Erik Daugherty
Erik Daugherty
Founder/Owner

Responsibilities:

Oversee company operations, strategizing, marketing and production. Sales and project management.

Why Interested in Energy Efficiency:

Growing up with a love of science, the outdoors, building things, and researching cool new automobiles (Erik bought one of the first VW TDIs in Tennessee back in 1996), Erik’s interest in energy efficiency was a natural combination of all of these. His desire to help foster a healthy, sustainable planet came to fruition with his founding of E3 INNOVATE.

Fun Fact:

Erik and his wife, Kajsa, once traveled the European continent in a 1978 Mercedes 240D diesel. Determined to make the trip using 100% biodiesel, they often found themselves running on empty in remote areas, finding fuel just in the nick of time. Kajsa is quick to point out, however, that although the European trip was a success, Erik’s biodiesel luck didn’t quite make it back to the states with him, where more than once he has found himself filling up on canola oil at convenience stores.

Stefan Peter-Contesse
Stefan Peter-Contesse
Building Scientist/ Project Manager

Responsibilities:

Project Management. Sales. Hers rating. ENERGYSTAR Certification.

Why Interested in Energy Efficiency:

While working in the construction industry, Stefan was astonished by both the poor building practices and the amount of waste created by the building process. A longtime advocate of sustainability (he ran his college’s recycling program), Stefan decided to dedicate his professional career to improving construction and renovation practices.

Fun Fact:

Stefan lived in his brother’s Honda Accord for 3 months while traveling to all corners of the U.S. To sleep, he would fold the back seats down and tuck his legs into the trunk (not an easy feat for a 6’5” man). An avid trail runner, Stefan’s longest run to date was the 50k “Stump Jump” in Chattanooga.

Nathan Terry
Nathan Terry
HERS Rater

Responsibilities:

Home certification work, including LEED and HERS ratings. Streamlining the home certification process. Developing home-improvement case studies.

Why Interested in Energy Efficiency:

With his background studying the human body, Nathan became interested in energy efficiency when he realized how energy production affects the environment which, in turn, affects our health.

Fun Fact:

Nathan spent two years volunteering for the Peace Corps in Paraguay, where he worked in the rural health and sanitation sector. Bilingual, Nathan also provides translation services to Spanish-speaking residents of Tennessee.

Chris Carpenter
Chris Carpenter
Project Manager

Responsibilities:

Oversee E3 Ecoworks team, including home performance installations such as mechanical systems, insulation, and thermal envelope sealing.

Why Interested in Energy Efficiency:

Embracing the saying “Take only pictures, leave only footprints,” Chris believes that we bear the responsibility of ensuring that the Earth is well cared for. A father of four, he wants his children and their children to enjoy the beauty that a healthy planet provides.

Fun Fact:

Chris has spent a considerable amount of time in Central America building schools for children. His travels have taken him to Belize, Hondorus, Costa Rica and Panama.

Lesley Herrmann
Lesley Herrmann
Business Development Specialist

Responsibilities:

Business development. Client and community outreach and education. Data analysis. Energy modeling.

Why Interested in Energy Efficiency?

“Because it just makes sense.” Lesley’s passion for sustainability ignited after attending an international course in Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development in Oslo, Norway. She decided to put her physics background to use improving the efficiency of buildings while creating enjoyable, healthy indoor environments.

Fun Fact:

When Lesley is not working on fun projects at E3, you may find her figure skating, dancing, playing standup bass, or offering her skills as a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant.

Jamie Wilkerson
Jamie Wilkerson
Rating Field Inspector (RFI)

Responsibilities:

Codes testing. Home audits. Pre-drywall inspections. Marketing advisor.

Why Interested in Energy Efficiency?

Jamie loves planet Earth and wants it to be a beautiful place for future generations to enjoy. He also appreciates how the field is constantly changing with the advancement of technology, which creates an intriguing and engaging atmosphere for learning while providing new and exciting ways to save the earth.

Fun Fact:

Jamie has traveled to over 10 countries!

Kathryn Pedulla
Kathryn Pedulla
Technology Analyst; Organization Queen-Master

Responsibilities:

Researching and deploying products and technologies. Software implementation. Creating and maintaining methodical workflows in the office.

Why Interested in Energy Efficiency?

For Kathryn, the home should be a place of security for a family. No matter what stressors a family encounters in their work or school life, their home is to be the one place they can go to feel safe and be healthy. Often, this is not the case, as many homes have unaddressed or unknown problems that make them uncomfortable, sick, or expensive to manage and operate. Energy efficiency is just one aspect of her effort to bring safe and well-performing homes to the Nashville community.

Fun Fact:

She spent a month in London, visiting the Geoffrey Museum of the Home and harrying London tour guides and homeowners to gain insight into the how’s and why’s of their residential buildings. She hopes to continue this over-seas inquiry in Japan and Sweden.