Meet Our Editorial Team

Martin Holladay — Editor

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Editor Martin Holladay has worked as a roofer, remodeler, builder, and plumbing wholesale counterperson. He built his first passive solar house in northern Vermont in 1974, and has lived off the grid since 1975. In 1980, Holladay bought his first photovoltaic(PV) Generation of electricity directly from sunlight. A photovoltaic cell has no moving parts; electrons are energized by sunlight and result in current flow. module, which is still producing electricity after all these years.

Peter Yost — Technical Director

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Peter Yost is Vice President - Building Performance for BuildingGreen, Inc. in Brattleboro, Vermont. He has been building, researching, teaching, writing, and consulting on high-performance homes for more than 25 years. His expertise stretches from construction waste management and advanced framingHouse-framing techniques in which lumber use is optimized, saving material and improving the energy performance of the building envelope. to energy efficiency and building durability.

Rob Wotzak — Web Producer

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Throughout his early professional life, Rob delved into just about every craft you could imagine. His first real job was as a welder and metal finisher in a fine art foundry. Since then he has restored antiques, maintained private gardens, upholstered furniture, and forged decorative ironwork. There was a stretch where Rob actually got to use his psychology degree, as a farm program coordinator at Green Chimneys, a school and residential treatment center that incorporates interaction with animals into their educational and therapeutic programs.

Scott Gibson — Contributing Writer

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Scott Gibson is a former editor at Fine Homebuilding magazine, where he is still a contributing writer.

Scott is the co-author with David Johnston of Green from the Ground Up, published by The Taunton Press, Inc. in 2008, and Toward a Zero Energy Home, also published by Taunton Press, Inc. in 2010.

Steve Baczek — Contributing Architect

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Steven Baczek is a registered architect with over 20 years of construction industry experience. Steve is the architect responsible for all of the details in the library. His initial training in the contracting trades coupled with his architectural experience has made him not only an architect with full respect for the integration of design and construction, but an expert in building technology as well.

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