisiana Certified Louisiana Energy Rater; 2000 State of Florida Certified Florida Energy Rater; 2002 Indoor Air Quality Association, Certified Indoor Environmentalist; 2005 Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Completed Training on WUFI 3.3; 1-Dimensional, Heat and Moisture Flow Analysis software for the scientific analysis of Building Envelopes; Additional Training: 1985 Uptown Professional Real Estate School, Real Estate Agent; 2003 Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional, Association of Energy Engineers; Tulane University, University College, Adjunct Instructor; Delgado Community College, Instructor of Computer Science; University of New Orleans, Assistant Professor of Mathematics; Arizona State University, Assistant Professor of Mathematics; Founder of Alliance for Affordable Energy; Prime Advocate and organizer of the campaign the lead the Sierra Club to accept Global Warming as a National Priority; Board Member of The Green Project; Awards: Special Merit Award for Steering the Professional Development of Certified Louisiana; Home Energy Raters, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, 2001; Professional Associations: Member, ASHRAE, 2006; President, National Energy Raters Association, 2003 – present; Vice President, National Energy Raters Association, 2002; Board Member, National Energy Raters Association, 2001-present; Founder, Energy Rater Association of Louisiana; Member, Indoor Air Quality Association; Member, Green Builders Education Committee, Louisiana Chapter of A.I.A; Member, Louisiana Chapter of American Institute of Architects (A.I.A); EPA Greenlights Ally; DOE EnergyStar Ally; Member, Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium; Rebuild America Business Partner; currently Energy & Building Science Consultant at Wisznia Associates, AIA

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Howard Katzman
President
GreenChoice Consulting
Howard Katzman is President of GreenChoice Consulting, a home performance consulting firm in Atlanta, Georgia. GreenChoice conducts home performance assessments on existing homes to identify opportunities for energy efficiency and improvements in comfort and indoor air quality. The service includes a written report that prioritizes the recommended improvements, guidance in contractor selection and performance, and a post-work evaluation to confirm the promised results are delivered. Howard has consulted for the states of Maryland, Georgia and California to develop Home Performance with ENERGY STARâ programs, and developed industry-related training curricula for Saturn Resource and Management. He holds certifications from RESNET as a home energy rater and from BPI as a Building Analyst. Since 2005 he has served as a director of the Building Performance Institute, a standards and certification/accreditation body for the home performance contracting industry. For over twenty years Howard ran a residential contracting business in Atlanta. Howard was a Residential Green Building services project manager at Southface Energy Institute for five years. He managed the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, Radon, and EarthCraft Renovation programs providing technical assistance and training for contractors. While at Southface he also conducted trainings for several programs and performed plan reviews and consultations on incorporating green and sustainable materials and practices into construction projects. His expertise has been sought for a variety of broadcast and print media.

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Michelle Knaszak
Director of Training
GreenHomes America
Michelle is the Director of Training for GreenHomes America. Michelle has 20+ years employed in the NYS weatherization program, during her years in the weatherization program; she worked on various multi-family projects that included all aspects of energy conservation, including electrical savings, water conservation and shell measures. Michelle owned and operated a Home performance contracting business for 5 years and is extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of the program requirements, BPI standards, quality assurance and building assessments. Michelle taught energy assessment classes for CEU credits – senior citizen centers – realtors and home inspectors on what Home Performance is – what people could do on their own to improve energy efficiency and reducing their “carbon footprint” as well as cost saving measures on subcontracted work and getting the best savings to investment ratio. Michelle currently holds BPI certifications in BA1, Shell, Heating & Cooling, Multi-family and is a HERS Rater.

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John Laun
Executive Vice President
APOGEE Interactive, Inc.
John Laun is Executive Vice President of APOGEE Interactive, Inc., an Atlanta-based provider of energy analysis and training software for the energy industry. Apogee’s online audit energy analysis software is currently presented to homeowners on over 400 utility websites and sophisticated versions have been used for onsite residential and commercial building energy audits for over 5 years. John has extensive experience in the energy industry and holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara.

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

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Ted Leopkey
Program Analyst
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Ted Leopkey is a program analyst with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He currently manages the multi-family high-rise pilot program and the HVAC Quality Installation program for the ENERGY STAR Residential Branch.

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Candace Lightner
Candace Lightner, REALTOR
Candace Lightner, a licensed realtor, was hired by the Department of Energy to develop a strategy that would foster market transformation by encouraging real estate agents nationwide to become leaders in educating the buyer/sellers on the advantages of energy efficient retrofitting. Her efforts on behalf of DOE have led to a groundbreaking relationship between the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) resulting in a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations to be signed in May. Ms Lightner is known world-wide as the founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), an organization that is recognized nationally as the moving force behind reshaping the nation’s attitude toward drunk driving. After the death of her daughter to a drunk driver, Ms. Lightner built MADD from a small California grass roots organization into an international corporation with more than 400 chapters worldwide and an annual budget of more than 12 million dollars in less than 3 years. She was voted by the media as one of the most influential American citizens of the twentieth century. Building on her successful and varied experience with MADD, Candace Lightner has served in a consulting capacity as a manager, fundraiser, trainer, advocate, and counselor to issue-driven groups across the country. These issues include traffic safety, arts and music education, victims rights, alcohol and other drugs, youth oriented programs, hunger, anti-discrimination, grief support and energy efficiency in existing homes. Candace is also a member of the NVAR Multi-Million Dollar Club, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Virginia Association of Realtors and Metropolitan Regional Listing Service (MRIS) and a TOP Producer.

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C. T. Loyd
Energy Star Division Director
Fox Energy Specialists
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.

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Michael Lubliner
Building Science Specialist
Washington State University Cooperative Extension Energy Program
Mr. Lubliner works for the Washington State University Cooperative Extension Energy Program. He is nationally recognized for research and program implementation efforts associated with HVAC systems, energy efficiency and indoor air quality in residential construction providing support to; USDOE Building America, RESNET technical committee and USEPA Energy Star programs. An ASHRAE member for over 18 years, Lubliner is a voting member of TC6.3, TC 9.5 and SSPC 62.2. He presently chairs; TC 6.3 research sub-committee, standards project committee SPC193P “Method of Test for Determining the Air leakage rate of HVAC Equipment” and research project RP-1449 “Energy Efficiency and Cost Assessment of Humidity Control Options for Residential Buildings Lubliner work with HUD-code housing includes participating as a voting member of the HUD Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee and the National Fire Protection Association Standards on Manufactured Housing NFPA-501.

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Jon Luther
Executive Vice President
Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans
Jon Luther is the executive vice president of the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans, where he leads a professional trade organization of 1,100 member companies. He started with the HBA in August 2005, just two weeks before Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Prior to joining the HBA, Jon was staff counsel with the National Association of Home Builders’ Legal Affairs Department in Washington, D.C., focusing on a wide variety of projects, including the drafting of briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal and state courts, and analyzing and commenting on ordinances, statutes, and proposed legislation relevant to the building industry. His writings have been cited by the Maryland Court of Appeals (its highest court) and he has spoken extensively on numerous land use matters. Jon has also provided expert testimony before committees of the United States Congress, the Louisiana Senate and House of Representatives, and the New Orleans City Council. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Jon also practiced land use, zoning, and real estate development law at a firm in Rockville, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. Prior to his legal practice, he was a legislative staffer with the U.S. House of Representatives. He currently serves on several boards, including the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Greater New Orleans.

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Jerry & David Lyle
Home Energy Concepts Corporation
Home Energy Concepts Corporation (HECC) is a disabled veteran owned Home Energy Rating Company, as well as a Certified HERS and Energy Star Provider and Trainer. We are proud to be the First and Only dedicated Energy Star and Certified HERS Provider and Rater Trainer located in Tennessee. Our company serves Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Kansas and Missouri and is also a REM/Rate Software licensee for these states. HECC provides rating certifications that are in compliance with the Home Energy Rating System Industry's National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) Guidelines. Home Energy Concepts Corporation has more than 35 years experience in heating, cooling, water heating and energy efficiency in residential construction. In 2002, Home Energy Concepts Corporation certified the first ever Energy Star single family home in the state of Tennessee (13,000 + square feet - Nashville) and the first Energy Star Community in the state of Tennessee (Portland). Since then, HECC has certified thousands of homes and many of which are over 10,000 square feet.

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Eduardo Maldonado
Coordinator
Concerted Action for the Transposition of the EPBD
Prof. Eduardo Maldonado obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Porto, Portugal, in 1975, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering (HVAC and Indoor Air Quality) at Iowa State University in 1982. Currently, he is Full Professor at the University of Porto, where he has been teaching since 1982. In addition to being an active researcher in the field of thermal sciences and energy efficiency in buildings and HVAC systems in Portugal and in the European Energy R&D programmes, he has also devoted a special attention to the development of policies and regulations for improving energy efficiency in the building sector:

  • Rapporteur of the Portuguese thermal regulations for buildings since 1988.
  • Coordinator of the Portuguese National Plan for Energy Efficiency in Buildings from 2001 to 2004, in charge of preparing updated building energy regulations and launching a mandatory scheme for energy certification for buildings in Portugal. Currently, member of the advisory group for the Building Energy Certification System in Portugal, and in charge of the Training programme for certified building energy auditors.
  • Actively involved, as Portuguese representative, in the technical preparation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) in the Energy Group of the EU Council during 2002.
  • Member of the Energy Demand Management Committee of the European Commission, which oversees the EPBD, since 2004.
  • Member of the Energy Advisory Group (AGE) of the European Commission since 2006.
Prof. Maldonado proposed the creation and is the coordinator of the Concerted Action (CA) for the Transposition of the EPBD, 2004-2007. The CA is a forum of the representatives of EU government officials in charge of transposing and implementing the EPBD in their own Member States, namely to find the best technical and non-technical schemes for issuing energy certificates for buildings throughout the EU. The European Commission recently decided to extend the CA work until the end of 2010.

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Edward Mazria
Executive Director
Architecture 2030
Edward Mazria is an internationally recognized architect with a long and distinguished career. His architecture and planning projects span over a thirty-year period and each employs a cutting-edge environmental approach to its design. His published material includes technical papers, articles for professional magazines, and a number of published works including The Passive Solar Energy Book published by Rodale Press. He outlines his strategy for addressing today's most pressing global challenge, climate change, in his article "It's the Architecture Stupid!" (Solar Today) and in subsequent pieces "Turning Down the Global Thermostat" (Metropolis) and "Blueprint for Disaster" (On Earth). His buildings have been published in Architecture, Progressive Architecture, Metropolis, Architectural Record, Landscape Architecture, Architectural Digest, Process, Public Garden, Solar Today, Texas Architect, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times to name a few. Mr. Mazria lectures extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America, and has taught architecture at the University of New Mexico, University of Oregon, UCLA, and the University of Colorado-Denver. He is the recipient of numerous awards including AIA Design Awards, AIA Design Innovation Award, Commercial Building Awards from the Department of Energy, “Pioneer Award” from the American Solar Energy Society and an Outstanding Planning Award from the American Planning Association. He is the founder of Architecture 2030 (www.architecture2030.org), a non-traditional and flexible organization focused on protecting our global environment. He speaks nationally and internationally on the subject of the architecture, design, energy and climate change.

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Janet McIlvaine
Research Analyst
Florida Solar Energy Center
Since 1990, Janet McIlvaine has been a research analyst at the Florida Solar Energy Center with an emphasis on affordable housing. Her work is currently funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program which partners builders and researchers in pursuit of high performance housing with energy savings up to 50%. She has worked with dozens of Habitat for Humanity affiliates over the past 10 years and serves on the advisory board for Habitat for Humanity International’s Partners in Sustainable Building program. Her current work with Habitat affiliates in the Gulf Coast region is described here: http://www.baihp.org/gulfcoast/

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Marc Milin
Residential Program Manager
ICF International
Mr. Milin is a Project Manager at ICF with over ten years of experience in developing and implementing energy efficiency programs. He has extensive experience in outreach, recruiting, and training of home builders and home improvement contractors on integrating energy efficient practices and materials; while improving building durability and performance. Mr. Milin is currently providing program development, marketing, and recruiting support for EPA’s HPwES Program and the FirstEnergy's Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program.

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Rogee Miller
Building Science and Environmental Consultant
Guaranteed Watt Savers
Rogge Miller is a Building Science and Environmental Consultant with GWS and has been with the company for 8 years. He has been involved in the construction industry for 36 years. Certifications include being a RESNET Rater Trainer, HERS, ICC Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner, Council-Certified Microbial Consultant and Council-Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant through IAQ Council, Level II Infrared Thermographer, and LEED Accredited Professional.

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Kerry Mitchell
Owner
Green Real Estate Education
Ms. Kerry Mitchell established Green Real Estate Education in early 2006, with over 14 years in real estate, in the past as a Maryland Real Estate Professional Broker, and a Licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Florida. In addition to training the real estate industry on the basics of implementing green principles in everyday practice, Green Real Estate Education trains on outreach, and is most proud of writing the only green building course series in the United States with its primary focus major professions in the real estate arena. The series is the Real Estate Environmental and Energy Education Certification Series exclusively for the real estate industry. The Green Leadership ( GL ) Certification is the level one, and is an introduction to energy efficiency, sustainability and green building relating to all real estate professions including Real Estate Professionals, Appraisers, Inspectors and Mortgage Professionals, handymen, plumbers, electricians and all who work on the built structure. All courses offer certifications and educate in a way that teaches industry professionals networking resources defines the “green” certification processes, offers valuable marketing essentials and how NOT to misrepresent this industry. The Home Inspection course was taught at the NAHI Annual Convention in September 2008, and will be taught for AmeriSpec and WIN nationally recognized home inspection companies 2008-2009. In just under 20 months, The “Green Building for Real Estate Professionals©- GL” Level One certification course has certified just under 4000 real estate professionals with over 5000 more scheduled for certification in 2009. Kerry is a founding member of the U.S. Green Real Estate Council

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Kevin Mo, Ph.D.
Senior Sustainable Building Specialist
Natural Resources Defense Council
Dr. Kevin Mo is the Senior Sustainable Building Specialist with the Natural Resources Defense Council. He works on building solutions to climate change, and is currently promoting building energy rating and labeling in China as a means of building code enforcement. He has 15 years of experience in building science, energy efficiency, building codes and standards, and building energy modeling and simulation. Prior to NRDC, he worked for NAHB Research Center for six years on residential buildings; managed the EnergyValue Housing Award program and won an EEBA Legacy Award. Before joining NAHBRC, He studied intelligent buildings and green commercial buildings for five years at Carnegie Mellon University. One of his research papers on agent-based intelligent building controls was selected as a finalist of Young Author’s Award by Japan’s SICE Annual Conference. He was an assistant professor in building science at Tsinghua University in China from 1994-1997 and won the Science and Technology Progress Award from Ministry of Culture for a feasibility study on the National Center for the Performing Arts. He received his Ph.D. in Building Performance & Diagnostics from Carnegie Mellon University and Master of Engineering in Building Science from Tsinghua University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture.

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John Moore
Energy and Environmental Policy Analyst
City of New Orleans
John Moore currently works for the City of New Orleans as and Energy and Environmental Policy Analyst. John attended high school in New Orleans at Center for Science and Mathematics and McDonogh #35, where was active in the gifted arts program. For college, Moore attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia where he studied art and philosophy. He received his Master of Fine Arts in May of 2005. During his time at Morehouse, Moore participated in numerous student art exhibits and served as the president of the Art Club. Moore was also very active in environmental issues through an environmental studies fellowship program. During college his interest in art shifted towards an interest in architecture, and he ultimately plans to pursue a degree in this field following work in New Orleans. After college, Moore was educated on the green building industry while working for Southface Energy Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. Here he was educated in green building rating systems and eco friendly design methods. Following his internship, Moore took a job with Global Green helping to rebuild his home town of New Orleans building environmentally sustainable homes in the wake of hurricane Katrina. This job ultimately lead him to his current position with the city as an Energy and Environmental Policy Analyst.

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Rich Moore
Invisible Energy
Rich Moore has worked in the field of residential energy conservation performing energy audits, weatherization services, training, and consultation for homeowners and builders since 1984. He has been a regular presenter at numerous regional and national conferences, including several at the Affordable Comfort Conferences (since 1994), the National EEBA Conference in Denver, and at DoE Weatherization Conferences in Atlanta, Oklahoma City, and Phoenix. In Colorado, he was the Training Center Coordinator for the Governor’s Office of Energy Management and Conservation weatherization program. He has also worked with the Proctor Engineering Group in San Rafael, CA, training Southern California heating contractors on Combustion Safety and Duct Leakage through utility funded programs, and also for NYSERDA, the New York State Energy and Research Development program for home contractors. In 2007, he co-presented training with Saturn Resource Management for the E-Star Colorado Home Performance with Energy Star program, for BPI Certification.

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Courtney Moriarta
Senior Engineer
Steven Winter Design
Courtney Moriarta is a Senior Engineer for Steven Winter Associates, a building performance consulting firm headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut. Ms. Moriarta has over a decade of experience working in the residential energy and building performance industry. Her experience ranges from field testing and installations to her recent tenure as Executive Director of the Building Performance Institute. Ms. Moriarta has inspected thousands of homes, trained building and energy professionals nationwide, and authored technical standards covering a broad range of building performance issues. She is a strong proponent of a holistic approach to building improvements and supporting the contracting trades and technicians responsible for carrying out this work.

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Gary Nelson
President
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.

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Brian Ng
ENERGY STAR for Homes
Environmental Protection Agency
Mr. Brian Ng manages the affordable housing program for the US EPA’s national ENERGY STAR residential program. In this capacity Mr. Ng is involved in outreach to federal, state, and local stakeholders with regard to improving the energy efficiency of new and existing low-income housing. Part of his work entails working with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to encourage the use of ENERGY STAR-related measures in HUD-funded housing. Mr. Ng also supports state housing finance agencies in developing energy efficiency criteria for use in allocating low income housing tax credit funds. Mr. Ng has a BA in economics and an MBA from the University of Maryland. Mr. Ng resides in Silver Spring, MD.

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Paul Norton
Senior Engineer
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Paul is a Senior Engineer in the Center for Buildings and Thermal Systems at NREL. His work focuses on performance analysis of energy efficient homes through short-term testing and long-term monitoring. He is currently working on a long-term research plan for improving the energy performance of the existing housing stock nationwide. Paul has authored and coauthored technical reports on building performance, thermal mass, testing practices, and zero energy homes. He was co-designer of the Habitat for Humanity Zero Energy Home in Wheat Ridge that received a CRES Exemplary Building Award and has been a net energy producer for the past two years.

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Lee O'Neal
President
CGE Solutions
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.

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Kelly Parker
President
Guaranteed Watt Saver Systems, Inc.
Kelly Parker, President - Guaranteed Watt Saver Systems, Inc. is a Professional Engineer in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas currently. Kelly is the owner and President of Guaranteed Watt Saver Systems, Inc. (GWSSI), a national award-winning energy, engineering, consulting and inspection firm. GWSSI’ full-time staff includes more than 40 hard-working individuals all dedicated to improving the quality of building construction. GWSSI performed over 10,000 inspections in 2003, 11,000 in 2004, 11,500 in 2005, 10,000 in 2006, and over 7,500 in 2007. Kelly is a member of the RESNET Board of Directors and a LEED Accredited Professional. He is a certified HERS rater, Clients of GWSSI include municipalities, insurance companies, builders, and architects as well as many individuals and private firms. For the past 20+ years, he has specialized in energy efficiency through building science, which addressees HVAC design, performance and air infiltration testing and control. He is an EPA National Energy Star Homes Training Instructor, Oklahoma Real Estate Commission Continuing Education Instructor, and American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Provider. Kelly has been involved with the American Lung Association as a regional inspector with regard to air quality and health issues in residential construction. Over the past several years, Kelly has become an active champion of environmentally responsible building practices and has held numerous training sessions on the application of building science principles in everyday construction.

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Jonathan Passe
Communications Coordinator
Environmental Protection Agency
Jonathan Passe is the Communications Coordinator for ENERGY STAR Residential Programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In this role, he oversees national and local communication and outreach efforts to increase consumer awareness of ENERGY STAR in both new home and home improvement markets. Mr. Passe has supported EPA’s voluntary programs, such as ENERGY STAR, for nearly 20 years. Mr. Passe's current activities include coordinating the ENERGY STAR for New Homes Outreach Partnership in nearly 50 cities to increase awareness of ENERGY STAR qualified homes; implementing multi-media communication efforts to increase awareness of the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program in key markets; developing Sales & Marketing Toolkits to help program partners and participating contractors to effectively leverage the ENERGY STAR brand in their marketing activities; and developing numerous ENERGY STAR brochures, fact sheets, and web sites.

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Sean Penrith
Executive Director
Earth Advantage, Inc.
Since 2005, Sean and his team have successfully grown Earth Advantage, Inc. into a leading program provider and think-tank to devise creative green building, green market and climate change solutions for the built environment. A native South African, Sean graduated as an electrical engineer and is currently working towards his MBA in Global Management. Sean established a distribution business in Buenos Aires, Argentina; and from a garage outside of Johannesburg, he started the Green Glass Company that grew into an acclaimed, international sustainable glassware manufacturer with three high-speed plants worldwide. Showcasing his patented glass technology at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg led to his involvement in community work. Sean has been fortunate to work with international community leaders that are pressing hard to make global change in the social and environmental arenas.

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Edward Pollock
Office of Building Technologies
U.S. Department of Energy
Edward Pollock is the Team Leader of the Residential Building Research Team in the Office of Building Technologies. The Office of Building Technologies conducts building research to reduce the amount of energy used in residential and commercial buildings. This research includes finding ways to improve the performance of walls and windows as well as development of more efficient lighting, heating, and cooling systems and other equipment used in buildings. The office is also investigating the most effective use of renewable energy systems to supplement the energy needed in buildings. The ultimate goal is to develop buildings that produce as much energy as they use at a net zero cost (the marginal cost of financing the energy efficiency improvements is equal to or less than the cost of the energy savings).

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Dave Porter
Senior Vice President and Division Builder Manager
Countrywide Home Loans
Dave Porter, Senior Vice President and Division Builder Manager for Countrywide Home Loans is a recognized national speaker, instructor and writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education as well as two National Association of Home Builders designations: MIRM (Member, Institute of Residential Marketing) of the Sales and Marketing Council and a CGP (Certified Green Professional). Dave is a national speaker and writer on marketing, financing, business management and green building. Dave and his wife were recently honored at the National Association of Home Builders Built Green 2008 conference when their home was selected as the Built Green Custom Home of the Year. Dave’s presentations are fun, fast paced and full of “plug & play” ideas for quick results. He can be reached at 425 890 5996 or dave_porter@coutntrywide.com

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William R. Prindle
Vice President
ICF International
Mr. Prindle is a Vice President in ICF’s growing Energy Efficiency line of business. He supports energy efficiency programs with ICF’s federal agency clients, works with utility clients on energy efficiency programs and regulatory issues, and supports other ICF climate policy and strategy efforts. Prior to joining ICF in 2008, Mr. Prindle served as Deputy Director at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, a leading nonprofit policy research and advocacy group. Prior to joining ACEEE in 2002, he directed buildings and utilities programs for The Alliance to Save Energy for several years. In more than 30 years in the energy field, Mr. Prindle has also worked in energy efficiency advocacy, management consulting, and association management with organizations including Barakat & Chamberlin, Lane and Edson, P.C., Edison Electric Institute, the National Association of Energy Service Companies, and Peat Marwick Mitchell (now KPMG). Mr. Prindle earned a B.A. degree in Psychology from Swarthmore College and an M.S. in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.

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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.

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Paula M. Ridgeway
Manager
Energy Section of the Louisiana Technology Assessment Division
Paula is a graduate of Bolton High School in Alexandria, Louisiana and attended Louisiana Tech University. As Manager of the Energy Section of the Technology Assessment Division, she is responsible for the budget, planning, and personnel in the Energy Section. Paula coordinates the preparation and implementation of DNR's U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Plan for Louisiana and oversees implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects from Petroleum Violation Escrow (PVE) oil overcharge funds. Paula is an active member on several committees dealing with energy and environmental problems including the Greater Baton Rouge Clean Air Coalition, National Association of State Energy Officials, Clean City Coalitions in Shreveport, New Orleans, and Baton Rouge, and serves on the Louisiana Recovery Authority’s Environmental Task Force. Paula regularly communicates with agency heads, members of various organizations, utilities, universities, local community leaders, and the Legislature on energy efficiency renewable energy, and environmental issues facing the state.

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Dave Roberts
Senior Engineer
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Dave Roberts is a Senior Engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He currently supports DOE Building America Program technical activities, including the BEopt residential design optimization software development effort. David has been working in the area of energy efficiency in buildings since 1989 and is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado. He has expertise in building energy simulation, building science and software development. Prior to joining NREL, Dave worked for Architectural Energy Corporation where he led energy simulation and software development projects, and served as product manager for the REM/Rate™ home energy rating software.

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David Ruggiero
Senior Associate
ICF International
During the past ten years Mr. Ruggiero has held a diverse number of positions within the energy efficiency industry. He has experience as a builder, a modular home designer, a HERS rater and LEED for Homes rater. Prior to joining ICF he was the Project Manager of an all solar, near-zero energy condominium development. Presently, at ICF International, Mr. Ruggiero develops and implements a wide variety of efficiency and renewable programs including: an affordable homes solar energy program, the QAQC processes for the Massachusetts New Homes with ENERGY STAR program, a multi-family high-rise program, and a zero energy homes pilot program.

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L. Javier Ruiz
President and Founder
Senercon
L. Javier Ruiz is the President and Founder of Senercon a HERS Provider and Green Building Consulting Company that serves El Paso, Tx, Las Cruces, NM and part of Mexico. Senercon introduced the Energy Star Homes Program in 2004 to El Paso and Las Cruces markets with great success and serving more than 100 Homebuilders plus Architectural and Engineering Firms. His Company has been nationally recognized 3 consecutive years by the US EPA as an Energy Star Partner of the Year in 2006, 2007 and 2008 among 9,000 + organization, for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving the energy efficiency of homes by its work as an energy rater provider thru the analysis, consulting and testing of the energy efficiency of homes. Additionally the company has successfully expanded its services to the commercial sector, consulting for LEED commercial projects and introducing the Energy Star for Commercial Buildings into its market.

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V. Robert Salcido
Product Manager – REM/Rate and REM/Design Software
Architectural Energy Corporation
Robert Salcido is a Senior Engineer with Architectural Energy Corporation (AEC), a firm specializing in sustainable design and analysis of buildings as well as energy information products. Mr. Salcido has been with AEC for 10 years and has been working in the area of energy efficiency in buildings since 1992. He has a Bachelors degree in Environmental Resources Engineering as well as a Masters in Civil Engineering. He is also a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado. Mr. Salcido is the product manager for the REM/Rate home energy rating software and REM/Design home energy analysis software.

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John Snell
President
The Snell Group
Mr. Snell has been a leader in the thermographic profession for more than 25 years. He established Snell Infrared to serve the needs of the thermographic community. Snell Infrared has constantly expanded their training services and developed extensive on-site offerings for leading companies throughout the world. The company, while remaining independent of equipment sales, has cultivated close working relationships with all the major manufacturers of thermal imaging equipment. Mr. Snell continues to be professionally active in his capacity as President of the Snell Group. He was on the Steering Committee for the Thermosense conference from 1990 to 2004 and was Chair of Thermosense XVI and XX. He has worked on the standards development committee of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT). He presented a post-conference seminar on thermography and was the organizer and Track Chair for the T/IRT sessions of the ASNT Fall 1995 conference. He was Chair of the first Infrared/Thermal topical conference sponsored by ASNT in Cleveland in 1997. In 1994 Mr. Snell had the honor of becoming the first thermographer in the world to pass the ASNT Level III exam for the Thermal/infrared method. Mr. Snell is currently working with three ASTM committees, as well as committees at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), ASNT, British Institute of Nondestructive Testing (BINDT), International Standards Organization (ISO), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) International Electrical Testing Association (NETA) and RESNET, among others, on standards and written inspection procedures. Mr. Snell is widely published, having authored numerous articles and professional papers.

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Amber W. Stewart
Associate
ICF International
Amber (Wysocki) Stewart is an Associate with ICF International in the Energy and Resources practice. Her primary role is to support EPA’s ENERGY STAR program as an Account Manager. Prior to joining ICF International, Mrs. Stewart was employed in the homebuilding industry in sales and marketing positions. Mrs. Stewart earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management and Master’s degree in Housing at Virginia Tech.

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Dennis Stroer
Calcs-Plus
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.

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George Sullivan
Principal and CEO
Eco Smart Building PC
George Sullivan has acted as the Senior Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Eco Smart Building PC since 1994. Eco Smart Building is a design-build consulting practice that specializes in building programming, development and construction. Its project portfolio has covered land planning and use; commercial office, retail, educational, mixed-use, low- and mid-rise development; and redevelopment of existing built infrastructure assets. Fifteen years prior, George served in senior engineering and operational management positions in several multi-national companies and professional service firms. Sullivan led Eco Smart Building into working with a number of developers, teaching them how to turn projects into high performance buildings, resulting in additional tax credits or tax deductions generated by their projects. Over the last 5 years, Sullivan’s list of development partners has continued to grow within the US market, resulting in an upswing in the high performance mid- and low-rise building markets. The year 2009 will see 2,450 high performance units come on line. Through public educational venues such as Chicago Center for Green Technology, American Institute of Architects and other outreach programs, he has helped to build public awareness in the Chicago real estate marketplace around the advantages of high performance building technologies and the rewards they offer developers and the consumers that purchase them. George received his dual Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering and Biology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and his Master’s of Science degree in Engineering Physics from the Graduate School of Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology. George holds 6 patents, is a National Science Foundation Scholar and Fellow, Walter P. McCrone Scholar in Microscopy, American Cancer Society Scholarship Award recipient, American Lung Association Scholar, and United States Navy Fellowship Award recipient. George serves on the Board of Directors for the following organizations: New Visions LLC, Elfi Wall Systems (Executive Technical Systems Director), Illinois Audubon Society Ft. Dearborn Chapter, Bird Conservation Network (Midwest Board), Chicago’s New Urbanism and Development Association. His guest lecture series and training has been presented at the graduate schools of the University of Illinois, Illinois Institute of Technology, with an active lecture series at the University of Illinois, the Chicago Department of Environment’s Center for Green Technology, and Moraine Valley Community College. George has also published articles and has been extensively quoted in numerous publications: the Wall Street Journal, US Green Building Council’s newsletter Green Bytes, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Illinois Real Estate Review, Lerner Newspaper, The Chicago Reader and Rogers Park 2000. Recent awards George has received: City of Chicago’s Department of Environment Award for Rooftop Gardening, United States Environmental Protection Agency and Chicago Wilderness’ Conservation and Native Landscaping award, and Rogers Park Community Council’s Spirit of Rogers Park Award for Environmentalism.

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Jeff Taggart
National Green Building Certification Training Manager
NAHB Research Center
Currently, Mr. Taggart is the lead trainer for the National Green building Certification Program. Jeff is training, both on-line and in the classroom, a new national network of accredited 3rd party inspectors (verifiers) to be a resource for builders interested in certifying new or remodeled buildings under the national program. Jeff has also managed the NHQ Certified Trade Contractor Program, and has been involved with the program since it transitioned from a research project to a national program, almost five years ago. Jeff was responsible for managing a team of consultants, client relations and program development. Jeff consults with trade contractors to implement quality assurance systems to increase their productivity and reduce callbacks. Previously, Jeff participated in a train-the-trainer project in Central America and the Caribbean where the Research Center trained builders of low-income housing in disaster mitigation construction. Prior to joining the Research Center Jeff worked extensively in teaching and training both in the United States and abroad. He earned a MA from Georgetown University in Latin American Studies/Economics in 1999.

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Dan Tempas
Senior Development Engineer
The Dow Chemical Company
Dan Tempas is a graduate of The University of Illinois with a degree in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Nuclear Engineering. He has worked for The Dow Chemical Company in both Research and Technical Service for STYROFOAM Brand Products for 26 years and is currently a senior development engineer. He has also been a member of ASTM, ASHRAE, CSI, EIMA and BTECC.

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Frederick G. Terry
Director, Factory Built Housing Center
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Rick is the Director of the recently Factory Built Housing Center at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA. His responsibilities include maintaining the current educational programs offered through the Modular Housing Training Institute (MHTI), to develop new courses relevant to the building systems industry, and to provide research and support activities that further the success of the building systems marketplace. His industry experience was in the modular construction sector for over 15 years in sales, transportation, and as an independent Builder for a major modular manufacturer. For the past three years, Rick has been working with the modular industry on implementing Energy Star and Green programs in the industry through education, training , and applied research projects. Mr. Terry has degrees in Management Science and Secondary Education from Lock Haven University and is currently completing a Masters in Project Management from Penn State University. He is certified by Green Advantage for Residential and Commercial, NAHB as a Green Professional and Verifier, and is currently working towards his HERS Rater and BPI certification.

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Ed Thomas
Director
UtilityExchange.org
Ed Thomas is the Director of UtilityExchange.org, an affiliate of the Electric & Gas Industries Association (EGIA). The UtilityExchange.org produces in-person and web-based activities where utilities, energy-related organizations, and contractors can learn and network regarding energy efficiency, renewable energy, customer service, marketing, sales, and enhanced business operations. Ed is perhaps best known in the energy utility industry as an engaging presenter and innovative program designer. Most recently, Ed helped EGIA develop and implement a successful Home Performance Makeover Contest with Anaheim Public Utilities to showcase its Home Investment Program that leverages the national Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® initiative. Also, Ed has produced a series of regional workshops titled "Beyond Home Energy Audits with Home Performance" and "Utility Efficiency Exchange" as well as the Peak Load Management Alliance Web Workshops.

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Jake Titus
Analyst
ICF International
Jake Titus is an Analyst in the Energy, Climate, and Transportation practice of ICF International. Since joining ICF, he has worked in residential energy efficiency and market transformation programs. Mr. Titus currently supports EPA’s ENERGY STAR for New Homes Program and Seal and Insulate with ENERGY STAR. He also supports HERS rating analysis for the Oncor ENERGY STAR Homes Program and Rocky Mountain Power’s ENERGY STAR New Homes Program. Mr. Titus earned his bachelor of arts in Political Science from Carleton College in Northfield, MN.

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John Tooley
Senior Building Science Consultant
Advanced Energy
RECOGNITION Special Award, Energy Efficient Building Association National Energy Award, Florida Power & Light Florida Governor’s Energy Award Joule Award, Energy Efficient Building Association ACCOMPLISHMENTS John Tooley is one of the nation’s leaders in the area of building science technologies. Hailed as a visionary in energy efficiency, Tooley has diagnosed and repaired more than 5,000 homes. He has participated in the weatherization of more than 10,000 homes. He is recognized for his contributions to many of the largest utility and building programs in the nation. Before joining Advanced Energy in 1996, Tooley led a number of companies dedicated to preserving the state of Florida through quality building practices. These companies included: Natural Florida Homes, Natural Florida Retrofit Inc., Star Insulation, Home Energy Reviews of Orlando (HERO), and Infrared Services and Inspections. Today, Tooley is responsible for business development with the organization’s Applied Building Science team. Regarded as a pioneer in the world of energy efficiency, Tooley trains builders and contractors all over the United States. He has been the keynote speaker at numerous conferences and most recently at the 2008 Fourth Annual North Carolina Energy Star® Conference and the 2008 Energy Out West conference MY PHILOSOPHY ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY Doing something right the first time trumps everything when it comes to building homes. The simple materials we have used for the last 100 years, when used correctly, will render very efficient homes. Until we abandon the “silver bullet” new product approach to energy efficiency, we will never affect the masses. Better products do not improve the process of building houses, improving processes improves processes.

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Daran Wastchak
President
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.

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Eric Werling
Architectural Engineer
EPA Indoor Environments Division
Eric Werling is an Architectural Engineer with the U.S. EPA’s Indoor Environments Division. He co-manages the EPA’s pilot New Home IAQ labeling program – the ENERGY STAR Indoor Air Package. He is also developing EPA guidance for moisture control in commercial and public buildings, and is the EPA Project Officer for the EPA funded ASHRAE project to develop an Advanced IAQ Design Guide. He joined the EPA in 2004 after more than 10 years as a consultant for ICF Consulting, where he supported ENERGY STAR programs for the EPA, NY State, and several TX utility clients. He co-authored over 10 professional papers related to building energy efficiency and IAQ, and has served on the Boards of Affordable Comfort, Inc. and RESNET. He holds graduate degrees in Architectural Engineering (MS) & Business Administration (MBA) from Penn State University, and a BS from the US Naval Academy.

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Erin R. Wiggins
Cenergy, LLC
Erin has nearly ten years experience in the construction & energy efficiency fields. During that time, she has had the opportunity to manage the Energy Star programs for two home building companies – the largest production builder in the Midwest, and a small custom home builder. Erin has seen the Energy Star program grow from its infancy in the state of Iowa and continues to develop the program as a Certified HERS Rater. Erin is a RESNET Certified Green Rater, NAHB Green Verifier, and a LEED-H Associate. She also holds a rater seat on the RESNET Board of Directors. Erin is a partner at Cenergy, LLC, where she handles the day to day operations of the organization. Cenergy, LLC, is a HERS rating company that works with approximately 350 builders in the State of Iowa. She partnered with Bob Brice and Tim Hanes in 2007, after running her own rating company for about a year. Cenergy, LLC, is a leader in assisting builders and homeowners in attaining their energy efficiency goals. This has earned them following awards: (1) MidAmerican EnergyAdvantage New Homes Program 2007 Winners’ Circle for Greater Des Moines (Winners’ Circle awards recognize trade allies who demonstrate leadership and innovation in energy efficiency.) (2) Energy Star for Homes Leadership in Housing Award for rating over 1600 new homes in 2007. This is equivalent to the following: o Eliminating the emissions from 1,124.90 vehicles o Saving 617,088 lbs of coal o Planting 160.70 acres of trees which is equal to saving the environment 9,341,491 lbs of CO o Saving homeowners $718,329 on their utility bills

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Keith Williams
Owner
Building Services & Consulting LLC
Keith Williams is the owner of Building Services & Consultant LLC, providing home performance evaluations and assessments for existing homes for the past five years. He has twenty years of experience as an insulation contractor. Keith is a Wisconsin home performance specialist, certified home energy rater, and outreach specialist, providing home performance evaluation trainings.

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Norman M. Witrol
President
Building Science Innovators
Norman M. Witriol, Ph.D Physics, Brandeis University. General Background: Dr. Witriol has thirty-eight years of experience as a research physicist, principal investigator, consultant, research manager, and company president on activities funded at the federal, university, and private level. Dr. Witriol is an innovative problem-solver and teacher who is very effective at developing and managing research groups composed of creative, highly intelligent scientists, engineers, and other professionals, and skilled at interfacing with funding agencies, leaders in the academic, science, business and political sectors, graduate and undergraduate students, and the general public. Areas of Expertise include research and research management in building science with particular emphasis on energy efficiency, measuring HVAC duct leakage, new methodologies for sealing HVAC ducts, heat and moisture flows in buildings, new technologies in energy generation, energy storage, and energy conservation, the development of procedures and testing for designing buildings that are healthy, safe, sustainable, comfortable, and energy efficient; also, thermodynamics, physics of materials, optics, robotics, physics modeling and computational simulation, writing and reviewing grant proposals, grant administration, and patenting. Employment and Experience: Dr. Witriol is currently President of Building Science Innovators and has twenty eight years of experience as a Professor of Physics at Louisiana Tech University. He has been a Consultant/Fellow to nine governmental and industrial organizations. He has held two appointments as a Senior Research Associate at the National Research Council (part of the National Academies, which also include the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine). Dr. Witriol was a U.S. Government research physicist at five Federal Research Laboratories. He was also a Lecturer in Physics at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Grants and Contracts: Principal Investigator (PI) for grants totaling over $600,000, with more than $500,000 funded by the State of Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, and the U.S. Department of Energy, for Building Science research. He was a Co-PI on grants totaling over $2,160,000, In addition, while employed as a research physicist for various Federal research laboratories he was a PI or Co-PI on multiple research projects. Energy and Building Science Certifications: WUFI 3.3:One-Dimensional, Heat and Moisture Flow Analysis software for the scientific analysis of Building Envelopes. Awards, Publications, Patents, Reports, Presentations: 8 scientific awards, 43 publications, 5 patents, 25 invention disclosures, and 72 lectures, presented papers, reports, and web publications. As part of his civic responsibilities he is currently a Captain in the Civil Air Patrol (U.S. Air Force Auxiliary) and was formerly a Search and Rescue officer in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

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Masato Yamazaki
Professor of Economics
Aquinas College
Masato Yamazaki, economist and entrepreneur, is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI. He has written, co-written, edited books including the most recently, Yurikago kara Yurikago Nyumon (Introduction to Cradle to Cradle), Nihon Keizai Shinbunsha, Tokyo, April 2006. In recent years Yamazaki has been promoting the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) concepts through many projects both in the US and Japan organizing Aquinas College SIFE (Student in Free Enterprise) Team for Wind Energy in collaboration with MBDC (McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry) and the Japanese company to produce C2C design wind turbine; creating Sustainable Business Forum in Japan as an affiliate of MBDC to educate the Japanese C2C concepts and design with university-government-business collaborations;and building a global networking for the development of sustainable economy by working closely with William McDonough and Michael Braungart, founders of MBDC. In 2006 he successfully arranged a press conference in Tokyo with Michael Braungart for the C2C campaign in Japan. MBDC employs a comprehensive C2C design protocol to chemical benchmarking, supply-chain integration, energy and materials assessment, clean-production qualification, and sustainability issue management and optimization.

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Barb Yankie
President
Homes +, Inc.
Barb Yankie is President of Green Building Consulting, LLC and Homes +, Inc. The companies provide energy efficiency audits, Energy Star certifications, infrared diagnostic surveys, LEED certification and other testing and consulting services for the residential and commercial structures. Barb is certified HERS Rater, Builders Challenge Verifier and a Level II Thermographer (ASNT complaint), with more than 1 years experience in the building science/construction field. She has conducted training sessions for builders, contractors, inspectors, realtors, and others. Additional affiliations and certifications include: Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) National Board of Directors, NAHB 2008 & 2009 Energy Value Housing Award National Judge, Building Performance Institute (BPI) Technical Advisory Committee, Habitat for Humanity Partner, and others.

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Larry Zarker
Chief Executive Officer
Building Performance Institute
Larry Zarker is the Chief Executive Officer of the Building Performance Institute, the professional credentialing organization for the home performance contracting industry. Prior to BPI, he worked for nearly twenty years with the NAHB Research Center and served as Vice President of Marketing for over a decade. He helped initiate and manage programs in green and sustainable building and remodeling, certification and accreditation programs for the building industry, and advanced technologies including the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing.

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Nick Zigelbaum
Legislative and Regulatory Advocate
Natural Resource Defense Council
Nick Zigelbaum currently works at the Natural Resource Defense Council as a legislative and regulatory advocate for state and federal building energy codes for multiple US states and China. More generally, he works to advance the energy efficiency and environmental synergy of the built environment through policy, market and regulatory driven initiatives. Nick has a broad technical background, having served as an integral part of many project management and sustainable design teams. He began his work at a large civil and marine construction company in Boston, MA, where he initiated the construction of Cape Cod's first wind turbine at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. From there he migrated West to Oakland, CA where he worked at Rumsey Engineers, managing several highly energy-efficient design projects including zero-carbon, zero-waste and zero-energy developments in the Bay Area. Nick earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University's College of Engineering. He is also a certified CHEERS rater in the state of California.

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