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There’s More Than Just Rick, at Rick’s Energy Solutions

Walking into the office of Rick’s Energy Solutions, today, you will find an office space completed with files of cabinets, work ready desk areas, and a collection of trained professionals ready to provide answers to all of your energy efficiency questions. But, it has not always been so conventionally set.

Just a little over one year ago Rick’s Energy Solutions was operating out of, the owner and founder, Mr. Rick Cowperthwaite’s own home.

Equipped with a vision of a future with clean energy and a short list of bodies, Rick has manifested his dreams into a highly successful reality, not ten years to soon, with Rick’s Energy Solutions.

Developing the team

Since early 2017, the Rick’s Energy Solutions (RES) team has more than doubled in size and graduated to a quaint, easy to navigate office space in Santa Rosa, CA. Everyday the company has agents on sites, meeting with builders and homeowners, in the office, analyzing building plans and energy models, on the phone, speaking to customers and trusted network members, and altogether learning more about the industry of energy and construction each day.

Each team member has been carefully screened and hand picked for their roles with the company, by Rick himself. Radiating with positivity, consciousness, and skill, the team of RES is well educated and professionally trained to provide solutions to all your energy efficiency needs.  If you should find yourself needing any assistance with Green Building Design and would like some assistance/consultation the staff at Rick’s is ready to help.  No matter if you are a Builder or Architect, or a homeowner with questions of your own the gang over at Rick’s Energy Solutions are the professionals to contact. Specializing in energy conservation design calculations, field verification and testing, green home energy upgrades, and more, Rick’s Energy Solutions is working hard every day to save the environment one building at a time.

So, go on—give the team, of Rick’s Energy Solutions, a ring at 707-578-5380 today for all of your energy consulting needs.
Or visit our About Us page, to meet the team that is saving the environment one building at a time.


California Making Green Strides towards Net-Zero with Solar Panels

As we know, California has always been at the forefront of green energy. Our emission limits are now national industry standards, and innovation on the local level is often adopted by cities and municipalities everywhere. Perhaps nowhere is this momentum more apparent than in Sonoma County, where net-zero energy home construction is quickly becoming the… Continue Reading

California Home to Five of the Top Green Buildings in 2018 COTE Awards

This year’s recipients of the COTE Top Ten Awards were finally announced and five of the ten top sustainable projects are located in California. The American Institute of Architecture and Committee on the Environment evaluate the social, economic, and ecological value of each structure to determine the top buildings that excel in design and performance.… Continue Reading

Growing Trends in Modern Sustainable Construction

Sustainable construction practices are on the rise amid both the residential and commercial sectors and are rapidly surpassing conventional construction methods. Ecologically conscious consumers primarily fuel the demand, with statistics citing construction-related industries are major US polluters that are culpable for: 23 percent of air pollution, 40 percent of water pollution and 50 percent of… Continue Reading

Chico State University to Break Ground on Sustainable Science Building

After more than 10 years of planning, Chico State University will begin construction of the $101 million green facility this summer. This new physical sciences building will be 110,200 square-feet, housing chemistry, physics, science education labs, outdoor classrooms, and more. The green building initiative was important to the campus and their commitment to climate change.… Continue Reading

Denver Will Soon Require New Buildings to Have “Green” Roofs

Along with New York City, London, Paris and San Francisco, Denver is the latest city to require contractors to install “green” roofs on new buildings. Green roofs usually feature either solar panels or rooftop gardens, and these cities have made it mandatory for companies constructing large new buildings to find a green solution for their… Continue Reading

Carbon Capture Could Turn Emissions Into Building Materials

Environmental scientists have spent decades looking for new ways to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of human populations, and a revolutionary new technique could turn some of those harmful emissions into useful building materials. Developed by the Australia-based firm Mineral Carbonation International (MCi), this technique captures airborne CO2 emissions and turns them into solid carbonates.… Continue Reading