Energy Code Champion - Felix Lopez
In honor of his many years of service to the energy code arena, the Texas State Energy Office, and given his recent retirement from that service, BCAP has selected Felix Lopez as Energy Code Champion for summer 2012.
Felix’s dedication to energy-efficiency through his years of service to the state of Texas has resulted in innumerable energy savings for the state. His work has saved home owners and businesses money, reduced Texas’s demand for imported energy, and has improved the environment. His recent retirement from the State Energy Conservation Office leaves a legacy of stewardship and commitment to reducing energy use that will carry on for many years.
Felix is a Professional Engineer (P.E.) licensed in Texas and has worked as the Senior Engineer of SECO for 14 years. He has provided technical support for various energy conservation programs like the LoanSTAR Loan program, the Renewable Energy program, the School and Local Government program, and the Housing Trust Fund program of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, along with his long service as the champion of energy code adoption. He was the Program Administrator for the State Agencies program which includes the Codes and Standards and the Texas Design Standard for state-funded buildings. He has 21 years of experience working with energy conservation, including 7 years with the Bonneville Power Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy, and the last 14 years with SECO.
Felix’s hard work in leading education and outreach workshops on residential and commercial energy codes that SECO is providing statewide. Since then, Felix has lead the development of 2 energy code cycles for SECO, and several major projects to assure that his beloved state had the best of outreach and training to support those up-to-date codes.
We salute Felix in his many years of service, but especially for his many years of staunch support for energy codes and as a great old friend of BCAP!