Please join us for our December 13th webinar!
This webinar will recap the RESNET Conference and look ahead to 2024. Please submit your questions when you register!
Valerie served as the Director of Marketing and Business Development at North American Technician Excellence (NATE), overseeing business development, advertising, marketing, and public relations activities for the organization. Prior to joining NATE, Ms. Briggs worked as Senior Director of External Communications and Marketing Outreach for the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), a national health care trade association representing the interests of the owners of over 23,000 independent retail pharmacies. She was previously responsible for marketing and training for the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work Program, a healthcare and employment program for people with disabilities.
Director of Quality Assurance Administration and Standards
Laurel Elam has been with RESNET since 2010. She started as RESNET’s Conference Coordinator and in 2013 began also serving as Quality Assurance Manager. She is now RESNET’s Director of Quality Assurance Administration and Standards. Ms. Elam graduated from Appalachian State University, with a degree in Appropriate Technology and a minor in Sustainable Development and began her career in the industry in 2004 working in at the Appalachian State University Energy Center.
Quality Assurance Field Specialist
Billy Giblin has worked in the high performance building and energy efficiency industry for over ten years. He started this work with a general contractor performing new and retrofit construction. Billy later earned a degree in Energy Management, an energy efficiency engineering program. He went to work with Nexant in 2010, providing quality assurance for utility new home programs and state existing home programs. Billy has been an active HERS® Rater since 2011 and is both a LEED for Homes Quality Assurance Designee and a RESNET Quality Assurance Designee. He has completed over a thousand QA field inspections and performance tests of HERS® rated new homes, as well as QA review of thousands of energy models. Billy played a prominent role in Utah in HERS® Rater training, mentoring and technical support, as well as providing QA, training, and technical support to builders and trade contractors. His previous outdoor education and guiding experience has given him the skills to mentor and motivate people of all ages and abilities, and he utilizes these skills to train and mentor professionals in the high performance home industry.
Standards Development and Events Manager
Emma is a South Dakota native educated at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA. She has worked with various associations in the energy efficiency field since 2014. Her work included providing secretariat support to these organizations.
RESNET Technical Director, Quality Assurance and Training
Scott Doyle joined the HERS® industry as a HERS® Rater in 2003. Since being certified as a rater Scott has inspected and tested the energy performance of thousands of homes across a variety of construction types and climate zones. In 2007 he became a RESNET certified Quality Assurance Designee and Trainer. Mr. Doyle oversaw quality assurance activities for EnergyLogic and five other RESNET HERS® Rating Providers. This involved quality assurance oversight of nearly 10,000 homes annually that were HERS® rated. From 2008-2014, as a Rater Trainer, Scott trained hundreds of energy professionals across the U.S. using a variety of formats including field, classroom, and e-learning
Steve Baden has worked in the residential energy efficiency field for over twenty five years, including eighteen years with home energy ratings and energy mortgages on both the state and national levels, and ten years administering a state energy office. Mr. Baden initiated the “Warm Homes for Alaskans Initiative” which received the “”1993 National Award for the Most Outstanding State Housing Program”” from the National Council of State Housing Agencies. Steve was also awarded “Lifetime Achievement Awards” from the U.S. Department of Energy and RESNET.