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I was born in Farmington, NM and have lived in Colorado for the past 30 years. My hobbies include fishing, photography, gardening, cooking, motorcycles, and all things out of doors. I have always loved being close to Mother Nature, and became passionate about energy conservation in the 1970’s while working in the natural gas industry in Western Colorado.
My passion for energy conservation deepened during my years in the residential home construction business and my exposure to Energy Star Rated homes. Our EnergyWise team of experts share my passion for high performance homes and businesses. We strive to improve the occupant’s comfort and quality of life and continue reducing the consumption of our natural resources.
Contact Vernon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Grady grew up in Western
Colorado and graduated with a Bachelors in
Chemistry from Fort Lewis College in Durango.
In 2010, Grady joined EnergyWise as a BPI
Building Analyst. Since then he has
performed audits or ratings for over 150
buildings. Recently certified to rate
ENERGY STAR® Version 3 homes, Grady looks
forward to helping builders and homeowners
construct the most efficient homes possible.
As an Xcel Energy 2012 partner, Grady is excited
about the new software used for existing home
energy evaluations. The new software
breaks down the cost benefit analysis for home
energy upgrades allowing homeowners an
opportunity to digest real numbers. When not
geeking out with energy modeling software, Grady
likes to mountain bike, ski, play Frisbee and
pick n’ grin.
Mr. Cowan has over 40 years
experience in the construction industry.
EnergyWise Consultants values his expertise in
custom home and commercial building. A
long time resident of the Grand Valley, Mr.
Cowan was introduced to ENERGY STAR construction
in 2007 when EnergyWise founder Gary Tollefson
rated a straw bale house for him. Mr.
Cowan joined the EnergyWise team in 2010. When
Ken doesn’t have his tool belt on and is down
from the scaffolding, he can be found up on the
Grand Mesa fishing up a storm.
Born and raised in Southern New Jersey, Darin heard the call of the West in the late 70’s and moved to Grand Junction. While attending Mesa State College, Darin worked as an intern at the Energy Information Office. During this time he worked to publish the “Solar Directory” and organized the original “Solar Home Tours”.
The Energy Office later
became Housing Resources of Western Colorado and
Darin now proudly serves on its Board.
Contact Darin at email@example.com
Gary has been working as an Energy Rater since 1995 on the Western Slope. As a graduate of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, he received a BSCE.
After a career spent designing and building civil works, Gary began to explore the benefits of energy efficiency and how he might contribute. Looking for something to keep him relevant and driven by the challenge of using building science in new and existing buildings, he was soon involved with the Home Energy Rating program.
Serving All of Western Colorado & Eastern Utah's Energy Conservation Needs
1111 S. 7th. Street - Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone: (970) 242-9473 Fax: (970) 242-2229
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