@Elysian Energy is the region’s leading energy efficiency firm in DC, Baltimore and surrounding counties, providing high-value service to help you comfortably lower your energy bills and carbon footprint. Our carefully chosen team of experienced HERS Raters, BPI Building Analysts, LEED AP consultants, and Green Raters consistently provides a range of high-quality energy audits and other services to homeowners, building professionals and government agencies.
A.J. Michaels is local and family owned. Not a franchise or owned by an out of town business or a utility conglomerate. 100% of our income stays in the local economy, enabling you to get the highest standards of workmanship at a price you can afford. When you do the job right — especially the tough jobs – word gets around. Since 1978, we’ve been building our business on referrals from satisfied customers throughout the Baltimore-Annapolis area.
Maryland’s Healthy Home and Energy Experts, we are independent BGE and PEPCO Certified Auditors and full Home Remodeling Contractors. As BGE and SMECO Approved Contractors, we also perform Quick Home Energy Check-ups (QHECs) at no additional cost to your current bill! Advanced Green Home Solutions is proud to be one of only six contractors in the entire State of Maryland to receive the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Century Club Award by the Department of Energy and US Environmental Protection Agency for improving the efficiency and comfort of homes.
Our mission is simply to enhance the lives of our clients through our experience and expertise in the field of building science. By changing the ways we live in our homes & communities, we want to improve our energy efficiency, comfort & safety while making Earth, a healthier planet for us and the generations to come.
AirCycler® Ventilation Products are industry-leading solutions for effectively and efficiently meeting building ventilation codes and improving indoor air quality. With a robust line of controls delivering exhaust, supply, and balanced ventilation, AirCycler® systems are used by builders and home performance professionals in single and multi-family residential, WAP, custom applications and more.
The first AirCycler® products were born out of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program as innovative ventilation solutions for increasingly airtight homes. Today, AirCycler® is a critical part of the energy-efficient, cost effective ventilation design strategy used in homes across the country.
You can get AirCycler® products from your preferred HVAC or electrical supplier - or buy direct from us. Questions? Call us!
McLean, VA 22102
Allegheny Science & Technology (AST) is a woman-owned technology and energy consulting firm with expertise in applied science & engineering, program strategy & implementation, and IT development & analysis. AST integrates science and technology to deliver personalized service and trusted solutions for government and commercial clients.
Founded in 2009, AST has offices in Washington, D.C., West Virginia, and Denver, CO, and is the recipient of numerous awards for innovation, client service, engineering services, and growth.
For over a decade American Energy Solutions (AES) have been providing Maryland homes, businesses and government facilities with solutions designed to maximize energy conservation and reduce energy costs. Owners, husband and wife launched American Energy Solutions Inc. in 2003. Thomas Bialek Jr. has over 17 years of helping customers use less energy and lower their utility bills. Eshelle Bialek holds a business degree that promotes AES with professional advertising and customer loyalty. Since 2003, AES has grown with their staff and contract weatherization programs. AES prides itself working with customers and educating them how to save energy and in turn save money.
Applegate Insulations focus’ on the Greenest of Acoustical and Thermal Insulations available. Applegate, the world’s largest privately-owned cellulose insulation manufacture, with more cellulose manufacturing plants in the USA than any other manufacturer.The Applegate Insulation products are the result of over 50 years of dedicated study, R&D,application and manufacturing premium environmental preferred insulations.
Applegate Insulations, designed to bring environmental insulation solutions to the environmentally conscientious Designers, builders, and homeowners .
Atlas is committed to helping homeowners make their homes perform better for their needs. This means creating a home that is comfortable, low on utility costs, healthy, and low on maintenance costs. We specialize in products and services that help homeowners reach those goals. We maintain the highest certifications in the industry for this kind of work and we focus on improving our understanding and knowledge of building science and bring the latest technologies to our customers.
The vast majority of homeowners in America suffer from serious comfort and health issues because of two major problems:
Heating and cooling system ductwork placed in attics, the most hostile environment in the home, and
Their attics being insulated without first being air sealed.
Attic Systems dealers identify and fix these problems the right way, delivering effective and affordable solutions to homeowners’ comfort and health concerns. Attic Systems is a great add on service offering for HVAC, roofing and pest control contractors that already have sales and service team members in attics.
The Building Commissioning Coalition was established in 1996 originally under the name Neptune Mechanical by John Grichuhin. A former nuclear power engineer in the US Navy, Mr. Grichuhin worked as the Director of Commissioning for ICS. During his time there, he saw a need to augment the education of HVAC service technicians from repair mechanics to technicians ready to install and operate the mechanical systems being installed in tomorrow’s buildings and plants. Thus Neptune Mechanical, Inc. was established to teach engineering applications and advanced training for HVAC technicians.
Founded in 1993, the Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI), is the nation’s premier building performance credentialing, quality assurance, and standards setting organization. BPI tests and certifies individuals to verify that they meet the need for a highly trained, skilled home performance and weatherization workforce. BPI creates industry standards and then develops BPI certifications. BPI is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a certifying body and developer of American National Standards.
BPI offers certifications, programs, and a certificate (Building Science Principles) for workers in the home performance and weatherization industries. Since 2001, home contractors have earned over 80,000 BPI certifications. As of 2018, contractors across the U.S. hold over 16,000 active BPI certifications. Preparing for, and challenging, BPI online and field exams teaches contractors the fundamentals of home performance assessments, building envelope evaluations, HVAC testing, indoor environmental assessments, and more. BPI certifications help home contractors build a stronger, more credible name for themselves and their businesses. For more information, please visit bpi.org. To compare BPI certifications, please visit bpi.org/certification-grid.
3501 Brehms Lane
EnergyReady is a program of Civic Works, a 501(c)3 non-profit and Baltimore’s service corps. The mission of EnergyReady is to provide home improvement services that make a home safer, more comfortable, and more energy efficient, while creating green jobs in Baltimore. Certified by the Building Performance Institute, we offer energy audits, cool roofs, whole house air sealing and insulation services.
CleanFiber (formerly Ultracell Insulation) was conceived by veteran cellulose installers in Maine, who saw dwindling supplies of newsprint as a threat to their livelihood.
So they did something about it.
After creating a strong team, working like dogs for more than 9 years to perfect the process, and raising millions of dollars in investment, we're excited to be launching commercial production of certified CleanFiber in 2019.
We expect our state-of-the-art production facility in Buffalo to produce upwards of 3 million bags annually. And those high production volumes will allow us to offer our all-borate, low dust, debris free product at competitive pricing to the market.
Contact us today!
We Fix Uncomfortable Homes! For over 15 years, Complete Home Solutions, LLC (CHS) has been helping customers lower home energy costs while increasing energy efficiency and comfort. We offer a suite of home performance services such as home energy audits, insulation, weatherization, energy efficient renovations, and many other related services. CHS is a participating contractor in the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR incentive programs through Pepco, BGE & SMECO. In addition, we provide weatherization services to the State of Maryland to low income households. We pride ourselves on the positive reputation and dedication to customer satisfaction and CHS was awarded the 2016 Torch Award for Ethics by the Better Business Bureau serving Greater Maryland. Our company supports our local community through several outreach programs.
Providing unbias Manual J, N, D, & S Report calculations for HVACR Contractors. We also offer hvac duct work pressure testing, that ensures outdoor infiltration and energy savings. We also provide air balancing services.
Founded in 1987, DeVere Insulation has become Maryland’s Largest Independent Insulation Contractor, serving Maryland, parts of Pennsylvania, Virginia and the lower Eastern Shore. Our team specializes in insulation - residential, commercial, and retrofit applications. When you choose DeVere Insulation, you know you are choosing a quality contractor and an insulation expert. We care about our company, our industry, our customers and our reputation.What makes us different from other insulation contractors?
Your quality of life is our business. We believe that all homeowners should live in comfortable, efficient, healthy homes. ecobeco is your trusted partner for whole home design that impacts you and your family, your community, and the environment in positive ways. Since 2008, ecobeco has been helping home owners around the DMV with their remodeling needs. We have completed over 1,000 remodeling projects, and we have performed energy efficiency audits and check-ups for over 50,000 homes and apartments as part of our relationship with Pepco's energy efficiency programs.
In 2008, we set out to open a home inspection service, allowing buyers to get the greatest possible value out of their home purchases. We started right in the middle of the melt down of the real estate market, yet we survived by offering our clients additional value including energy management services. We have evolved into a turnkey energy management company that provides energy audits, insulation, weatherization and HVAC services. We also provide commercial lighting and insulation installations. We are positioned to assist our client's with county, state and utility company rebates and savings programs available for energy efficiency improvements.
EDGE Energy is licensed as both an electrical contractor and unlimited general contractor in MD, DC, and VA. The Company was founded in 2006 to perform energy services in homes and businesses. Since the beginning, we have employed energy raters and auditors and project managers to work with homeowners, builders, DOE, State Governments, and County Code offices doing energy audits, green building labels, clearance testing, Quality Assurance, and installation of energy systems. In 2008, we became a vertically-integrated "home performance" contractor - because we use data to prove and verify the results of our projects. We employ our own electricians and roofers and insulation technicians to perform many types of energy retrofits in homes. In 2009, we did our first Solar PV system and also began working with MD State DHCD on low and moderate income housing programs. Since then, we continued to ramp up vertical integration in both energy efficiency and Solar PV, and in 2017 we employ over 50 people and we maintain a reputation in the area as an elite installer of Solar PV (Sunpower) and other energy systems in homes, businesses, and multi-family construction projects. We collect building data to model savings of every proposed project, and we stand behind our results. Call us or email us today, and we will discuss options for improving the health, safety, comfort, carbon footprint, and/or energy efficiency of your building or project.
Efficient Home is a one-stop shop providing home performance audits, energy checks and remedial repairs to improve your home's efficiency, comfort and safety.
Quick Home Energy Checkups and improvements
Home Performance Audits
Cost-effective air sealing, insulation, HVAC, lighting, DHW, windows and doors
ENERGY STAR certifications
Deep energy retrofit whole house energy renovations
Our whole house approach saves you money on utility bills, improves your home comfort, and helps you to live healthier and more environmentally friendly today. We deliver complete services throughout the Mid-Atlantic area, from Home Performance Audits through home improvements.
Started in May 2009, Energy Conscious is a distributor and reseller of energy efficient products with a wide product range, focusing on several product categories including Weatherization, HVAC, Water Saving, Lighting, Power Management and Alternative Energy. Energy Conscious sells directly to contractors and builders and to DIYs. The company also promotes its products on several marketplaces and drop ships products directly on behalf of its resellers. Energy Conscious has a warehouse and showrooms in Rockville, MD.
A Full Service energy firm offering both energy-conserving and energy-producing solutions. Our cost effective projects improve the financial energy future of our clients. We operate a unique business model that doesn’t offer just part of an energy solution but rather offers a comprehensive approach which provides a selection of options. We provide a custom solution which accounts for which options have the most attractive payback periods. For over fifteen years we have been providing production and conservation solutions which work individually or as a whole. Fully licensed and staffed to provide Energy Analysis for your home or commercial buildings, LED Lighting and Sign Retrofits, Solar Systems, EV Charging Stations, and Blower Door & Duct Testing.
EnergyScore provides Live EnergyScore® BPI Energy Auditor Training & Testing in the Mid-Atlantic states and nationally. We are a Building Performance Institute (BPI) Test Center providing training and proctored testing for the following certifications; BPI Building Analyst, BPI Envelope Professional, BPI HEP Quality Control Inspector (QCI), BPI HEP Energy Auditor, BPI Heating Professional, BPI AC/Heat Pump Professional, BPI Multifamily Building Analyst, BPI Multifamily Building Operator, BPI Infiltration & Duct Leakage, BPI Building Science Principals, Online BPI Building Analyst Field Training, Remote BPI Testing, recertification testing and more! We also offer training and testing to groups at your location upon request. Call us now to schedule your training or testing.
North American trade association for the expanded polystyrene industry supporting EPS rigid foam insulation and promoting building science and cost-effective solutions to energy efficient design challenges using expanded polystryene.
Express Modular is a nationwide custom home builder that exclusively utilizes modular and panelized construction to deliver high performing, energy efficient homes to our customers. We have a network of more than 25 factories that produce our homes to our specifications.
We do what we do for the love of our customers, their families and friends – all of those directly impacted by the home environment. A healthy and comfortable home can change lives. EZ Green Home is a full-service home performance company offering pathways to more healthy, comfortable and energy efficient homes. Our services include: energy audits, home retrofits, duct cleanings, Aeroseal, Magnetite Window Panels, Nest smart home technology and solar solutions.
Conservation, green building, sustainable construction, alternative energy... it's a growing movement that is in increasing demand. But while more custom builders today "talk green" an unfortunate few can walk their talk. Our basic modular homes and additions leave our factory nearly Energy Star® qualified. From there, we'll help you navigate the myriad green choices that bring more comfort, a healthier living environment, and the peace of mind that comes from reducing your footprint on the natural environment. We'll also show you how energy efficiency upgrades are paid for with your reduced monthly energy bills.
FLC Energy is the Eastern Shore's first BPI GOLDSTAR CONTRACTOR. We've worked in the Building Performance Industry since 1991 and have performed work in over 20,000 homes. We specialize in Conditioned Crawlspaces, Insulation, Air-Sealing and Health and Safety. FLC is also the Eastern Shore's first Pearl Certified Contractor. We certify all of our home improvements so customers recoup their investment if they decide to sell their home at a later date.
Call FLC for a more comfortable, efficient and healthy home.
Greenlight Construction, LLC has been a participating contractor with the BGE's Home Performance with Energy Star program since its inception in 2009. We focus on the Annapolis Area and surrounding towns. Also, we maintain one point of contact throughout the entire process. The person, who performs the Audit, creates the report and is on-site during any of the agreed upon retro-fit work.
GreenWorks Systems is a locally owned and operated Energy Efficiency Provider in the state of Maryland. We provide energy saving services including Comprehensive Energy Assessments (Energy Audits), Home Energy Upgrades (Energy Retrofits) and Solar Installation. We believe in taking a Whole Home Approach. For your house to be efficient, all parts need to be working together. By performing Energy Efficiency testing, implementing retrofit upgrades, and installing Solar Solutions we put your goal of Energy Independence within reach.
Home Energy Loss Professionals (H.E.L.P.) is a Baltimore, Maryland based green energy audit and energy retrofit installation company HELPing customers create more energy-efficient homes. We service Baltimore County and the surrounding metro area. We H.E.L.P. save money on your energy bill and create comfort in your home.
Severna Park, MD
Improvement Zone is a family and veteran-owned small business specializing in home improvement: repairs, installations, replacements, remodels, renovations, and other improvements. We offer Home Pulse, a quarterly house maintenance program that helps protect a homeowner’s largest investment by fixing small problems before they become big ones, and ReSale Boost, a program designed to increase the price of a home when you are selling it by making it more “like new”.
Improvement Zone recently purchased Jiffy Window Washing and now provides whole house hot water washing, window cleaning, power washing, low-pressure cleaning, steam cleaning, and deck cleaning services.
IQ Fibers manufactures high-quality cellulose insulation. Designed to be preferred by professional installers, our insulation has several advantages, both compared to other types of insulation and other cellulose products on the market. One of our biggest advantages is IQ Fibers is run by a management team with in-depth installer experience and a thorough understanding of the challenges and needs of installers. We've been where you are, so we understand what you want and what you need to get the job done. What's more, we are always here to support you in every way possible.
Our mission at Jay Hall and Associates, Inc. (JHA) is to guide our clients to make cost-effective, practical, environmentally sound building decisions, thus enabling them to create high performing, durable, healthy homes and buildings. We take great pride in helping to educate our clients so they can advance their own knowledge and capabilities.
We specialize in above-code, green, or high performance residential new construction, including: townhomes, custom and production single-family homes, and low and high-rise multi-family buildings.
Ask about our Engineered Green Services. We provide best in class analytical capabilities and a unique combination of national expertise and 30 years’ experience in the areas of building science & engineering, high-performance home verifications, energy modeling, green home & building technology, as well as sustainability and healthy homes.
Our range of services include: permit support, design reviews, comprehensive field verification and certification support, and document processing of Energy Efficient Incentives/Tax Credits (up to $2000 per home); HERS and ENERGY STAR for Homes certification, Code Testing, LEED for Homes and NGBS Certifications, eQuest and Ekotrope Energy Modeling; and Commissioning Services.
JHA has been a green home consultant to the US Green Building Council since 2004. Jay was contracted to lead the development of the LEED for Homes program at that time and continues to serve as a LEED for Homes Certification Reviewer (including thousands of green home projects).
University Park, MD
Kensington Plumbing and Heating CO.
Master Plumber Gas fitter for 48 years
Business incorporated since 1986
Licensed in the state of Maryland and Washington DC
President of the PHCC DC Master Plumbers Association.
I was a general contractor for 12 years and my focus was creating restaurants, dental offices and general commercial buildouts.
Since 1986 I have been focused on residential construction with emphasis on plumbing and hydronic heating. I am on the cutting edge of the technologies in use for the trades.
I have been a mentor for 3 of the 4 University of Maryland Solar Decathlon Homes.
At present I mainly focus on passive housing, grey water systems, highly efficient boilers, radiant heating, solar collectors, integration of systems, and general plumbing using the highest quality materials
Business Website KensingtonPlumbingAndHeating.com
When you walk into a Lancaster Craftsmen Builders custom home, it feels different. It’s not just four walls and roof… but a relaxing, nurturing, sheltering environment for life. Some qualities are noticeable: the rounded edges, the niches in the wall, the warm lighting that seems to come from nowhere, or the deep window sills that bring the outside in. But beyond what you can see, every Lancaster home is a masterpiece of design and energy-efficiency. From a floor plan in harmony with your life patterns to fully integrated electrical systems, a Lancaster Craftsmen Builders custom home is simply the finest home you’ll ever own.
Annapolis, MD 21401
The Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) is a corporate instrumentality of the state created by the General Assembly with a statute-directed mission to advance clean energy and energy efficiency products, services, and technologies as part of a specific economic development strategy.
MCEC has an economic development mission to advance the adoption of clean energy, and energy efficiency products, services and technologies. MCEC engages in efforts to help:
• create and retain jobs;
• drive economic and business development in local communities;
• assist in the commercialization of innovative technologies;
• reduce energy costs for consumers, and
• drive reductions in greenhouse gas emissions associated with the use of fossil fuels.
MCEC leverages private capital and private sector capabilities to help homeowners and businesses save money on their energy bills.
Computer controlled building envelope air sealing that simultaneously measures and seals leaks.
For more than 30 years, Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating has innovated technologies designed to enhance your home and your life. Traditional cooling and heating options drove homeowners to choose between comfort and cost. Our advanced ductless climate control systems empower you to create your own personalized room-by-room comfort – without compromise.
For nearly 80 years, we have been a leader in insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites. And our global presence, with 17,000 people in 33 countries, helps us keep a pulse on the needs of customers around the world. Visit https://www.owenscorning.com/ for more information on our products and their benefits.
The Eco Products Division houses Panasonic’s ventilation fan business, which includes 18 advanced lines of high-performance, Energy Star-rated ventilation solutions that improve indoor air quality and comply with the latest building standards and codes.
Retrotec is the world's leading manufacturer of blower doors, duct testers, digital manometers, and air leakage testing software. Our equipment is trusted around the world by demanding professionals to conduct residential energy audits, large building air leakage measurements, duct leakage tests, and clean agent integrity tests.
Retrotec has now released rCloud, the most powerful automated testing platform. rCloud geolocates the test location, automatically performs blower door or duct tests to common standards and creates secure compliance reports that can be shared immediately and viewed from anywhere.
The cost to power your business will not go down. Rates will continue to rise as utility companies invest and maintain a rapidly aging electrical infrastructure to meet a growing demand. Rates fluctuate, however we will all bear the burden, sooner or later. Standard Energy Solutions (SES) provides you options to control your energy. Going solar is simple. SES is a leader in designing, developing, installing, and maintaining solar systems that generate clean, renewable electricity for many years to come. SES will perform a comprehensive energy audit of your business and identify where improvements can be made that will reduce energy costs. SES is a one-stop shop, so we will implement all recommendations and manage the project to completion. Making the most of your solar system or energy retrofit is accomplished with smart monitoring solutions to help track kilowatt hours and dollars. Emergency power and energy storage options provide a level of safety and security and/or to self-consume the clean energy created and stored.
Perry Hall, MD
Superior Energy Solutions (SES) provides energy audits and comprehensive, installed insulation and HVAC solutions. SES partners with EnergyStar and major energy suppliers to help our clients save money, improve home comfort, reduce energy waste and ensure that carbon monoxide and other dangerous pollutants are properly vented. SES removes the guesswork from making expensive and potentially ineffective energy choices by using trained and Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified crews to perform energy audits which scientifically determine how much energy is being wasted and precisely how to address these problems.
Comfort is the goal.
SES performs Zone Testing to determine which specific rooms, fixtures, outlets and vents need to be addressed to eliminate hot rooms and cold rooms. Clients receive a detailed, prioritized list of action items, pricing for each solution and energy savings before deciding which measures to implement. Insulation and HVAC upgrades have very high returns on investment even without subsidies. As a participating contractor, SES can leverage power company rebates along with Federal, State, and Local incentives to provide deeply discounted energy solutions with an even higher ROI.
Safety is paramount.
SES tests for pollutants before, during and after weatherizing to ensure that residents and pets are protected from deadly carbon monoxide and other harmful pollutants generated inside the home. Less scientific approaches run the risk of trapping poisonous, polluted air inside the living areas. By performing Test-out procedures SES professionals ensure that the end product is a living space that is comfortable, energy efficient and properly ventilated.
w. Wareham, MA
Since 1993, Tamarack Technologies has been a leader in improving residential indoor air
quality while reducing energy consumption. Our product line consists of fully insulated whole
house fans, electronic bath fan controls to meet ASHR AE 62.2 standards, mechanically-free quiet backdraft dampers, garage fans, wall and door return air pathways (wall& door registers). All of our products are easy to install and provide years of maintenance-free operation using very low or no energy to operate. All of our products are proudly made in the USA. Visit Tamtech.com to view all our products.
Total Home Performance a fully certified, licensed, and insured Home Performance company based in Easton, Maryland since 2009. We pride ourselves in offering a high quality experience and service to our customers. Our services include energy audits, insulation, air sealing, duct sealing, ventilation, crawl space encapsulation, mold remediation, healthy home assessments and combustion safety testing. We are here to help property owners identify and implement ways that they can make their homes and buildings more energy efficient, comfortable, and healthy!
Founded in 2007, by two seasoned HVAC technicians with one product line and a passion to educate, TruTech Tools has grown an online resource that helps HVAC and Building Performance technicians connect with the best practices in the industry via our multifaceted support network: phone, website resources, videos, articles, podcasts and webinars.
We stock a hand-picked selection of quality tools and measuring instruments, especially those that are hard to find. As an contractor, technician or business owner, we recognize your life is tough enough. TruTech helps technicians get work done more efficiently. Much more than an online store.
Contact Bill Spohn at 888-224-3437 or Bill@trutechtools.com
Therma-Stor manufactures a line of residential dehumidifiers, which includes the Santa Fe series of free-standing dehumidifiers and the Ultra-Aire series of whole house ventilating dehumidifiers.
Santa Fe offers a full line of high-capacity, energy efficient free standing dehumidifiers designed for the ultimate in humidity control. Homeowners depend on our products to control moisture in basements, crawl spaces, and any other inside space that suffers from high humidity. In addition to dehumidifiers, we also supply a line of encapsulation products and monitoring solutions.
Ultra-Aire provides a full line of whole house ventilating dehumidifiers that provide effective humidity control, fresh air ventilation, and high efficiency air filtration. Installed by HVAC professionals to provide the ultimate in comfort and indoor air quality, all Ultra-Aire dehumidifiers are ENERGY STAR® rated and include superior air filtration.
WaterFurnace manufactures and sells more geothermal systems for homes than anyone else in the business. Why? Because we offer a wide variety of residential geothermal products. Our dealers and installers are the most highly trained in the industry. And we are wholeheartedly committed to customer support. All that makes us the first—and smartest—choice for a residential WaterFurnace system: the system that's "Smarter from the Ground Up."
Geothermal energy has been used to heat and air condition buildings for several decades, and, during that time, these geothermal systems have been called many different things. Some of the more popular variations include geo-thermal, geoexchange, ground-water, ground-water assisted, ground-water-source, water-to-water, and even our company name, water furnace heating and cooling.
The firm’s roots go back over twenty years, to Chris Pfund’s Baltimore-based design-build practice. As a small team of professional architects and project managers, his company had long incorporated sustainable design and construction principles into its commercial and residential commissions. In 2008, Chris and his son Kurt, who had recently graduated from the University of Maryland, decided that the time was right to make energy conservation work the primary focus and mission of a new company. While Chris pursued advanced training in energy diagnostics and air sealing for large buildings, Kurt specialized in residential energy auditing, and Zerodraft Maryland was born.