Note: Committees could always 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.
2020 Board of Directors
Brian Selby – 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 – Board Vice-Chair (Board Member Since: 2013, Current Term: 2019-2021)
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: 2020-2022)
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: 2019-2021)
Having served 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.
After living in the Palm Springs area for 37 years, Roy relocated to the Sacramento area in 2016 working with Benningfield Group and the development of the CEA exam. He is currently Sr. Technical Manager at CalCERTS located in Folsom, CA.
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. He has managed key home-builder 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.
Jordan Garbayo – Board Member (Since: 2020, Current Term: 2020-2022)
Jordan’s passion for sustainability started while attending the University of La Verne where he received a BA in Business Administration. Following his enthusiasm for applied and practical sustainability, Jordan decided to pursue a career in sustainable building practices and systems. After ULV he interned with the City of Pomona Planning Division, where he gained valuable knowledge about municipal permitting, governmental writing and planning commission processes. During his tenure with Pomona, Jordan helped bring the city’s modernization and mixed use goals to fruition by adherence to the city’s 21st century modernization master plan. Jordan went on to become a Sustainability Planner with EcoMotion where he assisted in the creation of GHG inventories, climate action plans, and energy action plans for eight different cities throughout the Coachella Valley and Orange County. Jordan recruited and managed over eighteen interns during his time with EcoMotion. After EcoMotion, Jordan became a Project Manager with VCA Green where he provided consulting services for many green building projects. With VCA Green, Jordan managed over fifty projects that ranged from LEED, GreenPoint Rated, CalGreen and Energy Code compliance for residential and nonresidential building types. Jordan is proficient in energy modeling for both compliance with the California Energy Efficiency Code and above with third-party rating systems. In 2015 Jordan obtained a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies from California State University Fullerton, while becoming a HERS Rater and a Certified Green Building Professional. Currently, Jordan is the Senior Energy Programs Coordinator for the County of San Luis Obispo where he implements local government agency energy management programs for all of the cities and special districts in the region. A strong proponent of the environment, Jordan is a LEED Accredited Professional and is now working toward becoming a Certified Energy Manager.
Kelly Lieu – Board Member (Since: 2019, Current Term: 2019-2021)
Kelly Lieu is an Oakland native and resides in sunny San Diego, CA. She consults to builders, developers, architects, trades, and property investors, specializing in Title 24, HERS Inspections, MEP Engineering, burritos, Risk Management, CALGreen, and various green programs. She believes in doing the greatest good for the greatest number, pushing the envelope in the construction industry to build higher quality buildings, and breaking the mold to spark innovation. She holds a degree in Environmental Studies from UCSB (Go Gauchos!), where she did soil research and launched her career in the construction industry. She is excited to join the board and looks forward to the future of construction in California.
Luke Morton – Board Member (Since: 2017, Current Term: 2020-2022)
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.
Bob Storar – Board Member (Since: 2019, Current Term: 2019-2021)
Bob Storar is the President of Building Energy Services & Technology (BEST) Consultants. He has 32 years of experience in the Construction industry working for a local major construction company, CEO of Storar Construction, Inc and then BEST Consultants, a subsidiary of Storar Construction, Inc. In the construction industry Bob helped run a local commercial construction company from 1986 to 2000. In 2000, he founded Storar Construction primarily in commercial construction where Bob and his company did everything from small for large scale TI’s to New construction design build projects. In 2010, he branched into the California energy sector starting BEST Consultants initially focusing on the HERS industry. In approximately 2012 Bob became a CEPE as his interest expanded to Title 24 consulting. As the California Energy Codes became more complex Bob decided to advance his professional status and abilities by becoming a CEA in the spring of 2016 in the 2013 Energy Code cycle.
Bob is passionate about using his diverse experience over the past 32 years to further the Title 24 Consulting profession by advancing education, training and mentoring through CABEC. Bob is currently serving on the CABEC Education & Training Committee and coordinates the monthly Brown Bag webinars series. In addition to Bob’s professional and business experience, he has served on the board of directors (BOD) of three non-profit 501/c3 organizations. From 1996 to 1998, Bob served on the Bakersfield Fox Theater foundation as a member at large. From 2006 to 2010 he served as vice president of the BOD of the USGBC Central Valley Chapter. From 2009 to 2014, Bob served as Vice Chair of the BOD of Quaker Meadow Christian Camp. Bob has been a member of CABEC since 2011.
|CABEC 2020 COMMITTEES|
|Please contact us if you have any questions, or want to help by volunteering!|
|Committee Name||Committee Members|
|Advocacy Committee||Matt Christie (Chair)
|CEA Program Committee||Russ King (Chair)
|Communications Committee||Ruby Rose Yepez (Chair)
|Complaint Review Committee||Brian Selby (Chair)|
|Conference Planning Committee||Ruby Rose Yepez (Chair)
|Education and Training Committee||Gina Rodda (co-Chair)
Brian Selby (co-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!