As a Regional Manager of the Chicago area, Frank is responsible for site visits, analysis, and development of EFA reports including Energy Audits, Green and standard Capital Needs Assessments (GCNA, CNA), Property Condition Assessments (PCA), and Construction Loan Monitoring Project Status Reports. Frank also conducts business development, research, and administrative activities. Frank is responsible for overseeing the building shell and air infiltration testing program for EFA.
Prior to EFA, Frank was a building science instructor, and was certified to HERS Rater Certification classes, BPI Certification classes, and to administer BPI field exams. Frank has also authored texts for both the HERS and BPI programs. Frank also is certified as both a HERS Rater and a holds various BPI Certifications. Prior to his time spent in teaching, Frank was a real estate developer and builder. He has built, rehabbed, and/or managed numerous properties, both commercial and residential. His introduction into real estate came as a result of his earlier practice as a Certified Public Accountant, servicing clients who were mainly involved in construction and real estate management.
Frank serves on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Association of Energy Raters, is a member of the Residential Services Energy Network, and a member of the Building Performance Institute. Frank is currently a member of the United States Green Building Council’s Illinois Chapter. He is also a member of Air Barrier Association of America’s Whole Building Air Tightness Committee.
Frank holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Mathematics and Psychology from Manhattanville College, and attended the University of Illinois Graduate School of Business for two years on a non-matriculation basis at the end of which he had earned his Illinois CPA designation. Frank has also earned certifications including Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Rater and Training Provider, Energy Star trainer, Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst, Multi-Family Building Analyst and Air Sealing and Insulation certification, Level I Thermography with specialization in building Shell Analysis,
To contact Frank, please send an e-mail to Pipal@efanow.com