These days I primarily promote and consult in energy-efficient and sustainable building methods – using the Passive House Standard.
I am especially interested in converting our existing building stock into ultra-energy efficient and comfortable buildings using the Passive House EnerPHit step-by-step methodology for retrofits.
In February 2019 I finished the first step of a step-by-step EnerPHit Retrofit plan at my own 1948 Ranch home. I learned a lot from the experience and will use my findings to promote EnerPHit step-by-step as a superior method for energy efficient retrofits to the industry, including owners, utilities, municipalities, and everybody who is interested in energy efficient building renovation.
To enable many more professionals and homeowners, I will provide an online training course in early April 2019 that teaches the fundamentals of Passive House. The course was originally developed by the Passive House Institute in Germany. I partnered with the Institute to adjust the course to U.S. norms and customs.
I graduated with a master’s degree in Business and Information Technology from University of Stuttgart, Germany and came to the U.S. to join one of the biggest U.S. consulting firms at the time.
In the meantime, I got myself educated in building science and got a few certificates as LEED AP, WELL AP and Passive House Consultant.
It is a pleasure to serve as the treasurer on the Passive House California Board of Directors to help make a difference.