Cory Hawbecker, Holst Architecture
Architect Cory Hawbecker, a Senior Associate and Sustainability Coordinator at Holst Architecture, is a strong advocate for sustainable building practices and alternative energy technologies. A Certified Passive House Consultant, he excels at solving complex technical problems and translating them to consultants and clients. In addition, Cory teaches architecture at the University of Portland’s Saturday Academy, and participates in the University of Oregon’s graduate studio design reviews.
Daniel Whitmore, Indicator, LLC
Dan brings expertise in energy modeling and designing to PHIUS standards to the Karuna Foundation team. He is the owner of the consulting firm Indicator, LLC, and is an instructor and curriculum developer for the Passive House Institute US' (PHIUS) Builders Training Program. In an effort to evolve building practice Dan combines a passion for energy efficiency, sustainability, and the natural environment with 30 years of construction experience. He joins knowledge in Passive House, building science, materials selection and energy with his extensive background of hands-on craft & project troubleshooting.
Thorsten Chlupp, Arctic Sun, LLC
Thorsten Chlupp, founder of Arctic Sun LLC in Fairbanks, Alaska is a building science consultant, educator, designer, and builder with an expertise in super-efficient and zero energy design for cold climates. He is the developer of cutting edge methods of superinsulation, thermal storage, and integrated renewable energy systems which have enabled his projects to achieve unprecedented levels of performance. From zero net energy and zero fossil-fuel residences and passive house commercial projects in Alaska’s interior (an area with among the highest temperature swings in the developed world: from -40 to 90 Degrees F) to Living Building Challenge homes among the Aleutian Islands, his work re-defines what sustainable building can be in even the most challenging climates. Thorsten works closely with the Cold Climate Housing Research Center in Fairbanks and is a founding member of the Passive House Institute US Technical Committee. He lectures regularly on Passive House, Zero Energy Design, and Sustainable Building approaches throughout the United States and overseas. He is currently Karuna’s technical advisor on the ground in Bhutan.