Rob Howard is Performance Construction Manager with Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating. He provides training and technical support to builders, remodelers, architects, and engineers on variable refrigerant flow cooling and heating systems for residential applications.
Rob has over eighteen years of experience in the performance construction industry. He is the former Director of Construction at Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley where they built ENERGY STAR homes through Advanced Energy’s SystemVision program. They built the first Net-Zero Energy Home in North Carolina in partnership with Appalachian State University in 2005. They also built the first DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in North Carolina in 2015.
Rob became a HERS Rater in 2006 and started a company called Home Energy Solutions to provide green building consulting and home performance contracting in Western North Carolina.
He earned his bachelor’s degree and a renewable energy technologies diploma from North Carolina State University.