Zak Dowell

Zak Dowell    Co-Owner

Zak holds a Dual Master of Science degree in Technology with concentrations in Building Science and Environmental Design. He has been a VA Class A licensed contractor and builder for over 15 years and has been adding sustainable design elements to his work for many years.

Zak began teaching renewable energy and building science related workforce training classes for the VA Community College System in 2010. Prior to that, he served as a building science adjunct faculty instructor at Appalachian State University, where he attended Graduate School. He continues to provide energy-efficiency education at the Sustainable Technology Institute, where students receive training and testing for both NABCEP solar and BPI energy auditor subjects. 

Zak completed his graduate thesis on the utilization of solar as an energy source for biomass energy harvest. He hopes to continue this research in the form of a Ph.d in the very near future.

zak-install2008, Zak Dowell supervising 42 panel commercial solar thermal installation for Sunqest Solar.