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 is a company that provides its customers with 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/Consultation



Energy Audits and Weatherization

Many customers have questions about what an energy audit is. Our service focuses on exploring all areas of your home, 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. Giving satisfaction and a low-stress construction experience to our customers 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 pricing and the 30% Federal Tax Credit makes 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 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 over fifteen years. He has been adding sustainable design elements to his work for many years.

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.