Meet the Trainers!

Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Peter is a registered architect, sustainability consultant, author, and speaker whose 38 year career includes design and planning for governmental, educational, health care, residential, and religious buildings. He shares his experience at seminars and conferences and has published over 140 national continuing education articles. Peter has led AIA Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) programs and is a member of the Advisory Board of the AIA+2030 series.

Bill Brooks

Bill Brooks, PE

Bill is the principal of Brooks Engineering and a registered professional engineer. A consultant to the PV industry on a variety of topics, his primary focus since 1992 has been the analysis and testing of PV systems for utility interconnected applications. In 1998, Bill established a program in California that has trained over 7,000 inspectors, electricians and installers. He has written several technical manuals for the PV industry that are now widely used in California and beyond. His experience includes work on technical review committees for photovoltaics and utility interconnection.

Peter Ewers

Peter Ewers, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Peter has 30 years of experience designing residential and commercial projects and has been a licensed architect for 26 years. In 1998, he founded Ewers Architecture with the mission to create beautiful architecture that respects the natural environment. Maximized energy efficiency, minimized environmental impacts, passive solar design, and roofs optimized for solar panels are part of all Ewers Architecture designs. Peter has spoken at solar and design conferences as an advocate for sustainability.

Michael Goldschmidt

Michael E. Goldschmidt, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Michael is a licensed architect and an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Architectural Studies at the University of Missouri. He coordinates and teaches many of the undergraduate classes in the department’s technology sequence, including coursework in sustainable building technologies and energy efficient buildings. Michael has over 30 years of professional architectural practice experience including sustainable designs for residential and commercial buildings.

Dan Lepinski

Dan Lepinski, PE

Dan has been involved in solar energy as a professional design engineer for more than 45 years. He is an active member of the Solar America Board for Codes and Standards and the Electric Power Research Institute “Smart Grid” Development Committee. In 2016, Dan was selected by the state of Texas as the most qualified subject matter expert in solar energy and tasked with conducting 20 solar energy educational workshops for Texas policymakers, code officials, and others.

Ted Redmond

Ted Redmond, RA

As a registered architect, Ted has over 23 years of experience leading planning efforts for local governments. Ted’s practice focuses on net zero and high performance building consulting including solar PV feasibility assessments, building and site optimization and conceptual solar PV design. As a sustainability consultant, Ted has an expertise in building and product life cycle assessments and in delivering energy and climate Inventories and Reduction Action Plans.

Ted Redmond


Alice is the principal and founder of Greenbank Associates, a green building and sustainability consultancy dedicated to climate change action to scale. As a licensed architect with over 25 years of experience, Alice has facilitated the greening of dozens of public, private, and educational facilities, including LEED Platinum, and one of the first K-12 urban school campuses designed to be Grid Neutral/Zero Net Energy. A longtime member of the AIA, USGBC, the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), she has served on the Energy, Climate, Water, Integration and Innovation Subcommittees of the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) State and National Technical Advisory Groups.