Meet Our Energy Auditors!
Our Energy Auditors are experienced and reliable and will help you quickly get a handle on your home energy situation. Learn more about our team below or about our Energy Audits here.
John Birch, HEAT Squad in-house auditor, has nearly ten years of experience in the field of building diagnostics and home efficiency retrofitting. He has performed well over 500 energy audits in all kinds of buildings from historic, sprawling residences to yoga studios. He has worked in all facets of the renewable energy sector from installing insulation and implementing deep energy retrofits to designing complex thermal boundaries, has acted as a consultant in a variety of settings, and has been a participant in working groups for Efficiency Vermont.
He listens to each customer’s needs to find solutions that work for their home and budget. John is a BPI-certified Home Performance with ENERGY STAR auditor.
Corey Trimmer, HEAT Squad in-house auditor, has 7 years of experience in the energy efficiency and renewable energy sector. He has extensive experience installing both thermal and PV solar systems.. Corey attended the Efficiency Vermont Net Zero training coordinated by Li Ling Young. In his last position, Corey collaborated with Efficiency Vermont on a Net Zero pilot project in Tunbridge, VT, which successfully received Net Zero certification with the use of heat pumps, PV solar, and a super-insulated design.
Corey also helps homeowners prioritize the improvements that will reduce their heating and cooling costs and keep them comfortable year round. Corey is a BPI-certified Home Performance with ENERGY STAR auditor.
Rick Shappy is a HEAT Squad energy auditor with years of experience in the energy efficiency industry, both as a solar home adviser and an energy auditor for a private company. He enjoys being able to help Vermonters learn how to safe money on their energy bills while being cozy and snug. Rick is a BPI-certified Home Performance with ENERGY STAR auditor.
A Rutland native, Rick has a background is in civil engineering (he’s a UVM grad) and he’s put it to good use in his professional life, which has included everything from being a small retail store owner to working as a timber framer. In his free time, he enjoys biking and hiking.
“I like to meet people and help them save money (and fossil fuels)!” – Rick