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
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