About Building Energy, Inc.

Knowledge and experience you can count on.

History
The company was founded by Ingo Stroup, who has been involved in the Building Science industry for over 30 years. He was one of the original participants in establishing ENERGY STAR in Idaho and has a comprehensive understanding of building performance and efficiency measures. The company has grown significantly through the years and is one of the largest rating companies in the Northwest.

Awards
In recognition of our commitment to the ENERGY STAR program, Building Energy, Inc. received the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA ENERGY STAR Market Leader Award in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. This national award recognizes the company’s work in promoting energy efficient construction and helping to protect the environment through its partnership with ENERGY STAR.

Additional recognition includes:
2012 Most Innovative Verifier of the Year Award 
2014 and 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award
2016 and 2017 Sustained Excellence Award.

 

Core Values

Commitment to great service.
Operate with honor and integrity.
Take responsibility for our actions and decisions.
Practice safety on the job at all times.

 

Meet Our Staff 

Ingo Stroup – President and CEO – RESNET Certified HERS Rater/Provider – ICC Certified – ITC Certified Infrared Thermographer

Ingo started Building Energy over thirteen years ago and has steadily grown the business into a full-service energy services company. He previously enjoyed a fifteen year career with the State of Idaho as a Senior Energy Specialist for the Department of Water Resources, Energy Division and the Division of Building Safety. He is known as one of the Northwest’s leading experts in building performance and efficiency. Born in Germany, Ingo is particularly fond of German cuisine and libations. He likes to fish in his spare time, is open-water dive certified and an avid traveler, preferring tropical destinations.

IMG_0996 Denice VanDoren – CFO

Denice manages the administrative, HR and financial side of the company. An entrepreneur at heart, she has a strong marketing background and started, then sold, a coffee shop and a newspaper since moving to Idaho in 2000. She was also a licensed Idaho Real Estate Agent for seven years. Walking Maggie, Pilates and Yoga are some of her interests.

IMG_2179 Brendon Smith – RESNET Certified HERS Rater – ENERGY STAR Certified

Brendon attended the University of Idaho and worked for the US Forest Service for six years prior to joining Building Energy. He is the senior employee in our Field Services Division and has been instrumental in coordinating our Energy Modeling and HERS certifications. In his spare time, Brendon likes to camp and hike.

IMG_2195 Connor Grossman – Field Services Lead – RESNET Certified HERS Rater – ICC Certified – ENERGY STAR Certified

With a degree in Environmental Studies from BSU, Connor has a passion for sustainability and the environment. He is the lead for field testing, inspections and technical services and is involved with every component of day-to-day operations in the company. Along with caring for our planet, Connor enjoys bicycling, camping and reading comic books.

Shane Amen – RESNET Certified Rating Field Inspector – ENERGY STAR Certified

Shane graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelor of Sciences in Geology. Shane is learning building science principles along with field testing and energy modeling, with the goal to become a Certified Rater. He previously worked for the USGS in Washington studying fish, specifically trout and salmon. His hobbies include hiking, biking and weight lifting and he is a big fan of Lord of the Rings.

Heath Chisholm – RESNET Certified Rating Field Inspector – ENERGY STAR Certified

Originally from Missoula, Montana, Heath has been living in Boise since 2012. He graduated with a BA in Environmental Studies and is working towards becoming a Certified Rater. He worked as a fly fishing and raft guide in Glacier Park for 4 years and his other interests include hiking, biking, walking his dog Finley and generally being outdoors. 

Evan Westphal – Energy Services Technician

Evan is a Boise native and is excited to be a part of assisting with better energy performance of homes in the Treasure Valley.  He studied Physics at Boise State and is applying what he learned about Thermodynamics to the field of building science. He spends most weekends in Cascade, where he enjoys swimming and hiking. 

Lynn Shoemaker – Field Services Scheduling Coordinator

Lynn coordinates the field services at Building Energy. With a background in the construction industry, Lynn has stepped into this role easily. She schedules all field calls and ensures that we are on track and on time. Lynn is the first point of contact for calls to the office and works closely with our team and builder clients to ensure we are providing great service.

FullSizeRender Maggie – Building Energy Mascot

Maggie is a West Highland Terrier. Her responsibilities include greeting visitors to our office, politely begging when there is food around and sleeping a lot.

Multi-Family Testing

Building Energy has the staff, equipment and experience to test and verify Multi-Family projects. We provide independent energy code testing as required by the IECC and also certify ENERGY STAR/Green projects for utility incentive programs and Tax Credits... (read more)

Testimonials

TRM, Eagle, ID
"From my personal experience, anyone building a home or wanting to decrease existing home utility costs should only select Building Energy to audit, oversee and test contractors’ work, and ensure contractors follow specifications. If you are building a new home, make sure your Builder contracts Building Energy as part of the construction process..." (read more)