Trained and certified at Southface Energy Institute in Atlanta, and Infraspection Institute in Philadelphia. As a former business owner & distributor of Log & Timber Framed Homes, Rick learned that these building structures often have multiple pathways of air infiltration which led to comfort complaints from his clients. An infrared camera with a trained eye became his #1 tool for quality control. This opened the door to the larger world of building science, energy efficiency testing, & HVAC system design. Rick joined the Performance Point team in 2013, which allowed him to return to his hometown Charlotte after living in South Florida, and North Georgia. His passions are good science, troubleshooting, collaboration with his colleagues, writing, and spending time with family and friends.