Presenter Bios

2016 Excellence in Building Conference & EXPO

September 27-29, 2016
Dallas Frisco Embassy Suites, Frisco, TX

Presenters

The following are confirmed presenters for the 2016 Excellence in Building Conference & EXPO:

Kat Benner
US-Ecologic

Kat Benner is the Multifamily Director of the largest LEED-Homes and NGBS Verifier in the country. With 15+ years of experience in sustainability and construction, and a dizzying array environmental and energy certifications, combined with her degrees in Environmental Studies and Anthropology, she’s an adept leader and qualified expert in the green field.

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Martin Holladay
Green Building Advisor

Martin Holladay is a senior editor at Green Building Advisor and Fine Homebuilding. His weekly blog, “Musings of an Energy Nerd,” focuses on energy-efficient residential construction. He built his first passive solar house in northern Vermont in 1974, and has lived off the grid since 1975. In the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s, Holladay was a roofer, remodeler, and builder. He has also worked as a project manager for a nonprofit developer of low-income housing.

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Aaron Adelstein
Master Builders Association

Aaron Adelstein is the Director of Association Programs at the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties. With more than 14 years of experience in the building industry, he directs the organization’s community stewardship and sustainability efforts including the Built Green® program, community service projects such as Rampathon™ and Painting a Better Tomorrow®, outside partnerships with community service organizations, and workforce development programs. Additionally, Aaron also oversees membership programs including new member recruitment, retention and workforce education. Aaron has received the 2013 King County Green Globe Award for Leadership in Sustainable Development and been named one of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 under 40. He currently serves on the board for Rebuilding Together Seattle and was a founding board member of Built Green Washington. He also served on the City of Seattle’s Green Building Task Force from 2008-2010 for Mayor Greg Nickels and on a technical working group to Governor Christine Gregoire’s Climate Action Team in 2007-2008. Aaron holds an M.S. in environmental policy from the University of Montana where he specialized in environmental advocacy strategies focusing on green building programs.

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Anthony Aebi
Greenhill Contracting

I went to SUNY Stony Brook for degrees in Physics and Biology and ended up building Homes. I started in 1993 renovating lofts in New York City where I then moved to upstate New York in 1995. I committed to building 100% of my homes to be zero energy in 2006. My first attempt ended up being the first rated Zero Energy Home in the North East and I was awarded by the DOE for it in 2012. Since then I have gone on to win an additional 4 HIAs From the DOE one of them was for a whole development. I have won the award from RESNET for the last two years as the builder with the lowest HERS score before renewables (I only entered the last two years). I have been awarded by NYSERDA for the last 4 years as the builder with the lowest HERS score in NYS, since they started the award

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Lauren Asplen
Blue Green Alliance

Lauren Asplen joined the BlueGreen Alliance in 2013. Her involvement in environmental issues started with helping to organize the 1990 Earth Tech fair on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. She spearheaded a program that gained White House recognition in 2012 as a “Champion of Change” for engaging front-line workers in identifying energy efficiency opportunities. Currently, she is the project lead for the BlueGreen Alliance Foundation’s work on identifying toxins within energy efficient building products. Most recently, she attended the first Harvard University and USBGC executive class on Building for Health.

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Steven Baczek
Steven Baczek Architect

Steven Baczek Architect is a nationally recognized architect, designing and developing custom residential structures for over 24 years. His work is routinely found in numerous local and national media outlets. He has designed hundreds of projects across the spectrum of energy performance, comfort, and durability, to include many of the nation’s top energy conscious homes. Notable projects include a handful of Passive Homes to include the Nation’s first Certified Passive House Retrofit under Enerfit, numerous Zero Energy Homes and Retrofits, and many Deep Energy Retrofits. His commitment simply equates aesthetics and durability with high performance. In addition to his design work, he routinely provides detail and content for use in Publications, Books, Webinars, and associated educational formats, most notable being the author of over 1,000 details for Green Building Advisor. He can also be found at various conferences around the country, talking and sharing his knowledge on the bridge of architecture and sound building science.

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Steve Baden
RESNET

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Michael Baechler
PNNL

Michael Baechler is a Senior Program Manager in the Energy and Engineering Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). He has been at PNNL since 1984. Prior to that Michael was a building auditor and inspector and helped to design the deployment program for the City of Portland's energy policy. Mr. Baechler has worked with the Building America Program since 1998 on research projects and on documenting best construction practices across the program. He co-chaired the 2008 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. www.pnnl.gov

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Tim Beggs
IBACOS

Timothy R. Beggs is a Program Manager for Innovation Programs at IBACOS, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based international innovation firm that collaborates with leading builders, manufacturers, and agencies to discover and implement better ways to design, build, and deliver high-performance homes. Tim’s background as a registered Mechanical Engineer includes over 20 years of industry experience designing commercial and institutional HVAC systems, integrating architectural and mechanical solutions, commissioning buildings and systems, administrating construction activities, and conducting energy research. He is an active member of ASHRAE, a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and a LEED Accredited Professional (BD+C). Tim’s present role is to drive collaborative innovation in the areas of energy and comfort for residences. He leads interdisciplinary teams though multi-variate processes of research, collaboration, innovation, design, and integration to improve the interface of the built environment with the human condition.

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Laureen Blissard
Green Builder Coalition

Technical Director, Green Builder® Coalition Laureen holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in architecture from the University of Illinois and is a licensed architect in Illinois & Wisconsin as well as having received approval for reciprocal licensure across the country via NCARB certification (Certificate #62455). She has also built a successful 25-year+ practice in the design and construction of commercial buildings, multi-family projects, single family homes, and interiors. Additional experience includes ratings, inspections, and certification application processing for a variety of commercial & residential properties through LEED BD+C, LEED ID+C, LEED for Homes & LEED for Homes Mid-Rise, Energy Star Homes & Energy Star Multifamily High Rise, Enterprise Green Communities, and the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard. Other accreditations & certifications include RESnet Energy Rater, LEED for Homes Green Rater, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP HOMES, and USGBC LEED® Faculty™, City of Chicago Self-Certification Architect, City of Chicago Registered Energy Professional (REP), and IECC 2012 Residential Energy Inspector / Plans Examiner. As the Technical Director of the Green Builder® Coalition and a journalist for Green Builder® Magazine, Laureen provides technical advice and specifications in the construction of green homes and buildings as well as green building programs. Additional duties include code reviews, analysis of green home building programs, and public speaking. As the principal of the firm LTLB Envirotecture, Laureen has managed or is currently managing the verification for over one-thousand homes and/or units that are either "green" certified or in the process of becoming certified. The firm also does additions and existing home retrofits for aging in place clients on a case by case basis.

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Gerald Bodin
CFM

Gerald Bodin, CFM - Building Official Seguin, Texas. Gerald spent 25+ years in the home building industry before becoming a code official in 2000. In 2008 he became the Building Official and Flood Plain Administrator. He currently holds 18 ICC Certifications.

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Chuck Booten
NREL

Chuck joined NREL in 2010. His research is focused on heat transfer modeling, HVAC system analysis and testing, and the study of grid-connected homes. Prior to working at NREL, Chuck was a project manager at Protonex Technology where he directed the development of solid-oxide fuel cell systems for both military and civilian customers. He received his BS and MS from MIT and his Ph.D. from Stanford University all in mechanical engineering with an emphasis in experimental heat transfer and fluid mechanics.

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Steve Bostic
Insulsteel

Steve Bostic is the CEO of Insulsteel Building Enclosures (formally Amerisips Homes founded in 2008). Amerisips has evolved from the consolidation of two prior business entities in 2009; White Oaks Capital, LLC, founded in 2004, and the Island Design and Architectural Center founded in 2005. Total combined revenue for the prior six-year period exceeded $40 million. In 1995, Steve founded Electra Holdings, LLC, a company that owned and operated the American InterContinental University, a proprietary institution of higher education, with seven campuses. Steve merged his holdings in American InterContinental University (annual revenues of $100 million) into Career Education Corporation, Inc., a leading publicly traded university system in 2001. Prior to Electra Holdings, Steve was the principal owner and chairman of the American Photo Group, an Atlanta-based company that he founded in 1981. APG operated a national network of 20 photo processing facilities serving major retailers in the mass consumer markets. In 1987, APG was named the "number one" company on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing, privately held companies in the United States for the prior five-year period. APG's sales grew from $8 million in 1981 to over $100 million in 1987. Kodak acquired APG in the fall of 1987. Steve’s prior senior management experience in publicly traded companies includes president of Berkey Film Processing in New York, a NYSE listed company and vice president and general manager of a division of the North American subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., based in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. In addition, he has an extensive background in sales and marketing management, having held positions ranging from commissioned salesman to vice president of marketing and sales at major public companies, including American Hospital Supply, International Products Corporation and PepsiCo, Inc. Steve has been a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for both Indiana University and Emory University's Goizueta School of Business, and was a founding member of the Board of Advisors for the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech. The Stanford University Alumni Association named him “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 1985. Steve is a graduate of Indiana University with a B.S. Degree in Marketing and Economics.

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Ross Britton
US Ecologic

Ross Britton is Managing Partner for TexEnergy Solutions/U.S. Ecologic, one of the largest Providers of ENERGY STAR and Indoor airPLUS homes. They deliver energy code (especially 2015 IECC) and many above code programs, along with program consulting, engineering testing, certification and field performance reporting. Ross previously ran divisions for one of the largest new residential HVAC companies in the nation and has a passion for increasing indoor air quality in homes.

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Jake Bruton
Aarow Building

Jake Bruton is a new home builder and remodeler in Columbia, Mo. His firm Aarow Building has transformed over the past two years into a market leader in energy efficiency. Through a process of small incremental changes the firm has gone from a single employee company to a mid-sized firm that is driving their market for energy efficiency. The company still tackles remodeling and new homes but now almost every job also contains an energy upgrade.

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Rod Buchalter
RenewABILITY Energy, Inc.

Rod Buchalter Vice President of Sales and Market Development, RenewABILITY Energy Inc. Rod Buchalter is the Vice President of Sales and Market Development for Renewability Energy Inc. He is also the President of the Brantford Home Builders' Association in Canada. Rod spent 20 years with Union Gas, a large natural gas utility in Southwestern Ontario, in various Account Management roles working with builders, retailers and HVACS promoting Drain Water Heat Recovery ( DWHR). Currently he develops residential and commercial DWHR programs in partnership with utilities and large production builders like KB Home and Mattamy Homes. Rod graduated from the Business program at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario in 1989 with a major in Marketing.

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Steve Byers
EnergyLogic Inc.

Steve Byers is the CEO of EnergyLogic, Inc, a leading provider of home energy efficiency products and services in Colorado and throughout the United States. Steve has his Bachelor’s degree in Asian history from the Air Force Academy and an MPA from Georgia State University. He is a RESNET certified Trainer and Quality Assurance Designee. Hiking, gardening, movies, reading and great beer are a few of his favorite things.

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Greg Clark
City of Norman, OK

Greg Clark - Combination Building Inspector, City of Norman, Oklahoma. Greg has 7 ICC certifications and over 15 years experience in the construction industry both as an inspector and as a project engineer. He has developed and instructs a collegiate course on General Contractor Residential Construction.

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Greg Cobb
CEO, Apicis Energy, LLC

Greg Cobb is the President & CEO of Apicis Energy, LLC. Headquartered in Phoenix, Apicis Energy provides thermal energy storage services to utilities and homeowners. Apicis Energy shifts residential HVAC loads off-peak to better align with the homeowner’s PV solar or the utility’s grid generation and transmission capacity. The result is a flatter daily load curve, delayed investment in new generation and transmission assets and improved utilization of intermittent renewable energy sources such as wind & solar. Prior to Apicis Energy, Cobb was the founder and CEO of iEngineer, LLC. iEngineer provides residential HVAC design services to production and custom home builders in 12 Sunbelt states from California to Florida. With a focus on energy efficiency, iEngineer has designed thousands of HVAC systems for Energy Star, Environments for Living, DOE Zero Energy Ready and other above-code homes using Manual J, S & D design techniques. Cobb has also developed intelligent residential fresh air ventilation systems that shift ventilation load to off-peak hours. Mr. Cobb has been a speaker at EEBA, RESNET, EPA and DOE conferences on a variety of HVAC topics. He is the President and board member of the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance, a member of the RESNET HVAC Task Group and a past member of the Advanced Energy HVAC Advisory Board. Mr. Cobb is a serial entrepreneur and has spent 20 years as a CEO/CFO, board member, investor and advisor for public and private high-growth companies. Mr. Cobb has a JD from the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law and an MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, as well as a B.S. in computer engineering from Iowa State University.

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Gord Cooke
Construction Instruction

As a trainer, author and industry consultant, Gord has been an effective and passionate educator and advocate for better building practices, improved indoor air quality and energy efficiency during the past two decades across North America. Gord brings to his training, his technical and mechanical background, the logic and integrity of a professional engineer and the passion of one committed to helping the residential construction industry build and sell better homes. Based on his homebuyer market research, Gord has pioneered a new training program designed to assist builders in marketing and selling their high performing, energy efficient homes by communicating their value to their customers. Gord's building science training curricula covers the gamut from creating and delivering basic and advanced building science principles through managing indoor air quality and HVAC system design, to an intensive technical sales and marketing workshop.

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Eric Corey-Freed
Organic Architect

Eric Corey Freed is Director of Business + Partner Development at EcoDistricts, a nonprofit that helps cities and developers create regenerative, resilient and socially equitable neighborhoods for everyone. He was also Founding Principal of organicARCHITECT, a visionary design leader in biophilic and regenerative design. As a licensed architect, Eric brings over 20 years of experience in helping architects, builders and homeowners use sustainability to improve the design and operational savings for thousands of buildings around the country. Companies like Autodesk, Pixar, Apple and Lowe’s have hired Eric to help them incorporate deeper sustainability into their businesses. Eric is the author of 11 books, including "Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies", a bestseller with over 200,000 copies in print, and "Sustainable School Architecture." His how-to book, “Green$ense for your Home” won the 2011 Outstanding Book Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. He is also co-founder of Architect Exam Prep, providing innovative study guides for young architects. Eric is considered a leader in the field; named by San Francisco Magazine "Best Green Architect" in 2005; "Best Visionary" in 2007; and "Green Visionary" by 7x7 Magazine in 2008. In 2012, he was named one of the 25 "Best Green Architecture Firms" in the US, and one of the "Top 10 Most Influential Green Architects." He also holds a prestigious LEED Fellow award from the US Green Building Council.

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Michelle Cote
Dettson Industried

Michelle’s passion for the building industry was ignited while working for a Builder 20 participant builder in 2006. She went on to be the Director of Client Relations at EnerQuality, helping builders to adopt voluntary labelling programs including the successful launch of ENERGY STAR for New Homes in Ontario (and Canada) and supported builders and industry to attain 25% market share in those first 5 years. To diversify her portfolio Michelle joined Enbridge Gas for 4 years in 2011, focusing on delivering conservation programs in the industrial, commercial, and institutional industry. Michelle has worked with and learned from some of the best in the industry, including building scientists and consultants, energy evaluators and raters, and manufacturers; and she feels fortunate to have participated alongside builders in initiatives including Building Canada, and of course has attended multiple EEBA conferences. Michelle is active in the homebuilding community. She sits on the Ontario Home Builders technical Committee, represents Dettson at the Canadian Home Builders Association Net Zero Energy Council, and on the local side she sits on Ottawa’s Builder Trade Council, and is a Board Member of her local Home Builder Association in Durham Region. In 2015, Michelle proudly joined an amazing team and an innovative Canadian Manufacturer, Dettson Industries, as the Director of Business Development. She is back in the residential construction community for which she has so much passion for; leading, facilitating and bringing builders together with building science and utility partners to build more efficient and healthier homes across North America.

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Phil Crone
Dallas Builders Association

Phil Crone, Executive Officer, Dallas Builders Association: Phil Crone has been with the Dallas Builders Association since 2006 and has served as its Executive Officer since 2013. Previously he was the Association's Director of Government Affairs. He manages one of the largest local home builders associations in the nation with more than 1,000 members. He has an undergraduate degree from Purdue University, a law degree from Southern Methodist University, and is a licensed Texas attorney. Outside of work, Phil plays a variety of recreational sports, and is an avid runner as well as a private pilot.

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Shawna Cuan
Utah Governor's Office of Energy Development

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Kevin Davis
Quad Lock Building Systems

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Mark Eatherton
IAMPO

Mark Eatherton is an employee of IAPMO, with his office based in the IAPMO East headquarters, located at 18927 Hickory Creek Drive, Suite 220, Mokena, Ill 60448 . He is the current Executive Director of the Radiant Professionals Alliance, a not for profit entity dedicated to promoting the use of hydronic and radiant heating and cooling systems. He has over thirty five years worth of practical field experience and design capabilities in the commercial and residential hydronic heating field. His work experience includes water conservation, solar heating of domestic hot water and space heating applications, domestic plumbing, refrigerant waste heat recovery, radiant floor heating systems, large commercial snowmelt systems and conventional hydronic heating systems.

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Dr. Jules Elkins
University of Texas - Austin

I am an environmental and health economist, and teach environmental health and healthy indoor environments at UT Austin. I received my PhD from UC-­--Berkeley in Environmental Economics, focusing on the relationship between air pollution and health; my M.Sc. from the University of Oxford in Environmental Change and Management; and a B.A. from Middlebury College in Chemistry and Environmental Studies. I am a board member of the Children’s Environmental Health Institute (www.CEHI.org).

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Marla Esser
The Greern Home Coach

Marla Esser, The Green Home Coach – inspires and educates about what makes a green home green and how to do it – a bit at a time or all at once. Her work creating an online owners’ manual for green and greener homes, HomeNav.com, to work in national and local businesses, groups and associations, provides her a unique perspective to help voice the true values of green homes as safer, healthier and more comfortable homes. Marla founded and co-hosts, Green Gab, a weekly podcast show on Studio C Internet Radio. She also blogs on Green Home Coach and Proud Green Home. Her articles have appeared in Green Home Builder, Building Women and The Healthy Planet and she is working on her first book.

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Stephen Fisher
Marvin Windowa

Stephen Fisher, PE works within the Building and Materials Science group in Research and Development at Marvin Window and Doors in Warroad, MN. He has been with Marvin 26 years in the Research and Development group with various roles and responsibilities. He focuses on product installation methods and materials, warrantee cost reductions, material and product durability improvements, and support for specific materials and window sales. Previously, Stephen worked for the US Navy at Keyport, WA as a civilian employee. Stephen is a licensed engineer in five states and is an ASQ certified Reliability Engineer. Stephen and his wife Nancy reside in Warroad, MN and make valiant efforts to keep up with their five children, four grand-children and extended family and friends.

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Dean Gamble
Advanced Energy

Dean is the technical manager for EPA’s ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program, which he has helped support, define, and implement for 15 years. With over 1.7 million homes certified, ENERGY STAR is the nation’s largest voluntary residential market transformation program, delivering cost-effective energy-efficient homes while improving their durability, comfort, and quality.

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Todd Gamboa
Building Trust LLC

Todd Gamboa, President of Building Trust LLC, has managed private and public home building companies and built thousands of homes. He has been a champion of high performance home building and remodeling for 30 years. As a radio show host, building science consultant, and public speaker, he has trained thousands of home builders, architects, contractors, code officials, appraisers, and REALTORS®. He has implemented, managed, and trained on energy efficiency programs for state and federal governmental agencies and large utility providers. His highly effective sales trainings are offered by homebuilder associations, contractor networks, Realtor associations, Green businesses, utility companies, and NFP organizations throughout the US. In his limited free time, Mr. Gamboa enjoys coaching high school football, and is the proud father of four.

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Aaron Gary
US-Ecologic

Aaron Gary is the Director of Delivery and Quality Assurance at US-EcoLogic | TexEnergy Solutions. US-EcoLogic | TexEnergy Solutions was founded in 2002 to provide knowledge on whole-house building science, energy, environmental, comfort and indoor air quality issues to clients in order to implement the sustainable and green building strategies that best meets their needs. As the Director of Delivery and Quality Assurance, Aaron is responsible for guiding and overseeing project and verification teams as they deliver on their commitments for various green building programs. This role has allowed Aaron to work on a regional and national level for the development of green building protocols (such as LEED, NGBS and Green Built Texas) and adoption of new energy efficiency standard (such as ENERGY STAR and the 2015 IECC). Aaron is a RESNET-credentialed Quality Assurance Designee and a Rater Trainer as well as a ICC Commercial and Residential Energy Code Inspector and Plans Examiner. He is also certified as a LEED Accredited Professional for Homes and BD&C, LEED for Homes QAD, LEED for Homes Green Rater and a National Green Building Standard Verifier. He holds an undergraduate degree in Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and a graduate degree in Architecture from Virginia Tech. Aaron was recently honored as a 2015 NGBS Green Partner of Excellence.

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Paul Gay
TexEnergy/US-Ecologic

A native of London, England; Paul has been with TexEnergy/ US-Ecologic since 2008. Currently based out of the firms Charlotte NC Office, he is the Quality Assurance Manager for the nation wide Multi Family Division. He has certified 70 + projects ( approx. 320 buildings/18,640 units) and is serving on the LEED Homes QAD working group. Paul is a RESNET QAD/Trainer. He is also a LEED AP, Green Rater and QAD, is Residential/Commercial IECC certified, is a NGBS 2008/2012 Green Verifier and was certified as a FSEC Class 1 Rater. His time with TexEnergy also included Single Family/Multi family Field inspections and Home Energy Audits. Having “been in the Building Game one way or another” for over 30 years, Paul embraces the challenge of helping the US – Ecologic Multi Family Team and their clients turn the Green Dream into a practical reality.

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Sean Gaydos
Senior Vice President of Sales, USAI Lighting

With over 20 years of lighting experience and a degree in Illumination Engineering from the University of Colorado, Mr. Gaydos has strived to blend the technical and practical aspects of lighting together.

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John Gillett
Energy Inspectors

Mr. Gillett has worked for 14 years at Energy Inspectors helping to build the companies operational capacities across 5 western states. Over that time period the company has provided 3rd party inspection services for over 200,000 production homes. With a focus on energy efficiency and sustainable consulting, the company now works with 18 of the top 20 homebuilders in one or more of their markets throughout the United States. Currently employing over 150 personnel, Energy Inspectors has grown to become one of the preeminent building science consulting firms in the nation under Mr. Gillett’s stewardship.

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Matt Gingrich
Energy Diagnostics

Matt has worked at Energy Diagnostics, a Midwest based rating firm, for the past eleven years. During that time, he has seen the industry evolve along with the codes. He specializes in energy code compliance using the Performance Path. Matt is currently a member of the RESNET Board of Directors where he holds one of the Rater Representative seats.

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Brandon Glancy
Aprilaire

Brandon Glancy has been a highly effective motivational sales coach for over a decade. Brandon’s seminars are entirely growth focused. He provides a motivational element that gets right to the heart of the matter. That heart is passion and persistence. Brandon has successfully completed virtually every recognized sales training course and seminar offered in the last 15 years. He has been involved in sales campaigns for companies such as Bose and Sony, as well as helping in political campaign strategies. His own training sessions are short and focus on the “meat and potatoes” of business development. Brandon’s specialties are: • How to “dominate” your market • How to be an effective leader • How to make your business more efficient • How to qualify what the client “really” wants • The effective use of the question and listening process • Identifying and overcoming the “real” objections • How to interject motivation and excitement into the sales process Brandon’s approach is simple and to the point. His seminars are designed for anyone with the desire to succeed. They are interactive and introspective. There is never pressure, but the point always gets across. Brandon uses volumes of consumer data and research. He will talk specifically about what buyers want to hear, what they don’t care about and the triggers that get them to want to buy. Finally, Brandon leaves his audience with an understanding of what each one of them can do to evolve from a salesperson to a sales professional; lessons they’ll use immediately and for years to come.

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Sharon Grant
EcoEdge

Sharon has been providing green building consulting and education since 2006. She has consulted on over 95 LEED homes, neighborhoods and commercial buildings, and teaches LEED workshops. She has worked with some of the largest commercial property management firms in Idaho to reduce energy use and green their operations. S he partnered with New Buildings Institute to develop a strategic approach and long term plan for energy reduction for the City of Boise. In recent years, Sharon has specialized in energy codes, p rimarily through her work with NEEA, to provide education, perform cost analysis, conduct statewide market research and implement outreach campaigns . She also contributed towards a white paper for PNNL on incorporating orientation into codes. For USG BC, Sharon was chair of the Idaho Chapter and is national co - chair for the Build Better Codes campaign . Other board positions include Northwest Integrity Housing Company , Idaho Smart Growth and GreenWorks . Sharon has taught at BSU and Maui Community Col lege and presented at conferences such as Region 10 EPA, National Healthy Homes, EEBA and NEHA . As Provider and Instructor with ID and WY Real Estate Commissions, she has provided green building classes to hundreds of real estate professionals. Sharon ha s degrees in Ecological Design and Business. Her work received Grow Smart Awards in 2008, 2009 and 2011 and a Better Bricks Award in 2010. She is a published author on green building topics and was host of “Building a Greener Idaho,” a weekly radio show on Radio Boise.

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Liang Gwee
Owens Corning

Liang Gwee, Associate Product Manager for Insulation Builder Solutions at Owens Corning Dr. Liang Gwee is the associate product manager for builder solutions (Insulation) at Owens Corning. He has been involved with the development and commercialization of various new products. His current focus is on understanding builder needs how OC can help them deliver an energy efficient home without sacrificing affordability.

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Charlie Haack
ICF International

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Michael Hanes
Homes American Made

Michael J. Hanes President, Homes American Made Co. Arcadia, Michigan 989.751.6156 michaelqlock@aol.com Mr. Hanes is a highly accomplished hands-on construction and development professional with 21 years of expertise in the residential, commercial, land development and construction sectors. Michael is passionate about delivering high performance homes and buildings through the optimization of material selection, construction detailing and HVAC design and integration, and he has overseen the successful completion of multi-million dollar residential and light construction projects with Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) wall and floor systems from site plan through design. Michael also delivers numerous training and educational presentations across the midwest USA to construction professionals looking to achieve maximum building performance.

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Jason Helm
Texas Home Energy Professionsals

Jason Helm originally from Omaha Nebraska is husband and father of three and now resides in Fort Worth Texas. He has worked in the residential and commercial energy field for 10 years as part of teams that certified more than 30,000 ENERGY STAR homes and participated in the local and national green building movement helping transition local DFW production and custom builders to reach goals in energy efficiency and green building in the following programs; ENERGY STAR, Green Built Texas (More than 4000 homes) and to the internationally recognized LEED for Homes from the USGBC (More than 1000 homes/units). Jason has earned certifications from RESNET including; Rater, Green Rater, Rater Trainer, and Rater Quality Assurance Designee. He has also earned certifications from the USGBC including; LEED for Homes Green Rater, LEED for Homes Accredited Professional, LEED for Homes Quality Assurance Designee, and LEED Faculty. Mr. Helm is also a big Texas Rangers fan.

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Steve Herzlieb
Southface

Steve specializes in assessing and improving existing homes for comfort, health and energy efficiency and teaching others to do the same. He develops and instructs a variety of Southface trainings and proctors examinations for an assortment of professional certifications at Southface’s Southeastern Weatherization and Energy Efficiency (SWEET) Center. Steve also works with industry partners and certification/accreditation agencies to help ensure Southface continues to be a leader in training and sustainability.

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Aaron Holden
iEngineer

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Martin Holladay
Green Building Advisor

Martin Holladay is a senior editor at Green Building Advisor and Fine Homebuilding. His weekly blog, “Musings of an Energy Nerd,” focuses on energy-efficient residential construction. He built his first passive solar house in northern Vermont in 1974, and has lived off the grid since 1975. In the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s, Holladay was a roofer, remodeler, and builder. He has also worked as a project manager for a nonprofit developer of low-income housing.

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Nick Hurst
ICF

 Nick Hurst, Manager at ICF International, supports the EPA's Indoor airPLUS Program with partner engagement and technical support. Nick is a BPI Building Analyst and holds a Master of Science in Technology concentrating in Building Science. As a former home builder, remodeler, and educator, he coordinates a team of consulting contractors that assist industry professionals in building and verifying Indoor airPLUS homes.

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Eric Johnson
US-Ecologic

Eric Johnson is the Director of Single Family for TexEnergy Solutions where they offer consulting, inspection and testing services, and certifications for home builders in the United States and in the Middle East. They are the worlds largest LEED for Homes provider, the nations largest NGBS verifier, and a proactive roll in shaping the evolution of energy efficiency building practices and certification options for home builders through out the world. Eric has been with TexEnergy since 2013.

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Achilles Karagiozis
Owens Corning

Dr. Karagiozis is Director, Building Science at Owens Corning. He is responsible for leading, shaping, driving, educating and training others in energy efficiency and green building science at Owens Corning. His activities involve feeding Owens Corning’s innovation pipeline with customer-inspired and building science-informed solutions. Previously, Dr. Karagiozis was a distinguished research and development engineer at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He was in charge of research performed at ORNL in heat, air and moisture performance of buildings. Dr. Karagiozis is one of the leading building scientists in North America. He has been performing building science research for the past 20 years, trained more than 1500 professionals in moisture design, and championed and assisted in the development of innovative material systems and concepts. Research activities have been concentrated in energy efficiency, healthy, durable and sustainable building designs, housing integration issues, wireless route sensing, whole building performance applications, heating, ventilating and air conditioning of buildings and hygrothermal performance of envelopes. Dr. Karagiozis is still involved in the WUFI-ORNL development team, working closely with ORNL and Fraunhofer Institute. He was the U.S. representative for IEA Annex 55 on Retrofit Analysis in Buildings, and is involved in a number of ASTM E06 technical committees and ASHRAE TC 4.4, and SPC 160. He has also developed three or four of the world's most advanced hygrothermal models worldwide (WUFI, MOISTUREEXPERT, LATENITE family). As an expert in the area of Moisture Engineering, he has solved many hygrothermal designs and retrofit challenges, and has developed multiple design guidelines for various envelope systems. Dr. Karagiozis is the author of more than 120 technical papers and reports covering a wide range of building science topics.

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Emily Kemper
CLEAResult

Emily Kemper, AIA – Senior Technical Manager at CLEAResult: Ms. Kemper is an Oregon-registered Architect and building science expert who manages CLEAResult’s Residential engineering and technical team in support of energy efficiency programs and projects across the country. She leads company initiatives in search of energy savings in residential buildings through research, design, and planning, and is a subject matter expert in the field of home energy management systems and connected home devices. She is an active member of the residential building industry through her work on state and city code and development boards. Ms. Kemper received her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati, her Master of Building Science from the University of Southern California, and is a member of the AIA.

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Johnathan Killebrew
Metro Code Analysis

Johnathan Killebrew, MCP, CBO - President, Metro Code Analysis. Johnathan has a Bachelor's Degree in Construction Science and holds 22 ICC certifications. He has been in the construction inspection and plan review industry for 15 years.

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Eric Klein
Marvin Windows

Eric has been employed by Marvin Windows and Doors since March of 1984 and has had many positions with the company: Ripley receiving working with Doors, Casemaster and Stack and Strip production lines, Architectural project Coordinator, Purchasing Buyer/Planner and now the last nine years as Installation and Service Instructor with the Tours and Training Group. Eric has trained thousands of installers in his travels and instruction sessions in Warroad. He is an Accredited Instructor for the Installation Masters organization and Marvin Windows. He certifies installers in the Residential, Light Commercial and the Commercial side of the business. In 2012, Installation and service moved to a larger training room of 4000 plus square feet with nothing but windows and doors for installation and service training. He also does specialty training for Scenic Doors and Signature windows. Eric works with several associates and vendors on how to better serve the installers, contractors and service techs with better tips and tricks, and knowledge of useful tools of the trade.

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Gary Klein
Gary Klein & Associates

Gary Klein, President of Gary Klein & Associates, Inc. has been intimately involved in energy efficiency and renewable energy since 1974. One fifth of his career was spent in the Kingdom of Lesotho, the rest in the United States. Mr. Klein has a passion for hot water: getting into it, getting out of it and efficiently delivering it to meet customer's needs. After serving 19 years with the California Energy Commission, he has provided consulting on sustainability since 2008, with an emphasis on the water-energy-carbon connection. Mr. Klein received a BA from Cornell University in 1975 with an Independent Major in Technology and Society with an emphasis on energy conservation and renewable energy. The International Association of Plumber and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) recognized his efforts in 2014 presenting him their Green Professional of the Year award. In 2015 the Department of Energy awarded him the Jeffrey A. Johnson Award for Excellence in in the Advancement of Building Energy Codes.

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Nate Kleist
Energy Diagnostics

Nate is a HERS Rater for Energy Diagnostics and is ICC certified in Residential Energy Codes. He has worked for the rating firm for 7 years and specializes in energy codes and design. Nate works with and has helped train local states who have adopted the 2015 IECC and ERI path.

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Vladimir Kochkin
Home Innovation Research lab

Vladimir Kochkin As Director of the Applied Engineering Group at Home Innovation Research Labs, Vladimir Kochkin oversees engineering research programs on residential construction with focus on systems’ optimization, performance, constructability, and compliance. He also manages the ANSI process for the development of the National Green Building Standard. He says: “Our team vision is to develop and field test practical solutions for high performance homes that builders can implement with confidence. Innovation that works today and adds long-term value to the consumer is the key focus of our efforts and the primary benchmark for success.”

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Ted Konechne
Tempo Air

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Bob Kreger
AIA

Architect W. Robert (Bob) Kreger, AIA, specializes in high performance residential design build. He produced the first custom LEED Platinum home in the state of New Mexico in 2008. Headquartered in Santa Fe, Kreger Design Build was established in 2002 and recently certified with the Passive House Institute US as both a CPHC (Certified Passive Home Consultant) and a CPHB (Certified Passive House Builder). Bob Kreger is also a licensed New Mexico home builder, and has been recognized several times by the Haciendas Parade of Homes for green building. A Habitat for Humanity Hero, he was voted by his peers for launching the ongoing energy performance transformation in homes built by Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity. Kreger is also developing architecturally enhanced and insulated rainwater storage, called RainVessels, utilizing the newly released WERS Standard (Water Efficiency Rating Score).

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Jim Lambach
Covestro

Jim Lambach is manager of industrial marketing for Covestro, LLC, focused on the Building and Construction segment. Covestro is a global-scale manufacturer of polyurethane materials used in foam insulation. Jim is a chemical engineer with many years of experience developing new urethane applications for the marketplace.

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Andrew Lau
Penn State University

Andrew (Andy) Lau is Associate Professor of Engineering at Penn State. He has worked since 1977 as an engineer in the areas of solar energy applications in buildings, simulation of building energy use, sustainability, and general consulting in the energy field. Most recently, his work has involved green buildings, engineering ethics, and sustainable design. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, a LEED-Accredited Professional, and has contributed over 60 publications to professional conferences, magazines and journals.

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Brian Lieburn
Dow Chemical

Brian has a B.S. degree in Industrial Education from University of Wisconsin – Stout. The majority of his professional career was spent in production home building in Ohio and North Carolina. He joined The Dow Chemical Company in 2010. His work at Dow has centered on new product and application development. He is affiliated with several building code organizations & standards committees. He has authored external publications and has given numerous presentations.

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Debra Little
Consultant, CPUC

Debra’s unique combined expertise as a home performance and valuation specialist has compelled her involvement in education of real estate professionals across the US on the topics of valuation and market representation of high-performance home assets, including energy efficiency, beyond energy, and renewables. She advocates for Integrated Realization of Full Market Value. Debra’s experience building her own high-performance home in 2007, appraising in CA (2001-present), along with her work in video production, data, and marketing in NYC informs her current focus as she directs a new nonprofit to equip contractors and real estate pros with mobile tools to affirm value of healthy, efficient homes. “AJO” (Latin for to affirm) is an HPXML compliant web application for contractors to quickly describe an energy upgrade work-scope. AJO produces a One Page energy upgrade report that supports data requirements of real estate pros to attribute value to performance assets. AJO leverages behavior and brain science to drive demand for building science. Consultant: CA Green Building Registry, in progress 2016. Home performance data feed to MLS. Consultant: Community Home Energy Retrofit Project (CHERP) team supporting ”Step Up Power Down” outreach projects in CA, 2016. Instructor: Develops and presents courses for real estate professionals on valuation and market representation of high performance assets. (PG&E, professional associations and others, 2011-present). Project Outreach Director: “Path to Zero” inventory and case study collection of zero energy-type homes in North America. (Net Zero Energy Coalition, 2015-present). Consultant: Valuation and financing subject matter expert, for the study, “Residential ZNE Market Characterization in California” (TRC, 2015). Project lead: “Valuation Study of Energy Upgraded Homes, Parts 1 & 2” for California Energy Commission (via Energy Upgrade California and Build It Green, 2012-2013). Consultant: Advised on proposed changes to the valuation process requirements as stated in California’s Energy Action Plan, 2015, Goal 4 (California Energy Commission 2015). Working group participant: CA’s Path to Zero “New Residential Zero Net Energy Action Plan” (CPUC, 2013-present).

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James Lyons
Newport Partners, LLC

Jamie Lyons, P.E. Jamie Lyons of Newport Partners researches and consults on building performance and energy efficient design. He’s the Technical Director for the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program. In this role Jamie works with builders, raters, architects, and utilities to help them achieve solutions for designing, building, and selling Zero Energy Ready Homes. He holds a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Environmental Engineering, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Maryland.

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Cody McGhie
Energy Inspectors

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Jim Meyers
SWEEP

Jim Meyers is Senior Associate of the buildings efficiency program for SWEEP. Jim is responsible for leading building efficiency across many market sectors from utilities through local government adoption of building energy codes. Jim is a former Rater and has provided building efficiency trainings across the building sector since 2002. Jim actively participates in International Code Council committees. Jim is a LEED Green Association and CGP.

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Richard Morgan
SPEER

Richard Morgan is the Energy Codes Manager for the South-central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource, the Regional Energy Efficiency Organization for Texas and Oklahoma. In that role Richard is responsible for increasing local energy code adoption and compliance in Texas and Oklahoma. Richard is the SPEER lead on the DOE Energy Codes Field Study for Texas. Prior to joining SPEER Richard was the Green Building and Sustainability Manager for Austin Energy, the municipal electric utility for the City of Austin, TX. Richard has participated in many regional and national green building and energy code working groups and committees including acting as Chair of the Energy Working Group of the ICC Sustainable Building Technology Committee for the development of the first version of the International Green Construction Code.

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Simon Pallin
ORNL

Dr. Pallin has been working in the building industry for over a decade, and has several years of experience from working in Europe. His dissertation from Chalmers University in Sweden focused on risk assessment and probabilistic simulation modelling of heat and moisture performances in buildings. He has been a member of the Building Envelope Research team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory since 2013. Dr. Pallin serves as a moisture simulation expert and works with existing simulation tools as well as creating new tools to estimate the hygrothermal (heat and moisture) performance of building elements such as walls and roofs. He has also developed hygrothermal risk assessment protocols for building envelope components and implemented probabilistic risk assessment methods into computer simulation procedures. In addition, Dr. Pallin is responsible for operating the Air and Moisture Penetration Test Chambers for Walls at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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Gary Parsons
Dow Chemical

Gary Parsons is a Research and Development Fellow in the Dow Building and Construction Business. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, a licensed residential contractor in the state of Michigan, RCI Member, CSI Member and ASHRAE Member. Since 2006, as lead scientist of the Building Science and Application Development team, Parsons has provided technical oversight and leadership of Dow research projects related to building assemblies and field building research as well as product and application development of Dow building system solutions used in both residential and commercial construction. Parsons holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He joined the Dow Chemical Company in 1982 and has spent over 30 years in various Dow divisions including manufacturing, and research and development.

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Peter Pfeiffer
FAIA

Peter L Pfeiffer, FAIA Peter Pfeiffer wears many hats. He is a LEED accredited professional Architect, a licensed Interior Designer, Building Scientist and Property Developer & Manager, who has spent the past 36 years designing and developing pragmatic high performance buildings and homes. EEBA, the national Energy Efficient Building Association, awarded Mr. Pfeiffer the Conference Chair’s Award in 1994 for his career accomplishments pioneering environmentally sensitive architecture. In 2004 he was one of the first architects in America to be named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects for his life-long commitment to "mainstreaming green building in North America”. He is a founding principal of Barley | Pfeiffer Architecture, a firm recognized nationally for its pioneering use of environmentally responsive design and construction techniques. Their work has been published both in the United States and abroad in such diverse venues as the Washington Post, The New York Times, Fine Homebuilding, Better Homes & Gardens magazine and on-line where they have been awarded “Best Of Houzz” in the Design and Service categories for two consecutive years. He has been a guest on National Public Radio, the HG-TV network, as well as on The Discovery Channel and This Old House. The National Association of Home Builders honored him as the “National Green Advocate of the Year” in 2003 for his life-long achievements in “mainstreaming” green building. Peter has been an active charter member of the NAHB Green Building Subcommittee since its inception in 1999 and has been active in the US Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes program. In 2006 Residential Architect cited him as one of the 10 most influential residential architects of past decade. Recently Peter was nominated for the prestigious Hanley Award for his meaningful efforts to advance green building in America.

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Sam Rashkin
U.S. Department of Energy

Sam Rashkin has managed ENERGY STAR for Homes since its start in 1996. Under his leadership, ENERGY STAR for Homes has grown exponentially to more than 4,500 builder partners and over a half a million labeled homes. He is also introducing a new EPA Indoor Air Quality label for the housing industry linked to ENERGY STAR Qualified Homes.

Sam received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University; completed Masters of Urban Planning studies at New York University; and is a registered architect in California and New York.

During his 20 plus years as a licensed architect, he specialized in energy efficient design and completed over 100 residential projects.

He has served on the national Steering Committees for USGB's LEED for Homes, NAHB's Green Builder Guidelines, and US EPA's Water Sense label. Sam has prepared hundreds of articles, technical papers, reports, and seminars; and contributed to numerous books covering a wide variety of energy topics.

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James Rinne
Owens Corning

As a Senior Engineer at Owens Corning, James has spent the last 6 years researching and developing new building material products. His focus is to deliver solutions that meet the performance expectation of builders and homeowners, while also satisfying the needs of contractors who install them. Prior to joining Owens Corning, James earned a BS in Physics from Illinois Wesleyan University, and a PhD in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Illinois.

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Joe Robertson
NREL

Joe is a research engineer in the Residential Buildings Group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. His background is in applied mathematics, and research activities include building energy simulation and analysis.

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Scott Sanders
BrightLeaf Homes

Scott started building high performance, energy efficient infill homes under the BrightLeaf Homes brand hoping to find the balance between his experience with large production home builders and small non-profit organizations. Scott studied Construction Management at Illinois State University and worked for both NVR and Pulte Homes prior to starting BrightLeaf in 2012. Scott was also a Project Manager and Energy Auditor for CEDA Weatherization, a nonprofit organization responsible for assessing and implementing energy efficiency improvements to low income housing. This opportunity gave him a unique insight into how homes have been built over the past 100 years and how energy efficiency and varying building methods can affect the long term ownership cost and durability of a structure. Based in the suburbs of Chicago, BrightLeaf builds speculative and custom homes with sales prices from $400,000 to $800,000. Scott is responsible for building science research and business strategy for the company, developing and maintaining relationships with all of the company’s suppliers and Trade Partners, and handling financial reporting and analysis. His passion for green building is manifested in the company through its high performance homes but rooted in a personal interest in sustainability in his day to day living and local community involvement.

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Steve Saunders
Tempo

Profile: As CEO of Tempo, Steve Saunders has more than 34 years’ experience working to improve the energy efficiency, environmental and comfort performance of new and existing buildings. Going back to 1966, Tempo and related companies have been serving the comfort and efficiency needs of buildings for 48 years. Tempo Mechanical (tempoair.com) is a full service mechanical contracting firm. In the last 48 years, Tempo has installed and commissioned more than 265,000 HVAC Systems. TexEnergy (texenergy.org) has certified more than 115 million sq. ft. of single family homes as energy efficient or environmentally friendly. US-Eco Logic (usecologic.com) has certified or has certification projects in process for more than 45 million sq. ft. of multifamily - including almost one million square feet in the Middle East. The organization has unique experience in real world applications at the intersection of “green”, “energy efficiency” and “HVAC”. Tempo Service was an early adopter of Home Performance methodologies and has incorporated Home Performance and Building Performance measures in its work since 2006. QuFresh, Inc., company created in 2014 designs and develops fresh air ventilation products for the HVAC industry. Major Personal Awards: 2015 ACCA Distinguished Service Award 2014 Contracting Business Hall of Fame 2012 National USGBC – Leadership Award (View Video) 2012 & 2013 Green Partner of Excellence – Home Innovation Research Laboratory Major Company Awards: 2011 and 2006 – ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year 2003 National HVAC Contractor of the Year – Contracting Business 2002 National HVAC Contractor of the Year – ACCA steve@tempopartners.com 972-579-2014 Direct 214-801-0070 Cell

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Jonah Schein
Water Sense

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Robby Schwartz
EnergyLogic Inc.

Robby is a co-founder of EnergyLogic, Inc, a leading provider of home energy efficiency products and services in Colorado and throughout the United States. Robby is passionate about fostering a sustainable built environment that can blend seamlessly with our modern lifestyles and meet our expectations of comfort, durability, safety, efficiency, and environmental soundness for the homes that we live and invest in.

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Suzanne Shelton
Shelton Group

Suzanne Shelton is President & CEO of Shelton Group, the nation’s leading marketing communications firm entirely focused in the energy and environment sectors. The company polls Americans on an ongoing basis to understand their drivers and obstacles to adopting more sustainable or energy efficient products and behaviors and uses those insights to help some of the nation’s leading companies define and leverage their sustainability and energy efficiency stories to gain a market advantage. Shelton’s clients include Ameren, Andersen Windows, BASF, Consumers Energy, Georgia-Pacific, Ingersoll Rand, Kohler, SunPower, UL Environment and Yale.

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Eric Skare
Uponor

Eric Skare, product manager, fire safety for Uponor, is a certified fire protection specialist (CFPS), has been a volunteer firefighter since 2002, and is a principal member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Technical Committee on Residential Sprinkler Systems. He is actively involved in various industry associations including chairing the Fire Sprinkler committee for the Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (PPFA) and serving on the Residential Committee and Future Leadership Committee for the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA).

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Kathy Spigarelli
RESNET

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Nehemiah Stone
Stone Energy Associates

Nehemiah Stone is an energy consultant who has worked for years on the integration of energy efficiency into multifamily and affordable housing through programs, policy development, economic tools, and codes and standards. He led the creation and implementation of California’s first utility sponsored multifamily new construction program in 1999, as well as the development of the California Utility Allowance Calculator, a tool for generating accurate estimates of tenants’ utility costs. For several years, he has been a consultant to the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee on sustainable building measures for affordable multifamily projects. Nehemiah’s background includes years as a contractor, Humboldt County Chief Building Inspector, staff in the Standards Office at the California Energy Commission (CEC), Special Advisor to the Chairman of the CEC, and Board Member of several non-profits, including most recently, the California Energy Efficiency Industry Council.

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Brad Townsend
BASF

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Clayton Traylor
Leading Builders of America

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David Treleven
Building Science Consultant, Advanced Energy

David Treleven consults with clients on building science issues, trains contractors on construction best practices, and conducts applied building science research aiming to ensure health, safety, comfort, durability, energy efficiency and environmental responsibility in buildings.  In addition, he has been a key person in maintaining and implementing Advanced Energy’s Affordable Housing Programs.

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Jason Vandever
SPEER

Jason Vandever CBO, MBA - Energy Code Program Manager, SPEER - Jason has over 15 years combined experience in building construction and inspection. Prior to joining SPEER, Jason was the Chief Building Official for the City of Granbury. He has 3+ years service on the NCTCOG Energy and Green Advisory Board and currently holds

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Iain Walker
Lawrence Berkely National Laboratory

Dr. Iain Walker is a scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and leads Residential Building research in the Whole Building Systems Department. He has more than 30 years of experience as a building scientist and his current work focuses on Indoor Air Quality, Retrofits, Zero/Low Energy Homes and HVAC systems in residential buildings. He is an ASHRAE fellow and is Executive Editor of Home Energy magazine. He leads and contributes to many standards and technical committees for ASHRAE, ASTM, RESNET, ACCA and other state and national agencies.

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Cameron Ware
Council of ICF Industries

Cameron Ware President, Futurestone, LLC. Fort Worth, Texas 817.377.9215 cameron.ware@futurestone.com Since 2004, FutureStone has steered the strategic incorporation and delivery of ICFs in the Texas region. To date Mr. Ware has been involved with the construction of several million square feet of ICF including numerous mid-rise structures and over 65 schools. Mr. Ware’s expertise ranges from ICF consulting, construction training, and project oversight in both the commercial and residential markets. Over the last decade Cameron has trained and provided consulting to numerous architects, engineers, and ICF installation crews responsible for projects across the state of Texas.

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Daran Wastchak
D. R. Wastchak

Daran Wastchak is the President of D.R. Wastchak, L.L.C., a firm based in Tempe, Arizona that specializes 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, when the ENEGY STAR program was initially piloted nationally by the Environmental Protection Agency. Daran is certified as a RESNET Home Energy Rater, RESNET Quality Assurance Designee and Trainer, USGBC Green Rater, and EPA WaterSense Inspector. He is a member of the EEBA Board of Directors as well as the RESNET Board of Directors.

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Dan Welklin
Precision Comfort Heating

Dan Welklin is a Comfort Consultant at Precision Comfort Heating in Indiana. Previously employed at Duke Energy, Dan has worked for 35 years in the energy efficiency sciences. Dan teaches heating contractors, energy technicians and home builders about HVAC loads, airflow basics, duct design, heating and cooling cost estimates and other science topics related to home comfort and energy efficiency. Dan simplifies the misunderstood concepts in our business with examples you will understand and remember.

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Eric Werling
DOE

Eric Werling directs the DOE’s Building America program, an industry partnership program that is transforming new and existing housing through high performance housing innovation. Prior to DOE, Eric served as National Coordinator for EPA’s Indoor airPLUS home labeling program, launched in 2009. He also developed the EPA’s Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades and oversaw development of the ASHRAE Indoor Air Quality Guide. As a consultant with ICF, Eric helped the EPA to build the successful ENERGY STAR for New Homes program from 1995 through 2004. He is currently a voting member of ASHRAE Standard 62.2 committee, and he has served on the boards of ACI and RESNET. Eric holds a MS in archi¬tectural engineering and a MBA from Penn State University. He served in the U.S. Navy and earned a BS from the U.S. Naval Academy. Eric is also an amateur musician and he brings his guitar wherever he goes.

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Theresa Weston
DuPont Building Solutions

Dr. Weston leads building science and construction technology research. She has developed and introduced to market many new products and is an inventor of four U.S. patents. She participates extensively in industry research programs and in standards and codes development. Dr. Weston is on the Board of Directors of the Building Environment and Thermal Envelope Council of the National Institute of Building Science, and has served on the Board of Directors of both the Energy and Environmental Building Association (EEBA) and the Cold Climate Housing Research Council (CCHRC). She is also active in publishing technical papers and presenting at construction industry and building science conferences. Dr. Weston is actively involved with many professional organizations and chairs technical and standard development committees. She is a member of the executive committee of the ASTM Committee on the Performance of Buildings and chairs the sub-committee on Air Leakage and Ventilation. She also is a member of the ASTM Sustainability Committee. At ASHRAE, she is currently committee Vice-Chair for the Standard for Energy Efficient Design of New Low-Rise Residential Buildings and a past chair of the Technical Committee on Building Materials and Building Envelope Performance. Born in Montebello, Calif., and raised in the Hollywood Hills, Dr. Weston earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and both a master’s degree and Ph.D. in chemical engineering at the California Institute of Technology. She has worked for DuPont for over 25 years.

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Justin Wilson
Construction Instruction

Justin Wilson is President of Building Performance Solutions, a Colorado based building science consulting firm. Justin specializes in advanced energy efficient building practices, high performance process integration and implementation, building durability analysis, mechanical systems design and integration, and job site inspections and trainings.

Justin develops educational curriculum and presents to developers, builders and industry professionals; these diverse audiences have included the US Green Building Council, Built Green Colorado, Big Builder, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and many others.

Justin is currently one of the developers of the EEBA Houses That Work curriculum.

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Paul Wlodkowski
ICF International

Mr. Wlodkowski is a Research Assistant with ICF International’s Energy Efficiency Analytics & Policy team. In addition to providing technical analysis for various federal and commercial energy efficiency programs, he assists with policy development of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Program.

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