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Candidates for 2016 ACAT Board of Directors

*Five positions are up for election. Elections will be held Nov. 12 at the ACAT annual meeting from 5-8PM at Agate Inn, Wasilla. For more information about the elections or board meeting, email info@acat.org

Jason Collins, AIA LEED AP
Palmer, Alaska

email: collinsarchitect(at)gmail.com

jasonJason is is currently on the board and is a registered Architect, a certified Energy Rater and a USGBC LEED Accredited Professional. He has been practicing in the field of Architecture for over 12 years with 7 years of projects in the Mat-Su Valley. He has a broad range of experience in project scales ranging from full campus master planning, to large-scale new construction, to small renovations. Much of his focus has been on environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient design and construction. He has worked on two LEED projects in Alaska. In 2008, Jason formed Collins Architecture + Energy Conservation LLC to provide residential architectural services as well as energy ratings. Since then he has been providing residential energy ratings through the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation program. He has also been working with non-profit organizations and church groups to perform commercial energy audits to help them reduce their capital operating expenses. TERM EXPIRES: 2016

Mark Houston
Anchorage, Alaska

email: houston.mark(at)gmail.com

PastedGraphic-1Mark D. Houston is  is currently on the board and is a former contractor, Alaska Energy Rater, the first PHIUS certified Energy Rater in Alaska, Instructor in the UAA Construction Management program, instructor for ACHP and a founding board member of the Alaska Association of Energy Professionals. He has been a Four Seasons Sunroom franchise operator for 7 years, as well as an advocate for recycled building materials as the contractor liaison for Second Use Building Materials in Seattle, diverting millions of pounds of useable building materials from landfills over a 7 year span. Mark is passionate about the path to Net Zero, and reduction of energy and building materials waste.TERM EXPIRES: 2016

Emmett Leffel
Palmer, Alaska

emmettEmmett was born and raised in Homer, Alaska. Between commercial fishing in Homer and Kodiak along with pipe-lining in Prudhoe Bay he has traveled and worked across most of Alaska. After 10 years as a UA Pipefitter/Plumber Journeyman, Emmett switched careers into energy consulting and the building diagnostics field. He currently travels the state helping Homeowners, Businesses, Contractors and Nonprofit Organizations to diagnose comfort, durability and health issues associated with building science. He is a USGBC LEED For Homes Green Rater and LEED Green Associate, AHFC certified Energy Rater, BPI Building Analyst, Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE) certified from BPI, Certified Level II Thermographer and RESNET QAD (Quality Assurance Desiree) . In addition to these he maintains a Mechanical Administrative and State Plumbing Licenses in the State of Alaska. He is part owner in several businesses including Alaska Thermal Imaging LLC which specializes in large commercial air leakage testing and consulting. He has recently completed one of the largest air leakage tests in the State of Alaska on an 111,000 square foot building. Emmett is proud to be a founding board of directors for AAEP (Alaska Association of Energy Professionals), current term President and past Vice President.

Mark Masteller
Palmer, Alaska

email: markjudy(at)mtaonline.net

Mark is currently on the board and is an assistant professor in the Renewable Energy Program at the Mat-Su College. Previously, he worked as the Alaska Director for Cascadia Green Building Council, a not-for-profit chapter of both the US and Canada Green Building Councils. Mark has worked in Alaska for 29 years, in both urban and rural areas. He worked for 19 years as a wildlife biologist, and 8 years as director of the Alaska Center for Appropriate Technology. He is dedicated to developing ecological sustainable communities, and helping people address the significant challenges found across this geographically and culturally diverse and beautiful state. Mark graduated from Colorado State University with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Wildlife Biology. TERM EXPIRES: 2016

Alan Mitchell
Anchorage, Alaska

email: tabb99(at)gmail.com

AlanPic_LinkedIn_smAlan is currently on the board and is owner of the energy consulting firm Analysis North. He is the primary software developer of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation AkWarm Energy Rating software. Other energy work includes designing, installing, and analyzing data from building energy monitoring systems, and performing economic analyses of energy efficiency and energy supply projects. Alan has held energy-related positions at RurAL CAP, the UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Alan’s hometown is Palmer, Alaska, and nearly 50 years of Alaskan residency has given him an understanding and appreciation of our great state. Alan has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a Master’s degree in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley.TERM EXPIRES: 2016

Michelle Wilber
Anchorage, Alaska

email: Katmainomad(at)gmail.com

Micheles-PictureMichelle is currently on the board and passes along her personal enthusiasm for energy efficiency as Outreach Coordinator for Alaska Craftsman Home Program (ACHP). A life-long learner, she has a BS in Astronomy from Caltech and has studied graduate level geophysics at CU Boulder and UC Berkeley and Civil Engineering at UAA. Michelle was raised in Alaska and has been providing outreach on energy efficiency and renewable energy for years as staff and volunteer for local non-profits including Renewable Energy Alaska Project and ACHP. She has managed the content of the State’s energy efficiency website, akenergyefficiency.org, for most of its life. Michelle also upgrades her ‘eco’ 4-plex in Anchorage in her spare time, creates edible food forests and community gardens, and commutes mainly by bike.TERM EXPIRES: 2016

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