eVolume 1, Issue 2
RUPCO’s Mike D’Arcy, Marine, Firefighter, and Neighborhood Watch Organizer has added yet another title to his portfolio – Energy Coach! A key member of the Green Jobs/Green New York Team, Mike is relentless in his drive to educate and motivate homeowners to become more energy efficient. Run into Mike and you’re likely to hear about potential gas leaks, mold, carbon monoxide and other toxins that make for sick homes. And if he doesn’t win you with that argument, he’ll show you how much money you could be putting in the bank if only you’d change your light bulbs and insulate your house. He might even push you to get new, EnergyStar appliances. As RUPCO’s Energy Coach, he will not just persuade you to act, but he’ll show you where to get the money to make the improvements you should make.
You’ve probably seen him, because he’s everywhere. Speaking at meetings, manning tables at events, calling, e-mailing, facebooking….. Mike knows the NYSERDA programs inside out and upside down. On top of that, he knows buildings and the contractors who work in them. He has achieved Building Performance Institute Certification, the nation’s premier institutional standard for development, quality assurance and credentialing of residential energy efficiency retrofit work. Focusing on the house as a system approach, BPI emphasizes the interdependence of building systems as they relate to energy consumption.
He has also achieved BPI Building Analyst certification, the nation’s most widely recognized energy auditor certification, and will give you the tools to analyze and correct any deficient features in any residences. D’Arcy is also a Building Envelope specialist, focusing on advanced building envelope diagnostics, evaluation and repair skills using a ‘whole house’ performance-based approach. The Energy Coach with help with Identifying common building envelope problems that reduce efficiency, air quality, comfort, and occupant health & safety and make recommendations based on these findings.