Mr. Webster’s work at Energy Solutions spans the fields of energy efficiency, distributed energy resources (DERs), and building and appliance codes and standards. He has recently contributed to two California Energy Commission (CEC) Advanced Energy Communities projects: One leading the analysis for a residential grid-embedded microgrid design in the City of Lancaster, and the other working with the City of Richmond to retrofit abandoned homes into all-electric, zero net energy designs sold to first time home buyers. Mr. Webster is broadly interested in the intersection of building science and power systems, evaluating ways that building design and operation can help aid in renewables integration while contributing economic and resiliency benefits to local communities and the grid.
Mr. Webster holds a Master’s degree from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, where he also earned a Certificate in Engineering and Business for Sustainability. While at Berkeley, he led the construction of an award-winning off-grid tiny house incorporating several innovative building energy technologies in a small residential footprint.