Note: Committees have been re-staffed for 2018, but each committee could use volunteer help. So, if you are a CABEC member, you are encouraged to contact those responsible for the committee that may interest you. A list of committees and those currently in charge is provided below the Board listing on this page.
2018 Board of Directors
Brian Selby – 2018 Board Chair (Board Member Since: 2015, Current Term: 2018-2020)
Brian Selby is the owner of Selby Energy, Inc. He has over 30 years’ experience as an energy consultant and residential building designer and has been a HERS rater for 15 years. He is a Certified Energy Analyst for both residential and nonresidential Standards. For the past three years he’s worked closely with CABEC and other stakeholders developing and implementing the CEA Exam program and also teaches energy code to consultants, plans examiners and building inspectors through the Energy Code Ace Title 24 Essentials classes. He is very passionate and committed to helping this industry learn and adapt to the ever changing requirements of the energy code.
Russ King – 2018 Board Vice-Chair (Board Member Since: 2013, Current Term: 2016-2018)
Russell King, M.E. is the Senior Director of Technical Services at CalCERTS, Inc. where he oversees the technical aspects of CalCERTS training, certification and energy code compliance work. He has been working with California’s Title 24 Energy Codes since 1988 and with California Home Energy Rating systems since 1992. He is a licensed Mechanical Engineer in three states, CA, NV, and HI. He specializes in residential HVAC design and energy systems. He is the author of “HVAC 1.0 – Introduction to Residential HVAC Systems” which is used as a textbook at several community colleges and trade schools. He has developed and taught professional level certification training in the areas of energy compliance, HERS testing, HVAC, and building performance.
Rosemary Howley – Board Treasurer (Board Member Since: 2011, Current Term: 2017-2019)
Rosemary Howley lives and works in Northern California. She has an impressive educational background, including a Master’s degree in Architecture from UCLA with a specialization in architectural energy efficiency. In addition, she has a wealth of experience related to the California’s Energy Standards, having worked in this field since 1986. She has been a CABEC member since its inception; her contributions include being the editor of the CABEC Newsletter for over 15 years (1986-2002). Her expertise and commitment to helping CABEC in its roles of educating energy consultants and participating in the California Energy Standards processes will help the organization continue to provide excellent value to its members.
Roy Eads – Board Secretary (Board Member Since: 2016, Current Term: 2016-2018)
As an independent Energy Consultant, HERS Rater, and Residential HVAC System Designer since 2006, Roy Eads has developed a passion for energy efficiency and the move toward Zero Net Energy building. Roy has built an expansive foundation of knowledge through more than 30 years of construction and restoration contracting, possesses A.S. Degrees in HVAC and Project Management, holds a Certificate of Building Inspection Technology, with an emphasis on Architectural Technology, and maintains a constant and extensive regimen of energy-related training. In addition, he works as an adjunct professor at College of the Desert in Palm Desert, CA.
Having lived in Southern California’s low desert for 36 years, Roy has experienced the importance of air conditioning system performance at its peak, and how it impacts the energy diet of a building. He works closely with local architects, builders, and HVAC contractors to design building systems that perform well beyond code.
Michelle Dunn – Board Member (Since: 2016, Current Term: 2016-2018)
An interest in human comfort led Michelle into building energy efficiency. She studied architecture at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo but changed her major and graduated with a degree in Engineering Technology/Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration. She began performing energy compliance documentation in 1983 while employed as an HVAC designer at a mechanical consulting firm. Then she became a building insulation estimator, and offered “energy calculations” as a side business.
Michelle founded Central Coast Energy Compliance in 1992. She is a residential CEA and has been a CABEC member since 1996. Her specialty is full-service residential energy consulting; guiding and educating clients and professionals through the compliance process, and helping to solve problems. Michelle is married to a HERS rater. She brings perspectives from an established CEA/HERS rater team and is dedicated to supporting CABEC members.
Johnny Goetz – Board Member (Since: 2017, Current Term: 2017-2019)
Johnny joined the Town of Truckee in 2013 as the Chief Building Official for the Community Development Department. His responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: overseeing daily activity within the Building Division; providing full oversight of the Building Division budget (an Enterprise fund); developing public and private partnerships within the building community; acting as Town representative for the Tahoe Truckee Engineers Association, Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe, Local Government Affairs Committee, and Building Working Group; and serving as the Town liaison to the Fire District, Sanitary District, and Utility District regarding construction and building. Prior to joining the Town of Truckee, Johnny worked in the same capacity for the Town of Mammoth Lakes for 10 years, a position that also included being the Solid Waste and Recycling Coordinator; previously he was in the private industry as a Project Manager for general contracting firms for eight years, building an array of projects including hotels, industrial, and other commercial projects. Johnny is presently active on a local, state, and national level with many committees in a variety of roles.
Ruby-Rose Yepez – Board Member (Since: 2017, Current Term: 2017-2019)
Ms. Yepez has 7 years of experience in project management, energy efficiency and sustainability. She has been associated with the completion of over 10 LEED projects and managed over 30 green certification projects at one time. Since graduating from Cal Poly Pomona, Ruby has gained experience working at an Architecture firm, for a General Contractor and an energy management firm. In order to expand her knowledge and experience with Sustainability and Energy Management she has pursued several certifications and still continues to educate herself on up and coming industry programs and standards.
Ms. Yepez’s LEED experience ranges from LEED-NC to LEED for Homes, predominantly managing affordable multifamily projects. Ruby has worked with clients in gaining funding for their affordable projects and guiding them through Green Certification programs. She also completes building energy modeling to help clients meet LEED and other rebate/ funding/green program requirements. Ruby has assisted multifamily project teams to reduce their energy loads by over 50% with buildings hitting Zero Net Energy and attaining LEED Platinum Certification. Ruby works with project teams from the beginning of their design guiding them to implement sustainable and energy efficient measures.
Luke Morton – Board Member (Since: 2017, Current Term: 2017-2019)
Luke is the Sustainability Manager at FGY Architects and Pete Moffat Construction. After he took a couple of classes in energy efficiency in college, Luke began his career in the energy world when a non-profit in Atlanta hired him to drive a 1986 Acura around the exurbs of Atlanta to do HERS and green building verifications . That led him through an odyssey of various roles at Rocky Mountain Institute and US Green Building Council, studying various aspects of the built environment. Currently, he is working as a green building and efficiency consultant for high-performance homes in the Bay Area. Beyond Title 24, Luke’s recent work has included Passive House modeling, off-grid and microgrid systems, Life Cycle Assessments of building materials, and plenty of Net Zero energy projects. In his spare time, he scrolls the various Title24 listservs to find opportunities to wisecrack, and occasionally attempt insight.
Bona fides: CEA (Residential), LEED AP, Certified Passive House Consultant, GreenPoint Rater. He has a Bachelors and Masters from Stanford in Earth Systems and the Atmosphere/Energy program, respectively.
Nick Brown – Board Member (Since: 2018, Current Term: 2018-2020)
As President of BuildSmart, Inc., Nick is responsible for energy modeling and sales. He brings 14+ years experience in the building industry, including stints running manufacturing companies making drywall and stucco products. Hehas managed key homebuilder relationships and learned from a materials standpoint how homes are built with energy- and cost-efficiency as the goals. He holds a BA in Economics from Princeton University and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Nick also completed a Green Building Certificate Program at California State University at Long Beach. CABEC certifications # R16-15-20028 (Residential) and NR08-11-3771 (Non-Residential).
Nic Dunfee – Board Member (Since: 2018, Current Term: 2018-2020)
As Project Manager at TRC Energy Solutions, Inc., Nic is passionate about and dedicated to improving California’s building energy use towards and even beyond ZNE status. He works with builders and Title 24 authors across the state on multiple utility incentive programs and helps devise ways to not just improve code or above-code construction, but to help entirely rethink how we conceive of above code and the direction our buildings need to take to achieve climate and energy goals. His past work, contracting in the commercial sector, allows Nic to see programs, and efficiency in general, from both sides of the table, leading to more effective program design and implementation. Nic understands the future of building in California, where it needs to go, and how to work with and through CABEC to get it there.
|CABEC 2017 COMMITTEES|
|Please contact us if you have any questions, or want to help by volunteering!|
|Committee Name||BOD Contact|
|Education and Training Committee||Gina Rodda (2018 co-Chair)
Brian Selby (2018 co-Chair)
|Advocacy Committee||Matt Christie (2018 Chair)
|CEA Program Committee||Russ King (2018 Chair)
|2019 Conference Committee||Ruby Rose Yepez (2018 Chair)
|Communications Committee||Ruby Rose Yepez (2018 Chair)
|Complaint Review Committee||Michelle Dunn (2018 Chair)
Linda Pierce – CABEC Executive Director
Linda Pierce graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing Communications and a Minor in English. She has spent over 15 years in Marketing and Sales working with Associations and Non-Profit Groups. She is excited to be joining the CABEC team in looking for new ways to expand our benefits and educational programs. In addition to her time at CABEC, Linda serves on a local Elementary School PTO Board and is a Girl Scout Leader.
When she is not working, you can either find her on the beaches of San Diego or in Maui with her family!
David Ryal Anderson – Webmaster & Operations Consultant
Briefly, David’s a millennial-cusp techie do-gooder who plays a lot of ultimate frisbee, and focuses his professional energy on helping early-stage startups, nonprofits and individuals who are trying to create a more joyful, equitable world.
Whether that means taking a long-time manual process and digitizing it for greater scale and efficiency, or refining existing digital processes to do more for their humans, David acts as a bridge to the digital world for his clients.
Cindy Hamilton – CABEC Newsletter Editor
Lori McAdams – CABEC Bookkeeper