Team Lead/QA & LEED® Specialist, with EnergyLogic since September 2012
Growing up, I held at one time or another basically every job a teenager can hold. I worked at a coffee shop, a bakery, and a video rental store. I worked as a bike mechanic, drove a driving range ball cart, and stacked glasses Crate & Barrel. (I like this quote from Benoit Mandelbrot to illustrate my work history: “Very often when I listen to a list of my previous jobs, I wonder if I exist. The intersection of such sets is surely empty.”) I got my start in the residential building industry working for my uncle’s remodeling company over the summers in college. Swinging a hammer for hours every day – and trying to decipher framing plans – taught me many quick-but-lasting lessons on how we put homes together in this country. (Many of those lessons don’t really apply in this climate zone… But that’s another story.)
After sitting in a cubicle for 5 years helping to develop and deploy the LEED for Homes rating system for the U.S. Green Building Council, I took a giant leap a couple years ago to pursue my two true passions in life – Good food, and green homes. I began studying and in-field training to become a LEED for Homes Green Rater. At the same time, I took a job helping to run the meal operations of a local DC soup kitchen. Some days saw me waking up at 4:30 am to get breakfast started, heading out into the field to do some LEED inspections, then returning to the kitchen to greet the dinner volunteers. Needless to say – that all didn’t last very long.
While my work in the food world continues through intermittent volunteering for Farm to School programs, I’m so proud to be among this great team of raters, schedulers and trainers at EnergyLogic. It’s exciting to see day in and day out the effects our work is creating in the homebuilding industry.
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”
RESNET® Quality Assurance Manager, with EnergyLogic since April 2010
Glenn was born in Casper, WY and moved to Hutchinson, KS his sophomore year of high school. He attended the University of Kansas and earned a degree in Anthropology. In searching for a field to practically apply his analytical skills toward a more sustainable future, Glenn was introduced to Southface in Atlanta, GA. During his service at Southface, Glenn worked his way up to being a certified HERS Rater, BPI Building Analyst, and answered and managed the technical services hotline, among other things. After spending three years in Atlanta, Glenn crossed paths with EnergyLogic, which provided a great opportunity to move closer to home and bring his passion for energy efficiency and sustainability to Colorado. Glenn now resides in Berthoud, where he enjoys hiking, camping, watching football and basketball and especially hanging out with his baby boy.
“One of the many perks of working with EnergyLogic is the company culture of being on the cutting edge. Having a company culture that embraces new and improved ways of doing things keeps it fresh and exciting. It is especially important that we add this value to our clients who share a common goal of putting efficiency on the forefront of our everyday lives. Anything we can do to make efficiency more tangible, marketable, and visually appealing strengthens our energy future.”