Board of Directors

Executive Committee and Voting Directors

Carrie Smith


Foundation for Senior Living
1201 E. Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85014
602-285-0505 ext. 142
602-285-1838 (fax)

Carrie A. Smith is the Chief Operating Officer of FSL, a nonprofit organization located in Phoenix Arizona. FSL provides a wide spectrum of social services that include housing, health care, home improvements and energy training to thousands of residents each year. With a team of 150+ employees and an annual operating budget of $10M, Carrie’s management and leadership span the health care and home improvements industry. Her responsibilities include executive oversight of the agencies home health and home care program, private duty nursing program, pathways clinical social service program and the FSL Home Improvements division. Since 2001, she has been directly involved in the Arizona Weatherization program, overseeing a technical staff and contractor base that has completed over 4,500 weatherization projects. She is an active member of the Energy OutWest Board of Directors and has chaired the organizations energy technical conference for the past six years. In 2004, with the help of the U.S. Department of Energy and the Arizona Energy Office, she led the development of the Southwest Building Science Training program, a BPI affiliate organization. To date, the SWBSTC has provided over 14,000 candidate training hours to thousands, many of whom have received BPI certifications. With help from the Arizona utility providers APS and SRP, she helped launch the Arizona Home Performance program (a local sponsor of the national Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program). In the spring of 2011, FSL received the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Sydney Roberts, Ph.D.

Vice Chair

241 Pine Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Tel: (404) 604-3581
Fax: (404) 872-5009

Sydney G. Roberts, Ph.D. has actively engaged the greater building community through outreach activities at Southface. She is a lead instructor and curricula developer for a number of professional trainings, as well as supporting trainer with other staff. Sydney has delivered invited lectures on topics of energy efficiency and green building at diverse forums such as the 2010 ACI Trainers Consortium and 2007 British Consulate Climate Change Initiative Forum and has presented at regional and national conferences in this field. Dr. Roberts and her colleagues communicate with both building professionals and homeowners by publishing audience-specific articles in regional and national magazines and journals. Further, Sydney has represented Southface by speaking to the general public on topics of energy efficiency and home improvement through various media appearances on radio and television.

Dr. Roberts is the Project Manager for several Southface projects, including Home Performance with ENERGY STAR and the U.S. Department of Energy Building America projects and is the Southface Home Services Program Manager, overseeing all existing homes projects. Leading residential research at Southface, Sydney works directly with builders, providing technical assistance and forming collaborations with industry partners. She performs performance data monitoring, synthesis and reporting. As a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR provider and manager of existing homes projects, Sydney provides the link between federal ENERGY STAR standards and priorities and the education and mentoring of builders and contractors in Georgia.

Howard Katzman


Howard Katzman Building Performance Consulting
1074 Reeder Circle, NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Phone: (404) 558-1197

Howard Katzman is a self-employed consultant in building performance and green building based in Atlanta, Georgia. Howard is an assessment contractor for single and multifamily in the Georgia Power existing home and new home programs. He is also a Technical Advisor in the EarthCraft house program for single and multifamily new and renovation. He holds certifications in BPI Building Analyst and Envelope Professional and is a HERS rater. Howard has over 13 years of experience in building diagnostics, applied building science, program design and management, classroom and field training. Current customers include homeowners, residential developers and builders seeking verification services for green certification programs. Recent customers have also included the Energy Center of Wisconsin, Saturn Resource, Louisiana Technical College and Alabama Weatherization Association, Masco Home Services.

Julie Humes


Energy Efficiency Manager, Lennox Industries Inc.
2100 Lake Park Blvd.
Richardson, TX 75080
Phone: (972) 497-5306
Fax: (972) 497-6767

Julie Humes has been involved in the contracting industry for over 30 years, the majority of her tenure in marketing management for Lennox Industries, manufacturer of heating, air conditioning, components and indoor air quality products. Since 2000, she has held a role in energy efficiency marketing management and has spent this time in a unique direct-to-dealer distribution relationship. She has been involved with national, regional, and local marketing from both the manufacturing and contracting sides with focus on energy-efficiency marketing strategies in several business segments – residential, commercial, new construction and refrigeration. In this role, Julie has worked with national and state organizations and local utility companies to achieve common goals in market transformation. Her expertise in consumer buying behavior for HVAC products brings a strategy that benefits the bottom line profits of contracting, utility, and manufacturing organizations.

Brian Castelli


Alliance to Save Energy
1850 M Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 857-0666

Brian T. Castelli is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Alliance to Save Energy. He has 30 years of national and international experience in the energy field, including expertise in energy efficiency, renewables, emission reductions, and electricity demand reduction. Prior to joining the Alliance in July, 2005, Castelli ran his own energy consulting firm. There, he was the federal energy liaison for the California Energy Commission and performed consulting assignments for the Electric Power Research Institute, the National Association of State Energy Officials and others. As an appointee of President Clinton, Castelli served as chief of staff to the U.S. Department of Energy's assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy from 1994 to 2001. He managed 550 staff and more than $1 billion in programs and research, development, and deployment initiatives and directed the development and implementation of energy policies and programs. Prior to DOE, Castelli was appointed in 1988 by Governor Bob Casey to the Pennsylvania Energy Office (PEO), and as executive director he ran the commonwealth’s energy policies and programs, managed the state energy office and the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority, and took the lead on responding to energy emergencies. Earlier in his career, Castelli was senior vice president and cofounder of CEXEC, a private sector energy consulting firm. He has authored many articles, studies, and reports on energy-related issues, served on various boards of directors, and made presentations in many state, national, and international forums and conferences. Castelli holds two degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, a bachelor of science in chemical engineering, and an MBA in industrial/environmental management from the university's Wharton School.

Matt Golden


#3 Liberty Dock
Sausalito CA, 94965
Phone: (415) 449-0551
Fax: (415) 373-3737

Matt Golden has a unique blend of experience as a practicing BPI Accredited Home Performance Contractor, having conducted over three thousand energy audits and home energy retrofits, and as a leader in the Home Performance industry. Matt is policy chair and was founding chairman of Efficiency First, a trade association representing over 1,300 Home Performance businesses and is a member of the Building Performance Institute, National Home Performance Council, and Home Performance Resource Center boards. Matt believes that the home energy efficiency industry can deliver on its promise through a smart public policy that engages private markets and leads to treatment of energy efficiency as a demand side energy resource. Matt is applying his real world market experience, running and raising capital for a home performance contracting business, with a deep understanding of public policy and program design, to help public entities and private industry clients develop and implement strategies to bring energy efficiency to market as a resource.

John Tooley


Advanced Energy
909 Capability Drive, Suite 2100
Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone: (919) 857-9011
Fax: (919) 832-2696

John Tooley is one of the nation's leaders in the area of building science technologies. Hailed as a visionary in energy efficiency, Tooley has diagnosed and repaired more than 5,000 homes. He participated in the weatherization of more than 10,000 homes. He is recognized for his contributions to many of the largest utility and building programs in the nation. Before joining Advanced Energy in 1996, Tooley led a number of companies dedicated to preserving the state of Florida through quality building practices. These companies included: Natural Florida Homes, Natural Florida Retrofit Inc., Star Insulation, Home Energy Reviews of Orlando (HERO), and Infrared Services and Inspections. Today, Tooley is responsible for business development with the organization's Applied Building Science team. Regarded as a pioneer in the world of energy efficiency, Tooley trains builders and contractors all over the United States. He has been the keynote speaker at numerous conferences and most recently at the 2008 Fourth Annual North Carolina ENERGY STAR Conference and the 2008 Energy Out West Conference.

Paul Francisco


Research Engineer, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1 E. Hazelwood Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 244-0667
Fax: (217) 333-8944

Mr. Francisco has been a research engineer with the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center and Building Research Council at the University of Illinois since 2003, and worked as a research scientist for 10 years with Ecotope, Inc. in Seattle, WA. His research focuses on energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and their interactions in residential buildings, primarily through field measurement. Mr. Francisco is also involved with training of residential building assessors and contractors with a focus on building science principles and understanding the ‘House as a System’ approach that includes both energy and the indoor environment. He has held several leadership positions on ASHRAE committees related to residential energy and indoor environmental quality, is a member of the Weatherization Trainers’ Consortium, and is a member of the ad hoc Health and Safety Committee for DOE’s low-income Weatherization Assistance Program.

Jennifer Keida

Chief Operating Officer, Standard Insulating Company

Jennifer Keida is the Chief Operating Officer of Standard Insulation Company. The 85 year old central New York insulation and home performance business offers residential and commercial retrofits, and spray foam applications in new construction. Jennifer, who is a certified Building Analyst, injected home performance into Standard Insulation's scope of work in 2007, which resulted in five consecutive years of EPA Century Club awards.

Jennifer is deeply involved in her community, and actively seeks to invest her time and effort in community initiatives. She is a past board member of Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce, a member of the advisory council for NYSERDA’s Green Jobs/Green NY Programs, the 2nd Vice President of the board of directors for the Home Builders and Remodelers of the Mohawk Valley, and serves on the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Luncheon Committee. She is also an avid supporter of CURE, an initiative that helps raise awareness and raise money for Epilepsy research.

Andrew Fisk

Regional Vice President, Mid-Atlantic, Conservation Services Group

Andrew is a nationally recognized leader in creating and implementing award-winning residential energy efficiency programs. He joined Conservation Services Group in 2009 as New York Regional Director following his departure from Lockheed Martin where he served as the National Manager of Residential Building Performance Programs. Before that, Andrew managed energy programs and other projects with New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for 10 years. He began his career with H.L. Fisk General Contracting serving as a co-manager and foreman, overseeing residential new construction and remodeling projects. During his career, Andrew has held several positions with -- and continues to serve on -- a number of industry boards and committees across the country including the Affordable Comfort, Inc., the Building Performance Institute, the Energy and Environmental Building Association, the Residential Energy Services Network, and the Northeast Home Energy Rating System Alliance. Andrew holds a mechanical engineering degree from the State University of New York Institute of Technology.

Lloyd Larkin

President, P&N Distribution (Rheem)

Lloyd Larkin is an active participant in the New Jersey Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program, developing programs to increase the participation of New Jersey and Pennsylvania based HVAC contractors in the home performance industry. Lloyd is the President of P&N Distribution, a Rheem air conditioning and water heater distributor for Eastern Pennsylvania and a member of the Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Dealers International (HARDI). Lloyd is also the Eastern Region Technical Manager for Honeywell, responsible for technical support and training for Honeywell’s Energy Management National Account Program. Lloyd has a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of South Alabama.


David Hepinstall

Immediate Past Chairman, Non-voting Member

Association for Energy Affordability
505 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
Phone: (212) 279-3902
Fax: (212) 279-5306

David Hepinstall has been Executive Director of the Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. (AEA) in New York City since 1993. AEA, an independent training organization, is a not-for-profit membership, training and technical support and energy services organization whose mission is to use energy efficiency to maintain affordable and healthy housing for low and moderate-income families and communities. David has 25 years of direct experience designing, developing and managing innovative public and nonprofit programs serving energy affordability, community development and education needs in low-income communities. He is currently a member of NYSERDA's System Benefits Charge Advisory Group, the NYC Mayor's Energy Policy Task Force, and the Low Income Forum on Energy (LIFE) Steering Committee. Over the past three years, he has shepherded the development of AEA's Energy Management Training Center in the Bronx. The Center includes teaching labs with heating systems and advanced building controls designed for hands-on learning, and classrooms with digital video, Internet access, and computer presentation capabilities. AEA's trainers offer a wide spectrum of technical trainings for a broad set of audiences, including weatherization, field staff, boiler contractors, hydronic heating system designers, property managers, building superintendents, maintenance staff and others interested in improving the performance of their buildings or pursuing a career working in this field. David is a member of BPI's Technical Committee and participated in Expert Panels convened by BPI to develop the standards for BPI's Multifamily Building certifications.

Patrick O’Shei

Non-voting Member

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
17 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203
Phone: (518) 862-1090 ext 3365
Fax: 518-862-1091

Patrick O’Shei is the Director of Performance Management and Evaluation Systems at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). He is responsible for energy program and market evaluation, management reporting and quality assurance. He is overseeing the implementation of a NYSERDA-wide Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing integrated system solution designed to support more efficient use of IT resources, more efficient business processes and more effective use of knowledge resources to produce desired outcomes.

He was most recently the Program Manager for Quality, Standards and Compliance in the Residential Energy Services Group, where he was responsible for oversight over: Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES), New York ENERGY STAR Homes (NYESH), EmPower NY and the small CST Photovoltaic Solar and Solar Thermal Programs. He designed key elements of NYSERDA’s contractor and field quality assurance systems and implemented a disciplined performance improvement methodology.

Prior to joining NYSERDA, Patrick held positions as VP of Operations and Finance for a commercial retrofit performance contractor, served as VP and COO of an educational not-for-profit, served as owner for the construction of an award winning Green Hotel/Conference Center and served as a principal/senior consultant for several firms.

Federal Liaisons

Josh Olsen

Federal Liaison

U.S. Department of Energy, EE-2J
1000 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 287-1785

Josh Olsen is a policy advisor for the Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program. He is member of the Weatherization Training and Technical Assistance team focusing on work quality and training. Josh manages the development, support and implementation of the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals resources which include the Standard Work Specifications, Job Task Analyses and Certifications for Home Energy Professionals. Josh comes to DOE with a background in residential construction, home performance, and training.

Wayne Waite

Manager, Regional Energy and Climate Operations

Wayne Waite
Regional Energy and Climate Operations
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Wayne Waite currently serves as Field Manager for Energy and Climate Operations at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Mr. Waite’s immediate responsibilities include providing policy and technical support to the Department’s management team on energy and climate related priorities and initiatives, including actions called for in President Obama’s Climate Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Mr. Waite previously served as the field operational liaison with the Department of Energy on the expansion of the Weatherization Assistance Program to multifamily buildings made possible under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and is currently supporting HUD’s partnership with DOE to implement the Home Performance with Energy Star and Better Building Challenge program initiatives. His wide ranging duties include representing the Department on national advisory committees and working groups on federal energy policies and programs and supporting HUD’s Regional and Field operations in the delivery of HUD’s energy programs and initiatives by advancing strategic partnerships and alliances with State and local energy officials, utility companies, affordable housing advocates and providers, and community based organizations. In addition to HUD, over his career Mr. Waite has worked with the U.S. Department of Transportation as a planner and policy advisor, and has over position over 30 years of public sector experience in strategic planning, public finance and housing, transportation and residential energy policy.

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