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A Housing 2.0 Presentation

Zero Energy Workforce Housing

Wednesday, July 17, 2024
2:00 Eastern

Howard Building Science is building beautiful Zero Energy Ready Homes in Granite Falls, North Carolina for around $200,000. And these are not bare-bones homes. They are constructed with structural insulated panels, cement fiber board siding, ductless mini-split heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, heat pump dryers, induction ranges, and other high-efficiency appliances. These incredibly high-value homes are the future of the housing industry.

In this webinar, Rob Howard, President of Howard Building Science, will discuss his unique solutions for optimizing housing.

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Rob Howard

Our Presenter

Rob Howard is President of Howard Building Science based in Granite Falls, NC. As a Licensed General Contractor, Howard Building Science provides sustainable development and net-zero energy home construction in the High Country and Foothills of Western North Carolina.

Rob has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. He is the former Director of Construction at Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley where he built ENERGY STAR homes through Advanced Energy’s SystemVision program. He built the first Net-Zero Energy Home in North Carolina in partnership with the Appalachian Energy Center in 2005. He also built the first DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes in North Carolina in 2015.

Previous roles include 5 years as a Sustainable Building Specialist with Habitat for Humanity International and 4 years as a Performance Construction Manager with Mitsubishi Electric.

Rob holds a bachelor’s degree and a renewable energy technologies diploma from North Carolina State University. He also holds a master’s degree in sustainable technology and building science from Appalachian State University where he serves as a lecturer.