I've been in the energy efficiency and renewable energy busines for over 20 years. My expertise is in residential energy services, where I've performed thousands of home energy inspections.
I'm certified by the Building Performance Insititute, and the Residential Energy Services Network and my recent projects have ranged from solar and wind power installations to program design and analysis for utilities and state regulators.
Currently, most of my time is spent on ultra low home energy design and retrofits. Those are for normal homeowners who either want to start off in their newly built home being as energy efficient as possible or people who want to make the most out of what they already have. As you can imagine, the latter group is growing these days. Energy efficiency is great for the environment, but it's also great for your wallet.
My family and I live in Vermont on our renewably energized homestead. The whole family walks the talk as part of a thoughtful, ultra-efficient lifestyle, while lacking nothing in the way of modern conveniences. Find out how you can get your home or business to go green by dropping me a line.
Put Your House on a Diet
With rising energy costs, homeowners are beginning to examine the energy efficiency of their own homes, asking questions about where energy comes from and how much it costs, how to choose new appliances and what options exist for renewable energy.
The Home Energy Diet answers all these questions and more while helping readers take control of their personal energy use and costs so they can save money, live more comfortably and help the environment. Energy auditor Paul Scheckel first explores energy literacy, and then describes how your home uses—and loses—energy you pay for via:
- Hot water
- Heating and air conditioning
- Windows, walls and insulation