Mike is a licensed builder in both California and Massachusetts, as well as a certified Passive House Consultant. No, we’re not launching a construction arm to our firm! Rather, we recognize the need to further bridge the gap between building science and in-the-field implementation, and we are thrilled to have Mike on board for that effort.
Mike has worked in the construction field for more than 25 years having begun framing homes at the age of 17. For 13 years he owned and operated his own design-build firm on Cape Cod specializing in energy-efficient new construction and renovations, and he has many zero-energy builds to his name. He has built in numerous states in the U.S. and in three different countries.
Mike specializes in bringing building practices, methods, and theories to real-life applications for architects, designers, and other builders. He focuses on life-cycle cost analysis of materials and applications; waterproofing, airtightness, vapor and insulation detailing; and the constructability of assemblies as cohesive packages.
He is a graduate of Worcester University in MA with degrees in Economics and Finance, and Boston University with post-graduate degrees in Education and Linguistics. He is an active member of the San Luis Obispo Climate Coalition, within which he leads the Building Decarbonization team working towards carbon-neutral design and construction of businesses and homes.