Green Homeowners United was started for a simple reason: to make it easy for people to do one of the most important steps to fight climate change and save money in the process. Join us in helping cut carbon emissions at home.

Green Homeowners United exists to make it easier for homeowners and homebuyers to improve their property with renewable energy, energy-efficiency retrofits and water saving opportunities; and we help people find fair financing to afford the carbon-cutting upgrades that normally would be out of reach. Click here to see if our green home upgrade program could be right for you. You can learn more here about how we seek to ensure all homes can be upgraded, and check out our latest happenings and success stories here.

We're also a proud union shop, providing health benefits, training programs for workers to expand their skills, and a pension for when they retire.

Our Team & Mission

Staff

Sadie Tuescher - President

Sadie is the President and co-founder of Green Homeowners United. As a green homeowner herself, Sadie has focused on sustainable and fair-sourced practices in the home as well as in business. Sadie is an entrepreneur who has helped launch multiple companies, helped numerous nonprofits, and is involved with local small business organizations in the Greater Milwaukee area.

Contact info:

sadie@greenhomeownersunited.com

414-604-6450

Kevin Kane - Chief Economist

Kevin is the Chief Economist and co-founder of Green Homeowners United. Kevin works with lenders, realtors and homeowners to navigate and understand the benefits of green homes, and green mortgages specifically. Kevin calculates the carbon impact, costs and economic returns of energy efficiency improvements, and financial calculations of green lending. He worked for over a decade as a community organizer and policy advocate, has helped found cooperative organizations, is a BPI-certified energy assessor and has a Masters in Applied Economics from Marquette University.

Contact info:

kevin@greenhomeownersunited.com

414-604-6450

Tyler Tuescher - Chief Energy Assessor

Tyler is a certified BPI Building Analyst and founding board member for Green Homeowners United. Tyler specializes in on-the-ground energy assessments of residential homes, modeling energy saving opportunities, and creating individual solutions to improve homes' energy performances. He also provides training to staff on building design principles and for those working toward their certification. Tyler is also an accomplished woodworker and has an Etsy shop @Treetobowl

Contact info:

tyler@greenhomeownersunited.com

Saidirick Walker - Program Manager

Saidirick is the Program Manager for Green Homeowners United. Saidirick specializes in visiting homes to identify opportunities for energy improvement and manages our teams out in the field. Saidirick is active in area community organizations and has worked for the promotion of electrification in buildings to combat climate change.

Contact info:

saidirick@greenhomeownersunited.com

414-293-7117

Harrison Phillips -Residential Energy Specialist

Harrison is a specialist in residential energy efficiency upgrade installation, having joined the team in early 2022. He is also DOA Home Energy Score certified assessor, certified lead abatement supervisor and an EMT. Harrison is a team leader and trains new team members out in the field. In his free time, Harrison is a DJ and plays baseball.

Jack Phillips -Residential Energy Specialist

Jack is a DOA Home Energy Score certified assessor, certified lead abatement supervisor, and specialist in residential energy efficiency upgrade installations. He joined the team in early 2022 and now performs Energy Assessments and is a team leader in the field. Jack enjoys fishing and is an accomplished pottery teacher.

Dan Fenner - Project Manager

Dan joined the team in February 2023 and helps people navigate through the PSC grant application. Dan also helps with home visits and rebate applications for folks. In his free time Dan enjoys skiing, fishing, playing pool, Formula 1 racing and comedy.

Contact info:

daniel@greenhomeownersunited.com

414-604-6418

Warren Kirby - Insulation & Air Sealing Specialist

Warren joined the team in September 2023 after completing an internship at Green Homeowners United through Employ Milwaukee's Healthy Homes training program. He comes with years of experience in rough carpentry and is a certified lead abatement worker. Warren enjoys gaming and playing basketball during his free time.

Shelia Merriweather - Insulation & Air Sealing Specialist

Shelia joined our team in November 2023 after completing an internship through Employ Milwaukee's Healthy Homes training program. Shelia is from Milwaukee and has experience in real estate and also works as a travel agent on the side.

Calvin Sherrod - Insulation & Air Sealing Specialist

Calvin joined our team in October 2023 after completing an internship through Employ Milwaukee's Healthy Homes training program. Calvin is passionate about youth sports and coaches a youth football team in his spare time.

In the words of CEO Lynnea Katz-Petted:

"We are the largest provider of home repairs to eligible homeowners in Southeast Wisconsin and the only one that provides them for free. While we directly impact individuals and families, we also improve economic stability by keeping long-term, existing homeowners in their homes. This stabilizes neighborhoods and the tax base paid to the city.

Over time, health and safety issues develop from the inability to pay for repairs and other necessary services. Without our free services, many Milwaukee residents would suffer serious injuries or even be forced to move out of their homes that they’ve lived in for over 30 years."

Revitalize Milwaukee

Revitalize Milwaukee is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization committed to environmental, social, and economic equity. Serving Milwaukee and Waukesha, Revitalize offers a variety of services to low to moderate income homeowners, including home repairs and energy efficiency upgrades and services.

Contractor Partners

Partners & Allies

Victor Niño - EcoBalance Technologies LLC

Victor G. Niño, PE brings over two decades of HVAC industry experience, bolstered by a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA, to his leadership roles as the Director of Business Development at Build Equinox and the Founder of EcoBalance Technologies. His dual roles allow him to apply his expertise in promoting sustainable technologies, transforming both residential and commercial building markets towards a healthier and greener future..

Nicholas Hansen - Grant Park Heating and Cooling

Nicholas Hansen owns Grant Park Heating & Cooling, a residential HVAC company with expertise in Heat Pumps and Electrification. Nicholas entered the HVAC Trade as a Service Technician in 2014. During his career, he found that the HVAC industry is historically very wasteful and there was (and still is) much reluctance within the industry to adapt to more sustainable practices.

Realizing that the greater majority of HVAC systems in homes today can be replaced with more climate-friendly equipment, Nicholas decided to start his own company. He received his HVAC Qualifier from the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services in July of 2021 and his company has been installing highly efficient heat pumps; furnaces and boilers ever since.


Lisa Geason-Bauer - Evolution Marketing, LLC

Lisa founded Wisconsin’s first triple bottom line managed sustainability consulting and ethical marketing firm Evolution Marketing in 2007. Today she manages a small team that provide sustainability consulting, marketing and communications services.

Lisa is a sustainability, ESG practitioner and has been helping companies tell their impact stories for over a decade. As a consultant she has worked on projects in supply chain sustainability, social sustainability (i.e. workforce engagement, culture and DEI), renewable energy, energy efficiency and the green building space. Lisa is a co-founder of B Local WI and the current Chair. She is also the Vice Chair of the Waukesha Ozaukee Washington County Workforce Board.

For 2022 and 2023, Green Homeowners United has contracted with Revitalize to complete energy efficiency updates for the Public Service Commission's Home Upgrade Grant. Green Homeowners United staff can assist with applications, please contact us here if you would like to apply.

Revitalize also provides Lead Abatement services and Green Homeowners United is proud to be one of their contractors for repair work. You can learn more on their website or check out these articles: "Federal funds has Revitalize Milwaukee ‘poised’ for lead paint reduction program" from DailyReporter May 2023 and "How Revitalize Milwaukee helps residents repair their homes" from OnMilwaukee June 2023.

Affiliations

Building Performance Institute- Building Analyst Professionals & Healthy Home Evaluators

Green Homeowners United has multiple BPI certified Building Analysts on staff. BPI sets the standards for training and supporting energy assessors around the country, especially with a focus on existing building improvements.

Focus on Energy - Trade Ally

Focus on Energy brings together utilities from across the state to coordinate energy efficiency and renewable projects for new construction and existing homes. From educational events to providing instant rebates on insulation, HVAC and lighting. Green Homeowners United is a proud Focus on Energy Trade Ally

Laborers Union - Union Contractor

Most residential contractors and employees are not affiliated with a union. As a consequence most residential construction workers have lower wages, lower benefits and higher injury rate. Green Homeowners United is proud to be affiliated with the Laborers Union (LiUNA) and raising the bar for residential construction careers. To turn energy efficiency jobs that are so vital to protecting the planet into real family supporting careers.

Home Energy Score - Certified Assessors

The US Department of Energy's Home Energy Score program, which ranks homes' 1-10 on the assets of the building for its overall energy efficiency level, is one of the most widely used energy efficiency rating systems nationwide.

Citizens Utility Board -Small Business Member

The Citizens Utility Board of Wisconsin advocates for all small utility customers for fair, safe and reliable utility service. They monitor the changing energy world and put the utility customer first. CUB advocates tirelessly for WI’s small businesses and residential utility customers at the Public Service Commission, the state Capitol, in the courts, and at regulatory agencies.

Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council - Member

WSBC is a non-profit organization helping businesses advance sustainability through programs, resources, educational events, seminars, and more. WSBC's goal is to establish Wisconsin as a destination for sustainable businesses and help to mention, recognize and support businesses as they grow.

WSBC's tenants are systems thinking, collaboration, continuous improvement, innovation, resiliency, environmental and human health, and diversity and inclusion.

Common Ground - Member Institution

Common Ground is a non-partisan group of ordinary citizens of Southeast Wisconsin, dedicated to identifying problems facing our community and implementing creative solutions. Our success is based on the commitment of more than forty congregations, schools, small businesses, neighborhood groups and other organizations to address local and national issues. Our 40,000 members live and work in the counties of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha, and our diversity - geographic, racial, social and political - is the source of our strength.

Midwest Renewable Energy Association - Small Business Member

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration. Together with partners around the Midwest, MREA works to expand renewable energy adoption through innovative programs, renewable energy training, and educational events.

Milwaukee Energy-Efficiency (Me2) Program - Me2 Approved Full Service Contractor

Milwaukee's Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO) operates the "Me2 Program" (Milwaukee Energy Efficiency), which provides access to affordable energy financing to City residents. All Me2 participating contractors have agreed to hire local workers on your project, and are Trade Allies in the Focus on Energy program . Learn more on the Me2 website, including a video featuring Green Homeowners United!

Citizen Action of Wisconsin - Board Member (Kevin Kane)

Citizen Action of Wisconsin is dedicated to economic, racial, and environmental justice, and achieving a Wisconsin and an America where every human being has an equal opportunity to live a meaningful and fulfilling life.

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Green Homeowners United was started for a simple reason: to make it easy for people to do one of the most important steps to fight climate change and save money in the process. Join us in helping cut carbon emissions at home.

Green Homeowners United is affiliated with many organizations that echo this mission and/or help us advance it!