SBS is proud to announce (okay, we’re bragging a bit, but you’ll understand why)… that our very own Zandy Sievers was appointed to the City of Missoula’s Greenhouse Gas and Energy Conservation Team! He says, “Hopefully my say will have an effect on local energy reduction measures!”
As if that weren’t enough, Zandy is also on a 7-person verifier panel shaping the functionality of the green scoring tool for NAHB Research Center’s National Green Building Standard. The City of Missoula is about to incentivize the NGBS for local green builders. How yet, the panel is not sure.
Here is Zandy’s new bio:
Alexander (Zandy) Sievers, SBS Project Technician, began working in the building industry as a handyman, doing everything from plumbing and electrical work to carpentry, while finishing his B.A. degree in Psychology at the University of Montana. After working in the human service field and a couple years in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Zandy made his way back into the building industry working as a carpenter and was hired by Eclipse Engineering, Inc. in 2006 as a Structural Draftsman.
In 2008 he convinced Eclipse to support his interest in Green Building and become a NAHB Green Home Verifier for the company. After completing his Energy Star Verifier and Home Energy Rater training, his interests in ecology and building science led him to Sustainable Building Systems. Since working for SBS he has been noted by the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) as one of the top 15 most active verifiers in the country and has assisted the NAHB research center in developing the scoring tool for the ANSI approved ICC 700-2008 National Green Building Standard. In May of 2010 he was appointed to the Missoula City Greenhouse Gas & Energy Conservation Team, helping lead the City in conservation measures.
Currently Zandy is studying to be a consultant for the most stringent energy standard in the world, Passive House. Literally meaning “home that conditions itself” homes certified to the Passive House Institute standard use a tenth of the energy of conventional code built homes.
Zandy and His wife Prairie are bringing sustainability to their neighborhood by starting a small scale CSA garden on their lot in city limits. They also have chickens, a German Sheppard, a barn yard cat, and a stellar son, Bannin. Zandy has always had a love for the outdoors and when there is no snow to ski you’ll probably find him Mountain biking or juggling at the farmers market.
We are proud of our staff and their accomplishments. It’s not just enough for us to talk about green energy around here, we strive to live it and do it, as well.
NICE WORK, ZANDY, YOU MAKE SBS PROUD!
for more information on SBS, Energy Consulting or to talk with Zandy:
Alexander (Zandy) Sievers
RESNET Home Energy Rater, NorthWest Energy Star Homes Verifier, NAHB Green Building Verifier