Conducting deep-energy retrofit of personal home, a 1924 Craftsman bungalow
Dan Lutz became interested in construction in college when he spent a year as a volunteer with Lutheran Disaster Response, rebuilding and restoring flood damaged homes. He subsequently served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army, leading platoons with the 10th Mountain Division in Iraq and with the Old Guard at Arlington National Cemetery. In recent years, Lutz worked as a carpenter and home inspector in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Lutz joined Advanced Energy in 2008 as a member of the Applied Building Science team. As field manager for SystemVision, he is responsible for overseeing the plan review process for program homes, coordinating site visits, conducting field testing and providing technical assistance to raters in the field. Lutz builds relationships with developers, builders and subcontractors, ensuring the continued success of the SystemVision program and increasing the number of affordable energy-efficient homes built in the state.
Lutz joined Advanced Energy in 2008 as a member of the Applied Building Science team. As program manager for Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®, he is responsible for conducting field testing, coordinating quality assurance, providing technical assistance to technicians and managing logistical and administrative program support. Lutz builds relationships with raters, developers, builders and contractors, ensuring the continued success of the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program and increasing the quality of energy-efficient retrofits in the state.
MY PHILOSOPHY ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY
We do not own this world; we just borrow it from our children. I believe that in my lifetime, the world will experience the negative effects of both climate change and competition for dwindling resources. It is completely within our ability to meet the challenge ahead, and I want to be a part of the solution, for myself and for my children.
Bachelor of Arts, History, Magna Cum Laude, Duke University