Jim has a passion for understanding the systems perspective of complex environmental, economic, and infrastructure issues in his personal and professional life. In 2014 he co-founded Sustainable Comfort, Inc. with the mission is to create thoughtful, sustainable, and impactful buildings. Since its founding, SCI has grown to over 45 employees and was honored as the 19th fastest growing company in Massachusetts in 2019 and the fastest growing company in Worcester by Inc. 5000.
Jim primarily works with the multifamily housing sector as a consultant to achieve certifications for energy efficiency and green building practices. He has been responsible for the development of systems and processes to assist in a variety of green building programs, including Energy Star Homes, LEED for Homes, Enterprise Green Communities, Passive House (PHIUS), Energy Star Multifamily High Rise, Integrated Physical Needs Assessments, and has secured over $12 Million in utility incentive programs for clients. Sustainable Comfort has also taken on construction, development, and property management in Worcester, where SCI strives to restore and preserve the existing house stock.
NESEA has proved to be invaluable in shaping his ideas and approach to building efficiency and knowledge sharing. He is helping to expand the NESEA reach into Upstate New York, having hosted NESEA Pro Tours in the Fingerlakes region, and has presented throughout the Northeast on building efficiency.
Building upon the rich history and knowledge gained within the NESEA community, the next generation of NESEA leaders will be tasked with bringing this vision of healthy, climate resilient buildings into reality for all. We look forward to this challenge together.
©2021 Northeast Sustainable Energy Association - BuildingEnergy® is a registered trademark of Northeast Sustainable Energy Association