Tom Williard, Principal and co-founder of Sage Renewable Energy Consulting, has worked in the renewable energy industry since 2001. Prior to founding Sage, Tom was a Principal at energy consulting firms Sustainergy Systems and System Design. In 2005, he co-founded Solmetric, Inc., where he was Director of Research and Development for the initial SunEye product. Tom has expertise in modeling tool development, renewable energy finance, engineering and business development and construction oversight. Previously, Tom spent twenty years in the electronics industry as a management consultant, senior technologist and senior hardware and software engineer for a number of imaging and communications companies, most recently Ascend Communications. Tom takes an active role in his community and has served on several boards and foundations in Marin County, CA. He is also a working drummer and competitive cyclist.
David Williard, LEED AP, Principal and co-founder of Sage Renewable Energy Consulting, has nine years of experience in the energy and green building industries. David's work has included commercial and residential energy auditing, energy code compliance, green materials specification, renewable energy system design and implementation, greenhouse gas emissions inventory and monitoring, greenhouse gas emissions reduction plans, environmental site assessment, renewable resource assessment, and renewable energy project management. Additionally, David has participated in extensive field projects with an emphasis on environmental assessment and GIS mapping utilizing GPS systems. He has experience coordinating with city and county government agencies and other organizations through his work. In February 2005, David founded Sustainergy Systems Consulting & Design, which became Sage Renewables in August 2009. David is active in his community and is a volunteer firefighter, surfer, naturalist, and craftsman.
Brent Johnson, P.E., LEED AP, Principal and co-founder of Sage Renewable Energy Consulting, has twelve years of experience as a Civil Engineer encompassing a wide range of project work, including two years with an international consulting firm in Australia. Brent's work has included feasibility studies, conceptual through detailed design of large municipal facilities, construction management, environmental computer modeling, environmental data collection and analysis, and environmental permitting. Through this experience, he has overseen all aspects of project development, from concept to constructed and commissioned facilities, including serving as a construction manager on a $170 million pump station and pipeline project. Brent's recent experience includes energy usage studies, micro-hydro analyses, wind resource assessments, and photovoltaic project development. Brent is passionate about renewable energy and is continually exploring the interconnection of water and energy. He is an avid surfer, traveler, and volunteer firefighter.