The NEHERS Alliance Board is consists of the following positions:
- Rater Category (2 positions)
- Association Member Category (1 position)
- QA Provider category (4 positions)
- Training Provider category (1 Position)
- Program Category (1 Position)
Current Board Members
President: Frank Swol
Vice President: Doug McCleery
Secretary: Mike Turns
Treasurer: Nick Jones
Rater Category (2 Positions)
Chris Mazzola, Production Manager
Home Energy Raters, LLC
Chris is the Production Manager at Home Energy Raters, LLC. He oversees five office staff and nine full time certified HERs raters performing utility efficiency program inspections, IECC code compliance, Builder and Municipal Inspector informational sessions.
In addition to twelve years of service the military, Chris also has 25 years of experience in logistics and engineering. He started his Building Science career with Building Diagnostics doing primarily weatherization of existing homes and, with time, evolved that into Home Energy Raters. Chris has worked as a residential framer, HVAC installer and Electrician. He is certified with FLIR Infrared and Energy Star Homes.
Kevin Hanlon, Owner and Manager
Horizon Residential Energy Services, Concord, NH
Kevin has enjoyed working in the residential energy efficiency field since 2003. He is a certified HERS rater, HERS QA designee and a BPI Certified Building Performance Quality Assurance / Quality Control monitor. He is a member of the Northeast HERS Alliance and a past Treasurer of REPA-NH, a non-profit trade group dedicated to the building performance industry. Horizon RES NH LLC has been a low to moderate volume rating company in New Hampshire since he became the business owner in 2007. Their current scope of services are equally divided amongst HERS ratings, HERS Quality Assurance and BPI related services for homeowners of existing homes. They work in utility and government sponsored market rate and income qualified building performance programs.
Associate Member Category (1 Position)
Robert Salcido, Founder / Principal of Salcido Solutions
Ekotrope, Boston, MA
Robert Salcido, PE, LEED AP, is a Founder / Principal with Salcido Solutions, a consulting firm specializing in software design, building science, energy modeling and building energy analysis starting in 2015. Mr. Salcido serves as the Account Manager and technical consultant for Ekotrope Rating Software. Mr. Salcido serves on the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) SDC 300 Calculations Subcommittee as well as numerous RESNET technical committees and working groups. Prior to starting Salcido Solutions, Robert was employed at Architectural Energy Corporation (AEC), a firm specializing in sustainable design and analysis of buildings as well as energy information products. Mr. Salcido had been with AEC for 11 years before AEC merged with NORESCO and has been working in the area of energy efficiency in buildings since 1992. He has a Bachelors degree in Environmental Resources Engineering as well as a Masters in Civil Engineering. He is also a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado. Mr. Salcido was the Director and Project Manager for the REM/Rate Home Energy Rating Software and the REM/Design Home Energy Analysis Software
QA Provider Category (4 Positions)
Mike Browne, Founder
Advanced Building Analysis
Mike holds a B.S. in Material Science and Engineering from Brown University. He is the founder of ABA. Previously, Mike worked in traditional woodworking and then architectural woodworking and CNC programming for 10 years. Returning to engineering, Mike then studied for and passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Test and completed the training and certification for RESNET energy raters. As more and more energy efficiency alternatives become available, Mike is excited to be able to help local builders and home owners quantify their options and take advantage of the best construction practices and the best funding assistance programs available (tax credits, rebates, grants and energy efficient mortgages). Mike is a RESNET certified Energy Rater and Provider as well as the first 2012 NGBS accredited rater in Massachusetts. He is also a certified PHIUS+ rater, and has trained in Infrared Imaging at the world training headquarters of FLIR in Billerica, MA. For more on the capabilities of Infrared see FLIR's website. Mike is also President and board member of Energy Raters of Massachusetts, Inc., a RESNET accredited HERS Provider that specifically caters to Independent HERS Raters working in Massachusetts.
Douglas McCleery, PE, CEM - Vice President of Technical Services
MaGrann Associates, Mount Laurel, NJ
Doug has worked to improve the energy performance of residential buildings at MaGrann Associates for the past 25 years, where he currently oversees all technical activity as the Vice President of Technical Services. He has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in six states and a Certified Energy Manager. He has been engaged with home energy ratings since their inception and has worked as a rater, trainer, program implementer, program manager and manager of quality assurance. He regularly advocates for the interests of the northeastern region and multi-family buildings through his engagement with EPA and RESNET.
Frank Swol, Director of Technical Services
EAM Associates, Wall, NJ
Frank is a RESNET Quality Assurance Designee, LEEP AP Homes, LEED AP BD&C, LEED for Homes Green Rater, EPA WaterSense Quality Assurance Designee, NAHB Green Verifier, and an ACCA Certified Residential HVAC System Designer. He studied engineering at Johns Hopkins University, and brings practical knowledge of the construction industry to the rating and green design process from the decade he spent working for a commercial/residential general contractor. At EAM Frank annually supervises the rating and inspection of thousands of homes for various EEP, green construction, and energy code programs. In addition he also performs QAD services for independent Raters and other RESNET Providers in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. In 2013 Frank joined the NEHERS QAD committee to help develop guidance on difficult rating situations for all NEHERS member to use.
Joe Rando, Technical Supervisor
GDS Associates, Manchester, NH
Joe Rando acts as the Technical Supervisor at GDS Associates, Inc. providing quality control and technical guidance for their staff of six certified HERS raters. Jow himself is a certified HERS rater, PHIUS+ Verifier and an advocate for the construction and development of energy efficient buildings. In his eight years in the industry, he has provided IECC compliance consulting, ENERGY STAR® certification and PHIUS+ verification for hundreds of candidate projects throughout MA, NH, and ME. Choosing the building science industry as his body of work, Joe is thrilled to be part of a growing and dynamic industry. He's really just an energy nerd, like the rest of us!
Training Provider Category (1 Position)
Mike Turns, Director of Energy Code and New Construction Programs
Performance Systems Development, Philadelphia, PA
Mike Turns has been with PSD for over five years, managing several residential new construction and energy code support programs. Currently, Mike manages the implementation of the MassSave® Codes and Standards Compliance and Support Initiative, Green Building United's Philadelphia Energy Code Assessment, and several new construction programs covering nearly all of Pennsylvania. Before that, Mike led the DOE-funded Pennsylvania Residential Energy Code Field Study. He is an expert in the International Energy Conservation Code and has developed and taught numerous training programs in several states under a variety of code versions. He has over 10 years of energy code training experience and has presented at national conferences like the RESNET, HPC, the DOE Energy Codes Conference, and AESP. Prior to joining PSD, he was the Associate Director of the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center (PHRC) at Penn State University, where he managed the largest provider of residential building code training in Pennsylvania. Mike has a master's degree from Penn State with a thesis focused on assessing and reducing energy consumption in new homes.
Program Category (1 Position)
Nick Jones, Energy Efficiency Consultant
Nick Jones serves as the Residential New Construction — Energy Efficiency Program Lead for Eversource Energy. He also serves as the Residential Demand Response Program Lead for the energy efficiency group. Nick has spent the bulk of his career working with builders, developers, design teams, efficiency programs, industry associations, and state and federal organizations to advance high performance building practices and technologies. In 2016, Nick served as a presenter for the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), and published a white paper entitled Zero Energy Homes: Available and Scalable. In 2017, Nick served as a presenter for the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)'s Building Energy conference in New York City. Nick has also served multiple terms as a judge for the Department of Energy's (DOE) National Housing Innovation Awards. Nick holds credentials as a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), a LEED — Green Associate, and a Green Professional (G-PRO) Operations & Maintenance (O&M). He currently serves on the board of directors for the Connecticut Green Building Council (CTGBC), and serves as chair of the Education committee and co-chair for the Emerging Professional (EP). He holds degrees from Eastern Connecticut State University in Sustainable Energy Studies, and is currently pursuing a degree in Global Sustainability from Central Connecticut State University.