Instructor Spotlight:
Daran Wastchak

About Daran:

In addition to being the lead instructor for Learning Edge, LLC, Daran Wastchak is the President of D.R. Wastchak, L.L.C., a firm based in Tempe, Arizona which specializes in residential energy efficiency and building science consulting. He has been a key implementer of the EPA’s ENERGY STAR for Homes program in the Phoenix market since 1996, when the ENEGY STAR program was initially piloted nationally by the Environmental Protection Agency. D.R. Wastchak has labeled over 55,000 homes as ENERGY STAR since 1999 and has been recognized for their achievements as a three time recipient of the EPA’s national “Partner of the Year” award as well as the “Spirit of Enterprise” award for business innovation from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Daran has a BS in Construction and Masters in Public Administration from Arizona State University. He is a member of the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) as well as the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) Boards of Directors and currently serves as Secretary of the RESNET Board and Chairman of the RESNET Quality Assurance and Ethics Committee. Daran has written articles which have appeared in Home Energy magazine and the Arizona Journal of Real Estate and Business. He has also been a guest lecturer at Arizona State University; Scottsdale, Yavapai and Gateway Community Colleges; and the Arizona School of Real Estate as well as a presenter at the annual conferences for EEBA, Affordable Comfort, RESNET, USGBC Greenbuild, and the Scottsdale Green Buildings Program.