About Rich

Rich is the owner of Energy Master LI Building Consultants since 2013 and was a

Building Performance Contractor certified by the Building Performance Institute

(BPI) in shell, AC/Heat Pump and heating from 2005-2012. He performed energy audits

for existing houses as well as upgrading them to reduce their energy cost by air sealing,

insulation and replacing the heating systems.

He is also a (HERS) rater and performs ratings on new construction buildings to Energy

Star standards, and performs energy code verification and third party test that must

meet current energy code requirements for new construction in residential and

commercial buildings.

He has been a home inspector for over 20 years and has inspected over 4000 residential

and commercial buildings; and is also a New York State Building Code Enforcement

Officer, and a member of ICC and NYSBOC. Rich also performs HUD inspections for

the County of Suffolk.

He is a member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and has been

on the board of USGBC-LI for the past 7 years and serves on the LEED for Homes

committee and the Education committee, and holds the LEED-Homes AP Homes and

BD&C certification, as well as a Green Rater certification and has been performing

these services for several years. Rich is also a GPRO instructor for Homes and

Fundamentals and Project Manager.

Rich was also involved and was a key player who helped develop the Long Island

Green Homes Project for the township of Babylon Long Island (One of the first in the

country) in 2008.

He also performs moisture evaluations inspections on buildings, and holds a IR (thermal

imaging) certification. Rich has been an instructor for the Board of Cooperative Educational Services

(BOCES), a state run vocational school for the last 20 years; and an instructor for the

American Real Estate School for 19 years.

Rich is also a Proctor for BPI, which enables him to provide the written and field test for

candidate’s wishing to become certified BPI specialist. He currently does training and

proctoring for BPI in the certifications of Building Analysis, Building Envelope, Heating,

Air Conditioning & Heat Pumps, Home Energy Score mentor, Energy Auditor and

Quality Control Inspector, and sits on several BPI Technical Standards Committee that

develop new standards for the energy industry. 

He is an expert witness, as well an arbitrator in the construction industry for the past 19

years.