Ted is A registered architect with 25 years of experience leading planning efforts for local governments. Ted also has experience facilitating public engagement and input processes, both as a professional consultant as well as through his many years as a community volunteer leader. As a sustainability consultant, Ted has an expertise in delivering community-engaged energy and climate Inventories and Reduction Action Plans. Ted provides Net Zero architectural consulting, including solar PV site, financial, and feasibility assessments as well as building and site optimization and conceptual solar PV design. Ted is currently a trainer for the SunShot program, providing peer-to-peer training to architects and engineers nationally. Ted is also a technical expert for the Department of Energy supporting the 150 community solar teams throughout the United States in the Solar In Your Community challenge. Ted also provides Net Zero building consulting and ENERGY STAR Service Provider services.
Paul is a registered architect, a licensed professional engineer (mechanical), and a Certified Energy Manager with over 35 years of experience. Paul’s practice focuses on energy efficiency, energy management, and renewable energy development. As an Architect Paul as provided leadership on many LEED projects including design, coordination and installation of solar PV arrays, including a 75kw system on Princeton University Chemistry Building. As an independent engineer, Paul has provided system verification for several Net Zero Buildings including North Shore Community College and Salem State University solar thermal. In addition, he has personally installed many residential systems.
Jim obtained an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell in order to facilitate a transition into the burgeoning cleantech sector. He developed a deep subject matter expertise in regulated and deregulated retail energy markets as a leader in EnerNOC's world class SupplySmart practice. Today, he provides expert consulting, data products, and analysis related to retail electricity, natural gas, and water rates and tariffs. Jim’s practice is a specialized focused on end user utility costs. He produces high quality Distributed Energy Resource (DER) project financial evaluations with proprietary databases of utility tariff information, expertise in rate design, and familiarity with a broad range of clean and conventional energy technologies. Jim has experience working on projects in nearly every state and has represented or advised advanced energy companies in utility commission proceedings related to rates. Jim is familiar with restructured and vertically integrated utility market mechanics which allows him to provide robust and credible financial projections and scenario analyses for DER projects.
With a background in the solar PV industry, Kara is experienced in coordinating the installation of residential and small commercial PV systems and supporting customers from the beginning of the sale throughout the full permitting and installation process. Kara also supported solar market transformation work at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado. Her recent experience includes acting as a Community Solar Consultant facilitating training, outreach, and engagement for community leaders to work with city leaders in 7 county metro area to include clean energy goals in comprehensive plans. She currently providing administrative support for Community solar project subscription customers. In addition she has worked as a Solar Consultant providing research and data analysis; fostered relationship with Utility partners; Lead point of contact for all incoming community solar customer inquiries, including answering questions on available financial incentives for solar, and qualifying viable sites.
As an educator, Colleen has twenty-six years of experience with an expertise in curriculum design and differentiation. Colleen is accomplished in youth educational programming and Design Thinking initiatives. She leads paleBLUEdot’s community education efforts including community education seminars, workshops, and Design Thinking events for youth and adults. Her work supports the developent of educational materials and services, including workshop and presentation development, in support of educating communities on Community Solar projects.