Serving as a Senior Technical Manager, Roy brings a wide breadth of knowledge to the Benningfield Group team. Possessing a passion to improve the understanding and implementation of building energy efficiency, he understands the needs of industry stakeholders and seeks solutions to pass on to others.
Roy recently joined Benningfield Group after spending 27 years in the construction industry as a restoration contractor and business owner. He began focusing on building energy efficiency in 2006, and has served as a HERS rater, Title 24 energy consultant, and residential mechanical designer. Working directly with contractors in the field, Roy quickly became aware of the need for energy education throughout the trades. As an adjunct professor at College of the Desert, he was instrumental in the creation of the first Zero Net Energy (ZNE) A.S. Degree program in the California Community College system, and hopes to implement the program state wide.
Roy has earned A.S. Degrees in both Construction Management and HVAC, as well as a Certificate of Building Inspection Technology from College of the Desert, Palm Desert. He possesses multiple California Contractors Licenses and industry certifications, including HERS Rater, BPI Building Analyst, and CABEC Certified Energy Analyst. Roy has served on the Board of Directors of the California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC), the CABEC Training and Education Committee, and the ZNE Technology Advisory Board at College of the Desert.
Aside from work, Roy enjoys writing and spending time with his family. On weekends, you may find him tinkering with a new invention or idea.