Monday, October 2, 2023

October 28 NetZero All Electric Homes + BEVs

John Rountree

John Rountree, AIA is an architect based in Westport, Connecticut. Rountree Architects specializes in net zero residential architecture that integrates solar energy and passive house principles. John was founder and principal of Westport Solar Consultants from 2006 to 2014 and designed numerous PV systems on commercial, institutional and residential projects. He was a founding member of the AIA/Connecticut Committee on the Environment and in 1995 was appointed to serve on the national COTE steering committee. He has published numerous articles and has lectured extensively on the subject of Photovoltaics in Architecture. John lives in Westport and his house derives 85% of its electricity from a 7.4 kW roof integrated solar photovoltaic system. He recently leased at Chevy Bolt EV and charges it from roof integrated PV panels on his garage.


Barry Kresch is a media research and marketing consultant by day and has long been involved in environmental activism. He has been an EV Club of CT member and EV owner since 2012, and now serves as club president. His participation in the club includes doing the analytics, such as the Interactive EV Dashboard tracking EV adoption in CT, analyzing the financials of the Westport Police acquiring a Model
3 patrol car, and whatever data he can get his hands on. He also writes and manages the website, has published multiple Op-Ed pieces supporting EV-friendly policy, and is frequently used as a resource for information about the state of EVs in CT by the press and others.


Analiese Paik is an entrepreneur, advocate and EV Club of CT leadership team member helping to pave the way to a sustainable future. She’s deeply committed to advancing the Club’s mission of rapidly electrifying transportation in Connecticut
and is fond of calling it the 38% solution to climate change. She influences consumer attitudes and behaviors towards EVs as CEO
of Sustainne, a company dedicated to uniting, nurturing and growing a community dedicated to sustainable living. Her  advocacy efforts run the gamut from educating legislators to testifying in Hartford and writing op-eds to inform and inspire the public. When she’s not in her office, or driving her Tesla Model 3, she can be found cooking local-in-season food in
the kitchen or gardening to conserve and restore native New England plants and their pollinators.