Fall 2016 Contributors

August 01, 2016
Fall 2016
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Anthony Denzer

“Why Don’t We Build Better Houses?”

In this article, Anthony Denzer warns us that we may be caught in a vicious circle. We’re in a situation “where home buyers have difficulty finding high-performance houses for sale, and home builders do not provide these because they think there’s no market,” he says. But don’t worry, there are some excellent exceptions to this rule.

Anthony Denzer

What you didn’t know about him: “Despite having taken thousands of pictures of buildings, I’m a lousy photographer.”




David Kaufman

David Kaufman

“SEEK and FLIR Disrupt IR Camera Technology”

Kaufman’s article covers a couple of the latest infrared (IR) camera options on the market today, and assures us that IR cameras are now within reach for everyone—great news for the industry.

While Kaufman’s career has been full of interesting days, the most memorable was the day he met Denis Hayes, who during the Carter administration, ran SERI—the nation’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

What you didn’t know about him: “I love taking exceedingly long hot showers.”


Laura Nettleton

Laura Nettleton

“Shadyside Passive House”

Nettleton’s article discusses one Passive House (PH) in particular, but she wants all readers to know that “PH saves a substantial amount of heating- and- cooling energy while making a better, longer-lasting building.” Nettleton is a big believer in building to PH standards and says the most memorable day of her career was the day she realized the potential PH had to reduce energy consumption and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

What you didn’t know about her: “My house has single-glazed windows.” (Don’t worry, she’s working on it.)


Kim Tanner

Kim Tanner

“What the 2015 IECC Means for Contractors and Home Buyers”

Several years ago, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., visited a Superfund Site on the Pine River in St. Louis, Michigan. “I was a journalist at the time and was granted a one-on-one interview with him,” says Tanner. Today, she’s using her journalistic abilities to share with readers the importance of builders continually striving to meet stricter IECC goals. Not only does striving to meet these goals make homes more energy efficient, but it also equips builders with an extensive knowledge of energy-efficient buildings.

What you didn’t know about him: “I enjoy tornado chasing as a hobby.”

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