Quality Information for Energy Conservation

The Team at SEA

We are building scientists that appreciate the concept of a budget.

At Sustainable Energy Analytics our focus is on you and your home. Our team has a variety of backgrounds and skills that we bring to bear on your project or problem. This team approach gives us a leg up on our competition and allows us to be more effective on your project. If we are not the right people to help you, we will refer you to someone who can serve you better. We listen first to understand what your goals are, and then we help you craft a path forward. We're certified, verified, and have years of experience.

Feel free to call the office at 781.652.8282 or shoot us an email for a free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

Jeffrey Rhodin

Founder, Practice Lead
jrhodin@sea.us.com

Jeffrey Rhodin is a resident of Lexington, MA and founded Sustainable Energy Analytics in 2008. He is a RESNET Certified HERS Rater, BPI Building Analyst, ENERGYSTAR® and IndoorAir® Plus Partner, and Lean Sigma Black Belt business improvement professional. He holds a degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University, College of Engineering. He formed Sustainable Energy Analytics to assist homeowners and builders meet the challenge of reducing energy consumption within the reality of tight budgets.  Jeff specializes in understanding the performance and cost trade-offs between different construction techniques and products and developing construction plans that minimize energy consumption in the context of the total project budget.

"When you are trying to reduce energy use and your carbon footprint there is no single right answer.  My goal is to inform each of my clients on their options and help them make an informed decision.  I hate to see them waste their hard earned money."- Jeff

 

Christopher Chapman

General Manager
cchapman@sea.us.com

Chris’ interest in residential energy efficiency began when he designed and later built a new home in 2010. Months of research ultimately informed him of the advantages of reducing energy consumption. He is now the proud owner of an ENERGY STAR Tier 3 certified geothermal home and looks forward to years of cost savings. His goal is to be able to retire in this home and not have to worry about escalating utility bills. Chris has an extensive sales and operations background in New England. He earned an MBA from UMass-Lowell in 1996 and retired from the Massachusetts Army National Guard with 21 years of service in 2007.

“I have been through the same process as our customers and came out on top. I look forward to sharing my experience with future homeowners and builders.” -Chris

 

Geoff Reilly

Sales
greilly@sea.us.com

Geoff grew up carrying shingles and hanging sheetrock for the homes he lived in, with a cabinet maker as a role model “perfect is good enough” is one of his favorite sayings. His love for building science began in 2008 working for a spray foam contractor. BPI proctor, building analyst and envelope expert, OSHA 30, lead renovators license, as well as many courses on building science taught and taken gives him a great understanding on the effects of energy on homes and buildings. Prior to SEA his experience of diagnosing and solving problems for a fortune 500 company’s buildings and projects throughout North America provided an extremely large base of experience with many climates and building types.

“If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it” Lord Kelvin

 

Kevin Ring, HERS Rater

Kevin Ring

Technical Lead - Residential Services, HERS Modeler
kring@sea.us.com

Kevin Ring has been a construction project manager and consulting owner’s representative for thirty years.  Project sizes range from the $50 million Kingsbury Hall at UNH to his own two deep energy retrofits in Medford.   He holds an engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; a Massachusetts Construction Supervisor’s License and is a RESNET Certified HERS Rater.  As the creator of the “Building Envelope Hotline”, he is known for his keen listening, analytical and observational skills.  If there is a simple elegant solution you will hear it.  He is a member of the last class at Phillips Exeter Academy to use slide rules, and the first class at MIT to use spreadsheets.  He has also been a professional swing and ballroom dance performer and instructor since 1980s.

As our primary HERS modeler and creator of the "Hotline", Kevin loves to analyze plans and build homes vicariously.  He has produced over 250 energy models since joining the firm in 2011.

"If it's not written down, it didn't happen."  - Kevin

 

Roy Chatalbash

Building Performance & Diagnostic Testing
rchatalbash@sea.us.com

Roy’s career in residential energy efficiency began with an interest in conservation inspired by the Carter Administration, and grew to include how buildings have an effect on our communities. To that end, he volunteers his time on the Planning Board in his home town of Weston. At SEA, he heads up building performance testing and field diagnostics.  Credentials include RESNET Certified HERS Rater, LEED AP, BPI Building Analyst, and ENERGYSTAR® v.3.0 certification.

Before performance testing, there wasn’t very much to go on to determine the effectiveness of air-sealing and optimal insulation installation methods. But with today’s testing equipment and techniques, we can measure performance and therefore raise the bar in residential energy efficiency.

 “You can’t improve what you don’t measure.” - Roy

 

Jang Yoon

Building Performance & Diagnostic Testing
jyoon@sea.us.com

Jang Yoon was destined to be building scientist, an epiphany he has only recently realized.  A son of a civil engineer, his life revolved around buildings and structures before he could walk, and showed an early interest in how things are designed and constructed.  His interests led him on a varied path that covers antique Oriental rug restoration to manufacturing minimally invasive medical devices.  The common thread that ties his eclectic history is his love of aesthetics in relation to function.  He holds an engineering degree from Boston University and is a RESNET Certified HERS Rater.

“Details are important, but avoid getting lost in them.  Never lose sight of the whole process.  This is best expressed by the Japanese term: Enzan no Mestuke.” -Jang

 

Nathan Bearse

Building Performance & Diagnostic Testing
nbearse@sea.us.com

Nate has been interested in the building sciences for as long as he can remember. His father is the owner of a small residential construction company and is responsible for instilling in him the importance of quality and attention to detail in his work at an early age. He then pursued a degree in Architecture at Keene State College, where he discovered his love for sustainability and energy analysis through his coursework. He is now actively pursuing BPI Building Analyst and RESNET HERS Rater Certifications and is hoping to help improve the construction industry, one building at a time.

 

 

Matthew Vitello

Field Inspector
mvitello@sea.us.com

Energy Efficiency first crossed Matt’s path while working for a lighting distributor in the national accounts division. When learning about the different incentives and programs based on energy efficient lighting provided by the state & local utilities, Matt became hooked. Expanding his knowledge beyond lighting, he learned about residential construction while working as a home energy advisor for a home performance contractor located in Boston. During his training, he became BPI certified and well versed with combustion safety (Furnaces, Boilers, DHW, etc.). Since joining the team, Matt has expanded his knowledge of new construction homes and the varying building codes that builders face today. Matt grew up in Newport, RI and attended Endicott College where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Science.

 

“Always be willing to listen & learn from others because you never know what knowledge they may share.” - Matt

 

Kerille Bruno  

Energy Modeler
kbruno@sea.us.com

Kerille has been intrigued by building design from a very young age. His interest in architecture and desire to explore the structure of buildings guided his early education towards an Associate’s degree in Building and Civil Engineering at the Dominica State College. His pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering at the City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering introduced him to principles of sustainability, building science and the immense potential for energy reduction and cost savings. These educational principles became practical through his scholastic projects and internship at the CUNY Building Performance Lab. His goal is to help reduce the energy consumption of buildings and working at SEA helps achieve it one home at a time.

"Perfect Planning Prevents Pathetic Performance." - Kerille

 

 

Kathleen Hanlon

Energy Modeler
khanlon@sea.us.com

Katie graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in environmental engineering. Her passion for sustainability and clean energy and love of travel and adventure led her to study energy engineering abroad in Iceland. Through both domestic and international travels she grew fascinated with architecture as an art and decided to apply it to her studies. She completed a minor in architecture with a focus in green building design. She has since completed an energy engineering internship and is currently pursuing LEED AP certification.

 

 

 

City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering introduced him to principles of sustainability, 
 
building science and the immense potential for energy reduction and cost savings. These educational 
 
principles became practical through his scholastic projects and internship at the CUNY Building 
 
Performance Lab. His goal is to help reduce the energy consumption of buildings and working at SEA 
 
helps achieve it one home at a time.
 
desire to explore the structure of buildings guided his early education towards an Associate’s degree in 
 
Building and Civil Engineering at the Dominica State College. His pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree at the 
 
City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering introduced him to principles of sustainability, 
 
building science and the immense potential for energy reduction and cost savings. These educational 
 
principles became practical through his scholastic projects and internship at the CUNY Building 
 
Performance Lab. His goal is to help reduce the energy consumption of buildings and working at SEA 
 
helps achieve it one home at a time.