Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40: Amber Wood

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Amber Wood, 32
Manager, Energy Programs, NAHB Research Center
Upper Marlboro, Md.

EDUCATION
B.S., Civil and Mechanical Engineering, M.S., Engineering Systems, Colorado School of Mines

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• Manages research programs focused on energy performance of residential construction
• Led team that was selected as DOE Building America research team
• Oversees NAHB Research Center’s Energy Value Housing Awards program

EXTRACURRICULAR
• Staff liaison for energy efficiency task group that developed (and is now updating) the ANSI ICC-700
• National Green Building Standard
Worked with DOE to develop
option for builders to have homes dual-certified through both Builders Challenge and NGBS

OFF THE CLOCK
Relaxes by reading, cooking, and playing “vintage” video games with her husband (current challenge: “Legend of Zelda 3”)
Favorite food: Dark chocolate and stinky cheese (“It’s an amazing combination, but not in the same bite”)
On the nightstand: “Crocodile on the Sandbank,” “A Calculated Risk,” and
“Life Expectancy”

SECRET LIFE
Rescued her dog, an Alaskan Malamute named Maverick, by feeding him beer (As a stray, he was fed by local college students, so what do you expect he’d like?)

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