Viewpoint Windows has added a home energy specialist to their sales and technical staff. Greg Neruda joined the group at the Boise Showroom and Office recently and brings the company innovative expertise in High Performance Buildings, Deep Energy Retro-Fits, Home Energy Audits, and especially how High Performance windows and glazing contributes to an integrated approach in home energy savings.
Mr. Neruda is certified with BPI (Building Performance Institute) as a Building Analyst. He is also certified as a RESNET Home Energy Survey Professional. Additionally, Greg is a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (cSBA) and a LEED Green Associate.
“I look at window systems differently now” states Mr. Neruda; “windows and glazing are integrated and represent a holistic part of many systems working in concert with each other in bringing occupants a healthy environment and energy efficiency, up to a net zero structure”.
“I’m pleased to see multiple trades now joined in discussions about deep energy savings in homes; which takes the dialog to a dozen energy saving improvements besides windows and doors”. “My primary goal is the comfort and health of the occupants of their home”. “This means a promise to think of people first; their indoor air quality, thermal comfort, and environmental safety”, states Mr. Neruda.
Greg is also a member of the Idaho Chapter of the USGBC (United States Green Building Council). Prior to joining Viewpoint Windows and Doors, Greg worked for several nationally recognized window companies as a Regional Sales Manager. “It’s been both fun and challenging; having dozens of brands to fit into place, instead of just one”.
Neruda also comments on how building is changing in the coming decades; “We will see energy costs rise, and we are seeing a change in residential spaces and commercial structures…Smart Homes, Smart Buildings…High Performance top to bottom and sound Building Science that can track and measure comfort and energy use 24/7”.
“I would personally enjoy living in a net zero home, says Greg…”hopefully one that I helped design”. “For me, it would include passive solar technology and renewable energy”. “Everyone I talk to wants less dependency on foreign energy products; that means we all have to start somewhere in the sustainable processes to get us there”. “And the year 2030 will be a good benchmark in our progress towards those goals,” Neruda concludes.
Greg can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, and at Viewpoint Windows and Doors 208-854-1877