Towson-based Zerodraft Maryland, a leading regional energy conservation firm, is excited that Wade Bischoff has been hired as Manager of the company’s Home Performance division. In this role, he oversees home energy audits and residential energy improvements, while also serving as the company’s senior energy auditor and technical advisor.
Wade comes to Zerodraft with Building Performance Institute (BPI) certification and more than 10 years’ experience in building conservation, sustainability and building energy efficiency, including three years of direct energy auditing experience. A native of Oregon, Wade most recently lived in Kansas City, Kansas, where he ran his own successful home performance and energy modeling practice. But industry opportunities are far more exciting here in Maryland, Wade says, so he and his family recently decided to pull up stakes and move east. They reside in Cockeysville.
In his new role at Zerodraft, Wade leads the company's "Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®" (HPwES) efforts for both new and existing properties. Maryland’s “Home Performance with ENERGY STAR” efficiency programs are largely funded by a voter-approved utility surcharge under the “EmPOWER Maryland Act,” so that homeowners typically only pay $100 for a full home performance energy audit. Zerodraft’s growing team of certified home energy auditors works with Wade to test customers’ homes and recommend a variety of improvements that cut energy costs while boosting comfort and energy efficiency. Customers are then eligible for up to $3,150 in utility rebates for these measures. “I love helping people become more comfortable in their homes as well as lower their utility bills,” says Wade. “This includes educating homeowners and renters about energy efficiency programs, helping them understand and navigate these programs, and assist them in getting the most value for their money.”
Asked about his new company, Wade says, “I’m excited to be a part of the Zerodraft team that’s helping Maryland homeowners make their homes more comfortable and energy-efficient while reducing up-front costs with the nation’s best energy conservation incentive programs.”
Maryland (www.zerodraftmd.com) is a full-service residential and multifamily energy
consulting and retrofitting company based in Towson, MD. Our mission is to help
homeowners and residential property managers simultaneously save money, energy,
and the environment. We continuously pursue the most effective products,
techniques, and technologies to drive building energy and maintenance costs
closer to zero. Since our founding, we have performed over 20,000 energy audits
and checkups of homes and apartments throughout the state and built up a team
of some of the most experienced home performance professionals in the region.