Board of Directors

Charley Cormany, Executive Director at Efficiency First California

Charles (Charley) Cormany, Executive Director

Beanstalk Energy

 

Charles Cormany is a co-founder and partner in Beanstalk Energy, a Sonoma based home performance company. He has been involved with home performance contracting since 2006. Prior to Beanstalk Energy he was the Construction Manager of Recurve's North Bay office until they ceased operation in 2010. Charles has real world experience with home performance upgrades. With the knowledge gained from being involved in hundreds home performance projects, he has a first hand understanding of what solutions provide effective results. Charles is the Chief Operations Officer at Beanstalk Energy and believes that hands-on training in the field is the best way to build reliable crews. He enjoys employing new technologies to improve homes. He is dedicated to providing high quality work with a focus on customer satisfaction. He is a member of CBPCA, Efficiency First and Build it Green. Charles has BPI Analyst and Shell certifications and has worked as a Mentor and Verifier for Energy Upgrade California Program.


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Ori Skloot, Board President

Advanced Home Energy

 

Ori Skloot is the co-founder and president of Advanced Home Energy, one of the leading home performance companies providing energy audits and energy upgrades in the Bay Area.Ori is a licensed General, HVAC and Insulation contractor and has been in the home energy efficiency field since 1998. Prior to his work with Advanced Home Energy, Ori was the Executive Director and co-founder of the Rising Sun Energy Center, a 501c3 organization focusing on energy efficiency issues and green workforce development. Ori has lectured on home performance topics throughout the country and has taught numerous classes for the CBPCA. Ori became the CBPCA Board President in 2010.


Christian Asdal, Board of Directors at Efficiency First California

Christian Asdal

GGR

 

Christian Asdalis the Founder and President of GGR. GGR is leading southern California in home performance, design and remodeling. Christian is a Building Analyst and Multifamily Building Analyst certified from the Building Performance Institute.Christianfocuses on improving the contractor community by helping instruct classes and webinars, to leading as Chapter Chair for the San Diego Chapter of Efficiency First. Christianis a stakeholder in various energy efficiency programs and continues to help improve the process for better program delivery to his customers.Christianis a participant in the CA Senate Select Committee on Energy Efficiency with Senator Kevin De Leon. He is involved with numerous sub committees and groups that help promote and encourage the overall home performance industry. Christiansfirm was awarded the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award in 2011 for their commitment to excellence. Christianis a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and lives in San Diego with his wife and three children.


Matt Golden, Board of Directors at Efficiency First California

Matt Golden

Recurve, Inc.

 

Matt Golden is the co-founder and president of Recurve Inc, a BPI Accredited home performance retrofitting firm and a provider of tablet-based energy auditing software for the home performance industry. Matt serves on a number of national and state nonprofit boards, including the Building Performance Institute (BPI), National Home Performance Council, Affordable Comfort Institute (ACI), Home Performance Resource Center, and Efficiency First. Matt has been featured in numerous articles in publications including the San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, The Economist and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Matt holds a bachelor's degree in foreign relations from Georgetown University and is a licensed California Solar, Insulation, and General Contractor.


Devon Hartman, Board of Directors at Efficiency First California

Devon Hartman

HartmanBaldwin Design/Build, Inc.

 

Devon Hartman is now focusing his 35 years of experience in architecture, construction, and strategic business development on the field of Energy Efficiency. He is an expert in strategic business systems development, consumer-facing sales and marketing strategies and energy efficiency management operations in Home Performance. Newly retired from his decades-long role as Co-Founder and President of HartmanBaldwin Design/Build, Inc., he has created Hartman Energy Strategies to form collaborative partnerships with contractors and cities to promote sustainable building practices and the reduction of fossil fuel use in buildings throughout California and beyond:Hartman takes new role . His award-winning architecture and construction work has garnered over 50 national awards, including the Gold Nugget Grand Prize from the Pacific Coast Builder's Association and the Grand Prize Design Award from Remodeling Magazine. His work has been featured in numerous articles and interviews including Preservation, Wall Street Journal, Remodeling Magazine, LA Times and HGTV and he has worked in France, Peru, Brazil and Egypt. Devon is a General Contractor, Designer, Developer (VGM Santa Barbara ), LEED AP, Green Point Rater, lecturer; consultant; community organizer/educator. Board positions: founding member ofEfficiency First ,Sustainable Claremont , Co-Founder ofCHERP (Claremont Home Energy Retrofit Project), Co-Founder and project consultant for thePilgrim Place Energy Efficiency Project .


 

Steven Heim

TruTeam of California, Inc. 

 

Steven Heim is the President of Western Insulation L.P. a subsidiary of Masco Contractor Services, a MASCO company, which is listed on the NYSE (MAS).Western is one of the leading insulation and weatherization contractors in California. Steve holds the contractor licenses of general, insulation and drywall in the states of California and Arizona. He has been active in the insulation and weatherization industry since joining Western in 1980.Throughout Steve’s 30 plus years in the weatherization industry he has built relationships with the California Investor Owned Utilities while working as a contractor in the Low Income Energy Efficiency Programs. Steve also serves as Regional Operations Manager for Masco Contractor Services (MCS). In this position, Steve is responsible for the development and growth of the MCS Performance Home business throughout California.


Tara Hobbs, Board of Directors at Efficiency First California

Tara Hobbs

SolarCity

 

Tara Hobbs is responsible for management of new products at SolarCity, a national leader in clean energy. Tara joined SolarCity in 2009 and worked to expand into new territories and incentive programs before joining the Product Development Team. The solar industry leader launched Energy Efficiency Services in 2010 and has been working to integrate Home Performance into its core business model ever since. Tara manages the market analysis and policy aspect of this rollout as well as developing and managing other product categories including Electric Vehicle Charging and Energy Storage at SolarCity. Tara has been a leader in the Efficiency First, California and has played a major role in the increased involvement of the contractor community in the policies that shape our industry and its growth.


Dan Thompson, Board of Directors at Efficiency First California

Dan Thomsen

Building Doctors

 

Dan Thomsen is the President and founder of the Building Doctors, a home performance contracting that is a Building Performance Institute accredited company. Dan received a Bachelor of Science from West Virginia University and a Master of Science from North Carolina State University. He is a Building Performance Institute certified Building Analyst and Envelope Specialist, an instructor and verified contractor with the California Building Performance Contractors Association, a verified contractor with the Home Performance with Energy Star Program, certified though the California Home Energy Efficiency Rating Services and an existing home rater, and a founding member of Efficiency First where he is on the Board of Directors, the National membership chair, on the marketing committee and the Southern California Chapter Chair.