Mike Duclos founded Energy Efficiency Associates prompted by the increasing interest in energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
Mike co-founded DEAP Energy Group with Paul Panish and Paul Eldrenkamp to take comfort and energy efficiency in homes to the next level.
Mike's experience leading an integrated circuits design team in a ‘bet the company’ project demonstrated to him the value of computer modeling before construction, as well as the extraordinary results that can be achieved using this disciplined methodology.
Mike wants to deliver this kind of technology to the home design, building and renovation markets, where there is a large opportunity to save energy and increase homeowner comfort.
"Passive House design advocates improving the design of homes by careful attention to the details, and understanding and using the principles of physics at work in buildings.
We can build much better buildings, for a reasonable additional up-front cost, that will be returned in increased comfort and energy savings for the life of the home.
Treating the home as an integrated system is key to achieving this goal.
Our homes are very important to us, we should treat the design and improvement of our homes with the appropriate care and attention to detail."
Mike is teaching an only course in the NESEA Building Energy Masters Series: Passive House Design starting on May 4, 2015
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