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Green Building Bulletin Board

A GBA reader suggested that we create a regional list of resources for green builders and homeowners. The list will include materials suppliers, consultants, and builders, separated by region.

The difficulty in creating such a bulletin board is that inexperienced builders will want to add their names to promote their own business. I’m not sure if this bulletin board concept will work, but I decided that it’s worth trying.

Here’s how it’s going to work: GBA editors will create the list of resources. GBA readers will suggest additions in the comments section. Not all suggestions will be added to the list.

If additions to this list become controversial or contentious, I’ll shut the experiment down.

To get the ball rolling, I’ll include a few resources that pop into my brain. I know that I haven’t included many companies that deserve to be here. The idea is to get this resource going, and improve it each week. If you think that your company deserves to be on the list, but you prefer not to post a public comment, feel free to contact me by email: martin [at] greenbuildingadvisor [dot] com.

 

Pacific Northwest

Suppliers

475 High Performance Building Supply (c/o Ian Nimmo)
Portland, Oregon
707-953-3165

Small Planet Supply
8036 River Drive SE, Suite 200
Tumwater, WA  98501
360-866-8779

 

Consultants

The Artisans Group
1508 4th Avenue East
Olympia, WA  98506
360-570-0626

Jim Burton Architects
3235 42nd Avenue West
Seattle, WA  98199
206-501-8746

Dylan Lamar, Green Hammer
721 NW 9th Avenue Suite # 195
Portland, OR 97209 5
503-804-1746

Nathan Good Architects
205 Liberty St. NE, Suite B
Salem, OR  97301
503-370-4448

 

Builders

Hammer & Hand
1020 SE Harrison Street
Portland, OR  97214
503-232-2447

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California

Suppliers

Consultants

Ann Edminster, Design Avenues
115 Angelita Ave.
Pacifica, CA  94044
650-355-9150

Gavin Healy, Balance Point Home Performance
21695 Oak Meadows Road
Grass Valley, CA  95945
530-477-0695

 

Builders

One Sky Homes
1820 Cottle Avenue
San Jose, CA  95125
408-335-7515

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Mountain West

Suppliers

Consultants

Lightly Treading Inc.
4303 Brighton Blvd., Bldg. 3
Denver, CO  80216
303-733-3078

Lotus Energy Solutions
P.O. Box 803
Ophir, CO  81426
970-708-9674

Montana Energy+Design (Jim Baerg)
223 South 5th Street
Livingston, MT  59047
406-220-1498

Yamaguchi Martin Architects
1440 Gore Drive
Larkspur, CO  80118
720-259-9177

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Southwest

Suppliers

 

Consultants

Armando Cobo, Designer
Albuquerque, NM and Frisco, TX
972-781-9248

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Midwest

Suppliers

The Energy Conservatory
2801 21st Avenue South, Suite 160
Minneapolis, MN  55417
612-827-1117

J & R Products, Inc. 
4695 East 200 North
Craigville, IN  46731
219-565-3600 or 800-343-4446

 

Consultants

Energy Smart Home Performance (Nate Adams)
4103 State Route 82
Mantua, OH  44255
330-524-6495

Highland Building Consultants
P.O Box 12644
Green Bay, WI  54307
920-621-0717

Home Energy Solutions
1835 East Edgewood Drive, Suite 105
Appleton, WI  54913
920-407-0048

New Leaf Home Design (Hallie Bowie)
1867 Brookshire Road
Akron, OH  44313
330-329-6901

Meri Tepper, Tepper Architects
Madison, WI  53705
646-379-4058

Wagner Zaun Architecture
17 North Lake Avenue
Duluth, MN  55802
218-733-0690

 

Builders

All Seasons Construction
P.O. Box 10
Wakeman, OH  44889
440-574-1231

Cornerstone Construction
6586 Pioneer Trail
Hiram, OH  44234
330-208-5175

Gimme Shelter (Mark Klein)
P.O. Box 176
Amherst, WI  54406
715-824-7200

 

Southeast

Suppliers

 

Consultants

Allison Bailes, Energy Vanguard
1924 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA  30033
404-428-3393

E3 Innovate 
909 E. Trinity Lane
Nashville, TN  37207
615-247-5337

Florida Home Energy & Resources Organization
15220 N.W. 5th Avenue
Newberry, FL  32669
352-472-5661

Carl Seville, SK Collaborative
333 Adams Street
Decatur, GA  30030
404-480-4600

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Midatlantic (including New York state)

Suppliers

475 High Performance Building Supply
131 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY  11231
718-622-1600 or 800-995-6329

Conservation Technology
2633 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD  21218
410-366-1146 or 800-477-7724

T.W. Perry
8101 Snouffer School Road
Gaithersburg, MD  20879
301-830-9600

World Class Supply
375 Wedgewood Road
Newark, DE  19711
302-737-1441

 

Consultants

Airtight Services, Inc.
5856 DeFisher Road
Marion, NY 14505
585-469-6371

Alan Abrams, Abrams Design Build
6411 Orchard Avenue, Suite 102
Takoma Park, MD  20912
301-270-6380

Brennan & Company Architects
803 Oella Avenue
Ellicott City, MD 21043
401-313-8310

MaGrann Associates
701 E. Gate Drive
Mount Laurel, NJ  08054
856-722-9799

Rochester Passive House Consulting (Matt Bowers)
P.O. Box 448
Honeoye Falls, NY  14472
585-750-8192

John Semmelhack, Think Little Home Energy
1515 Chesapeake Street
Charlottesville, VA
434-409-3970

David White, Right Environments
511 12th Street #4R
Brooklyn, NY 11215
917-588-0378

 

Builders

Nugent Construction Management (Edward Nugent)
46 Mine Dock Road
Fort Montgomery, NY  10922
914-830-0456

Simple Integrity LLC
7613 State Highway 80
Cooperstown, NY  13326
607-643-1633

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New England

Suppliers

Bensonwood Homes – Unity Homes
6 Blackjack Crossing
Walpole, NH 03608
603-756-3600

Ecocor
22 Main St. Bld #6
Searsmont, ME 04973t
207-342-2085

Performance Building Supply
111 Fox Street
Portland, ME  04101
207-780-1500

Energy Federation Inc.
40 Washington Street, Suite 3000
Westborough, MA 01581
508-870-2277 or 800-876-0660

Local Wood Works (list of suppliers of Maine lumber products)
P.O. Box 261
Winthrop, ME  04364
207-324-1596

Tamarack Technologies, Inc.
20 Patterson Brook Road, Suite 7
West Wareham, MA  02576
800-222-5932

 

Consultants

Steve Baczek
Reading, MA
781-354-5839

Christopher Briley, Briburn LLC
28 Maple St, Suite 202
Portland, ME  04101
207-774-8482

Building Evolution Corporation
160 Burbank Road
Sutton, MA  01590
617-963-4006

Building Science Corporation
70 Main Street
Westford, MA  01886
978-589-5100

Coldham & Hartman Architects
155 Pine Street
Amherst, MA  01002
413-549-3616

Rachel Conly Design
115 Island Avenue
Peaks Island, ME  04108
207-766-5625

Mike Duclos, DEAP Energy Group
667 Sawmill Brook Parkway
Newton, MA  02459
617-527-7871

Eco Houses of Vermont (Chris West)
71 Hanley Lane
Jericho, VT  05465
802-233-2015

Holland & Foley Architecture
232 Beech Hill Road
Northport, ME  04849
207-338-9869

Kaplan Thompson Architects
102 Exchange Street
Portland, ME  04101
207-842-2888

Michael Maines Residential Design
336 North Palermo Road
Palermo, ME  04354
207-318-6224

Mottram Architecture
P.O. Box 253
Minot, ME  04258
207-713-4591

Robert Swinburne, architect
Brattleboro, VT  05301
802-451-9764

Sustainable Comfort, Inc.
146 Main Street, Suite 301
Worcester, MA 01608
508-713-6680

Jean Terwilliger, Vermont Integrated Architecture
P.O. Box 862
Middlebury, VT  05753
802-989-7249

Peter Yost, Building-Wright
167 Main St., Suite 302
Brattleboro, VT  05301
802-380-4744

 

Builders

Auburndale Builders (Nick Falkoff)
151R Adams Street
Newton, MA  02458
617-467-4171

Paul Biebel, Prudent Living Homes
3189 U.S. Route 5 South
Windsor, VT  05089
866-924-3235

Byggmeister, Inc. (Rachel White)
667A Sawmill Brook Pkwy.
Newton, MA  02159
617-527-7871

Stephen DeMetrick, DeMetrick Housewrights
Wakefield, RI  02879
401-378-6257

Mike Guertin
1295 South Rd.
East Greenwich, RI  02818
401-884-6129

GO Logic
P.O. Box 567
83 Crocker Road
Belfast, ME 04915
207-338-1566

Dan Kolbert, Kolbert Building
90 Gray Street
Portland, ME  04102
207-799-8799

New Frameworks
1 Mill Street, Suite 161
Burlington, VT  05401
802-448-2206

R.H. Irving Homebuilders
543 W Salisbury Road
Salisbury, NH  03268
603-648-2635

Shakes to Shingles (Ric Burns) — Home performance contractor and dense-packed cellulose installer
P.O. Box 2142
Concord, NH  03302
603-415-1115

South Mountain Company
Box 359
Chilmark, MA  02535
508-693-4850

Thompson Johnson Woodworks (Heather Thompson)
2 Island Avenue
Peaks Island, ME  04108
207-766-5919

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Canada

Suppliers

Dörken (formerly known as Cosella-Dörken)
4655 Delta Way
Beamsville, Ontario L0R 1B4
905-563-3255 or 888-433-5824
www.cosella-dorken.com

Small Planet Supply
Vancouver, BC
778-379-8700

 

Consultants

BlueGreen Consulting Group (Greg Labbé)
215 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, Ontario  M5T 2C7
416-450-4505

Building Knowledge Canada
50 Fleming Drive, Unit 6
Cambridge, Ontario  N1T 2B1
519-658-6232

Malcolm Taylor Design and Construction
Southern Vancouver Island, BC
[email protected]

Passive Design Solutions (Natalie Leonard)
Hubley, Nova Scotia   B3Z 1B5
902-475-1060

Trevor Day & Associates
15 George Street West
Havelock, Ontario  K0L 1Z0
705-778-3291

 

Builders

WrightHaven Homes
11 Spencer Drive
Elora, Ontario
519-787-6699

 

 

64 Comments

  1. Trevor Lambert | | #1

    Small Planet has a Canadian warehouse, in Vancouver. The name is Small Planet Supply, not Workshop.

  2. User avater GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #2

    Trevor,
    Thanks for the corrections. I appreciate it.

  3. Andrew C | | #3

    Martin: I hope this works without being abused. Thank you for attempting it.

  4. User avater GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #4

    Right now, we need some GBA readers from Colorado to suggest some companies to include in this list.

    1. User avater
      Robert Opaluch | | #10

      http://cohomebuildingacademy.org/contact/
      You might try contacting them for more information about construction in Colorado.
      I worked with a similar organization in the 1980's.

    2. Bill Dietze | | #25

      Lotus Energy Solutions
      POB 803
      Ophir, CO 81426
      970-708-9674
      [email protected]
      http://lotusenergysolutions.us

      I used Lotus for blower door testing. I'll use them for a final blower door test and FLIR camera work. They also do energy audits, Manual J heat load calculation and HERS rating. Located in SW Colorado near Telluride, Ridgway and Cortez.

    3. Lawrence Martin | | #49

      Hi Martin.

      We are an architecture firm (Yamaguchi Martin Architects) in the Denver/Colorado Springs area and we have been offering energy efficient home designs through houseplans.com as well as custom designs. In our own frustration with finding green builders in this area, we decided to build our own "Pretty Good” house this past year. We have first hand knowledge about how difficult it is to find contractors, sub-contractors, or designers with any interest in energy efficient homes. I also now know a lot more about the possible pitfalls of certain technology and material choices we made.

      We would be honored if you would consider adding us to the Green Building Bulletin Board. I wish it had been available to us when we started our construction last year.

      Larry Martin
      Yamaguchi Martin Architects
      1440 Gore Drive, Larkspur, CO 80118
      http://www.yamaguchimartin.com

  5. Ryan Lewis | | #5

    I recently toured a house for sale build by a passive house builder, Ed Nugent. https://www.linkedin.com/in/edward-nugent-leed-ap-phius-certified-builder-a1534112/

    I was connected to him through Nick Shaw at 475 Building Supply.

    His website is http://nugentcm.com. I am located in westchester, ny.

    He only does whole house retrofits, but he has been able to refer me to contractors he works with for various projects.

  6. Scott Wilson | | #6

    Perhaps a mention of which states are included in each region would help. Also it might be a good idea to mention the predominate climate zone that is in that state or province since so many readers are looking for articles, information or products appropriate for a specific climate.

  7. Calum Wilde | | #7

    http://www.iko.com sells insulation in Canada.

    Good idea. 👍

    1. User avater GBA Editor
      Martin Holladay | | #8

      Calum,
      Here's my editorial opinion: We're not going to list insulation manufacturers or dealers, window manufacturers or dealers, furnace manufacturers or dealers, or heat pump manufacturers or dealers.

      1. Calum Wilde | | #17

        What's the difference between a supplier and a dealer?

        1. Trevor Lambert | | #18

          Here's how I interpret the two.

          Supplier is a place you can buy things, and usually a variety of things.
          Dealer represents one particular product or brand (often dealer and manufacturer are one and the same) , and usually you can't buy direct from them; they refer you to a supplier or distributer. Correct me if I'm wrong, but as a man on the street or small contractor, I'm pretty sure I can't call up IKO and order from them.

        2. User avater GBA Editor
          Martin Holladay | | #19

          Calum,
          I'd like to provide contact information for suppliers of building materials of special interest to green builders, especially hard-to-find items. If I start including contact information for materials used by every residential builder in North America -- materials like insulation or windows -- we'll end up with a useless database that includes every lumberyard on the continent.

          1. User avater
            Michael Maines | | #21

            Martin, two suppliers of hard-to-find items that I use regularly:
            https://www.tamtech.com/
            http://www.conservationtechnology.com/

          2. User avater GBA Editor
            Martin Holladay | | #22

            Michael,
            Conservation Technology is already included. I'm happy to add Tamarack Technologies.

      2. Deleted | | #48

        “[Deleted]”

  8. Tyler Keniston | | #9

    Cool to see this being tried!

    It will be interesting to see if this snowballs into something valuable. I can see how these would be tricky waters to navigate.

    I also could see finding the right balance tricky (i.e. gathering a critical mass to make it useful whilst not including every lumberyard and builder on the corner). Seems worth a shot nonetheless!

    While it makes sense not to include dealers of the above mentioned (to strike that balance) what about contractors who perform installs essential to certain techniques (I'm thinking dense pack cellulose here)?

    1. User avater GBA Editor
      Martin Holladay | | #16

      Tyler,
      Including insulation contractors who specialize in dense-packed cellulose makes sense.

  9. User avater
    Robert Opaluch | | #11

    I'd suggest Mike Guertin, East Greenwich, RI. Impressive guy who's written quite a bit of educational material and works with construction tech grads, among other things.
    https://www.mikeguertin.com

  10. User avater
    Robert Opaluch | | #12

    I'd suggest Malcolm Taylor, a builder in British Columbia, Canada, who contributes often to Q&A and offers a lot of sensible practical advice.

    1. User avater GBA Editor
      Martin Holladay | | #20

      Robert,
      I sent Malcolm Taylor an email. He is working on developing a web site. He let me know that once his web site is up, he will be glad to be included here.

      1. Malcolm Taylor | | #24

        Martin,

        I can see this potentially becoming a bit of a minefield, with people nominating themselves or others, with you having to act as a gatekeeper of quality or relevance. I think you should feel free to exclude those work or products you are not comfortable vouching for - and that includes myself.

        1. User avater GBA Editor
          Martin Holladay | | #28

          Malcolm,
          The jury is still out on whether this experiment is a minefield. But don't worry, Malcolm -- you make the list. Just let me know when your web site is up and running.

    2. User avater GBA Editor
      Martin Holladay | | #54

      Robert,
      Malcolm Taylor has been added.

  11. User avater
    Robert Opaluch | | #13

    Not sure if Dana Dorsett (MA) wants any consulting work, but he sure contributes a lot of it here on GBA, and is deeply appreciated by many of us. Incredible depth of knowledge and helpful advice.

  12. igrigos | | #14

    Sustainable Comfort Inc. and Building Evolution Corporation in central MA are worthy of this list in my opinion

  13. Steve Grinwis | | #15

    Building Knowledge did the engineering work for my NetZero home in Canada. I recommend them as a consultant

    http://www.buildingknowledge.ca

    Wrighthaven homes was the builder. Steve is very excited to build energy efficient homes, and was very willing to work with us through the process.

    My house is one of a handful of houses certified by the Canadian Home Builders Association under their NetZero home program, and they achieved an absolutely admirable 0.6 ACH rating for air tightness, which is great. I recommend Wrighthaven Homes as a builder.

  14. Meri Lewis | | #23

    I'd be happy to be added to the Midwest consultant list.
    Tepper Architects
    Meri Tepper
    http://www.tepperarchitects.com

  15. Malcolm Taylor | | #26

    I'd like to nominate Viridian Energy, who do solar installations on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Lower mainland.
    https://viridianenergy.ca.

    They are a co-op who have done work with local First Nations, residential and commercial projects. They also ran free seminars for my small community, and are extremely easy to work with.

    1. User avater GBA Editor
      Martin Holladay | | #29

      Malcolm,
      I have no doubt that Veridian Energy is a great company. But I'm not going to start listing PV installation companies -- there are too many of them. Once one PV installation company is listed, I'll have to list hundreds of them.

      1. Malcolm Taylor | | #33

        Fair point.

  16. David Foley | | #27

    Maine, architecture: Holland and Foley Architecture LLC, http://www.hollandandfoley.com. We’ee GBA subscribers and were referred here by good friend and colleague Michael Maines. Think that Chris Briley, Kaplan and Thompson, Marc Rosenbaum, and others could vouch for us. Thanks for attempting this!

  17. User avater GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #30

    David,
    Holland and Foley Architecture was added to this list 24 hours ago. I urge anyone who wants to suggest a company: First, check and see if that company is already on the list.

    1. David Foley | | #35

      Malcolm, I did check and somehow missed that. Thank you!

  18. Robert Swinburne | | #31

    http://www.seon.info/
    is a Brattleboro based organization that has a small local database, has a yearly high performance home tour, has an intro course and is developing a high performance builder program spearheaded by Peter Yost and sponsors a monthly group much like Michael Maine's group in Maine. Might actually be worth a story!

  19. Yupster | | #32

    Small correction for "Trevor Day & Associates". The correct location is 15 George St. West, Havelock. As opposed to West Havelock. Thanks for including our firm!

    1. User avater GBA Editor
      Martin Holladay | | #34

      Yupster,
      Thanks for the correction. And you're welcome.

  20. Mark Klein | | #36

    We would be happy to be added to the list as a midwest builder
    https://gimmeshelteronline.com
    Thanks
    Mark Klein Gimme Shelter Construction Amherst WI

  21. User avater
    Hallie Bowie | | #37

    I would be honored to be listed as a consultant in the Midwest Region. Certainly not the expert that many on the list are, but I try to be a leader in northeast Ohio. My website doesn't yet reflect it, but I have designed two double stud wall homes, was architect for a couple of Youthbuild LEED project, and have committed to all my new homes being at least Zero Energy Ready or better standard.

    Hallie Bowie
    New Leaf Home Design, LLC
    http://newleafhomedesign.com/
    1867 Brookshire Road
    Akron, OH 44313
    330-329-6901

    A couple of builders I suggest in our area- the ones who built the double stud wall houses. Cornerstone has also built a project for LEED Platinum certification:

    Cornerstone Construction
    http://cornerstonehomeconstruction.com/
    6586 Pioneer Trail
    Hiram, OH 44234
    (330) 208-5175

    All Seasons Construction
    http://www.allseasonsbuild.com/
    P.O. Box 10
    Wakeman, OH 44889
    440-574-1231

  22. Charlie Sullivan | | #38

    When I saw the idea of a community bulletin board, I thought it was going to be a place for selling, trading, or giving away tools and supplies for green building. This is much more useful, and I think it's a great idea.

    Would used building material suppliers be something worth listing? There are the used insulation material companies and more general used/surplus building material stores, many run by habitat for humanity and similar non-profits. Perhaps there are too many of the latter to list, but the used insulation dealers are fewer and pointers to them often show up in discussions.

    1. User avater GBA Editor
      Martin Holladay | | #39

      Charlie,
      If readers want to suggest companies that sell used insulation, I'll include them on this list.

  23. user-7174087 | | #40

    Hi ! If you are looking for a great site in French, there's Ecohabitation in Québec, a non-profit organization that facilitates the emergence of healthy, resource-efficient and energy-efficient, sustainable, affordable and accessible homes.

    Ecohabitation
    6001 St-Hubert | Montreal QC | H2S 2L8
    514.985.0004 #605 | 1 855.400.0326
    http://www.ecohabitation.com

    1. User avater GBA Editor
      Martin Holladay | | #41

      User 7174087,
      Ecohabitation is a good group. I've attended one of their conferences, and published a report here on GBA ("A Green Building Conference in Montreal").

      However, I've decided that this bulletin board won't include non-profit educational organizations -- in part because broadening the scope of this resource will just increase my work load. I'm going to stick with suppliers, consultants, and builders, at least for the time being.

      Thanks for your suggestion.

  24. Bob Irving | | #42

    One nomination for window suppliers/dealers: Kris Brill - Pinnacle WIndow Solutions in Maine. They sell Logic Tilt Turn window direct to builders. They're also a dealer for other windows, but the only dealer for Logic.
    And a good dense pack installer who understands building science: Ric Burns, Shakes to Shingles, PO Box 2142, Concord, NH 03302; 603-415-1115
    And please include us as NZR/PH builders: Bob Irving; RH Irving Homebuilders; 543 West Salisbury Rd, Salisbury, NH 03268

    1. User avater GBA Editor
      Martin Holladay | | #45

      Bob,
      Thanks for your suggestions. In Comment #19, I explained that I'm not going to include window manufacturers or window distributors. Your other suggestions are good ones.

  25. Bob Irving | | #43

    Martin - your post on the Monteal conference is a good reminder that they are excellent places to learn and find information, so I believe they should be listed in a Conference section. As we've seen with both the Burlington EVBBBD conference, and NESEA Boston, attendees come from all over to these conferences.

    1. User avater GBA Editor
      Martin Holladay | | #44

      Bob,
      I started this bulletin board in a few hours, out of a sincere belief that it's better to get the resource up and running than talk about it. But I can't do everything!

      In the future, a list of conferences (and PV installers, window dealers, educational non-profits, and lumberyards) might be useful. But one step at a time -- at least until I get more help at GBA.

  26. James Fugate | | #46

    Where does Western New York fit into your geographic list? We're not mid-Atlantic, we're not New England, we're not Upper Midwest. Anyway, Airtight Services (http://www.airtightservicesinc.com/) is a great company near Rochester offering dense-pack cellulose, energy auditing, and other services. I used them for passive house retrofit consulting.

  27. Richard Melius | | #47

    Martin,
    Love your articles and all of the comments from readers! I designed and built my first home for a customer in the Troy, NY area in 1977 using metal skinned SIPs, actually back then no one had coined the term "SIP" yet. I have since constructed double wall, 2x4 and 2x6 walls with exterior ridged foam, post and beam with SIPs, OSB SIP structures and most recently another steel skin SIP home with European windows and doors in Old Fort, NC with a Blower Door test of 1.2 and a HERs rating of 50 and am currently building a log home in Valdese, NC. I use Panasonic ERVs and use European tape for air sealing and a lot of strategically placed caulk!
    The subject of finding and training younger folks interested in the construction trades comes up with every sub contractor and Building Code Inspector I see. We are all concerned that there are not enough of the younger generation available to take over any of the construction trades, especially energy efficient construction when us senior (read older) builders retire (I only build one home at a time now).
    A few experts you may want to add to your list:
    Chris Kavala, [email protected], very knowledgeable SIPs (you probably know him)
    Leroy Sloan, leroysl[email protected], does Manual J, D, etc. calculations at a very reasonable cost
    David Goulding, [email protected], blower door testing and HERs rater, although his office is in GA he does travel to other states including NC
    Please include me as a NC Licensed Contractor, very experienced with energy efficient construction. I build one home at a time.
    Richard Melius
    Strongwood Carolina Log Homes, LLC
    [email protected]
    336-993-5970
    Thank you so much for taking on this very worthwhile project

  28. User avater
    Paul Kuenn | | #50

    Great idea!

    Can you further divide into Great Lakes Region? We can hardly understand the language SW of Illinois;-) Really, we are another Zone from most of the "Midwest".
    I'd also like to be nominated to consultant, even though I end up doing most of the work. On my 3rd full retrofit after I did the story on my house. https://kuennllc.com/ . Last two homes we achieved full rewards from WI Focus On Energy for the home owners. Reduced air leakage by 95%! I work with John at https://www.home-energy.biz/ and Douglas Meek, Highland Building Consultants; PO Box 12644, Green Bay, WI 54307, 920-621-0717, both energy auditors in NE WI. We all learned together over 10 years ago with Midwest Renewable Energy Association, also a great contact. Thanks!

  29. Matt_Bowers | | #51

    Passive House (PHI) Certifier, Passive House Consultant and HERS Rater
    Rochester Passive House Consulting (Matt Bowers)
    PO Box 448 Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
    RochesterPassiveHouse.blogspot.com

  30. User avater
    Albert Rooks | | #52

    Martin,

    Nice work. I love the idea. I'd like to nominate World Class Supply. https://worldclasssupply.com/store/

    Reid runs a good operation.
    375 Wedgewood Road
    Newark DE 19711
    United States
    Phone & Email
    Phone: 302-737-1441
    [email protected]

  31. Tyler Keniston | | #53

    Not sure if this would justly fall under 'materials suppliers' but there is a collaborative website that lists local wood product producers for Maine. So it would be a list within a list. It locates the various producer/suppliers on the Maine map and separates by category such as: Beams, Millwork, Cedar, Hardwood, Reclaimed wood, etc

    edit: woops, the website is: https://www.localwoodworks.org/

  32. User avater
    Hallie Bowie | | #55

    Another nomination for Midwest Consultants:

    Nate Adams, Energy Smart Home Performance
    http://energysmartohio.com/
    4103 State Route 82
    Mantua, OH 44255
    330-524-6495

  33. Michael Lind | | #56

    Would love to see some builder / Architect ref in the Houston TX area

  34. David_King | | #57

    475 has a west coast warehouse in Portland now.
    The contact name is Ian Nimmo
    Ian Nimmo, BPI BA
    Account Manager
    475 High Performance Building Supply
    c: 707.953.3165
    [email protected]

  35. MaryinLyme | | #58

    I'm looking for an energy consultant to help with HVAC and heat pump advice on a new build in the Upper Valley NH/VT. I was trying to find Bruce Harley info but could only find his mailing address. Any suggestions? Thanks, Mary

    1. User avater GBA Editor
      Martin Holladay | | #59

      Mary,
      Here is a link to a PowerPoint presentation by Bruce Harley: "Installer Guides for Sizing, Selecting and Installing Air-Source Heat Pumps in Cold Climates."

      The last slide in this presentation has Bruce Harley's contact info:

      Bruce Harley
      Bruce Harley Energy Consulting
      [email protected]
      802-694-1719

      1. MaryinLyme | | #60

        Thanks so much Martin!

        1. Charlie Sullivan | | #64

          Hello Mary, I'm not sure if you will see this, but in case you do, and you are still installing a Zehnder system, I am nearby and have a collection of leftover tubing and parts from my that I would happily donate to a good home or even a pretty good home.

  36. Timothy Tucker | | #61

    Would be interested in finding someone in the SE Michigan area... hope to see this grow.

  37. Phil Boutelle | | #62

    I have about 700 square feet of 1.5” R6 Rockwool Comfortboard 80, leftover from my house remodel project. I’ve posted it on my local Craigslist (Santa Cruz, CA), but thought I'd post it here as well, as this is where I learned much of what I applied in my project. When I was sourcing materials, I could only buy Comfortboard by the pallet, so I would have been happy to find a partial pallet when I was buying materials last year.
    Full ad here, which includes a picture of the installation on my house: https://post.craigslist.org/manage/6865101192

    FWIW, I'm a professional mechanical engineer and I drove the spec on my remodel project as the owner/builder, with a goal of building a 'very good house'. We aren't done yet, but I did a blower door test at sheetrock hanging and results were 0.61 [email protected] and 0.45 [email protected]/sq ft. I'll test again when we move in to get a final number.

  38. Armand U | | #63

    Would be nice to know of a builder in the Chicago area -

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