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Wayne Pendrey is an experienced energy consultant who uses his broad based contacts in technical research and manufacturing to analyze and specify energy efficient and “GREEN” products and systems for practical use.

In 2009 Wayne became a certified trainer for the California Building Performance Contractors Association. This work has allowed him to study, analyze and critique a wide range of “GREEN” / energy efficient building products and the rating systems that are meant to certify them. He also consults on product development and placement for “net energy buildings”, which are buildings that produce more energy than they consume through combinations of building products and systems.

These activities, along with his technical training, have made possible his consulting on several recently completed projects. These include the WAV (Working Artists of Ventura) and CEDC (Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation), both of which are housing projects incorporating large photo-voltaic solar installations; Montgomery Oaks Renovation, an affordable housing retrofit, including solar hot water and solar photovoltaics; Crossroads School in Santa Monica, a solar water heating installation; and Thacher School Dormitory, an extensive natural radiant heating installation.

Fifteen years ago, Wayne began a professional association with “Livingreen”, one of the first “GREEN” products retailers and specifiers in all of the United States. Wayne is a longstanding member of the Santa Barbara Contractors Association, and the Ventura County Contractors Association. He is a member of the board of directors of this organization and received their “Recognition for Outstanding Performance” for his efforts to teach and promote “GREEN” building.

Wayne is also a member of the Ventura County Green Building Council, which is affiliated as the local chapter for the US Green Building Council. He is a Strategic Partners Committee Chairman for that organization, which places him at the center of the coordination of efforts by the business community and public institutions to develop energy efficiency technology applications.

In 1993 he became a licensed General contractor and then added two specialty licenses C61/ D03 and C61/D34, for certification in the installation of pre-manufactured products. Prior to this, Wayne had worked for 6 years as a builder in the US Navy Seabees; which he followed with years of construction work in the Santa Barbara and Montecito area.

In 2007 Wayne began working as an energy consultant for “California Solar”, a supplier and installer of passive and active solar thermal, photovoltaic, water, wind and geothermal products. He also became involved with integrated lithium cell energy storage technology, thereby combining his product and technical knowledge with an awareness of the growing area of energy management systems; a field of activity which promises to make many potential energy products available in the marketplace.