Gina Rodda, CEA, LEED AP
Gina Rodda is a Certified Energy Analyst (CEA) and LEED Accredited Professional (AP) and principal/owner of Gabel Energy in Castro Valley, CA.
She is involved in providing residential and non-residential Title 24 Part 6 energy calculations for a variety of building types throughout California; providing calculations and assisted for LEED energy and atmosphere credits; instructing many in-person trainings throughout the state of California; and hosting various webinars specific to Title 24 (Part 6) Building Energy Efficiency Standards.
Gina has been in the energy modeling field since 1991.
Marina Chavez Blanco, CEA, LEED AP
Marina is a senior energy analyst and the Manager of the Nonresidential Division. She is a Certified Energy Analyst (CEA) and LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) providing energy consultant services primarily focusing on commercial and high rise residential projects. She also instructs classes on behalf the Energy Code Ace program.
Marina holds a degree of architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Her architectural background helps her work with clients to integrate energy saving measures into their designs to meet the California Energy Code requirements while still maintaining the project goals.
Michelle Austin, CEA
Michelle is a senior energy analyst and the manager of the Residential Division. Over the years, she has worked on a wide array of projects from the simplest of additions to mega-size new home construction. Her work allows her to explore a wide variety of projects in many different climate zones and has helped her develop a realistic plan of attack for getting her projects to comply in the best ways possible.
Her goal is to make each project as simple and efficient for all parties involved. Michelle is a Certified Energy Analyst (CEA), and a member of CABEC.
Ari Usher, CEA, CGBP
Ari Usher is a CEA, CGBP, and Energy Analyst at Gabel Energy. She focuses on commercial and high rise residential projects. Ari brings a wide variety of experiences to her Title 24 consulting work, including employment with the Alameda County Waste Management Authority, Alameda Municipal Power, and solar PV financing firms. She holds a degree in Environmental Studies from Oberlin College.
Jim Hurley, CEA
Jim Hurley is a CEA Energy Analyst at Gabel Energy. He does most of his work in the non-residential division on commercial and high-rise residential buildings, although he moonlights as a single-family residential analyst as well. As a result, he can help you with your Title 24 needs and inquiries regardless of the nature of the project. Jim brings a positive attitude and knack for problem solving from his decade of working in special education and applies it to his daily work at Gabel.
Micaela Cwieka McCraner, CEA
Micaela is a CEA energy analyst who primarily works with the Non-Residential and Utilities & Education Divisions of Gabel Energy, and also helps with residential projects from time to time.
Micaela holds a BA degree from UC Davis in Art History, and a BS in Energy Management and Design from Sonoma State. She is committed to making the energy code work in harmony with every project. Micaela is returning to Gabel Energy after taking a few years off to raise her two children.