Retrofit your home to be all-electric - no carbon!
Do you need a GreenPoint Rater or a CALGreen inspector for your remodel or a Title 24 analysis completed? Or are you interested in an electrification consultant who can design a roadmap to electrify your house to reduce your carbon footprint, remove the poisonous gases you are breathing in your own home, install solar & battery, or help you make sense of whether radiant floor heating is better than traditional heating mechanisms or how a grey water systems works? Do you want to make your business or home more green (and cheaper to operate)?
Certified Energy Analyst
Certified GreenPoint Rater (New Homes, Existing Homes)
ICC CALGreen Special Inspector / Plans Examiner
Certified Green Building Professional
Palo Alto Green Building Special Inspector
Licensed General Contractor & Electricians
Member: Build It Green
Member: CBPCA [California Building Performance Contractors Association]
Member: CABEC [California Association of Building Energy Consultants]
As a computer scientist with an engineering background who is solely focused on green energy, Eric is committed to creating a more sustainable environment for ourselves and our children. I can help you achieve your goals to “green” your life with best-in-class, practical recommendations as well as conduct Green Building inspections. My clients have referred to me as the consummate problem solver and I want to use my technical abilities as a computer scientist and project manager to de-carbonize our buildings.
Why do people care about this? Because it saves them money in managing their monthly costs, it makes their homes more comfortable to live in and it has a very important tertiary effect which is that it improves our environment by eliminating greenhouse gas emissions!
Over the last fifteen years, I have been extremely focused on reducing my own family’s energy consumption. In late 2001, I began fueling my cars with recycled vegetable oil; from that success, I designed and built a small-scale biodiesel processing system and we stopped visiting gas stations for about ten years. Now, I drive an electric car which is powered by our solar array and we live in a True Net-Zero home - 100% of our consumption is offset by our solar production.
From this passion, grew emeraldECO. I knew that I could help others, particularly architects, contractors & equally passionate home owners prepare for the future. I left my job in IT at Bank of America and became a licensed contractor while doubling up on green building licenses in order to become a certified Green Building inspector and designer. A few years ago, Diane joined me given her passion for environmental initiatives. As a Stanford GSB graduate, Diane agreed that if we combined our distinct skills and assets, we could change the way the construction business is conducted and focus on improving our environment by decarbonizing one home & building at a time!