Caleb Crow

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Caleb Crow is a specialist on sustainability in the built environment, solar installer and LEED AP. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering for a career in energy conservation, renewable energy and sustainability. Caleb has been a technical consultant for over 12 years developing and managing energy conservation programs. He is recognized as an industry leader and has presented at many conferences, in newspapers and on television.

Caleb currently attends graduate school as an Atmospheric Science student researching under Dr. Katharine Hayhoe at Texas Tech University.

Prior to returning to school, Caleb's work experience included running his own consulting firm, Senior Director of Sustainability Services for the Tagos Group, Program Manager for the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) and Vice President for Services to Programs for Performance Systems Development (PSD). Caleb continues to work with PSD as a consultant, trainer and energy auditor.

Before beginning his career in green, Caleb was an engineer for Texas Instruments and a technical consultant for Accenture Consulting. Caleb enjoys the outdoors and supporting conservation as a member of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Audubon Society, Sierra Club, Efficiency First and as a board member for the Artist Boat.



July 2009 - Present
Performance Systems Development
Ithaca, NY

Program Manager

  • Energy Audits
  • Home Performance XML
  • Norhtern Virginia Home Performance with Energy Star
Feb. 2009 - August 2010
Little Foot Consulting
Houston, TX


  • Sustainability Consulting Firm
  • Providing professional services to green companies
  • Home performance, weatherization, software, energy auditing, LEED
  • Reduce carbon emissions
  • Clients include: The Tagos Group, Bright Power, Performance Systems, APPRISE
July 2008 - Feb. 2009
Clinton Foundation
Houston, TX

Program Manager

  • Implement Residential Energy Efficiency Program
  • 10,000 homes annually in City of Houston
  • Partner with program participants to cut residential greenhouse gas pollution
  • Lower homeowner carbon footprints
Aug. 2004 - July 2008
Performance Systems Development
Ithaca, NY

Vice President Services to Programs

  • Analyze buildings for energy efficiency, health, safety, and comfort
  • Maintain marketing images and manage four web sites
  • Organize and manage renewable energy lead database
  • Sales Manager for all renewable clients
  • Solar installation history includes participation with Sheldrake Point Winery, Ecovillage water tank, and a solar trailer portable generator.
  • Manage the State of New Hampshire's Low Income energy efficiency program
  • Home Energy magazine Article on Green Contracting in May 2005
  • Took part in software design, production, and sale that led to 2005 R&D 100 award.
Jan. 2006 - Mar. 2006
Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY

Documenting Ecosystems Web Developer

  • Incorporate Student photos and web pages into comprehensive web site
  • Website representative of Antigua/Barbuda ecosystem projects
  • Developed in Dreamweaver
  • View the website at
July 2005 - Aug. 2005
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Ithaca, NY

Classroom Birdwatch Intern

  • Designed and developed a pilot bird identification tool
  • Prototype software sent to 45 pre selected classrooms across the United States
  • Final product created based on my designs: Bird Sleuth
  • Developed in Dreamweaver and Adobe GoLive
  • Maintained two versions of the software: East and West
  • Sample available on the web at
Feb. 2004 - July 2004
Gillman Auto
Houston, TX

Internet Sales Manager

  • Enhance company revenue by cultivating internet customer base
  • Use Talisma as a CRM tool
  • Introduce walk-in customers to Gillman environment
  • Maintain sales pipeline and pursue leads to meet sales goals
July 2001 - Feb. 2004
Houston Independent School District and Houston area charter schools
Houston, TX

High School Teacher

  • Fulfilled a promise to my father to attempt to repay the teachers, counselors and administrators that helped me get to and graduate from university.
  • Taught high school geometry, algebra, physics, geometry, algebra II, and pre-calculus at small charter schools for inner city youth
  • Tutored all college-bound students for SAT
  • Provided academic counseling as an Advisor to 20 students
  • Coordinated schedules and course offerings for the school
Apr. 2000 - June 2001
Austin, TX

Technical Sales/ Java Developer

  • Developed applications for wireless devices using Java, JSP, EJB, HTML, XML, UML, WML, WAP, SQL, Oracle, Sybase, and Cloudscape
  • Development environment included Jbuilder, Visual CafĂ©, Star Team, Rational Rose, and Photoshop
  • Managed sales pipeline as part of sales team
  • Installed Agea products for client evaluation
  • Performed product demonstrations for clients
  • Orchestrated time management for development team
Aug. 1998 - Apr. 2000
Accenture Consulting
Chicago, IL

Analyst/ Software Engineer

  • Designed solutions to fit clients using Java
  • Standardized Accenture website and implemented Macromedia Flash compatibility
  • Led six-member tech team
  • Traveled extensively worldwide and met with clients
  • Developed on IBM AS400 and Networkstation in a client/server environment
Jan. 1992 - May 1998
Texas Instruments
Richardson, TX

Engineering Coop

  • Project Development: used CAD and simulators to model performance of certain chips in different packages with different bond wire configurations
  • Product Yield: worked with engineers at wafer fabs around the world to create a statistical analysis of wafer yields
  • Failure Analysis: used chemicals and high power microscopes to establish cause of fault in a finished package
  • Ion Microscope: designed and developed a software application to predict ambient molecules in the beam chamber


2010 - Present
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX

Graduate Student, Atmospheric Science

  • Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Katharine Hayhoe
  • Seeking Master's in Atmospheric Science and PhD in Geoscience
1993 - 1998
Texas A&M
College Station, TX

Bachelor's of Science, Electrical Engineering

  • Completed the computer engineering curriculum
  • Specialties in computers, microelectronics, and optics
  • Graduated with honors
  • Graduated in top 10%
  • Diversified courses to take an equivalent minor in Psychology

Publications, Public Speaking

  • Green Energy Compass in Home Performance with Energy Star, Washington D.C. August 2010
  • Center of a Livable World, Sustainability Executive Retreat, Austin, TX June 2010
  • Utility Bill Analysis and Rebuilding Galveston for EE After Ike, ACI Home Performance Conference 2010
  • Energy Conservation Policies and You, Sharpstown Democrats guest speaker, July 2009
  • Energy efficiency workshop facilitator; 10 residential workshops in Houston Area, August 2008-Present
  • Energy efficiency in the 21st Century, Sierra Club Houston Chapter guest speaker, May 2009
  • Green Jobs and residential EE, Houston Climate Protection Alliance guest speaker, May 2009
  • 2008 Retrofit Houston WMBE Conference Speaker, November 2008
  • 2005-2008 TREAT Software trainings, over 30 training days in 15 cities, nationwide
  • "Maintaining Your Standard of Living", published in the Ithaca Journal, August 2008
  • Home Performance Primer, NEUAC Conference speaker, June 2008
  • "Life Happens", published in the Ithaca Journal, June 2008
  • Television interview on Green Recruiting, ICTV (Ithaca College Television), May 2008
  • Television interview on Green Jobs, WENY (Elmira affiliate for ABC, CBS and CW) April 2008
  • Turning Calls for Renewables into Home Performance, ACI Pittsburgh Conference Speaker, April 2008
  • Solar Synergy, PA Home Energy Conference Speaker, March 2008
  • Green Collar Jobs, published in Ithaca Journal, March 2008
  • Renewable Energy and Residential Energy Efficiency, Local Energy Efficiency Conference speaker for Richford, NY
  • Solar Synergy, ACI Regional conference speaker in Saratoga Springs, NY, February 2008
  • Reduce Your Energy Costs, Cornell Cooperative Extension guest speaker, January 2008
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Cornell University guest speaker, October 2007
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Auburn Community College guest speaker, May 2007
  • Front page feature article and photo covering Caleb Crow and energy efficiency workshops, published May 2007
  • Residential Energy Efficiency, Ithaca Forward guest speaker, October 2006
  • Energy Efficiency, presentation to Musefest, August 2006
  • TREAT Software, Workshop facilitator, ACI Austin, May 2006
  • "Green Contracting", published in Home Energy Magazine, May 2005
  • R&D Magazine's R&D 100 Award for TREAT Software, member of winning team, 2005
  • TQM in Retrofit energy efficiency, speaker ACI Indianapolis, May 2005

Building Community

  • Software Working Group Chair, Efficiency First
  • Board Member, Artist Boat
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
  • Greener Living in Houston Facilitator
  • ASA Certified Keel Boat Skipper
  • Audubon member
  • Cornell's Lab of Ornithology member
  • Sierra Club member
  • Played alto saxophone in a professional jazz big band
  • Habitat for Humanity