Many homeowners understand that home performance improvements will make their homes more comfortable and affordable.
Jeffrey Gephart is president of Vermontwise Energy Services, Inc., an energy services company in Rochester, Vermont, founded in 1997. He has over 20 years of experience providing residential new construction energy efficiency program design, marketing, and implementation for utilities and, since 2000, for Efficiency Vermont. Jeff works with Architects and builders building homes to Efficiency Vermont's standards as well as certification of ENERGY STAR Homes, LEED for Homes, National Green Building Standard, and Passive House projects. Since 2008, as chief cat herd of the Vermont Green Home Alliance, Jeff has led this volunteer alliance of construction and real estate trade associations working to attain market transformation meaning value for sustainable buildings - by dramatically increasing building performance education and information sharing with real estate professionals (appraisers, lenders, MLS, and Realtors). He is also working with the U.S. DOE's Home Energy Score, an asset rating for existing homes.