Tyler Stein, President for In the Now...For the Furture.
Tyler Stein's current position as a Certified Energy Rater, Energy Consultant and Energy Star Partner for Homes & Businesses began to develop during his high school years. http://www.energystar.gov/ Tylers strong interest in the field of custom home building combined with his natural and multiple talents in the world of construction, opened the doors to his own building company. That company, In the Now...For the Future, was founded in 2002, and is located in the Wet Mountain Valley, Westcliffe, Colorado.
Tyler was introduced to, and then built earthship or earth bermed style homes. A key feature of these homes is heavy dependence on the use of passive solar. After building these homes, his passion for home energy conservation and sustainable living methods took hold and since then has continued to skyrocket.
Tyler's building science background coupled with his strong thirst for knowledge on sustainable techniques, strategies and whole house integrated building systems, has created accomplishments in education, training and certifications. These accomplishments work best to consult and guide others toward the financial and personal benefits of "greening our world."
Tyler has acquired his education and training through RESNET (The Residential Energy Services Network) to become a Certified HERS Energy Rater, backed by a Building Analyst Professional Certification from BPI (The Building Performance Institute) and Home Energy Tune Up Certification, offering state of the art programming to determine the best upgrades for an existing home to be more energy efficient.
A large portion of Tyler's energy related experience also comes from his Chair position in the Sustainable Building Focus Group in the Non Profit Organization based within the community of Westcliffe, CO known as Sustainable Ways. www.sustainableways.org
Kimberly Stein, Vice President for In the Now...For the Future.
Kimberly was raised in a family business of construction and farming and graduated from Springfield College in Massachusetts with a BA in Science in 1993. She founded the Wet Mountain Valley Food Cooperative and the local farmers' market. http://westcliffefarmersmarket.com/ Each year Kimberly hosts the Solar Home Tour to educate people on sustainable building concepts. Her deep belief and efforts towards creating a sustainable future for her own family is in turn helping other families and whole communities achieve the same.
Both Tyler and Kimberly have actively been involved in moving the community in which they live into the future of sustainability. The owners are raising their two young sons on an off-grid, sustainable ranch in a cozy and stylish earth bermed, active and passive solar home. Each has completed a course with Michael Reynolds on Earthship Design and Function. This dynamic duo also spearheaded, as co-founders, an avant garde community movement called Sustainable Ways in 2006. This organization is currently leading the community into a sustainable way of life for all of its 4,400 permanent residents. The Steins were featured in the 2008 Co-Op America National Green Pages for their efforts. http://www.greenamerica.org/