Richmond VA Class A Licensed Contractor - Phone 804-980-5609

Come to the Experts...

We specialize in all things that relate to building energy efficiency

Sustainable Home Energy Solutions provides its customers a route to greater home energy efficiency and lower utility bills. Our services include:

  • Energy Audits For Home and Business

  • Weatherization, Foam Insulation, and Blown Cellulose Insulation

  • Green Home Design and Consultation

  • Renewable Energy Design and Consultation



Energy Audits and Weatherization

Many customers have questions about what exactly an energy audit is. Our service focuses on exploring all areas of your home and utilizing specialized instrumentation to produce an easy-to-interpret energy report that details recommended upgrades for your home.


Sustainable Construction

We offer estimates for new home construction, remodeling, weatherization, and alternative energy installation. We take pride in our workmanship and professional attitude. Costumer satisfaction and a low-stress construction experience is our goal.

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Solar power has come a long way in recent years. Solar Electric systems now have around a 9-year return on investment. Recent drops in solar panel prices and the 30% Federal Tax Credit make that possible. There is nothing like energy independence. Take advantage of the best time ever to move forward with a home solar energy system. Whether you want solar electric modules or solar water heating panels, we are your go-to company for the best pricing and service.

Zak Dowell

Zak Dowell

Zak Dowell holds a Dual Master of Science degree in Building Science and Appropriate Technology and has been a class A licensed home builder in the state of Virginia for nearly 20 years. He currently is owner/operator of Sustainable Home Energy Solutions LLC, where customers are provided a number of services that relate to home energy efficiency. These services include everything from custom home design/build, home and business weatherization, and consultation and workforce training.

Zak began teaching renewable energy and building science related workforce training classes for the VA Community College System in 2010. Prior to that, he served as a building science adjunct faculty instructor at Appalachian State University. In the last few years, he has provided training and/or consulting services for Honeywell Corporation, VA Farm Bureau, VA Tech Agricultural Extension, Malloy College, VA Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, and the VA Society of Home Inspectors.

Above all, his real passion lies in non-profit work that involves researching synergies between solar and biogas technologies.

Remember, when you hire a contractor or home energy assessor, education and experience are essential. You will be in good hands if you give us the opportunity to assess the ways to cut your energy bills and make your home or home-to-be a more comfortable place for you and your family.