2012 BPI Tony Woods Award Winner
Dave Robinson of GreenEarthEquities Receives BPI’s 2012 Tony Woods Award for Excellence in Advancing the Home Performance Industry. The award recognizes the individual who has most advanced the home performance industry over the past year.
Baltimore, Maryland, March 29, 2012 -The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI), the nation’s premier standards development and contractor credentialing organization for residential energy efficiency retrofit work, yesterday honored Dave Robinson of GreenEarthEquities by naming him the 2012 recipient of the Tony Woods Award for Excellence in Advancing the Home Performance Industry in the Opening Plenary ceremony of the ACI National Home Performance Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
Robinson was nominated by industry peers and selected by an independent panel of impartial judges for his passionate commitment to performing deep energy retrofits on foreclosed homes, and for training others to do the same. His innovative approach has brought much needed home performance services to an often neglected corner of the residential housing market.
Robinson performed energy efficiency renovations for 30 years and served the industry as president of the California Building Performance Contractors Association (CBPCA) before founding GreenEarthEquitiesin 2008.
GreenEarthEquities buys foreclosed homes and performs deep energy retrofits on them before selling them again. His vision of finding like-minded investors and teaching them to replicate his proven strategies demonstrates his commitment to training “Energy-Wise House Flippers.”
“Dave Robinson is determined to save the Earth and improve the planet one house at a time,” said Larry Zarker, BPI CEO. “Robinson’s background as a contractor, real estate broker, energy auditor and teacher, combined with his creative thinking has allowed him to flourish in this challenging economy.”
Robinson’s business model has been so successful that the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded two contracts to GreenEarthEquities for the development of demonstration homes in California and Virginia, to measure specially designed HVAC and duct system configurations featuring Robinson’s energy efficient home performance improvements.
The Tony Woods Award for Excellence in Advancing the Home Performance Industry is an initiative from BPI in honor of Tony Woods, former president of Canam Building Envelope Specialists Inc. and ZERODRAFT®, and a pioneer of the home performance industry. During his career, he served tirelessly in the industry as a volunteer board member with BPI, Affordable Comfort Inc (ACI), as president of the Ontario Building Envelope Council and on more than ten standards committees dealing with air leakage control, air barriers, ventilation and more. He has presented on building envelope retrofit and home performance topics throughout North America and around the world. Woods passed away after a battle with leukemia on May 8, 2009, just over two weeks after the inaugural award in his name was presented by BPI.