Kevin Brenner

Kevin Brenner


Healthy Home Energy & Consulting

Brewster, NY USA

There isn’t a more important trade that anybody can be doing right now than saving the planet.


By Roadtrip Nation

Kevin Brenner


My road in life has taken me all over.
Both my father and brother were podiatrists, so I always assumed I would go into podiatry as well.
I graduated college with a degree in psychology and then went on to medical school for podiatry.
After medical school, I was awarded a residency but ultimately decided not to continue.
I had been doing carpentry on the side and started my own company, Brenner Builders—it started with me as the plumber, electrician, and carpenter, and then grew into a successful 60-person company.
I eventually started testing the houses we worked on to see how they’d perform for energy consumption and realized that this could be a whole new business model.
From there, I created Healthy Home Energy & Consulting.
I managed both companies for a while but eventually closed Brenner Builders because my values no longer aligned with my clients’.
I’ve since been solely focused on Healthy Home Energy & Consulting, where we aim to improve the health and comfort of people’s homes while also saving the planet.
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I own a company focused on indoor air quality, energy efficiency, and fossil-free air source heat pump installation.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Environment & Nature
Upholding a Cause and Belief

Day to Day

There is no typical day for me. That said, each day will contain some kind of research, reading about a new technology or product, and working on being a better boss. A lot of my day is focused on spreading building science education to my coworkers, either formally or informally. For example, sometimes I'll visit a job site and gauge an employee's knowledge on why they're doing what they're doing. I also take calls and interviews in effort to educate the public on our mission.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Focus on learning a trade that you're passionate about and that can help save the planet. That can mean becoming an electrician who works toward energy efficiency or it can mean becoming a software engineer who creates a new sustainability-focused product. You don't necessarily need to go to college to do so. Find the right path for you personally to learn that trade. I'm self-taught, which worked out well for me because I was able to build my knowledge and experience myself from the ground up.