Meet Our Team

Multifamily & Commercial Energy Services

Laurie Colwander, Multifamily Services Team

Laurie Colwander

Director of multifamily & commercial Services

HERS Rater, NGBS Green Verifier, Fitwel Ambassador, Green Globes Professional, EarthCraft Technical Advisor, LEED Green Rater, OSHA 10

A native to Michigan who found her way to SEM by way of AmeriCorps. She adores alliteration and puns. She became a vegetarian over 20 years ago and has always considered it a big missed-steak. 

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Rachel Della Valle

Project manager

NGBS Green Master Verifier, HERS Rater, LEEDH Green Rater, LEED AP BD+C, OSHA 10

When I’m not thinking about buildings I enjoy tracking down Brandi Carlile on tour, cheering on the NC Courage women’s soccer team with my wife, and hiking at the West Point on the Eno with our dog Indy. 

Grant Warner, Multifamily Team

Grant Warner

Field Manager

NGBS Master Green Verifier, HERS Rater & QAD, EarthCraft Technical Advisor, OSHA 10

Loves the outdoors. Building Scientist during the week and adventurer on the weekends.

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”
– Vince Lombardi

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Jacob Hauser

Energy & Data Analyst

LEED AP, BD+C, NGBS Green Field Rep, HERS Rater, OSHA 10, Building Performance Institute -Multifamily Building Analyst

Jack of many trades, both in the office and the woods.

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Benoit Rivard

Affordable housing Project manager

HERS Rater, ENERGY STAR MFNC Rater, NGBS Green Field Rep, OSHA 10, EarthCraft Technical Advisor, MSc in Carbon Management

As SEM’s Canadian representative, I do fit most of the stereotypes: hockey fan, annoyingly polite, and you might hear me say “aboot”. When I’m not baby-proofing my house, I’m exploring North Carolina’s landscapes with my camera and dogs.

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Kristyn Mott

Team Coordinator & Inside Sales

Fitwel Ambassador, LEED Green Associate, HERS Associate

A NY native that moved south to follow the sun. I actively look for ways to live a low or zero waste lifestyle, and learn more about sustainable brands and practices regularly. During my free time, I enjoy hiking, playing sports, and (when I can) traveling.

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Sara Caliendo

Green Building Program Manager

Energy Star MFNC Rater, NGBS Green Verifier, HERS Rater, OSHA 10

Enjoy learning new crafts, hiking, and exploring NC with my dogs.

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Jordan Perez

Field Technician and Project Coordinator

Certified RFI,HERS Associate, OSHA 10

NC native. Happy new husband and begrudging new stepfather to a cat. Big fan of my wife, the Blue Ridges, stereotypical indie folk music, dry humor, energy efficiency, composting, trees, the sun, etc.

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Levi Walker

Field Technician

Certified RFI, Energy Star 3.0 Rater, NGBS Green Verifier, OSHA 10

Lover of craft beer, a good cup of coffee, and the outdoors.

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