With a BA in engineering from Brown University, Andy Shapiro — through his company, Energy Balance, Inc — has been providing energy consulting and design services to a wide variety of clients since 1988. He works with homeowners, architects, engineers, and builders, as well as towns, landlords, nonprofit housing organizations, and electric utilities. Services range from house-doctoring to sustainable building design, and include research projects as well as utility program design and impact evaluation. He is the author of The Homeowners Complete Guide to Add-On Solar Greenhouses and Sunspaces (Rodale Press, 1985). He became VEEP’s energy scientist in 1994. Andy provides a level of technical expertise unusual in classrooms and, along with Fran Barhydt, is helping to enhance science teaching in New England schools. He lives in Montpelier.