Troy Tanner, owner of The Home Energy Detective, Inc., reached out to me last week requesting that I substantiate and attest to his years of serving the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) program in Northern VA. I was EPA's national manager of HPwES from 2005 to 2012 and was responsible for the enrollment and kick off of the Northern VA program. Troy and his company were in the first wave of contractors to enroll in March of 2010 and continue to participate doing comprehensive energy audits and managing the remediation. That program has evolved to become part of local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP, based in Charlottesville) and Troy has become central to LEAP's success in Arlington.

I have since gotten to know Troy and his good work and have had Troy join me on several occasions to co-present at ACI National conference and local venues as well. I'm familiar with Troy's expertise in performing energy analysis and have recommended him frequently to help friends and EPA colleagues in Northern Virginia. By all accounts he is fully competent to be a licensed energy auditor in the state of Virginia.

Please contact me if you need additional information - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 202 343-9096.


Chandler Von Schrader
Program Manager, ENERGY STAR
United States Environmnetal Protection Agency 

See pdf of Mr. Von Schrader's Full Letter