May 10, 2017

A Bright Future Ahead As The 475 Crew Grows

While some might have serious issues with 2016, this year is shaping up to be pretty great for your friends here at 475. We have several things in the works that we’ll be announcing in the following months. But as with any business, everything starts with the people who make it. On that note, we’re happy to announce one big move and a couple new additions:

Ben Leer – Daylighting Specialist

Ben-headshot-500Ben came on board early in 2016, and has proven his abilities as New York Product Consultant.
He originally found us through The City College of New York while completing his Master’s in Sustainability with a focus in architecture, naturally. He has a passion for creating environmentally friendly building, and is deeply committed to the Passive House movement. He’s now transitioning on to be our dedicated Daylighting Specialist. Ben is using his expertise to integrate and customize your daylighting details. Get in touch with Ben for consulting on a wide variety of daylighting components including LAMILUX skylights, windows, doors, sliding doors, motorized roof exit hatches and roof glazing systems. The sky is the limit… no pun intended.

For a sneak peek at what is to come in the daylighting department see, ask him about the first 3 LAMILUX glass roofs being installed in the New York metro area, or read our most recent blog posts on BEWISO Windows.

Nick Shaw – New York Product Consultant

Nick_Headshot_500With Ben moving to his new position and shoes to fill, we were lucky to snag Nick Shaw from deep Appalachia. Nick is a PHIUS-certified Consultant and Builder. He graduated from Warren Wilson College in North Carolina with a BA in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Environmental Education. He’s familiar with a variety of high performance techniques from both hands-on building experience as well as theory. Nick has worked in the green building field for 8 years, primarily on integrated design-build projects. As per usual around our office, he’s a building science aficionado and self-described “sustainable design nerd.” To quote the man himself: “I believe what we create is a reflection of our worldview. I’m very happy to be a part of the 475 team and am excited by the amount of high performance buildings going up in New York.”

Aaron McCormack – Technical Consultant

Aaron_headshot_500475 High Performance Building Supply is a rare bird in the building world. There are few, if any, companies that we look to as a guide. Ecological Building Systems in Ireland is on our very short list of inspirations – they have been mastering the art of Pro Clima and Gutex distribution / education in Ireland and the UK for years.

With great pleasure, we welcome Aaron McCormack to the 475 team. He has served with Ecological Building Systems as a Technical Sales Engineer for the last 4 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architectural Design and Technology from Cardiff Metropolitan University. Aaron is looking forward to bringing his knowledge on airtightness, insulation and moisture movement to the company. He brings with him a passion for sustainability and Passive Design having recently become a Certified Passive House Consultant through the Passive House Institute.

We’re looking forward to learning a thing or two about airtightness from Aaron, and hope you have a chance to connect with him on pressing technical questions.


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