Ben Graham

QA Lead, with EnergyLogic since April 2012

Looking back at all the steps in my life that have led me to Energy Logic, it feels organic that I am part of this amazing team of like-minded individuals. I am a firm believer in volition, that nothing in life is left to chance and in that spirit, perhaps I chose to be here years ago while studying Resource Management at the University of Vermont. It was there where I became interested in the delicate balance of resource use, conservation and planning. My single motive for my career choice was to be part of the solution and for my life to have a net positive impact on this planet that I will someday leave to my children. As an active outdoorsman, I would like to see the tide turn on the health of our rivers, air and oceans so future generations can breathe deep atop mountains and chase monstrous, native trout.

In years past, I have worked on just about all phases of the construction process, with friends, family and big firms. No matter how nice the finished project was, the building waste, lack of efficiency and the inattention to detail always stuck with me. Maybe some of my father’s teachings stuck with me; take your time and do it right the first time. I worked as an auditor on existing homes in Maryland for a program that helped homeowners retrofit their older homes and let me tell you building science has come a long way, but still has some ways to go. I hope to see a lot more of that work nationwide in the future. Now I am excited and proud to be working in an industry that holds new construction to standards that are meant to benefit us all in the end. They sure don’t build houses like they used to, and that’s a good thing!

The ol’ Vermonter says: “Use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without”