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04-03-10
Energy Metrics on historic preservation v. saving energy on Scientific American blog.

02-25-10
Energy Metrics on conservation v. efficiency at Mapawatt

02-25-10
Pingswept writes about an Energy Metrics blower door test.

02-13-10
The new Energy Metrics website goes live!

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02-15-10
Energy Monitoring: An Unexpected Benefit
02-14-10
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Energy Metrics was founded at the beginning of 2010 by David Fay and his son Colin. It began as an interest in conserving energy, both for savings and environmental reasons, and quickly became a passion. After using many of the energy-saving techniques on his own house, David decided the next logical step was to help other people do the same.

David Fay

David's previous career was in telecommunications research working for companies such as Bell Laboratories, GTE Laboratories and Verizon Laboratories. Along the way, he contributed to the development of many new communication technologies: cellular telephony, text-to-speech, residential voicemail, internet yellow pages, and fiberoptic voice and data services. With two colleagues, he designed and built superpages.com, one of the first yellow pages on the Web (1996).

Energy Metrics is the outgrowth of his passion for measuring and then reducing energy consumption in his own home -- a 175-year-old Greek Revival in Harvard, Massachusetts. He found that by carefully tracking energy use in his home and by applying the principles of building science, he could decrease his utility bills by remarkable amounts at the same time as making it more comfortable. Now he'd like to do the same for others.

Outside of work, David was a long-time leader of KidBits, a volunteer organization he co-founded to provide computers to children at Children's Hospital in Boston. The organization was presented with a President's Volunteer Action Award by the first President Bush in a ceremony at the White House. He presently serves on the Energy Advisory Committee for the Town of Harvard, Massachusetts. When not measuring things, David runs a lot -- training for his next marathon or just for fun. He has degrees from MIT and the University of Texas at Austin.